Since 2013, the City of Kearney has maintained visible signage on publicly-accessed City of Kearney buildings pertaining to the possession of weapons within such Kearney buildings. With the passing of LB77 by the State of Nebraska, the City Council at the October 10, 2023 City Council meeting, passed Resolution No. 2023-149 reaffirming a policy allowing the City of Kearney the ability to continue to place these conspicuously placed signs on publicly-accessed City-managed, leased, and owned buildings. Since the October 10, 2023 City Council meeting, City Staff and City Council members have been approached with concerns and confusion surrounding the intent of Resolution 2023-149.
After a review of the Resolution by City Council, City Staff, and the City Attorney it was determined that the intent of Resolution No. 2023-149, could be misinterpreted thereby creating confusion among citizens as to what the Resolution was intending to accomplish. Therefore, at the November 28, 2023 City Council meeting, the City of Kearney will present amended Resolution No. 2023-149A addressing the concerns that the public has presented to City Council members and City Staff, clarifying that the intent of the Resolution was to continue the City’s ability to conspicuously place signs on publicly-accessed City of Kearney buildings. This Resolution Amendment will be placed on regular agenda.