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      City of Ralston

                "The Heart of the Metro" 
                                Ralston, Nebraska

Community Redevelopment Authority

The Community Redevelopment Authority (CRA) was established by the Ralston City Council in 2000 and is charged with the conservation and rehabilitation of substandard or blighted areas within the City, as well as provide incentives for new developments.  The Authority is a five member board appointed by the Mayor and City Council and may exercise all of the power and authority granted by State Statutes.  The CRA meets as needed at Ralston City Hall, 5500 S. 77th Street, Ralston, Nebraska. 

Current Authority members are:

Authority Member                                    Term Expires

Bill Haas, Chairman                       December 2022

Tom Kjar                                          December 2023

Dennis Tribbie                                December 2022

Brian Kavanaugh                           December 2024

Jerry Krause                                    September 2020

Donald F. Ficenec                           Non-Voting, No Expiration

Dan Freshman                                Non-Voting, No Expiration

Rick Hoppe                                      Non-Voting, No Expiration

Tim Bohling                                     Non-Voting, No Expiration


Economic Development Programs



Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is primarily designed to finance the public costs associated with a private development project.  Property tax increases resulting from a new development are targeted to repay the public investment required by a project.  TIF projects may be commercial, residential, industrial, or mixed use. Generally, TIF funds can be used for land acquisition, public improvements and amenities, infrastructure, and utilities.


The purpose of the Facade Grant Program is to restore, improve or create historic architectural features to facades of commercial buildings anywhere within the downtown Central Business District.  Applicants may be awarded up to $50,000 for facade improvement.