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Preliminary results of a statewide survey mailed in late September lo all Nebraska municipalities indicate that if Initiative Petition #405 were to pass, most municipalities would need to reduce services and employees. More than 50 percent of the communities responding had increased their 1990-91 budgets by at least 5 percent for police, fire, parks and recreation, public works and general administration. Dr. B. J. Reed, Chairman of UNO's Public Administration Department, points out that the survey also indicates a number of cities, and especially small villages, are not prepared to deal with the consequences if Initiative #405 were to pass.