It’s not what we usually think of when we hear the words “big government” but there is a push underway to make city government in Omaha a little larger.

For decades the Omaha City Council has been made up of seven members but one state lawmaker wants to change that.

Omaha State Sen. Justin Wayne, a Democrat, wants to increase the city council by two representatives.

Wayne is proposing legislation to up the council from seven members to nine, beginning at the next city election in 2025, shortly after a new district map would be redrawn.

A public hearing on Wayne’s bill is scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday).