OMAHA(KPTM)-- Omaha's leaders have been looking for ways to curb the city's violence.
One city council member thought a curfew could be the answer, but he says he was alone in that thought.
"It just didn't have the votes from the police, from the mayor's office, from my fellow members of the council, so it'd be a waste of city resources to continue," said Councilman Gary Gernandt.
Police representatives said the department isn't necessarily against the idea of a curfew, but that questions were raised on how much extra enforcement would be needed and if it would wind up costing the city too much.
But some in the city say they hope Gernandt tries again anyways.
"I think it would be doing a good thing for our city because we have a lot of kids out in the evenings, afterhours--parents thinking that they're over at a friend's house and they're sneaking out doing other stuff," said Barbara Robinson.
Of course, teens who live here, for the most part, feel completely different.
"I don't like being discriminated against because of my age," said Jacob Ethen, 16. "Most of us are pretty mature for our ages and none of us would really do anything wrong. They're punishing the whole group for the actions because of a couple of kids."
Gernandt says he won't be looking to bring the ordinance to council--for now:
"It's not completely off the radar, it's just not as bright of a blip as when we started looking at it," he said.