Letters to the Editor

Richard Pearl’s Measure K flawed

I recently came across a flier asking me to vote for Richard Pearl for Lincoln City Council. This is the same Richard Pearl who chaired the Lincoln Citizens Financial Task Force ...

City officials need to understand tax consequences

I am concerned about the city of Lincoln’s ability to fully understand what it means to the community to place a utility users’ tax on the November ballot. I wonder how this ...

To anyone that is interested in the middle class

I feel that the officers of this small town are being overpaid. You hired a new City Manager, he hired an assistant (didn’t we hire him to do a job?)evidently he couldn’t mee ...

Richard Pearl wants to tax and spend

Finally, the puzzle came together. After reading advertisements from City Council candidate Richard Pearl, I now understand. In August 2009, a Citizen’s Advisory Task Force (CAF ...

Kim’s gives back to the youth and Lincoln

We are pleased to see that The News Messenger has given proper attention to the goodness offered to our Lincoln High School’s varsity football players and coaches as they enjoy w ...

Placer County lucky to have farmland

I’m writing this letter to encourage the citizens of Placer County to support our local farms. We are truly blessed by having rural land with an abundance of fruit, vegetables a ...

Measure K is not about the city’s high salaries

I’m writing in support of Measure K. I think everyone agrees that the city leaders’ compensations are out of line with today’s financial woes. But that is not what K is abou ...

Alternative to Measure K deserves kudos

First, kudos to Tom Augustine for presenting an alternative to Measure K and then to The News Messenger’s question to Assistant City Manager/Chief Financial Officer Anna Jatczak ...

City should know benefit information

I’m amazed, that per (city of Lincoln public information officer) Jill Thompson, a report that doesn’t exist would need to be "created" to figure out the dollar amount of benef ...

Reader says subhead line should have added word, ‘accusation”

When I read your subhead line on the Sept. 9 (front-page, “Leavell pleads not guilty”) story about Chant Leavell pleading not guilty, I thought I was reading my old hometown ra ...