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Lincoln not headed for bankruptcy, city officials say
Wednesday Mar 14 2012
City officials say Lincoln is not going bankrupt, in light of a March 1 Wall Street Journal article. The article, “California Cities Hit the Wall,” compared Lincoln to Califo ...
City taking steps to reduce negative cash flow
Wednesday Feb 15 2012
Heeding a warning given by an auditor last April, the city has taken steps to reduce its negative cash flow, according to Lincoln Assistant City Manager Anna Jatczak. Ingrid Shei ...
Business licenses to bring in $87,000
Wednesday Jan 18 2012
Home-based businesses make up a majority of 10 to 15 business license applications received by the city each week. That’s according to Lincoln’s Assistant City Manager/Chief ...
Mother Goose stays with Friends
Wednesday Jan 04 2012
As long as Mother Goose on the Loose is run by the library, Friends of Lincoln Library plans to support the popular children’s program. That’s according to Friends president ...
City needs to improve how it tracks expenses
Wednesday Oct 19 2011
Asking city staff how much the current employee strike cost the city, I thought, was easy to answer. Apparently, Lincoln’s Assistant City Manager/Chief Financial Officer Anna Jat ...
Fiscal sustainability committee loses member
Wednesday Sep 07 2011
Chuck Schmidt says the work of the fiscal sustainability committee will result in another tax measure for the city of Lincoln. Schmidt was a subcommittee member of the fiscal susta ...
Friends consider opening Carnegie in November
Wednesday Aug 03 2011
The nonprofit Friends of the Lincoln Library is considering opening the Carnegie Library, which closed June 29, because of budget cuts. The Carnegie feasibility committee was forme ...
City leaders take a walk in firefighter turnouts
Wednesday Jun 01 2011
After performing CPR on a dummy, dismantling a car and manning fire hoses, most of Lincoln’s leaders haven’t changed their mind about next year’s General Fund budget. The Lin ...
Resident presents possible recall petition
Wednesday Jan 26 2011
Bob Birdseye sent a serious message to City Council Tuesday night: remove the city manager and assistant city manager or face a recall. Birdseye, a Lincoln resident, distributed a ...
Petition demanding Estep removal being circulated
Monday Jan 24 2011
Lincoln resident Bob Birdseye plans to present the City Council Tuesday with a petition requesting the removal of City Manager Jim Estep and Assistant Manager/Chief Financial Offic ...
Do we need elected treasurers?
Wednesday Jan 05 2011
Recent debate about the 2012 reduction in the Auburn city clerk’s salary have sparked questions about why the city treasurer’s salary is not being reduced. Several official ...
City manager’s accounting procedures
Wednesday Dec 22 2010
Assistant city manager/CFO Anna Jatczak’s explanation of a negative “Cash in Bank” (front page Dec. 16 News Messenger, “Just how much cash is in Lincoln’s reserves?) had ...
City’s accounting right and wrong
Wednesday Dec 22 2010
The city’s accounting procedures are being questioned by News Messenger readers and bloggers. Last week’s News Messenger stories (“General Fund’s deficit inflated,” page ...
How much is in Lincoln’s reserves?
Wednesday Dec 15 2010
Lincoln’s city manager and assistant city manager/chief financial officer do not know how much the city has in reserves. The News Messenger asked City Manager Jim Estep how much ...
City’s HR manager on leave
Friday Sep 17 2010
The city of Lincoln’s human resources manager Debbie Lindh is on administrative leave. The News Messenger first received word that she was on leave Sept. 7, through an e-mail ti ...
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