city budget

City needs to be able to explain its accounting

I thank you for your coverage of the financial hardship and the explanation by the city for this shortfall. The primary issue seems to be the Mark to Market accounting of the i ...

Councilman doesn’t understand the data

A letter written by City Councilman Spencer Short to the Fair Political Practices Commission was online Friday at The News Messenger. I found that it succeeds in demonstrating why ...

Time to get Lincoln’s financial house in order

When I campaigned for a seat on the Lincoln City Council, I refused to unconditionally support Measure K because I believed the city had not done all that it could to cut costs bef ...

Community encouraged to become involved with budget

At the upcoming Lincoln City Council meeting to be held Tuesday, staff will begin presentations regarding the 2011/2012 budget. Following the council meeting, and based on the feed ...

City staff to give ways to make Lincoln live within its means

I can’t think of a better time than now to find new ways to fund our city budget. Even if Measure K, or the proposed utility users’ tax passes in 13 days, that’s just a Band ...

Manager explains city’s financial future

Carol Feineman, editor of the Lincoln News Messenger, published an editorial on Sept. 30 (Page A4) titled, “City Manager: Lincoln’s financials one of worst in state.” I app ...

City should pay less attention to Measure K and focus on its spending habits

The city provides lifetime health benefits to retirees. To be eligible for the benefits, an employee, including part-timers, only need work a minimum of 10 years, be 50 years of ag ...

Candidates answers are different

Lincoln Crossing residents at Monday’s City Council candidate forum were given information about the city and public safety that wasn’t always accurate. The six candidates w ...

City manager: Lincoln’s financials one of worst in state

This isn’t a fun time for City Manager Jim Estep. Residents unhappy with cuts to the city’s budget and services are dissecting his decisions in our online comments and letters ...

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 ...