city budget

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 ...

Will businesses be affected if Measure K passes?

City Council and city staff are talking a lot these days about Measure K’s financial impact on the General Fund. Also known as the utility users’ tax, Measure K was placed on ...

Lincoln mayor explains his thoughts on the current budget

Carol Feineman, editor of the Lincoln News Messenger, has invited City Council members to write a column for the newspaper. We appreciate and accept this generous offer. Over the ...

It’s my fault and yours

Who’s to blame for the City Council’s over spending? Who’s to blame for a small city so overpaying a city manager? Who’s to blame for an assistant city manager we don’t ...

What else can we cut for the city budget, reader asks

I chuckled over Judd Cline’s letter of Aug. 5 (Lincoln News Messenger, Page A4, “Public Safety and education shouldn’t be first items cuts) on how to lose weight (cut your ey ...

Residents should attend Tuesday’s budget hearing

What Lincoln City Officials are making (as of March, excluding benefits) Jim Estep, City manager: $205,162 Police Chief: $145,506 Anna Jatczak, Asst City manager, Chief Financ ...

City’s proposed budget to be presented June 22

The city’s budget will be presented during the June 22 City Council meeting. That’s according to City Manager Jim Estep after Tuesday night’s unusually brief City Council mee ...

City Council, city staff better start saving money, providing answers

I’m beyond stunned that our highly paid city upper management couldn’t easily provide accurate figures at the last City Council meeting as to how much it costs to operate McBea ...

Gaming the System?

I join my fellow citizens of Lincoln in thanking Richard Pearl for the countless hours he served as Chairman of the Citizens Advisory Task Force. What he and his fellow Advisory Ta ...

Utility tax necessary

My compliments to Mr. (Dan) Karleskint on a well researched, well written and balanced letter in the April 15 Lincoln News Messenger on page A4, “Creating revenue in the city i ...

Government, residents need to work together on budget problems

I can't imagine an All-America city like Lincoln without library, police and fire services! Some in our city say, “Forget libraries. With all our digital capabilities and Inter ...