City council

FSC report needs to be read

City Council and staff, please read, respond and react to the fiscal sustainability committee (FSC) report! I have reviewed the fiscal sustainability committee’s summary and am a ...

Next step is for City Council to meet with FSC committee

Comments from some residents and recent newspaper reports have created the impression that the fiscal sustainability committee (FSC) is recommending contracting for services for bo ...

What was City Council thinking?

On Sept. 13, I listened as Dennis Wagner, a volunteer member of the city’s economic development committee (EDC), made a presentation to City Council titled, “Business Outreach ...

Counterproductive discourse not needed

I’m glad I’m not the mayor of Lincoln or a council member. As I listened to some citizens speak during the City Council meeting last week, I felt sorry for the men behind the d ...

Let mayor be tiebreaker

OK! Enough is enough! We, the citizens of Lincoln, elected two new councilmen because what we had was not working for us. Here is what we have now, two new guys trying to make the ...

Reid Barney says he is committed to serving on council

This election has been very exciting for me. It has been my great pleasure to interact with the other candidates, business leaders, city employees, and most especially the people o ...

Former mayor says to vote for Linda Stackpoole

I am writing to ask you to vote for Linda Stackpoole on Nov. 2. Linda is a lifelong Lincoln resident and we have known each other since we were children. Linda has a love for this ...

Jeff Greenberg has shown his love for Lincoln

After listening to candidates in various forums and reviewing their websites, I find that the candidate who best represents my views is Jeff Greenberg. His three r’s of "rethink, ...

Council members should set example

One hears various reasons for not cutting back salaries and benefits, due to a myriad of reasons, i.e., General Fund versus special fund or contractual prohibitions. The city leade ...

City Council, past and present, made costly mistakes

The empty "new” storefronts lining Lincoln’s streets and centers along with the now nearly empty and expensive new City Hall speak glaringly to poor City Council and management ...

Council members should look to the past and cut their compensation

Over 50 years ago when my bride and I moved to Lincoln, I decided that if I was going to live in Lincoln that I should try to take part in the operation of the city. I ran for coun ...

All employees, including the top ones, need to make concessions

I watched the June 22 City Council meeting on live television last night to see what is going on regarding the city of Lincoln’s 2010-2011 budget and the proposed utility users ...

Lincoln’s City Council needs to protect residents

You see it on television and read it in the papers. People are very disturbed because local governments nationwide are reducing police and fire personnel because tax revenues have ...