City Council

Councilmen respond to recall notices

The three City Councilmen served with notices of intent to recall them on March 8 submitted their responses on March 16. Mayor Paul Joiner and City Councilmen Tom Cosgrove and Spen ...

Recall opponents speak out in force

This week’s City Council meeting was a win for recall opponents while the previous meeting was a win for recall proponents. Nineteen community members spoke against the recall f ...

Nader wants to see fiscal sustainability plan move forward

Councilman Stan Nader expressed frustration at Tuesday’s City Council meeting because a previously discussed fiscal sustainability plan was not on the night’s agenda. “I beli ...

Audit request sent to state controllers

A letter requesting an audit of the city’s finances was sent by the City Council to the state controller’s office March 15. The final letter was placed on the city’s web sit ...

Council requesting state controller’s help; Letter being drafted that asks for audit

The city of Lincoln responded to state government legislation that would eliminate redevelopment agencies by holding a special meeting half an hour prior to Tuesday’s City Counci ...

Council members served

Lincoln resident Bob Birdseye made the first step in the process to recall City Councilmen Tom Cosgrove, Paul Joiner and Spencer Short during Tuesday’s City Council meeting. “ ...

Fiscal plan a hit Tuesday

Councilman Gabriel Hydrick was “thrilled” to see a future fiscal sustainability plan off to a “smooth start” at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. ...

Short explains why he wrote letters to state agencies

During Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Councilman Spencer Short addressed why he sent a letter to the Fair Political Practices Commission. That was after resident Reid Barney sa ...

Department heads recommend huge cuts

The message to close the General Fund’s structural deficit without the use of reserves was heard loud and clear by city staff during Wednesday night’s budget workshop. The thr ...

Budget workshop set for Wednesday

A public budget workshop to discuss potential reductions to this year’s General Fund budget will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. “Council’s desire for Wednesday’s budget worksho ...

More budget cuts are on the way; Council to hold town meeting next week

Recreation may be the first General Fund department to receive budget cuts this year due to adjustments made during Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. A budget workshop to di ...

Council responsible for reviewing city manager’s and city attorney’s performance

Two city employees have performance reviews currently being handled by the Lincoln City Council, according to Mayor Paul Joiner. Those employees are City Manager Jim Estep and City ...