City Council

Police chief, special event fees topic Tuesday night

Lincoln City Council unanimously voted Tuesday night to retain Police Chief Paul Shelgren as an interim police chief, following his retirement next Wednesday. “I received a ret ...

Ace Body Shop and Towing files complaint against city April 2

The city announced Tuesday night that it will defend itself in a complaint filed by Ace Body Shop and Towing. Direction was given during the closed session portion of City Counci ...

Bear River dam discussed during brief City Council meeting

A short agenda and a sparse number of audience members meant for a sleepy Lincoln City Council meeting Tuesday night. With Mayor Pro Tem Tom Cosgrove filling in for an absent May ...

Why would city even consider cutting off taxpayers’ services?

I am writing in regards to an article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Feb. 29, regarding the $30 million debt that the city of Lincoln had accrued. Mr. (Tom) Sinclair s ...

Fiscal sustainability report being taken seriously by council

Lincoln’s City Councilmen say that they are still reading the 400-plus page fiscal sustainability committee report released late last month. That’s amid talk that some fiscal ...

Economic development topic at Tuesday's council meeting

More than 1 ½ hours was spent during Tuesday night’s City Council meeting discussing Lincoln’s economic development and the possibility of bringing in a consultant to help dra ...

Regional sewer project, PFE fees discussed Tuesday night

Multiple high-impact items were discussed during Tuesday night’s three-hour City Council meeting, including a regional sewer project and the amendment of development fees. The ...

Four public safety job layoffs rescinded

City Council chose to rescind the layoff notices of two cops, one community services officer and one firefighter during Tuesday night’s meeting. The council also directed city ...

FSC report release delayed

The release of a much-anticipated fiscal sustainability report has been postponed from Jan. 30 to Feb. 21. Fiscal sustainability committee chairman Richard Pearl said the decision ...

Sewer rates and community garden

Sewer rates and a community garden were the two topics most heavily discussed during Tuesday night’s short City Council meeting. The council approved three items to move the ci ...

Engineer's contract up for extension

Lincoln City Council debated Tuesday whether to extend the city engineer’s contract for three months or six months. City engineer Bruce Burnworth’s contract expired Dec. 31. On ...

Spencer Short begins his term as mayor

Economic development and regional activity are what Spencer Short plans to tackle as Lincoln’s mayor during the next year. Short replaces Paul Joiner as mayor during next Tuesday ...

Councilman Nader says column wasn’t fair

Jeeves has continued to imply in his column (Nov. 24 News Messenger, page A9, Kathy Dorsey and Jeeves’ Scene to be Seen column) that I was failing to demonstrate leadership as a ...

Council takes watchdog role in SACOG map debate

I had to re-watch two-and-a-half hours of the last City Council meeting since much of it seemed like jargon during a sustainable communities strategy presentation. The presentation ...

Lincoln chooses to abstain

City Council decided in a special meeting Tuesday morning to have Councilman Tom Cosgrove abstain from voting at today’s Sacramento Area Council of Governments meeting. The vote ...