City Council

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 ...

Residents must get involved in the city

Regarding the July 29 Lincoln News Messenger’s article, “City calls for Special ‘K’ meeting,” I would like to comment on quotes from two City Council members. Councilwom ...

Readers should be told about public meetings in a timely fashion

I haven’t seen residents so fired up as they’ve been these past few months. Which is good timing because city services are being cut in almost all, if not all, departments and ...

City calls for special Measure K meeting this week

City Council decided Tuesday night to hold a special meeting within the next week to discuss which utilities will be taxed if Measure K passes. The date of this meeting has not bee ...

Local 39 takes issue with mayor’s comment at council meeting

Editor’s note: The following letter is in response to the News Messenger article on page A3, July 15, “Five classified city employees lose their jobs because of budget.” In t ...

No on tax, yes on cutting city executives’ salaries

Believe it or not, this utility users’ tax is just the first nail in a very large coffin. How many people have not purchased a house in an area because of Mello-Roos bonds? Thi ...

Why City Council members wanted to spend $54,000 with the Lew Edwards Group regarding the proposed utility users’ tax

The City Council approved a $54,000 professional service agreement with the Lew Edwards Group last week “to educate Lincoln residents about the city’s budget challenges and pro ...

We don't need to be educated to the tune of $54,000

I wouldn’t want to be a city employee these days. Thirty-one out of 230 workers lost their jobs last year because of the city’s then $1 million budget deficit. And up to 23.5 ...

Five candidates running so far for two City Council seats

Monday was the first day for potential City Council and school board members to file for candidacy. Candidates for both governmental bodies have until Aug. 6 to file for candidacy ...

How council candidates would save the budget

The News Messenger asked prospective City Council members if they would have balanced the budget differently, and what the city should do if the proposed utility users’ tax (UTT) ...

Two more people to run for City Council

In addition to Stan Nader, two more residents have announced their candidacy for Lincoln’s City Council. Jeff Greenberg and Richard Pearl both said Monday they are running for th ...

Two City Council seats open this November

The City Council could have some changes by November. That’s because it is an election year for council members Linda Stackpoole’s and Kent Nakata’s seats. Council elections ...

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 ...

PAL and chamber of commerce leases approved at City Council meeting

Tuesday night’s City Council meeting was unusually short, lasting only 30 minutes. City Manager Jim Estep told The News Messenger, after the meeting, that was because of a lack ...

Lincoln’s police staffing ranked among worst in state

The 65 residents at Tuesday night’s city-budget workshop were given a snapshot of how poorly the Lincoln Police Department staffing rates compared to most police departments in ...