city council

Hiring a new city attorney is a major responsibility

It’s easy to overlook the importance of some City Council agenda items placed on the consent agenda. I was reminded of that by the July 26 consent agenda item regarding a reque ...

Vote in normal election, not a recall election

Marshall Weir is absolutely right about the senselessness of spending $135,000 Lincoln does not have to spare for this recall (June 16 Lincoln News Messenger, page A4, “No on rec ...

City Council sends letter to wrong agency again

I hope the day comes when I do not feel compelled to write these letters. The presumption that Lincolnites are not paying attention just keeps on coming. Here we are again sending ...

State controller’s office not the way to go

Transparency was the March 8 City Council meeting theme. That topic began during public comments centering on the recall and continued through the council-initiated portion. Tha ...

Estep looking to take pay cut

While Lincoln City Manager Jim Estep reported at the last City Council meeting he will take a salary reduction, officials are mum about the size of the reduction. Estep said durin ...

New council members deserve support

After reading many of the articles in the Lincoln News Messenger, I must tell you what an outstanding job you are doing to keep the city residents informed about the messes that ar ...

Time to get Lincoln’s financial house in order

When I campaigned for a seat on the Lincoln City Council, I refused to unconditionally support Measure K because I believed the city had not done all that it could to cut costs bef ...

Newly-elected candidates shouldn’t be so blunt

You never know what you will get with a local election in a small town. However, you would hope that newly elected people, especially those with past council experience, would not ...

Check out Jeff Greenberg’s website for good solutions to Lincoln’s problems

As a newcomer to Lincoln, I have heard an awful lot of misinformation about our city government. Two main topics come to mind. First is salaries of city employees. I encourage e ...

Positive leadership for Lincoln needed

Few residents have heard of Charles Lincoln Wilson, a director of the mid-nineteenth century California Central Railroad, whose middle name was given to our city in 1890. Fewer y ...