city council

Richard Pearl’s Measure K flawed

I recently came across a flier asking me to vote for Richard Pearl for Lincoln City Council. This is the same Richard Pearl who chaired the Lincoln Citizens Financial Task Force ...

Richard Pearl wants to tax and spend

Finally, the puzzle came together. After reading advertisements from City Council candidate Richard Pearl, I now understand. In August 2009, a Citizen’s Advisory Task Force (CAF ...

Alternative to Measure K deserves kudos

First, kudos to Tom Augustine for presenting an alternative to Measure K and then to The News Messenger’s question to Assistant City Manager/Chief Financial Officer Anna Jatczak ...

What’s happened to your Health, Safety and Welfare?

Article 1, Section 1 of the California Constitution says as follows: “All people are by nature free and independent and have inalienable rights. Among these are enjoying and defe ...

City Council needs to listen to its residents

I think it is time the City Council listens to the citizens and not the city staff. If we are to vote for Measure K, I think the city staff should be held to a metric of performanc ...

City should do what it says it’s supposed to do

City Council voted unanimously June 22 to put the utility users’ tax measure (Measure K) on the November ballot. This issue is not going away nor are we going to cover it like th ...

It’s time to stand up and take charge for our city

Over the past three years, I have written countless letters to the editor and even wrote a feature story about our City Council. Sadly, no matter what I wrote, I could not get fo ...

Resident tired of “speculation and innuendo”

Resident tired of “speculation and innuendo” It’s obvious from reading the latest issue (July 29) of The News Messenger that the Lincoln City Council simply does not get it. ...

City Council made bad financial decisions

I say no to the proposed utility users’ tax! Common sense mandates that money be saved during good economic times so that there will be money available during bad times. But ...

Five city employees lose jobs because of budget

Five of the city’s 47 classified employees were laid off last Thursday because the classified labor group declined concessions. There are concerns from some city employees that ...

Utility tax will make it hard to balance personal budget

First, I would like to thank Ruth Alves and everyone else for the wonderful fireworks display on July 3. If it had not been for their efforts, I feel that Lincoln’s Fourth of Jul ...

Does the City Manager know what he’s doing?

What is the purpose of the city manager? When asked (July 1, page 4 “City Council should listen to Terry Dorsey”) what was the cost of moving the police department back to its ...

Utility users tax going to the voters

Due to a City Council decision Tuesday night, Lincoln voters will be given the chance in November to decide whether they want to increase their taxes. Council members voted unanim ...
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