City of Lincoln

Rates high, household small

I read your column in The Lincoln News Messenger (Feb. 2, page A4, “Give input for utility rate fees by Feb. 22”) with interest. The water rates appear to be very high compar ...

Senior Apartments grateful

The Lincoln Senior Apartments was in desperate need of new Bingo equipment to help supply the weekly games played at the apartment complex for seniors. Residents would like to ext ...

Auburn City Council balks at 40 percent sewer rate increase

Fearing that residents’ money could be flushed down the drain, Auburn city council members stopped short Monday of backing efforts to consolidate the county’s sewage tr ...

Regional sewer facility cost-efficient

During these difficult times there has been a cry for government entities to become more efficient and resourceful in how they use the taxpayers’ precious dollars. Locally, one c ...

City Council needs to do what is fiscally best for city, regarding strike

In reference to the current strike, Sheldon Ebenholtz stated in Letters to the Editor (Oct. 13, page A5, “Strikers need to be treated fairly by city”) that the “sentiments” ...

It's best to consider all sides of an issue

I’ve supported the 36 Lincoln public-service workers striking since Sept. 14. I don’t like good workers having salary and benefit cuts. Then I saw three YouTube videos last T ...

Get the striking city workers back to their jobs

GThere’s a guy driving the street sweeper rig around my neighborhood today, while our green-waste containers sit unemptied. A service for which we pay for but are not currently g ...

City needs to compromise slightly for strikers

In last week ’s News Messenger, citizens’ complaints about the strike centered around refuse pick-up. That is not the only problem; conditions are not that benign. City equipme ...

Downsizing is not a good idea

Whoever it may concern, after the tanker fire scare in Lincoln, now do you see how ridiculous it is to downsize our well-needed firefighters and police? LUANN HAMILTON, Lincoln

Police and fire did a wonderful job at the tanker fire

When a local emergency such as last week’s tanker fire incident occurs, we depend on our public-safety personnel to respond to the scene, do what is necessary to control the situ ...

Thank you for keeping us safe

Now that everyone has returned to their homes after averting a catastrophe in downtown Lincoln, I would like to express tremendous thanks to our city’s emergency personnel who ke ...

Caring spirit evident during fire

It is hard to find the appropriate words to express our thanks to all of those individuals who saved our homes, our lives and our community during the recent emergency with the tan ...

Lindh retires early

The city’s human resources manager will take advantage of The Golden Handshake. The handshake is an early retirement option provided by the California Public Employee Retirement ...

Salaries are reported differently but are both accurate

Some News Messenger readers have noticed an increase in salaries of top city management in a seven-month period. That’s not the case, though, according to the city of Lincoln’s ...

City retirement benefits explained

Miscellaneous city employees are eligible to receive 2.7 percent in pension at age 55 and public- safety employees can receive 3 percent at age 50. That’s according to the city ...