Crisis

Town hall meeting covers finances

The first in a series of meetings to educate the public on the city’s finances drew hard questions from Lincoln Hills residents. Tuesday’s town-hall meeting at the Orchard Cre ...

City manager discusses financial future with businesses

Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce representatives had plenty of hard questions Tuesday morning for City Manager Jim Estep. That’s after he told them Lincoln faces a daunting futu ...

'Golden Handshakes' a possibility

City Council unanimously voted to take the first step to offering “Golden Handshake” retirement incentives Tuesday. The incentive could prevent further layoffs of city staff, ...

City faces financial setback

Lincoln’s embattled general fund is once again in danger as the new state budget and still-slacking property tax revenue could equal another $1 million hit. The state of Califor ...

Laid-off library media teacher having trouble finding job

Library Media Teacher Andrea Stephenson is one of the 31 city employees who lost their jobs last week. “My particular position is one of a kind,” Stephenson said. “I wear tw ...

Meals on Wheels cuts services

Susan Hartle enrolled her mother, Alberta Hartle, in the Meals on Wheels program so the 92-year-old could have a nutritious meal when she was gone at work all day. “I came home ...

Some workers still waiting for layoff notifications

Of the 31 layoffs needed to balance the city’s $1-million General Fund shortfall, 17 pink slips have gone out, according to Jill Thompson, city of Lincoln’s spokeswoman. That ...

Library hours cut, volunteers needed

The Lincoln Libraries have been hard hit by the recent city layoffs, with six of 16 workers losing their jobs this week. Those layoffs came as part of the city’s need to balance ...

Police to lose 8 positions

The Lincoln Police Department will lose eight positions to layoffs, Police Chief Brian Vizzusi said Monday. One sergeant, one corporal, three officers, one dispatcher, a records cl ...

City employees to take substantial hit

Forty-three out of 230 employee positions in the city of Lincoln are at risk of being cut. The list of positions to be considered for elimination was circulated at Tuesday’s Cit ...