fiscal sustainability committee

Contracting out public safety might not save money

Contrary to the fiscal sustainability committee’s recommendation for the city to save money by contracting out police services, a recent meeting between the city of Lincoln and t ...

Special session weighs public safety contracting options

An ?apples to apples? comparison for in-house versus contracted-out public safety services is being sought by the city after Monday?s 5 ?-hour special Lincoln City Council meeting. ...

Contracting out police force not in Lincoln's best interest

Lincoln Police Chief Paul Shelgren became my hero at last Thursday’s fiscal sustainability committee/City Council workshop. Before I explain why, I want to acknowledge the nine f ...

FSC workshop nets large crowd

It was standing-room only at Lincoln City Hall last Thursday night during a much anticipated fiscal sustainability committee workshop. The workshop was held for the committee to ...

Letter to the mayor, City Council

Dear Mayor and City Council, I again bring up a subject that has been discussed for a very long time with no visible action on your part. If I am wrong, please advise. At a City ...

Fiscal sustainability report being taken seriously by council

Lincoln’s City Councilmen say that they are still reading the 400-plus page fiscal sustainability committee report released late last month. That’s amid talk that some fiscal ...

City should stay on budget

In my opinion, the fiscal sustainability committee has done a wonderful job. They started this project in April, so if the city has already done some of the items listed, then give ...

Regional sewer project, PFE fees discussed Tuesday night

Multiple high-impact items were discussed during Tuesday night’s three-hour City Council meeting, including a regional sewer project and the amendment of development fees. The ...

Marathon meeting nets 100-plus ideas

It took a total of 17 hours last Thursday and Friday for the fiscal sustainability committee to approve more than 100 recommendations. The committee’s recommendations are sched ...

Compensation concessions draw public concern

Two city of Lincoln employees took a stand for concessions they and others have already taken. That happened during the compensation portion of Friday’s fiscal sustainability c ...

What does the city think?

Although the fiscal sustainability committee report was to be released today, some city employees are saying many of the committee’s recommendations have already been implemented ...

The push for contracting public services

Contracting out police, fire and dispatch services were discussed during the General Fund and development fund portion of Friday’s fiscal sustainability committee meeting. Larr ...

Facts are facts

The study and analytical portion of the fiscal sustainability committee project is winding down and the reporting of facts, conclusions and recommendations are now in full swing. I ...

The resilience and realities of our community

Saturday night, I was struck by what a beautiful picture of “small town Americana” Lincoln made during the Miracle on 5th Street parade and tree lighting ceremony. The stores w ...

Give some thanks for what's right about Lincoln

The fiscal sustainability committee will address what is right about Lincoln this week. There are many assets and contributions that add to a community’s sustainability. It is T ...