fiscal sustainability committee

Are we alone out there within a financial quagmire?

The fiscal sustainability committee made a commitment to inform our community of our progress toward establishing a plan leading to financial viability. Articles are written ever ...

Music and art celebrated in perfect harmony in 'Holiday Concert'

Perfect harmony ... Under Conductor Bill Sveglini, Lincoln Hills Chorus presents a “Holiday Concert.” The 130-member volunteer chorus will offer three performances, starting 2 ...

What questions are we asking?

Last week, we began to expand upon some answers to questions we have received from our community regarding the fiscal sustainabiilty committee, its process, project, progress and r ...

What about the city contracting out services?

A new buzz word I’m hearing frequently is contract services, as in contracting out city services. That’s through reading fiscal sustainability committee materials, talking to r ...

Questions and answers abound

City government and fund accounting are topics discussed the last few weeks. Over the next several weeks, we will address issues such as: Are we the only city facing significant c ...

Enterprise funds cover services we rely on

Enterprise funds cover key services all residents rely on This week, I want to provide a brief overview of enterprise funds, which include water, waste water, solid waste and ai ...

Fiscal committee members want quicker city answers

A fiscal sustainability committee topic two weeks ago focused on the difficulty in receiving requested information from top city staff. The August tanker fire and ongoing public-se ...

Funds in general: Exactly where does all that money go?

Fund accounting is used in government operations. Funds are usually broken into general, development, enterprise and special categories. Within these categories, our city may hav ...

City needs to show fiscal sustainability committee the way

I hope the city-endorsed fiscal sustainability committee succeeds. It has a great purpose, “developing both short-range and long-range fiscal plans that will put the city back o ...

Fiscal sustainability committee loses member

Chuck Schmidt says the work of the fiscal sustainability committee will result in another tax measure for the city of Lincoln. Schmidt was a subcommittee member of the fiscal susta ...

Fiscal sustainability public workshop set for Aug. 18

The first public fiscal sustainability general workshop will be held Thursday, Aug. 18 at McBean Park Pavilion. The Fiscal Sustainability Committee is to 1) review and analyze th ...

The time is now

Last week’s News-Messenger political cartoon (page A4, June 9) was about how, in any calamitous situation, there is always the potential for more bad news. For the past several y ...

New city committee members sought

The city’s fiscal sustainability committee is recruiting four new members. In addition, the three city representatives members will step down from the committee. “The current ...

Fiscal plan committee wants to expand

Expansion of the Lincoln Fiscal Sustainability Committee’s purpose and responsibilities has raised concern for some community members. The committee was formed at a special Marc ...
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