General Fund

Workshop asking for local ideas to generate revenue

An August city workshop explaining taxes and fees will aid individuals who want to write a revenue measure to help Lincoln’s General Fund. “We are in the process of scheduling ...

Citizen-crafted tax measure suggested Thursday

Resident Noreen Skillman was given the suggestion by Mayor Paul Joiner to write a tax measure during Thursday’s meeting of the city’s finance committee. That idea, along with r ...

Department heads recommend huge cuts

The message to close the General Fund’s structural deficit without the use of reserves was heard loud and clear by city staff during Wednesday night’s budget workshop. The thr ...

Tom Augustine gives council proposal to reduce General Fund deficit

While the General Fund deficit has varied from $1.7 to $2.7 million this fiscal year, according to city of Lincoln staff, there could be quick fixes to the deficit. That’s if 10- ...

Who discovered the $3 million loss?

Who discovered the General Fund’s $3 million unrealized investment losses is one of several questions now being asked by the public about the city of Lincoln’s accounting. The ...

Will D.A. look at city’s accounting?

After reading Stephanie Dumm’s revealing articles regarding the city’s General Fund’s overstated deficit (Dec. 16’s front page, “General Fund’s deficit inflated”) and ...

Residents should attend the City Council meetings

Know and Go: Lincoln City Council meetings When: 6 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays of the month Where: McBean Park Pavilion Next: Tuesday, Jan. 11 I wanted to write a n ...

City officials should be more forthcoming

Once again, it’s hard to trust City Hall. Thanks to information provided Friday by newly elected Lincoln City Councilman Stan Nader, the city could cover the General Fund’s $2. ...

Measure K doesn’t pass

Lincoln residents will most likely not pay a 3.75 percent utility users’ tax, with 9,973 votes against and 4,911 for Measure K, as of press time Wednesday. Measure K, or the uti ...

City focuses on possible severe cuts

In the face of scare-tactic accusations from some residents, city staff provided potential budget cuts to General Fund departments during Tuesday’s City Council meeting. More tha ...

City could reduce 23.5 positions

Lincoln’s City Council unanimously passed a balanced budget for fiscal year 2010-2011 on Tuesday night.That includes a possibility of 23.5-plus job layoffs. More than 100 reside ...

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 ...

Task force finalizes budget report

A utility-users tax may be in Lincoln’s future, if the recommendations of the Citizens’ Advisory FInancial Task Force are adopted Tuesday by City Council. The nine-member tas ...

Council tackles budget woes, layoffs loom as city must slash about $1 million

Although area media reported Monday that the city of Lincoln is planning to lay off 200 employees, Mayor Spencer Short said Tuesday the number of layoffs will be significantly lowe ...