Jim Estep

Acknowledge when a Brown Act violation occurs

Lincoln City Council and Lincoln city attorney Jon Hobbs owe resident Byron Chapman an apology. Chapman was treated appallingly at the Feb. 11 City Council meeting by the city rep ...

Brown Act violated

None of the five Lincoln City Councilmen are saying how information was leaked between their Nov. 27 5:30 p.m. closed session meeting at City Hall that ended at 5:45 p.m. and ...

Labor dispute continues

A “meeting of the minds” between Local 39 and the city of Lincoln did not happen during a Jan. 5 informal labor conference. That’s according to Joan Bryant, director of Pub ...

Labor dispute conference today

The city of Lincoln and Local 39 are scheduled to meet for an informal conference this morning to potentially resolve a labor dispute. The meeting will take place at 10 a.m. at t ...

Fire chief’s resignation could save city funds

City officials have not yet determined how to use the savings from Fire Chief Dave Whitt’s retirement. Today is Whitt’s last day as the Lincoln. He told officials last month he ...

City did an outstanding job putting out tanker fire

It'll probably take weeks to determine what caused last week’s propane tanker fire in downtown Lincoln. The fire caused the two-day evacuation of about 10,000 residents and all d ...

City leaders take a walk in firefighter turnouts

After performing CPR on a dummy, dismantling a car and manning fire hoses, most of Lincoln’s leaders haven’t changed their mind about next year’s General Fund budget. The Lin ...

New fiscal committee could expand

The outline for the city’s fiscal sustainability plan’s request for proposal was Wednesday’s fiscal-sustainability committee meeting focus. Committee chairman Richard Pearl l ...

Estep’s salary reduction explained

A breakdown by dollar amount of City Manager Jim Estep’s salary and benefit concessions totaling $74,549 is now available, due to the request of one Lincoln resident. The documen ...

City Manager takes $73,000 salary reduction

City Council authorized a salary reduction Tuesday night for City Manager Jim Estep totaling $73,000 but he will still make $197,892 a year. “The city manager came forward with ...