Jim Estep

City manager: Lincoln’s financials one of worst in state

This isn’t a fun time for City Manager Jim Estep. Residents unhappy with cuts to the city’s budget and services are dissecting his decisions in our online comments and letters ...

City’s HR manager on leave

The city of Lincoln’s human resources manager Debbie Lindh is on administrative leave. The News Messenger first received word that she was on leave Sept. 7, through an e-mail ti ...

City Manager's performance discussed during closed session

City Council spent almost two hours in closed session Tuesday night for a performance review of City Manager Jim Estep. When asked Monday by The News Messenger why the closed sessi ...

What if Measure K doesn’t pass?

Lincoln City Manager Jim Estep said no further cuts will be made to city services this year if Measure K, the utility users’ tax, doesn’t pass. According to City Manager Jim Es ...

Estep and Jatczak discuss Measure K at Democratic Club meeting

Similar to what was done this spring before this year’s budget was adopted, the city is meeting with groups that request more information about Measure K. One example of this wa ...

Resident gives alternative to Measure K

The magic number to maintain police, fire, library and recreation seems to be $2.9 million. That’s according to City Manager Jim Estep, who said $2.9 million is the amount requi ...

Local 39 takes issue with mayor’s comment at council meeting

Editor’s note: The following letter is in response to the News Messenger article on page A3, July 15, “Five classified city employees lose their jobs because of budget.” In t ...

City manager explains proposed tax

While Mayor Tom Cosgrove said last week that city employees could not advocate for or against the council’s proposed utility users’ tax, City Manager Jim Estep discussed the ta ...

State takes $871,000 from Lincoln’s redevelopment funds

The city of Lincoln was forced to give over $871,000 of its redevelopment funds to the state last week. The city turned over the money to the Placer County Auditor as the result of ...

Lincoln’s police staffing ranked among worst in state

The 65 residents at Tuesday night’s city-budget workshop were given a snapshot of how poorly the Lincoln Police Department staffing rates compared to most police departments in ...

Vizzusi received $103,590.15 in severance pay

Former Lincoln police Chief Brian Vizzusi received a severance pay of $103,590.15 but it is still not known why he left. The amount given is three months worth of salary, benefits, ...

Lincoln Tea Party Patriots raise budget questions

City employees were projected to receive $3.9 million in benefits for this fiscal year, which makes up 56.9 percent of the city’s salary expenses, and the city of Lincoln’s Gen ...
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