Lincoln City Council

New Lincoln mayor talks priorities

As Lincoln’s new mayor for 2015, as of Dec. 9, Councilman Paul Joiner is rotating into the position for the second time in three years. Joiner first served as mayor in 2011, ...

Council says “no-go” to sign ordinance

Like a bad penny, Lincoln’s beleaguered city sign ordinance keeps returning to city workshops, commissions and council meetings—and leaving again unresolved. For nearl ...

Medical-marijuana ban shouldn't be in effect

I agree wholeheartedly with your editorial last week regarding medical marijuana.   It is truly a shame that the city Planning Commission and the City Coun ...

Resident allergic to nearby marijuana

I must respectfully disagree with your editorial in today’s Lincoln News Messenger (Nov. 20, page 4, “Ask affected residents what they think about medical-marijuana cul ...

City council prepares for mayoral transition

Next month, the Lincoln City Council will undergo changes, not in personnel, but in council positions. At a short ceremony that will take place at the Dec. 9 regular City Council m ...

City Council approves inter-fund loan for gravity sewer and reclaimed water

Council’s discussion about whether to use inter-fund monies to bankroll capital improvements consumed nearly half of Tuesday night’s three-hour Lincoln City Council mee ...

Fire department receives $50,000 for firefighting equipment

Beginning early next year, the Lincoln Fire Department will receive a much-needed new vehicle fitted to fight grassland fires. On Tuesday night, City Council approved funds from t ...

Ask affected residents what they think about medical-marijuana cultivation ban

Lincoln City Council members would show some compassion by undertaking a two-way conversation with the public about council’s Oct. 14 vote to ban medical marijuana cultiva ...

Council says final “nay” to pot ordinance

Ten protesters carrying signs promoting the right to grow pot for medicinal use picketed Tuesday night’s City Council meeting at the McBean Park Pavilion. A short distance a ...

Water signers are needed

After reading the letter written by Gabriel Hydrick in The Messenger, dated Sept. 25 (page A6), called “No need for moratorium,” I had to answer.  If Mayor Hydric ...