Lincoln City Council

Lincoln City Council holds special budget meeting

All three Lincoln fire stations may be open full time – 24 hours per day, seven days per week – if changes to the city’s budget are approved in June, according to ...

City extends water shortage emergency

Lincoln City Councilmen approved new restrictions to water use Tuesday - mostly regarding landscaping - during a special meeting on the drought. However, city staff explained tha ...

City Council frustrated by stalled capital projects

Lincoln City manager Matt Brower vowed Tuesday night to put a "full-court press" on two projects which, if delayed, could cost the city nearly $1 million. Both Well ...

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Lincoln City Manager Matt Brower vowed Tuesday night to put a “full-court press” on two projects which, if delayed, could cost the city nearly $1 million. Both Wel ...

Lincoln City council approves sign ordinance

After 20 months of discussion, Lincoln City Council voted Tuesday night to approve the first reading of the long-debated city sign ordinance—with one proviso: City Council ga ...

Council approves lease for top floor of former City Hall

After standing empty for nearly six years, the top floor of the “old” City Hall —built in 2001—will be home to a local medical-services company. The two-st ...

Civic groups poised to oppose sign ordinance at Feb. 24 city council meeting

Just when it seemed that Lincoln’s city staff had crafted a sign ordinance that satisfied the needs of its diverse business community, at least two local civic groups raised ...

Council puts “bite” in squirrel ordinance

How much trouble can a few fuzzy critters cause? The answer is “a lot,” according to Lincoln city staff. At Tuesday night’s regular City Council meeting, the fi ...

Council and nonprofits iron out city sign problems

After two years of city meetings and community workshops, Lincoln’s long-discussed sign ordinance is set to return to City Council for approval Feb. 24, according to city of ...

Split council OKs $3 million dump clean-up

In testy discussions between Lincoln City Council and city staff that consumed an hour of Tuesday night’s regular City Council meeting at McBean Park Pavilion, the council vo ...

New city manager contract expected to be on Jan. 27 council agenda

Lincoln City Council expects to have a contract for a new city manager on the agenda for the Jan. 27th council meeting, according to Lincoln Mayor Paul Joiner. When former City Ma ...

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 ...