Measure K

Police unsure of job stability

The failure of Measure K has left employees within the police department unsure whether they will have jobs when the city’s new budget is adopted next June. “Measure K had crea ...

So Measure K failed - now what?

By now, everyone must know that Measure K, which would have placed a utility user’s tax on Lincoln residents and businesses, failed in the Nov. 2 election. So what happens now? ...

Why I did not vote for Measure K and why I will never vote for it

I have lived in Sun City since November 2008, at which time the manager of our area was carrying literally boxes of money to the City Council’s offices once a month. These moneys ...

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 ...

Measure K not passing, as of press time

Lincoln residents will most likely not pay a 3.75 percent utility users’ tax, with 8,439 votes against and 4,162 for Measure K as of 11 p.m. Tuesday night. There were 20 out of 3 ...

No on Measure K, yes on Jeff Greenberg

I own and operate a business in downtown Lincoln. Because I live in Roseville, I can not vote on any Lincoln ballot issues. I would oppose Measure K if I could vote. And I wo ...

Your life is worth Measure K

I was wondering who you would call if your house was on fire or you were a victim of a violent crime. 9-1-1? You hope professionals respond in minutes. I can assure you that if Mea ...

City staff to give ways to make Lincoln live within its means

I can’t think of a better time than now to find new ways to fund our city budget. Even if Measure K, or the proposed utility users’ tax passes in 13 days, that’s just a Band ...

If passed, Measure K’s cap would be annual

The annual cap for the proposed utility users’ tax is $300 for residents and $6,000 for businesses. The News Messenger inadvertently reported the cap as being monthly instead of ...

Council members should have been more prudent

I’ve been a Lincoln resident for over 20 years. If I listen to another official cry about how they have trimmed all of the fat from the budget and need new taxes to provide the s ...

Residents should be tapped for better governance

Articles and letters-to-the-editor over the past several months have discussed Measure K (utility users’ tax or UUT) and have traced it to the Financial Advisory Task Force, emp ...

City should pay less attention to Measure K and focus on its spending habits

The city provides lifetime health benefits to retirees. To be eligible for the benefits, an employee, including part-timers, only need work a minimum of 10 years, be 50 years of ag ...

Reader receives last straw on why she won’t vote for Measure K

I was wondering how many other Lincoln residents received the phone call from "Our neighbor hood firefighter" this week? How he lives in the area and such, wanting me to vote YES o ...

Small-business owners say no on Measure K

We combed (a regional) Voter Guide to see what new taxes were being proposed in our region that includes Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado and Yolo counties. Other than Rancho Cordova ...

Measure K’s services needed

Our Lincoln City homeowners and residents are entitled to be informed of the facts about the Measure K utility tax, and what its provisions and cost impacts and obligations would b ...