Paul Joiner

Police chief says Joiner for council

Strong leadership is the key to the success of our community. In addition to a clear vision and commitment for the city, our leaders must be fully invested in our community, care a ...

Lyons supports Joiner for City Council

It is with great enthusiasm that I endorse Paul Joiner for Lincoln City Council. In his first term on the council, he led the city through one of the most challenging periods in t ...

Downtown at its finest

Lincoln Rotary held the inaugural Lincoln Wine Fest event on Saturday afternoon. Several hundred people had the opportunity to discover the charm of historic downtown Lincoln whil ...

Try laughing in between the everyday stresses

Unfortunately, it?s too easy to let today?s bad economy, budget cuts and job downsizing, to name a few nation-wide problems, make us anxious. The more we hear distressing news abou ...

Spencer Short begins his term as mayor

Economic development and regional activity are what Spencer Short plans to tackle as Lincoln’s mayor during the next year. Short replaces Paul Joiner as mayor during next Tuesday ...

Mayor has warning

One city employee will work $1,900 worth of overtime to provide salary information required by the State Controller’s Office. The state requires the city provide salary informat ...

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 ...

Recall process defined

Lincoln resident Bob Birdseye said he plans to follow the recall process outlined by the California Secretary of State “to a T.” He started the process at Tuesday night's City ...

Future PD station eyed

Lincoln’s finest could be housed next to the Lincoln Crossing Clubhouse as soon as 10 years from now. The city of Lincoln’s public safety committee met last Thursday to discuss ...

Department heads recommend huge cuts

The message to close the General Fund’s structural deficit without the use of reserves was heard loud and clear by city staff during Wednesday night’s budget workshop. The thr ...

Council responsible for reviewing city manager’s and city attorney’s performance

Two city employees have performance reviews currently being handled by the Lincoln City Council, according to Mayor Paul Joiner. Those employees are City Manager Jim Estep and City ...

Resident presents possible recall petition

Bob Birdseye sent a serious message to City Council Tuesday night: remove the city manager and assistant city manager or face a recall. Birdseye, a Lincoln resident, distributed a ...

Petition demanding Estep removal being circulated

Lincoln resident Bob Birdseye plans to present the City Council Tuesday with a petition requesting the removal of City Manager Jim Estep and Assistant Manager/Chief Financial Offic ...

This reader not happy with Stan Nader

The agenda of the Dec. 14th council meeting contained four items under “Council initiated business” from Stan Nader. Since they were Mr. Nader’s proposals, he was given t ...

City’s accounting right and wrong

The city’s accounting procedures are being questioned by News Messenger readers and bloggers. Last week’s News Messenger stories (“General Fund’s deficit inflated,” page ...