Peter Gilbert

Council discusses legislation, taxes

Two Lincoln City Councilmen tried to get ahead of the curve Aug. 25 on potential state actions; a possible tax on public services and a potential increase in the gas tax. Neither ...

New tribal gaming compact may mean more money for city

Lincoln City Council voted Aug. 21 to support a new tribal-gaming compact, which may provide money to the city’s aging infrastructure, between the state and the United Auburn ...

City Council changes speed limits; complains about older streets

Local government is where the rubber meets the road and the Aug. 11 Lincoln City Council meeting included extended discussions about local streets. The Lincoln City Council unanim ...

Lincoln economic development update

While each of us is busy taking care of our personal lives, a great thing is happening in our town. Our Economic Development Committee (EDC) is hard at work, bringing new busines ...

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 ...

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 ...

Council nixes mayor’s trip to China

After a lengthy discussion Tuesday night, four Lincoln City Council members decided not to support sending Lincoln Mayor Gabriel Hydrick or any other council representative on a tr ...

Is Lincoln the next stop for hazardous crude oil trains?

An oil company’s plan to transport volatile crude oil by rail through Sacramento-area counties next year has spurred an association of local governments to take measures to p ...

New mayor poised to take on challenges

In one symbolic moment Tuesday, when Lincoln city clerk Pat Avila handed him the gavel, Councilman Gabriel Hydrick became Lincoln’s mayor. The News Messenger asked Hydri ...

Go to council meetings

  I am writing about the front-page article in the March 14 Messenger, titled “Council OKs bridge repairs.” The first part of this article is what I am upset abo ...

Congratulations to Lincoln’s new leadership

  I am thrilled to know that this week (Dec. 11) will mark Stan Nader becoming the mayor of Lincoln for a year. Additionally, the fortitude shown by City Councilman Gab ...

Public says bye to Councilman Tom Cosgrove

The city of Lincoln, City Council members and the public bid a fond farewell to Councilman Tom Cosgrove during the Dec. 11 council meeting. Cosgrove, who served on the c ...

Peter Gilbert has been good for Lincoln Hills

  I have known Peter Gilbert for more than eight years. In that period of time, I have found Peter to exhibit the attributes of perseverance, integrity and focus and he is a ...

Couple says Gilbert for City Council

  Nov. 6 is a very important election for the city of Lincoln. Our voting decisions will affect the direction the city takes. That is why we are recommending a vote for Pete ...

Gilbert, Short and Joiner for council; then Cross

  The city of Lincoln has faced severe fiscal challenges during the last two years and is attempting to find a level of fiscal sustainability that will allow our community to ...