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Contracting out public safety might not save money
Wednesday Aug 08 2012
Contrary to the fiscal sustainability committee’s recommendation for the city to save money by contracting out police services, a recent meeting between the city of Lincoln and t ...
Matt Redding Memorial golf tournament June 18
Wednesday May 23 2012
The seventh annual Matt Redding Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at Whitney Oaks Golf Club Monday, June 18. All proceeds go to the nonprofit, Matt Redding Foundation, which su ...
Wake up, City Council, to our safety needs
Wednesday Apr 04 2012
Is fewer police really the answer to our budget problems? All I know is that, at this rate, it is costing me more out of pocket than my fixed income can afford! In the past month ...
The push for contracting public services
Wednesday Feb 22 2012
Contracting out police, fire and dispatch services were discussed during the General Fund and development fund portion of Friday’s fiscal sustainability committee meeting. Larr ...
Public-safety layoffs postponed
Wednesday Dec 28 2011
The Jan. 1 layoffs of four Lincoln police officers and three firefighters are postponed at least a few weeks. That’s according to City Manager Jim Estep. Postponing the layoffs ...
Matching their skills on the gridiron
Monday Aug 22 2011
Rick Padilla didn’t need to be talked into a football game pitting Placer County law enforcement against their Nevada County counterparts. More than 40 Placer law men jumped at t ...
Officer-per-thousand formulas and other myths
Wednesday May 25 2011
As a former deputy sheriff/coroner and police officer in California, I am interested in public safety. The latest Lincoln City Council action is to lay off four police officers. L ...
Citizen-crafted tax measure suggested Thursday
Friday May 06 2011
Resident Noreen Skillman was given the suggestion by Mayor Paul Joiner to write a tax measure during Thursday’s meeting of the city’s finance committee. That idea, along with r ...
Department heads recommend huge cuts
Thursday Feb 17 2011
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 ...
City focuses on possible severe cuts
Thursday Oct 28 2010
In the face of scare-tactic accusations from some residents, city staff provided potential budget cuts to General Fund departments during Tuesday’s City Council meeting. More tha ...
Residents should attend Tuesday’s budget hearing
Wednesday Jun 16 2010
What Lincoln City Officials are making (as of March, excluding benefits) Jim Estep, City manager: $205,162 Police Chief: $145,506 Anna Jatczak, Asst City manager, Chief Financ ...
News Messenger burglarized
Friday Aug 28 2009
The need for vigilance was highlighted again when a burglar entered an unlocked door at the offices of the Lincoln News Messenger and stole about $300 Thursday night. The incident ...
Party to kick off National Night Out
Wednesday Jul 29 2009
Lincoln’s celebration of the 26th-annual National Night Out will be a little different this year. In order to give businesses an opportunity to get more involved in the event, a ...
Man arrested on grand theft charges
Thursday Feb 12 2009
At about 3:20 a.m. Monday, a resident in the 1800 block of 6th Street reported that a suspicious male subject, wearing camouflage clothing, was looking inside his neighbor’s ve ...
License plate scanners for Lincoln Police
Wednesday Feb 04 2009
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