police

Contracting out public safety might not save money

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...