public safety

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 ...

Next step is for City Council to meet with FSC committee

Comments from some residents and recent newspaper reports have created the impression that the fiscal sustainability committee (FSC) is recommending contracting for services for bo ...

Four public safety job layoffs rescinded

City Council chose to rescind the layoff notices of two cops, one community services officer and one firefighter during Tuesday night’s meeting. The council also directed city ...

Protect your public safety in the coming months

Although public safety is an issue we all should take seriously throughout the year, fall and winter weather conditions can create some unique conditions. We asked Lincoln Fire Ch ...

Sunday marks 10th anniversary of 9/11

9/11 stirs up many sad memories for residents in every city in the United States as well as in every city throughout the world. That’s especially true this week, as the 10-year-a ...

City did an outstanding job putting out tanker fire

It'll probably take weeks to determine what caused last week’s propane tanker fire in downtown Lincoln. The fire caused the two-day evacuation of about 10,000 residents and all d ...

Must keep public safety funded

Well, I hope all of the people who think we should cut the firefighters and cops take notice. We dodged a bullet this time (with Lincoln’s tanker fire last week). To all of the p ...

Spare street slurrying for public safety funding

Good grief, the city of Lincoln is at it again! After determining the city is heading for bankruptcy, the powers to be have decided to slurry the roads in Lincoln. What genius made ...

Public-safety should come first for whole community

I just read the letter by Steve Harding (July 28 News Messenger, page A6, “Street repair funds can be better spent”) and wanted to respond. My point when I sent my letter regar ...

New tax committee members need to work together

A new Lincoln tax measure might be on the next ballot. And like last year’s Measure K, it is creating dissension, in this case with four members on a new grassroots committee fo ...

Lincoln residents shouldn’t do without adequate public safety

Lincoln citizens, re-lock your doors and windows, the feeling of being safe is over once criminals hear that our police force is being cut again by City Council. That won’t bothe ...

Seven police, three firefighter jobs on line

A proposed budget, including the January layoff of seven police officers and three firefighters, will be presented Tuesday night to City Council. That’s according to City Manager ...

Join us in right-sizing our city

I would like to respond to a letter to the editor in last week's News Messenger (May 26, 2011 A4), saying Councilman Gabriel Hydrick and I were "dead set" against Measure K a few m ...

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 ...

Four police to lose jobs

Four Lincoln police officers will be taken off the streets due to lay offs this July. That was the direction given to city staff during Tuesday’s 5-½-hour-long City Council meet ...