Richard Pearl

Vote yes on utility tax because it will take more than a year for economic stability

I am reading and learning all I can about the current economic situation in our city and I must admit I did not comprehend the complexity of the various funds government maintains ...

It’s political season

If residents didn’t already know that it’s election season, they do now. That’s due to City Council candidate signs popping up this week on numerous street corners and neighb ...

How council candidates would save the budget

The News Messenger asked prospective City Council members if they would have balanced the budget differently, and what the city should do if the proposed utility users’ tax (UTT) ...

Most council candidates like levy

A utility users’ tax seems to be the answer for getting Lincoln out of its current budget crisis. That’s according to three out of four candidates running for City Council in N ...

Two more people to run for City Council

In addition to Stan Nader, two more residents have announced their candidacy for Lincoln’s City Council. Jeff Greenberg and Richard Pearl both said Monday they are running for th ...

Out of options: the case for a sustainable revenue source

I was pleased to see Stan Nader say in last week’s guest column (April 1, News Messenger, page A5) that he would support a utility users’ tax if it came down to the tax or layi ...