Spencer Short

Recall process defined

Lincoln resident Bob Birdseye said he plans to follow the recall process outlined by the California Secretary of State “to a T.” He started the process at Tuesday night's City ...

Council members served

Lincoln resident Bob Birdseye made the first step in the process to recall City Councilmen Tom Cosgrove, Paul Joiner and Spencer Short during Tuesday’s City Council meeting. “ ...

Short explains why he wrote letters to state agencies

During Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Councilman Spencer Short addressed why he sent a letter to the Fair Political Practices Commission. That was after resident Reid Barney sa ...

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 ...

Councilman Nader responds to Short’s letter

Lincoln City Councilman Stan Nader said Monday he was “taken aback” to see his election campaign documents attached to a letter sent by fellow Councilman Spencer Short to the F ...

Fair Political Practices Commission and Councilman Spencer Short’s correspondence

Following is a copy of Spencer Short's letter to the Fair Political Practices Commission and their subsequent response: Desk of Spencer Short, Esq. Attorney General’s Of ...

Commission will not investigate city

The California Fair Political Practices Commission will not investigate the city of Lincoln’s alleged “wrongdoings.” On Jan. 11, Lincoln Councilman Spencer Short told Cit ...

Resident presents possible recall petition

Bob Birdseye sent a serious message to City Council Tuesday night: remove the city manager and assistant city manager or face a recall. Birdseye, a Lincoln resident, distributed a ...

Petition demanding Estep removal being circulated

Lincoln resident Bob Birdseye plans to present the City Council Tuesday with a petition requesting the removal of City Manager Jim Estep and Assistant Manager/Chief Financial Offic ...

Investigation progress unknown

What is the process for a state government agency investigating a city’s actions? This could be a question for residents after City Councilman Spencer Short announced his plans d ...

Short to contact state

Councilman Spencer Short wants to clear the city’s name and restore residents’ faith in the city. During the council-initiated portion of Tuesday night’s City Council meeting ...

City Council members take pay cuts

Health benefits and life insurance set Lincoln’s City Council apart from the councils of four area cities. The total amount of pay this fiscal year for Lincoln City Council memb ...

Why City Council members wanted to spend $54,000 with the Lew Edwards Group regarding the proposed utility users’ tax

The City Council approved a $54,000 professional service agreement with the Lew Edwards Group last week “to educate Lincoln residents about the city’s budget challenges and pro ...

Mayor: It was an honor to serve in this office

Year In Review At the close of the city’s Sesquicentennial year, it is important to reflect on the past year and start thinking of where we should go next year. Economy This ...