SPencer Short

Council nixes mayor’s trip to China

After a lengthy discussion Tuesday night, four Lincoln City Council members decided not to support sending Lincoln Mayor Gabriel Hydrick or any other council representative on a tr ...

Is Lincoln the next stop for hazardous crude oil trains?

An oil company’s plan to transport volatile crude oil by rail through Sacramento-area counties next year has spurred an association of local governments to take measures to p ...

Short’s sewer stewardship noted

The front page of The Messenger on March 20 contained an announcement titled, “Regional sewer partnership moves forward.” The article noted that 16 years of meetings w ...

New mayor poised to take on challenges

In one symbolic moment Tuesday, when Lincoln city clerk Pat Avila handed him the gavel, Councilman Gabriel Hydrick became Lincoln’s mayor. The News Messenger asked Hydri ...

Potential future Auburn regional sewer capacity OK’d

  Auburn has reserved future space on the soon-to-be-built regional wastewater link between North Auburn and Lincoln’s sewage treatment plant. The Auburn City Council ...

Two Lincoln councilmen to attend 'Cap-to-Cap' conference after 4-year absence

  Lincoln City Councilmen Spencer Short and Paul Joiner will join nearly 300 area business leaders at the annual Capitol-to-Capitol networking event from April 12 to 17 in Wa ...

Go to council meetings

  I am writing about the front-page article in the March 14 Messenger, titled “Council OKs bridge repairs.” The first part of this article is what I am upset abo ...

Congratulations to Lincoln’s new leadership

  I am thrilled to know that this week (Dec. 11) will mark Stan Nader becoming the mayor of Lincoln for a year. Additionally, the fortitude shown by City Councilman Gab ...

Public says bye to Councilman Tom Cosgrove

The city of Lincoln, City Council members and the public bid a fond farewell to Councilman Tom Cosgrove during the Dec. 11 council meeting. Cosgrove, who served on the c ...

Retired police support Short, Joiner and Cross

    I am a retired city police officer from Southern California, having worked in two communities similar to Lincoln. I have seen “packed” City Councils bef ...