SPencer Short

Water, Ag and Development: A Winning Strategy

This past week, I had a chance to catch up with a high school classmate while working on some city business. Frankie Machado and I graduated 20 years ago from Lincoln High School. ...

Council and nonprofits iron out city sign problems

After two years of city meetings and community workshops, Lincoln’s long-discussed sign ordinance is set to return to City Council for approval Feb. 24, according to city of ...

Spencer Short new Regional Water Authority vice chairman

Lincoln Councilman Spencer Short was elected Jan. 8 as the vice chairman of Regional Water Authority. Regional Water Authority is a 25-member agency, which includes water agen ...

Colfax next for tie-in to Lincoln-North Auburn sewer link?

With a 13.5-mile sewer pipeline due to tie in North Auburn to Lincoln’s treatment plant later this year, Colfax officials are re-examining the possibility of their city linki ...

Mammoth sewer pipeline project approaches North Auburn

A giant pipeline designed to work like a small, encased river to flow wastewater from North Auburn to Lincoln has reached the outskirts of Auburn. Heavy equipment on Monday was di ...

City council prepares for mayoral transition

Next month, the Lincoln City Council will undergo changes, not in personnel, but in council positions. At a short ceremony that will take place at the Dec. 9 regular City Council m ...

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 ...