Utility Users' Tax

If passed, Measure K’s cap would be annual

The annual cap for the proposed utility users’ tax is $300 for residents and $6,000 for businesses. The News Messenger inadvertently reported the cap as being monthly instead of ...

More comments made at Tuesday’s utility tax workshop

Resident Lawrence Yegge “My question is, we laid off 60 some people, and I’m wondering what’s been done as far as reducing the cost of administration in the city, because I s ...

Residents ask City Council questions about Measure K.

The mood inside McBean Pavilion Tuesday night was serious at some times, relaxed at others, and sometimes comical as 60 community members listened and asked questions to city offic ...

Another utility tax meeting Tuesday

A second public meeting discussing Measure K will take place Tuesday. The first public meeting was Aug. 4, where the City Council voted to remove cable television as a utility that ...

Another UUT workshop set; City Council meeting to follow

Saying that it might be a late night for council members and staff, City Council Tuesday set another utility users’ tax workshop for Aug. 24. “There is a very strong desire in ...

Council updates Measure K

City Council called a special meeting at last week’s City Council to amend the proposed utility users’ tax (UUT). That was after council unanimously approved placing the tax ...

City calls for special Measure K meeting this week

City Council decided Tuesday night to hold a special meeting within the next week to discuss which utilities will be taxed if Measure K passes. The date of this meeting has not bee ...

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 ...

City manager explains proposed tax

While Mayor Tom Cosgrove said last week that city employees could not advocate for or against the council’s proposed utility users’ tax, City Manager Jim Estep discussed the ta ...

City explains how to keep track of utility cap

In a Monday e-mail blast, Lincoln public information officer Jill Thomspon answered two questions she has received from residents regarding the proposed temporary utility users’ ...