Gene Jeffers/The News Messenger Mayor Paul Joiner (right) listens while City Councilman Stan Nader speaks about the budget.
Gene Jeffers/The News Messenger Library assistant Jill Loya (right) and library volunteer K.C. Clark stood at the back of the room, along with various city employees. ?He is the most amazing volunteer. He treats volunteering at the library like a job,? Loya said. ?When he?s not there, you feel it.?
Gene Jeffers/The News Messenger The City Council audience is at full attention while City Manager Jim Estep went over a slide-show presentation about the state of the General Fund.
Gene Jeffers/The News Messenger The rest of the City Council focuses on Councilman Spencer Short as he talks.
Gene Jeffers/The News Messenger Lincoln Public Information Officer Jill Thompson stood still for a moment near police officer David Orth. Thompson was busy dealing with news crews from KCRA 3 and Fox 40.
Gene Jeffers/The News Messenger Mayor Paul Joiner listens during public comment.
Gene Jeffers/The News Messenger David Gordon addresses the City Council on a weekly basis, and Tuesday night was no exception. Gordon told the Council to be leaders and ?stand up, move ahead on a solution and not just focus on cuts.?
Gene Jeffers/The News Messenger These police officers and fire fighters stood at the back of McBean Pavilion during most of Tuesday?s meeting. From left: Police Officers David Orth, Damon Hancock and Adam Ottinger; fire fighters Aaron Bjorgum and Scott McKinney. Both Hancock and Bjorgum addressed the council.
Gene Jeffers/The News Messenger Police Officer Wes Collins (middle) listens intently to information about the police department?s future during Tuesday night?s City Council meeting. Collins is flanked by Officers David Orth (left) and Damon Hancock.
Gene Jeffers/The News Messenger Officer Damon Hancock told City Council Tuesday that further lay-offs in the police department will affect the public?s safety.