Councilman Paul Joiner

Lincoln public safety update

  Each month for the last two years, a Lincoln City Council member has shared their thoughts about goings on in our community. Public safety being a top priority for all of ...

City Council split on formation of affordable housing committee

A raucous debate, regarding the formation of an affordable housing ad hoc committee, erupted at Tuesday night’s City Council workshop. Through most of the debate, it seemed ...

Lincoln is growing again

In March of 2008, the city of Lincoln adopted its award-winning 50-year General Plan. The basic concept of the plan is to lay out and control future growth which preserves Lincoln& ...

City Council approves ban on medical marijuana deliveries

A prohibition on medical marijuana deliveries, and mobile dispensaries, was approved Tuesday night by the Lincoln City Council. The council voted 4-0 to include medical marijuana ...

Council approves city budget

Lincoln has a budget for 2016-2017, which includes the hiring of two more police officers, but approval of the spending plan Tuesday by the City Council was not unanimous and requi ...

Council delays approval of city budget

Approval of the 2016-17 budget was delayed Tuesday night by the Lincoln City Council to allow city staff more time to research the cost of adding police officers. Lincoln Mayor Sp ...

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 ...

Signs of trouble

Lincoln City Council’s dissatisfaction with Lincoln city staff’s most recent draft of the municipal sign ordinance could be summed up in two phrases: too many signs, to ...

City Council votes 3-2 to adopt Capital Improvement Plan for fiscal years 2014-2019

 In a split vote Tuesday, Lincoln City Council approved Resolution No. 2014-122 that adopts the city’s annual Capital Improvement Plan for the 2014-2019 fiscal years. T ...

Council members would welcome chemical company, with reservations

    The News Messenger asked City Council members for their comments last week about Helena Chemical Company possibly moving to Lincoln. The company’s branc ...