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It is time for Lincoln city voters to
regain control of Lincoln city government and make for constructive
We believe now is the perfect time to
make this change in our city government by electing new city
aldermen. We have new candidates for city alderman in four of the
five contested wards in the city of Lincoln. We are asking for help
from all Lincoln city voters in the primary election on Tuesday,
Feb. 25, to elect new aldermen in each of our city wards. We
believe, by electing new city aldermen, we can then bring a new and
more reasonable approach to solving Lincoln's problems, instead of
the present approach of raising taxes and fees for most city
services. By these city aldermen having refused to accept the
one-sided defeat of their sales tax proposal by Lincoln city voters
last November and because they are trying again in April of this
year to cram this tax down our throats again, we believe they have
demonstrated they will not accept the will of the voters, and so we
must replace them.
In our ward, Ward 2, we see Alderman
Steve Fuhrer as the main target to be replaced, because of his
refusal to obey and accept the wishes of the voters who elected him.
He has led the fight in City Hall for every one of the fee and tax
increases during his term, except the fee increase that would have
increased his liquor license at the Blue Dog Tavern in downtown
Lincoln, owned by him and his wife. He lobbied and got the other
tavern owners downtown to protest against the city liquor license
fee increases that had not been raised for many years, and he was
successful in its defeat. He also lobbied for extended operating
hours for downtown taverns, and once again he was successful.
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If you are against
higher taxes, higher city water bills, higher city sewer fees and
the sales tax increase that will remove from $600,000 to $800,000
from Lincoln residents and then be passed on to your children and
grandchildren, then do not re-elect Alderman Steve
Fuhrer. Please help
us elect his opponent, Steve Mesner, as our new city alderman in
Steve Mesner has
stated that he is opposed to the city sales tax increase and has
promised to cut $600,000 from the budget. Steve Mesner deserves this
chance now to cut the excess fat out of the city budget. Mesner
previously served Ward 2 with honor and deserves to get his
alderman's job back from Fuhrer.
In our opinion,
Alderman Steve Fuhrer wants to be re-elected alderman to protect the
Blue Dog Tavern from higher license fees and maintain the extended
Should Lincoln city
aldermen be protecting the downtown taverns from higher license fees
and granting longer operating hours? Is this really good for Lincoln
city residents? I don't think so.
We can not continue
to re-elect the same city aldermen and expect different results.
It is time to elect
new aldermen and new blood. The time for change is now. Please help
us build a new, stronger and streamlined Lincoln city government.