be no immediate personnel changes in city employees. It is not
appropriate to make changes just because a new mayor has been
elected. As long as the city departments are operating efficiently
and effectively there is no cause for replacements.
Under my administration, I will meet individually with each
Department Head at least monthly, more often if necessary. At these
meetings any pertinent issues will be reviewed and the status
discussed. If an issue has not been resolved, I will want to know
why. If the issue has been resolved, then we can put it to bed.
Each Department head, and any other positions reporting directly
to the Mayor's Office, will receive an annual performance
evaluation. In addition, each Department head or supervisor will
provide annual evaluations on his/her immediate subordinates.
It is the mayor's responsibility to ensure each department under
the Mayor's office's jurisdiction is operating efficiently. That
includes addressing issues that might affect health and safety as
well (as) issues that do not necessarily fall under that
There are several locations throughout the City of Lincoln that
need immediate attention paid to them. These properties are a
health and safety issue and need to be cleaned up. Some
properties have had virtually no maintenance or attention, if any,
paid to them in what appears to be years and the time has arrived to
try to resolve the problems. I will make certain the City, if asked
to do so, provides advice and guidelines to the property owners to
bring the property up to code.
Health and safety are vital elements to keeping a city safe,
attractive, and thriving. It will be a policy of my administration
that these properties, and potentially dangerous issues, get the
attention needed and warranted.
My administration will place street repair of the utmost
importance. Every effort will be made to get these streets repaired
to the condition we all deserve. There are several streets in town
that need immediate attention.
Among those streets are:
College Street between 5th and 8th Streets, Oglesby Avenue, 400
block of Clay Street, First Street, Pulaski Street between Hamilton
and Ladue, Ottawa Street, Lincoln Avenue, State Street, Fourth
Street, College Avenue, Feldman Drive.
The aforementioned locations are streets that need attention
desperately. Nearly every street in Lincoln needs some kind of
repair. Finding the funds and resources necessary to improve the
streets will be a tough assignment. However it is an assignment that
must be met and achieved. My administration will do everything
humanly possible to acquire those funds and resources.
There will be an enormous effort given to cleaning up the City.
My administration will work with various civic groups and churches
to coordinate sprucing up the town. Together for Lincoln is a group
which instantly pops up when the subject arises. That group, which
is huge, was formed to do what was mentioned earlier, spruce things
up. There are also several other groups that like to make projects
their objectives. Lincoln High School, Lincoln College, Lincoln
Christian College, and every church all have groups and clubs that
would be more than willing to help if asked, or given permission, to