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To the editor:
I have been in this municipal circus for over 20
years, and in all those years I have never witnessed the level of
commitment and devotion to a city that Buzz (Busby) demonstrated
even in failing health. Health issues faced by Buzz for the last few
years would have felled a lesser person, but Buzz never faltered in
his commitment to the city of Lincoln, and I have rarely respected
an elected official as much as I did Buzz.
While I only had the pleasure of knowing Buzz for a few years, I
found his wit and insight refreshing, and you could always count on
him to come up with a wry quip.
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Buzz's knowledge of the city's finances was unparalleled, and his
oversight and expertise of the budget will be sorely missed. Every
time I see a red pen I will have a fond recollection of an instance
when Buzz was too ill to attend budget discussions and had Mayor
Snyder pass out red pens to everyone to cut the city's budget down
to a size that satisfied him.
City council meetings will just not be the same without Buzz, and
I will miss hearing Buzz say, "Move to adjourn," at the conclusion
of the every meeting he attended.
City of Lincoln building and safety officer
December 11, 2012]
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