The essence of the City of Lincoln has long been a passion
of mine. As a child it was the place to be. My grandmother took us
to see Roy Rogersí movies and we visited the downtown shops. It
brought a sense of wanting to belong in this place. My career
history as an educator, alderman, and Main Street Director in
Lincoln, kept that sense alive. Recently my letters to the editor
have rejuvinated that feeling and have connected me with countless
people who have similar feelings. Many changes have occurred in
Lincoln that are neither positive or beneficial. I believe that it
is my duty as a citizen of Lincoln to addresss some of those changes
and work to make sure changes are beneficial for our community.
Many of you know, I have been very concerned about issues facing
this community. I believe there are three major issues being voiced
by our citizens.
- Lack of transparency on many issues without the due
diligence needed to create trust and credibility.
- Citizens of Lincoln are being ignored in the decision making
- Fnancial burdens are being placed on this community without
a fair, equitable, and responsible plan for revenue development.
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In order to serve the people of Lincoln, I feel that the
opinions of my constituents as well as the populace of our
entire community need to be taken to the council floor. As an
educator, it has always been my belief that if you have a well
informed audience, that audience will make wise and competent
decisions. There are more than a select few who can do that for
our community. People want to voice their opinion in a climate
of trust and engagement that does not seem to exist today. It
seems impossible to impose a strategy on a community if there is
no community consideration or ownership. The job of alderman is
to represent the constituents by listening to and absorbing what
they have to say.
As I have indicated in my letters to the editor, I cannot do
it alone; it will take all of us to effect change. I ask for
your support in my campaign.
I believe in this community and the people who live here. It is
because of this belief and my commitment to the community that I
have chosen to run for the position of Alderman for Ward 3.
Wanda Lee Rohlfs