City of Lincoln
City Council Office
Council Members Comments
In response to a constituent's expressed concerns regarding the August 24, 2004 Lincoln Journal Star article involving a private exchange between Mr. Svoboda and two of his Council colleagues, following is Mr. Svoboda's reply:
I appreciate your comments. However, as you have stated, the Lincoln Journal Star is in business to sell newspapers. That is obviously done through advertisements but most importantly through subscriptions; and what sells subscriptions but headlines and articles of interest.
I have personally spoken to Nate Jenkins and a member of the editorial staff and did not and will not ask for an apology or retraction.
I have done what is most important to me and that is to apologize to my colleagues -both those that took the brunt of my temper but also those who were not there- for once again allowing a negative spin to be put on the body as a whole.
I learned through this latest event that if you expect a conversation among colleagues to be private, make sure that you're behind closed doors when it takes place.
I extend my apology to you and those citizens who feel offended by the actions of this elected individual.
Ken R. Svoboda
Lincoln City Council