City of Lincoln
2004 Media Releases
Mayor Coleen J. Seng announced today that there will be a City Hall Listening Session on Monday, September 27th at the Auld Recreation Center in Antelope Park. The 90 minute meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. and conclude at 9 p.m.
This Town Hall gathering will focus on listening to public opinion on the recently decided Street and Trail Bond. After the vote, Lincoln residents through the media and correspondence offered a variety of opinions about how to proceed to close the funding gap for the backlog of street and road projects.
"This is a chance for Lincoln residents to have their elected officials and city officials listen to their views and preferences," said Mayor Seng. "Voters said no to the bond on September 14th. Since then, many have offered individual comments about their vote and the needs. I have personally spoken to many residents and think it is important that residents have a forum to give their opinion to City Hall officials and to be heard," she added.
The Mayor will open the evening with brief remarks, introduce City Department Directors and facilitate the listening session. The meeting day and time were selected after consultation with City Council members who are planning to attend following the conclusion of the City Council meeting that evening. City Department Directors will provide factual information and answer questions raised during the discussion. There will be no presentation made by any City department.
5 CITY-TV, the City's government access cable channel 5, will tape the listening session for cable-casting at a future date.