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Dear Board Members: After making the fiscally questionable decision to rebuild the Lincoln Public Schools District Office (LPSDO) at 59th and O Streets, it is important that this Board not spend excessively on the new office.  To this end, the Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) asks the Board to not spend in excess of the insurance settlement. LIBA further requests that the Board strongly consider efficiencies in deciding which departments to move back into the …

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The LIBA PAC invites Senators to consider the following items for the welfare of our community: Reduce County Employees’ Retirement Match. LIBA supports a 1 to 1 match for Lancaster County employees. The County currently provides eligible employees with a chance to enroll in its retirement plan, which offers a 1.5 to 1 match.[1] LIBA has encouraged county commissioners to proactively address this situation by drafting and introducing legislation through itsLincoln delegation. We invite state …

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This week I testified before the Nebraska Highway Commission about building a South Beltway. I thanked the NDOR for playing a key role in an agreement among the City of Lincoln, Lancaster County and the NDOR in purchasing right-of-way for the protection of the South and East Beltways. I told them that LIBA strongly supports the construction of a South Beltway for the City of Lincoln and agrees with Senator Ben Nelson who expressed concern …

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The Lincoln Independent Business Association appreciates the efforts Lincoln Public Schools has made in reviewing possible sites for the new District Office. We also believe the public should be commended for their willingness to provide suggestions for possible sites. LIBA has reviewed the four finalist sites, and we feel strongly that the 5901 O Street site is a valuable commercial site that should be sold and placed back on the tax rolls. We would also encourage …

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OnTuesday, September 13, 2011, the Lincoln Journal Star printed an editorial, entitled “County budget kicks a can down the road,” which was an unfortunate attempt at trying to call raising taxes a good thing. That’s right. The editorial called out the Lancaster County Board for not raising taxes. The LIBA Board of Directors thinks the County Board deserves a round of applause for being fiscally responsible at a time when it was difficult to do so. They …

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The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) would like to thank you for playing a key role in an agreement among the City of Lincoln, Lancaster County and the Department of Roads to purchase right-of-way for the protection of the South and East Beltways. LIBA strongly supports the construction of a South Beltway for the City of Lincoln. We agree with Senator Ben Nelson who expressed concern in a 2009 Lincoln Journal Star article over “the …

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Lincoln, Neb. (January 14, 2009) The Mayor’s Taskforce on Impact Fees has released its report, making several significant recommendations. While the Taskforce made some reasonable recommendations, the LIBA Board of Directors cannot endorse rec-ommendations encouraging pre-approved wheel tax increases and raising the property tax levy. Such unchecked allowances contradict LIBA’s fundamental principles.

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