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On Tuesday, May 5th, the citizens of Lincoln will have the opportunity to make their voices heard in the city general elections.  The Lincoln Independent Business Association Political Action Committee (LIBA PAC) is pleased to endorse the following Candidates: Mayor of the City of Lincoln – Andy Stebbing Lincoln City Council SE District 2 – Jon Camp Lincoln City Council NE District 1- Cyndi Lamm Lincoln Board of Education District 6 – Matt Schulte The LIBA PAC chose …

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The LIBA  Board of Directors has reluctantly decided to support the proposed sales tax increase to finance necessary public safety projects. LIBA’s support of this proposal was not an easy decision. This sales tax compounds the effects of the arena occupation taxes and increases the burden on brick and mortar retailers struggling to compete with internet businesses that do not collect sales taxes. However, the sales tax was the best of the “bad options” put …

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On Tuesday, April 7th, the citizens of Lincoln will have the opportunity to make their voices heard in the primary elections. Four years ago, the Lincoln Independent Business Association Political Action Committee (LIBA PAC) endorsed Chris Beutler for Mayor.  Today, the LIBA PAC is announcing its endorsement for Andy Stebbing.   In making its decision, the PAC members felt that a set of fresh ideas would serve the community well.  As County Treasurer, Stebbing has …

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The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) supports upgrading the 911 radio system and relocation of fire stations, however, LIBA is concerned that the process is moving too quickly leaving communication issues and funding options unaddressed. This bond issue is moving at an unprecedented rate.  It was announced on August 14th and the Council is being asked to vote on it just 11 days later.  This short time leaves several communications and funding issues unresolved which …

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City Budget Statement from LIBA                                                         August 11, 2014 The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) applauds the Mayor’s office and City Council for not raising the property tax levy or wheel taxes in the new budget. While holding the line on the levy, the city will still receive …

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Prioritization of Officers and Safety The Lincoln Independent Business Association thanks Mayor Beutler for taking steps to increase the number of Police officers dealing with gang activity.  On September 4, 2013 the Lincoln Police Union, City Councilman Roy Christensen, and LIBA, made a plea for more officers.  At that time, LIBA pointed out that Lincoln maintains one of the lowest strength ratios in the country with 1.22 officers per thousand citizens. We also noted a …

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The LIBA Board of Directors would first like to thank John Breslow for his vision and donation of $7 million to fund the Breslow Ice Center.  We believe it will be another asset to help keep young families in Lincoln; it will help businesses thrive; and it will help create jobs for our community. LIBA felt it necessary to testify today because there is no operating agreement in place between the University of Nebraska which …

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The Lincoln Independent Business Association is calling on Mayor Chris Beutler and the City Council to sell Pershing Center and return the property to the tax rolls in an expedient manner. In September of 2011, LIBA sent Mayor Beutler a letter suggesting that the City of Lincoln’s request for proposals to redevelop the site “contains too many rules and regulations to expedite the sale or redevelopment of Pershing Center.” We believe these extensive rules may …

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Mayor Beutler: I write on behalf of the Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) to express our concern over the recommendations reported by the Solid Waste Plan 2040 Advisory Committee.  Specifically, the committee report resembles a holiday wish list with all wants listed and little consideration given to the resources necessarily raised or shifted to obtain them. The final “systems definition” approved by the Advisory Committee recommends the City develop two new programs, support or expand …

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Prioritization of Officers and Safety Every day the local media reports another armed robbery[i], fatal beating[ii], or hit and run.[iii]  Lincoln’s citizens are assured the situation is not dire; however, Lincoln is a growing community, and crime is growing with its population.  For this reason the Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) calls on city hall and the citizens of Lincoln to begin a community dialogue about the prioritization of tax dollars toward additional officers to …

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