Your Lincoln City Council

*update from AAG Lauren*

Good Morning,

I have reviewed the complaint you submitted against the Lincoln City Council.  The Council has not conducted any videoconferencing meetings under the provisions in § 84-1411(2) during the month of July, as it is not an entity which may do so.  To the extent they may have done so up until 30 June, this was authorized under the Governor’s Executive Order No. 20-24.  Further, § 84-1411(6) allows a “member of the public or any other witness other than a member of the public body to appear before the public body by means or video or telecommunications equipment.”  There is no requirement that the locations of individuals participating in this manner be confirmed or announced or “open and accessible” to participants.  Thus, the Council’s allowance of video participation by members of the public was proper.  Please note that the Council has indicated it plans to allow public comment only in chambers beginning at its July 27th meeting.

Thank you,

Laura A. Nigro

Assistant Attorney General

I’m writing to you today about potential violation of the Nebraska Opening Meetings Act.
This is a section pulled from the statue:
(3) Videoconferencing means conducting a meeting involving participants at two or more locations through the use of audio-video equipment which allows participants at each location to hear and see each meeting participant at each other location, including public input. Interaction between meeting participants shall be possible at all meeting locations. Source: Laws 1975, LB 325, § 2; Laws 1983, LB 43, § 1; Laws 1
I’m not a lawyer, but I know a few. One happens to be the Attorney General of the State of Nebraska.
As the citizens testifying are doing so from private homes, residences, and other non-public places. These places would have to be open and accessible for meeting participants to have interaction.
I therefore believe that you would have to confirm and announce every zoom location that is sending video teleconference testimony or information.
I eagerly await a written legal opinion (within 24 hours) from a city or state attorney on the potential violation of the Open Meetings Act.

Wear a Mask

I want to say 2 or 3 things about wearing a mask.

The first line you answered why we were masks.

Because if I make 1 more citizen feel comfortable in today’s world by wearing a mask. Then I’m okay with that.

For the safety (or medical) aspect; there is no risk. I’m not a doctor, nor do I play one on the internet.

But I’ve purchased two masks orders from two different companies. I’ve seen a legal statement in my day. Neither one of these products carried the warning (or close to it) about negative effects on my health.

I’m not got the Government telling me (OR YOU) to do anything.

This was in response to someone’s post on social media.

*breaking news*

Now accepting friend requests on THE Facebook.

Port good day

I had a pretty good day.

Yes that’s a poor word choice in the title. Yes I know it is there.

I worked today. A guest came into the Omaha location. “Someone’s daughter recognized me from campus. The mom came in and said, my daughter goes to Lincoln (as in University of Nebraska in Lincoln), and said she recognized me from campus & that I always make good coffee”

A pretty stellar review.

My store has been closed since March 13th due to Covid-19.

I’ve also used this picture 3 times to express emotion, I’m using it 4 times cause I can, but no emotion.

Vernon J being emotional?

I also watched Cool Runnings in Disney+

Police Grant

Good Morning Elected Officials Lincoln, NE.

My name is Vernon J.

Safety is the top priority of any Government.

We have an opportunity to hire 5 additional officers at no increase to the police budget or taxpayers.

I urge you to take advantage of this 3 year grant.

Vernon J

1425 G St.

Lincoln, NE 68508



Should it be?

Pair of sock, or

Pair of socks?

Because a pair indicate two, and socks indicate two. So we are taking two socks vs four or more?

Think on it.

Nope … That’s interesting!

This is something & something else.

I know it’s a policy that I would not have advised the county to take.

They didn’t ask me, so there’s that.

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No additional cost for Lincoln public transit?

I’m a public transit advocate, is this something #lnk needs?

A monthly bus pass is $17, so that’s the minimum cost of transit. You have to add in your hourly rate for extra time to ride the bus

What do you think?

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