Budget Priorities For City Of Lincoln

The city of Lincoln released the findings of their Priority Lincoln: We're Listening initiative.

The process started in March which included town hall meetings, phone surveys, and group discussions.

Residents ranked safety and security as the highest, and public transportation came in ranked low.

Mayor Chris Beutler says he is taking these results very seriously and the upcoming budget will reflect what the people want.

He says that for the 2008-2009 budget they'll make unprecedented effort to measure how successful they are at keeping people in the city safe.

Those who participated say they think all city services are important and say if it came down to cutting them they would be willing to pay more taxes.