Lincoln residents encouraged to “Take Charge”

By:  Megan Palera 

Lincoln's mayor needs your help deciding next year's city budget.

Once again, the city is asking residents to fill out the online “Taking Charge” survey.  There are 9 city programs up for elimination such as some libraries and swimming pools.

You can help determine which ones stay or go.

“People need to understand the choices that we make; the choices in front of us.  We need to bring as many people as we possibly can into the decision–making process,” says Mayor Chris Beutler.

The survey will automatically calculate the property tax impact. So it's easy to see just how much you will be paying for each program. The survey is available through June 9th.  To participate, log onto: and click on Taking Charge Survey.