Lincoln City Council Approves First Biennium Budget


It has been common practice for the city of Lincoln to adopt a one-year city budget plan, but for the first time, a biennium budget was adopted. “One budget year, you can get a lot done but when you have twice that amount of time, you can think a little bit more strategically,” said City Manager Sean Scully.

Army Corps Not Expected to Answer Residents' Questions at May 31 Presentation


Since January, residents have asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to meet publicly to answer questions about when the trichloroethylene plume threatening the border of Sun City Lincoln Hills will be remediated.

Making the Missile Site Plume Cleanup a Priority


After attending the U.S. Army Corps presentation at the Lincoln City Council meeting on the missile site’s contaminated plume, several residents were disappointed that their questions about safety and a remediation timeline were not answered.

Locals Raise Concerns About Homeless Camps


Over the last few weeks, some community members have publicly addressed their concerns with homeless encampments near their homes and businesses in Lincoln.

Lincoln to Explore New Options for Disc Golf Course


The Lincoln City Council decided to explore options for a disc golf course outside of the Auburn Ravine nature preserve. A petition on has almost 1,000 signatures from individuals who oppose a course inside the preserve, which is in Lincoln Crossing.

Leaders, Residents Assess Lincoln’s Missile Site Contamination


For the first time in decades, community members and city, state and federal officials met next to Lincoln’s former Titan 1 Missile Silo Site to discuss removing the site’s spreading contamination.

Lincoln Leaders Talk About 2022 and 2023


Lincoln City Council members and the Lincoln city manager reflect on what they accomplished in 2022 and discuss what community members can expect in 2023.

Parks and Recreation Resources in Placer County


In Placer County, there are many ways residents can stay happy and healthy. Rocklin, Roseville, Loomis and Lincoln each have parks that provide open space and recreational programs.

A Titan Problem


In a column for the Lincoln Messenger, Councilman William Lauritsen comments on the history of the Titan I missile base that was abandoned by the U.S. military in 1965.

Lincoln City Council Heats Up Over Committee Appointments


The mayor each year assigns City Council members to committees such as airport, flood, and economic development. But Mayor Paul Joiner got some pushback from Councilmember Holly Andreatta.

Editor: This Story Too Close for Comfort


Writes Lincoln Messenger editor Carol Feineman: “It’s our responsibility to report on and decipher the truth on difficult topics, no matter how unpopular that might make the newspaper.”

Lincoln’s Defunct Missile Site Contamination Has Spread


A 46-acre white elephant in Lincoln that no one is publicly talking about needs to be addressed by city, county, regional and federal officials. The elephant is the defunct, contaminated Lincoln Titan 1 Missile Silo Complex that operated from 1962 to 1965.

Lincoln’s Year in Review: Part 2


The year 2022 was event-filled for the city and its residents. The Lincoln Messenger staff takes a look back at the local news, good and bad, from July to December 2022.

Lincoln’s Year in Review: Part 1


The year 2022 was event-filled for the city of Lincoln and residents. Here’s a look back at the news, good and bad, from January to June.

Pickleball for Lincoln


Six permanent pickleball courts to be built at Lincoln’s McBean Park. Local players cheer the decision.

Placer County Approves Sewer Expansion to Accommodate North Auburn


Population growth has caused the existing plant to reach limits; the project will costs tens of millions.

Lincoln Wastewater Treatment Plant Likely to Expand


City Manager Sean Scully presented the City Council with a plan to expand the local water treatment plant and establish a joint powers agreement to govern it. A joint powers agreement, Scully said, would give the burden of plant management to “a governing board whose focus would go 100 percent toward having the best water treatment facility.”

Proposed Disc Golf Course Draws Fire at Parks and Rec Meeting


Dozens of residents voiced their opinions in support or in opposition to Lincoln’s plan on adding a new disc golf course at Auburn Ravine Park at the Parks and Recreation committee meeting on Sept. 7. The 10-acre park that features a dog park and walking trail.

Disc Golf Course in the Works for Lincoln


Lincoln is expected to have its first 18-hole disc golf course at Auburn Ravine Park by next spring. City of Lincoln Maintenance Services manager Scott Boynton recently received approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to develop the course at the site.

Lincoln City Council Appoints Candidates to Council Seats


After a 4-1 vote by the Lincoln City Council, residents in two districts won’t get to vote for a representative this November. With only one qualified candidate in each district, the council opted to cancel the election and appoint Mayor Holly Woods-Andreatta to the District 1 seat and candidate Benjamin Brown to District 2.

Evaluating Traffic Safety in Lincoln


As Lincoln grows and develops rapidly, the city is looking at designing a new traffic safety system for residents and law enforcement.

Lincoln City Council Censures Councilman William Lauritsen


Lincoln Mayor Holly Andreatta and three other councilmembers censured colleague William Lauritsen over an assault complaint by local businessman Matthew Oliver, barring the councilman from serving on regional or city committees. Lauritsen asserted he will not resign from the council because there was no assault.

Opinion: Lincoln City Council Ignoring Due Process


The Lincoln News Messenger has published an opinion piece on a conflict involving the Lincoln City Council, which it describes as “a strange chain of spiraling comments and actions last week” surrounding events at a Third Congressional District candidate forum.

Councilman Declines to Resign Despite Pressure From Lincoln City Council


As of May 4, Councilman William Lauritsen is not resigning from Lincoln City Council, after the four other council members asked him to step down.

Lincoln City Council Hosts Reception for New City Manager


More than 40 Lincoln residents and city officials welcomed new City Manager Sean Scully during a March 23 reception at Beermann Plaza. “Gwen Scanlon, our city clerk, and Dia Gix, our deputy city clerk, put it all together and did a wonderful job,” Mayor Holly Andreatta said.

Lincoln Council, Chamber Adopt Business Grant Program


Lincoln City Council has authorized the Lincoln Business Grant and Assistance Program in partnership with the Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce. A total of $1 million will be given to the business community.

Lincoln City Council Authorizes Application for CHP Grant


After gaining approval from the council, the Lincoln Police Department will submit an application to the California Highway Patrol Cannabis Tax Fund Grant Program to fund two traffic vehicles.

Lincoln’s New City Manager Gets Up to Speed


New City Manager Sean Scully completed his first week on the job and described it as “exhilarating” and a “whirlwind.” He is responsible for carrying out city policies and programs as directed by the Lincoln City Council.

City of Lincoln Responds to Report on Lincoln Regional Airport


The Placer County Grand Jury released a report of its Lincoln Regional Airport evaluation on June 16 that made nine recommendations for the city of Lincoln to act upon to improve the airport management and financial competence.

Council Approves Contract with SDA Presence


After swearing in the new mayor and vice mayor, the Lincoln City Council approved the city manager to contract services with SDA Presence, LLC for upcoming project management.

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