Four More Years

November 13, 2013 at 2:15pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

I was surprised to read this headline this morning, which suggested that Mayor Chris Beutler may run for a third term. In a political landscape littered with term limits, I assumed Lincoln’s mayor was limited to eight years. Apparently not. If Beutler chooses to run again he’d be an oddity; no Lincoln mayor has served more than two terms.

It’s still plenty early, but I suppose now’s as good a time as any to start thinking about whether or not Chris Beutler should hang around a while longer, or whether any mayor should stick around for 12 years (or more). Generally speaking I’m not a big term limits fan, so a third term doesn’t bother me. If Beutler has done a good job and if he has plans that resonate with the community, let the man keep doing his thing. Those are a couple import “ifs”. I may be reading the community wrong, but I think most Lincolnites would give him a grade of B or better for his job so far. History may or may not be so kind after we figure out how well the Arena and West Haymarket do.

What do you think about Beutler serving a third term? Should any mayor have that many years in office? Has Beutler earned it?

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Barbara Gochenour December 19, 2005 at 2:55pm

No I think the quicker she is out of office the better off the city of Lincoln will be.  If she stays in office any longer the only ones that will have any money left in their pockets is her.  She has to be lining her pockets because you can see any improvements with all the tax money we pay.
Also if she has never shopped in Walmart than she shouldn’t be so negative about them.  They are probably the only place in this great city that people can afford to shop.  She doesn’t care about people on fixed incomes.

Donn Dunlap February 27, 2006 at 1:50pm

I would help to circulate any petition to recall the biggest hack politican in the history of this city. This women only thinks of developers and real estate agents, just like the city counsel.
If she thinks we need business and office space, she needs to drive 48th from O to Adams, or the length of Cornhusker, or West O (more blight).
She wouldn’t allow any downtown or southside area to end up this way. Seng you need to go now!!!!!

Richard E. Batten May 3, 2006 at 5:37pm

Grandma Mayor needs to leave the office. Ms. Seng has never been to a Walmart at 3:00 A.M. to see that they are still actually busy. How many jobs did she cost our community by blocking the N.E. Walmart. I am not sure who is lining her purse with gold but it not the average Lincolnite who pays outrageous property taxes. How much would this woman make off of a city owned gas station, and who would be fool enough to actually by gas there!!! Bye Bye Grandma you don’t stand a chance!

rick johnson August 24, 2006 at 6:18pm

Here is a good one for you. I was talking to weird wally the other day from Wally,s used cars about Miss seng and he is still trying to find someone who will admit to voting for her.

Biscut October 31, 2006 at 3:29pm

Biscut here,
  I’m still waiting for an answer from city hall and the Journal Star as to why revenues from city occupational taxes fell over $500,000 from 2001 to 2005. Occupational taxes are the 5.5% tax added to any cell phone or home phone bill. This tax was approved by the city of Lincoln in 1992.
  I moved to Lincoln in 1994 and was never charged this fee by Cellular One until Alltel bought them out in March of this year. I maintain several cell phones and after a little math I figured I beat the city out of $1200 over a 12 year period.
  Notified city/no answer. Notified Journal Star/no answer. Does it smell like old fish around here?? Throw city hall and the Journal rag a couple of big dog bones from the Biscut!!!

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