Lincoln is coming off a couple huge local projects, now that the Antelope Valley Project and Arena are finished. That raises the question: what's next?
In terms of big, sexy projects I hope the South (and East!) Beltway get underway sooner rather than later. But there are larger, less sexy needs we need to take care of as well. We have a bunch of existing infrastructure around town that needs to be taken care of. Fortunately, Mayor Beutler has announced plans to tackle a bunch of extra sidewalk and roads projects in 2014, and he will announce an even larger plan in the spring. Now although I have a hunch the latter could come with extra tax dollars attached, 2014's projects are "free" in the sense that the money is already covered. That's great news for those Lincolnites who have been putting up with rumbly streets and crumbly sidewalks.
Now if I could just get City leaders to back the idea of city-wide fiber to the home. Anybody?