The Lincoln City City Council Monday night decided not to overload the list of municipal goals for the fiscal year ahead. So they settled on four: Building the new police station, push economic development, upgrade infrastructure (streets, sewers, water etc) and quit talking about about affordable housing and actually build some.
The four-to-two vote also allowed room to take up other goals depending on how things go throughout the year. One of them is an interest in improving Lincoln City’s internet service – making it less susceptible to slowing down due to the number of people using it at the same time. Also, make internet service more available to the city’s young people. Especially when it comes to getting their homework done.
Discussions only lightly touched on whether Lincoln City should establish its own city-owned internet service. Cities across the country are finding out that they can provide better internet service for a lot less money as opposed to private corporations, with lots of shareholders who demand a big return on their investment. But the council didn’t dive in to that part – although they have in the past to some degree. The council asked City Manager Ron Chandler to look in to the issue and report back to the council.