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Media Release for Year 2002
January February March April May June
July August September October November December
December
 Mayor Says 2002 a Year of Accomplishments in City
 New Community Donation Program to Benefit Parks
 Lincoln Agencies Awarded more than $1.5 Million in Grants for Homeless Assistance
 Mayor selects Remington to head Aging Services
 Mayor Announces Universal Cold Storage to add 30 Jobs
 Mayor Wesely Forecasts Balanced Budget and No Property Tax Increase Next Year
 Mayor Will Propose Adding 12 Police Officers using Federal Grants
 Mayor Pleased Antelope Valley Project Moving Ahead
 Wesely Signs Resolution to Freeze Mayor's Salary
 Mayor Proposes Hometown Security Study
 Mayor Announces Acton to Add 20 Jobs
 Mayor Presents Award of Excellence for November
 Mayor's Holiday Tree Features Czech Heritage
 Mayor Don Wesely's Statement on Departure of Bill Byrne as NU Athletic Director

November
 Mayor Wesely's Thanksgiving Message
 Fund Transfer Would Allow for New Trail Corridor through Wilderness Park
 Wesely Says Sales Tax Growth Signals Economic Recovery for Lincoln
 Mayor Works with Local Agencies to Promote Awareness of Homelessness and Hunger
 Mayor Announces Free Bus Rides for Parade
 Mayor Presents Award of Excellence For October
 Mayor Announces Plans for Star City Parade
 Public Invited to Open House on Antelope Valley Project
 Mayor Don Wesely's Veterans Day Message

October
 Bids Opened for First Phase of Antelope Valley Channel Work
 Mayor Presents Award of Excellence for October
 Sales Tax Revenues Show Positive Trend
 Mayor Wesely Disappointed in Good Year Decision
 Mayor Commends Planning Commission for Vote on Impact Fees
 Broken Water Main Forces 17th Street Closure
 Lincoln's After School Programs to be Recognized
 Nebraska Wildlife Federation Honors City for Conservation Efforts
 Mayor Names Infrastructure Finance Committee

September
 Lincoln Company to Add 200 Jobs
 Indicators Show Stronger Local Economy
 Federal Officials Give Final Approval to Beltway
 Alcoholism and Drug Council Receives National Grant to Increase Awareness of Treatment and Recovery
 Construction Starts on 3rd and "A" Overpass
 New York Memorial Motorcycle Ride to Be in Lincoln Monday
 Patriot Day Program Announced
 Mandatory Water Restrictions Lifted

August
 City Working with Federal Government to Reduce Flood Insurance Rates
 New Haymarket Parking Garage to be Open on Game Days
 Mandatory Water Restrictions to Continue
 Mayor Presents Award of Excellence for July
 Mayor Discusses Bond Issue for Sidewalks and Trails
 Mayor Announces Plans for "Patriot Day Lincoln Remembers"
 Campaign Promotes Better Infant Health Through Breastfeeding
 Campaign to Extend Season at Two Pools Successful
 Daily Water Use Average Meeting Goal
 City and NAGE Sign Three-Year Contract

July
 Mayor Thanks Residents for Drop in Water Usage
 Nelson, Wesely Announce Federal Funds for Lincoln Transportation Project PDF - 92K
 84th Street Re-Opens Today
 Mayor Appoints Werner as United Nations Day Chair
 Mayor Encourages Participation in "Love Your Country. Vote" Tour
 Parks and Recreation Foundation Kicks Off "Beat the Heat!" Campaign
 Daily Water Usage Over 70 Million Gal. May Prompt Additional Mandatory Restrictions
 Mayor Institutes Mandatory Water Restrictions
 Mayor Appoints Krout New Planning Director
 Mayor Promotes Use of Web Site to Conduct Government Business
 Pedestrian Connector to be Dedicated with Lighting Ceremony Saturday
 Voluntary Water Restrictions Still in Effect
 Mayor Discusses Bond Issue for Fire Department
 Mayor Institutes Voluntary Odd-Even Watering Plan
 Tree Planting Marks Start of Antelope Valley Project Construction

June
 Grant Awarded to Make Ager Junior Golf Course Accessible to Disabled
 Mayor Invites Lincoln Area Residents to Celebrate the Fourth of July at Holmes Lake
 Roundabout at 33rd and Sheridan to Open Wednesday
 Mayor Urges Citizens to Conserve Water
 Wesely Balances City Budget with Help from Unions and Budget Cuts
 Skatepark at Tierra Dedicated
 NAGE Joins Firefighters Association in Agreeing to Changes
 USDA Recognizes Lincoln's Summer Food Program
 Firefighters Union Agrees to Reduce Personnel Costs
 Vine Street and South 27th Street to Close
 Mayor Presents Award of Excellence for May

May
 Fund-Raising for Husker Link Trail Completed
 Lincoln Boosts Paper Recycling during "Clean Your Files Week"
 Mayor Thanks Local Team for Work on Tiger Beetle Issue
 Mayor Pleased with Council and Board Approval of New Comp Plan
 Mayor's Memorial Day Message
 University Place Aquatics Center to Open June 1st
 West Pedestrian Bridge Span to Open for Saltdog Opener
 Mayor Urges Water Conservation, Praises Project Coordination
 Mayor Unveils New Antelope Park Triangle Master Plan
 Mayor Praises Police Officers on Law Enforcement Memorial Day
 Firefighters Honored for Tower Rescue
 Mayor Presents Award of Excellence for April
 Naumann Selected as Economic Development Coordinator
 Lincoln Plans Activities for "Safe Kids Week"
 Mayor and Business Assoc. Looking at Options for Downtown Entertainment Center
 Mayor Announces Major Public Art Project
 Mayor to Award Self-Help Grants to 18 Neighborhood and Community Groups

April
 Mayor Presents Environmental Awards
 Mayor Cuts Ribbon to Open New "F" Street Center
 Mayor Says Street Maintenance and Repair a Priority
 Mayor Presents Award of Excellence for March
 Mayor Announces Recipients of Arts Awards
 Wesely Says Cut in State Aid to Cities Could Mean Property Tax Increases
 Mayor Announces Neighborhood Leadership Program
 Mayor to Form Youth Advisory Committee
 Environmental Trust Awards Grant for Wetlands
 Mayor Pleased with Planning Commission Approval of Revised Comprehensive Plan
 Mayor Proposes Amendments to Comprehensive Plan

March
 Mayor Kicks Off Three Health Initiatives
 Mayor Calls Methamphetamine Summit
 Mayor Implements Hiring Freeze
 Mayor Kicks off Environmental Awareness Days at Earth Wellness Festival
 Mayor Presents Award of Excellence for February
 Study Identifies Cost of Growth
 Mayor Announces City Economic Development Team and Public Partnership
 Public Meeting on East "O" Street Set for Thursday
 Mayor Presents Award of Excellence for 2001
 Mayor Don Wesely's Statement on Statehood Day

February
 Lincoln and Omaha Mayors to Host Economic Summit
 Mayor Appoints Larson to Planning Commission
 City Provides Snow Information in Other Languages
 Kick-Off Breakfast a Success
 East "O" Street Preliminary Work Begins Monday
 Abraham Lincoln Celebration Airing on 5 CITY-TV
 Mayor Presents Award of Excellence for January

January
 Lincoln's Two New Libraries to Open Saturday
 City Hires Traffic Engineer
 Planning Director to Return to Colorado
 City Receives Grant for Community Learning Centers
 November Sales Tax Figures Above Projections
 Mayor Wesely's Statement on Additional Jobs at Burlington Northern-Santa Fe
 Plans Announces for City's Second Abraham Lincoln Celebration
 Nebco to Receive Mayor's Community Conscience Award
 Mayor Wesely's Statement on Potential Layoffs at Lincoln's Goodyear Plant
 Mayor Wesely declares January 2002 as "National Volunteer Blood Donor" Month
 Mayor Presents Award of Excellence for December
 Mayor Implements Additional Spending Restraints
 Mayor Asks for Community's Help in Fighting Meth and Crime
 Mayor's Technology Council Completes Phase I Report
 Nebraska Task Force One Will Head to Olympics
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