Group Backs Lincoln-Lancaster County Consolidation

lincoln-independent-business-association(AP) — A private group’s proposal to consolidate Lincoln and Lancaster County government has drawn mixed reviews from city and county leaders.

Ann Post is legal counsel for the Lincoln Independent Business Association and chairwoman of the Consolidation Task Force. Post shared the report Tuesday with the City Council and county commissioners. She says the task force’s original goals were to increase efficiency and cut costs.

Some of the city and county leaders expressed doubts about whether consolidation would accomplish those goals.

But Commissioner Jane Raybould backed the recommendations, saying they were “just a question of political will and support.”