I heard that Stan was recalled as a Lincoln City Council member. Is that true?
Stan’s Response: Yes.
In 1994, I voted to impose a utility users tax when I served on the council.
At that time the City Council could impose a tax without voter approval.
I voted to impose the tax because I was very concerned Lincoln would lose Police Officers.
I, along with others, was recalled because of that vote. We later lost all but 7 Police Officers, who had to dig into their own pockets to buy tires for their patrol cars. Additionally the Police Officers had trouble covering the entire city. Safety is my highest priority.
Does Stan support a utility users tax?
Stan’s Response: Updated May 24th, 2010- I don’t automatically support a utility users tax, but I won’t rule it out. I am not convinced the city has eliminated all unnecessary spending in its budget. When I see the city spending $500 a month for coffee and $12,000 for an email service that we could get for free, I want to know that the city has scrubbed its budget and has made sacrifices at all levels – not just the rank and file employees– before I would be willing to consider a utility users tax.
I don't want to see dispatchers and patrol officers rendered ineffective, but City Management must make sacrifices first and the city must stop wasting money before I support a utility user's tax.
If Stan is on the council, will his land holdings create a conflict of interest?
Stan’s Response: The only property I currently own in Lincoln is my house. If any conflict of interest were to arise, I would seek legal advice from the City Attorney and recuse myself if necessary.
If Stan served on the City Council in the ‘90’s, where has he been all this time?
Stan’s Response: I was focused on my family’s businesses, the Nader Farm and Nader Feed business. We were in the process of selling the farm. During this process I stayed away from serving on the City Council to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest.
Is Stan single?
Stan’s Response: I’ve been happily married to my wife of 31 years, Mary, and we have three children, Joshua, Carrie and April.
Why would Stan want to run for City Council during a budget crisis?
Stan’s Response: I am a fourth generation Lincolnite who loves his hometown.
I don’t want to see our city broke and malfunctioning any more than anyone else does.
On the farm, you focus on problem solving and getting the job done, using the correct tools. I can and will be an effective problem solver and bring some “horse sense” back to city government. I’ll ask the hard questions and persist until I get the correct answers.
My affiliations with other government organizations and my relationships with decision makers at all levels of government, helps put me in the position to accomplish these goals.