Council Approves of Paving Project, Will Decide On Allowing Alcohol In Entertainment District

LINCOLN -- The Lincoln City Council has decided to go ahead and pave two blocks around the People's City Mission. On a 6 to 0 vote, the council will bill two businesses and The Mission at least $90,000 each to pay for paving 1st Street between "P" and "Q" and "Q" Street between 1st and 2nd streets. Also, the Council will vote next Monday on an entertainment district which allows people to drink within 500 feet of a building which holds at least 700 people. That includes the new Pinnacle Bank Arena, the Lied Center for Performing Arts, Pershing Center as well as two other venues. Meanwhile, the clothing you drop into those purple and tan drop-boxes around Lincoln are for the March of Dimes, but they are operated by Linc Drop, a for-profit agency which donates only 10% of profits to the March of Dimes. That's amounted to more than $160,000 over the last three years, but it's a perceived deception the City Council wants to change. It's looking at a measure allowing only non-profits to run donation boxes with a city permit.

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