NOON HOUR UPDATE: Auburn City Council prepares for labor talks; State of the Community award winner; County goes against staff recommendations and playoff soccer

What’s happening and what we’re working on
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Welcome to the Auburn Journal’s “Noon Hour Update,” where we’ll present you with stories and updates on what’s going on in the news and what we’re working on for our Thursday edition.

What we’re working on: Auburn’s City Council met on Monday in closed session to discuss the upcoming labor negotiations with six employee groups that will coincide with the ongoing labor talks concerning the Auburn Police Officers Association. Reporter Jon Schultz is following up on the meeting, and will report on what was discussed and the possible future of negotiations. 

Reporter Gus Thomson continues our State of the Community Dinner series by profiling Holly Heinzen, who is the county employee of year award winner. Read our latest profile here. Gus will also write about a private contractor convincing the Placer County Board of Supervisors to go against a staff recommendation that would have dropped them mid-contract in regard to a foster youth program.

In Sports look for soccer playoff coverage with several local teams taking a shot at a section championship.

What you’re talking about: Our story about the Placer County Board of Supervisors approving a sewer rate hike for North Auburn users has readers sharing their thoughts online today. Another piece getting comments is our story on the proposed 2014 opening of the South Placer Jail. Read these stories and more and share your views.

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