NOON HOUR UPDATE: County considers community center moratorium; Rincon del Rio decision looming and North Auburn MAC holds meeting on sewer rates

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 Wednesday edition.

What we’re working on: The Placer County Board of Supervisors is being presented with a moratorium on “community center” approvals after it recently gave the green light to two businesses seeking a minor-use permit with that designation. Reporter Gus Thomson is there and will report on if the supervisors will grant the moratorium and allow a reexamination of the community center designation. Gus will also have a story on a possible decision regarding the Rincon del Rio senior community project that is planned to be built in southern Nevada County.

Residents in North Auburn are concerned over a possible rate increase in Sewer Maintenance District 1. Reporter Jon Schultz will be attending the North Auburn Municipal Advisory Council meeting tonight discussing the proposed rate increase and will have a story on the meeting. 

Sports Editor Matthew Kimel has a profile on a local runner that is getting ready to compete in the Boston Marathon.

What you’re talking about: Readers are weighing in on Auburn City Council’s decision to keep sewer talks open and seek a possible new homeless shelter option. Another story that’s getting comments is our piece talking about how speed was not a factor in the fatal motorcycle accident from last week.

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