Auburn City Council

Is a transient tax worth the effort?

The latest version of the short-term rental ordinance is still waiting for a second reading in front of the Auburn City Council, but some are asking whether a transient tax could h ...

Ruffcorn to take helm as interim director

Auburn officials formally announced their plans to make Police Chief John Ruffcorn the Interim Director of Emergency Service Administration Friday morning – a move that will ...

Bus route to Auburn give new link to services

The journey from Downtown Auburn to social services near the airport can be dangerous on foot or bicycle, but a cooperative effort between the city and county will soon make it as ...

City to appoint interim public safety director

The Auburn City Council will be discussing the consolidation of the administration of the police and fire departments during Monday night’s meeting. City Manager Tim Run ...

Reader Input: Open Auburn to Airbnb

Auburn derives significant economic benefits from short-term rentals, such as Airbnb, and the travelers who occupy them. Numerous studies have shown that those renting via Airbnb ...

Changing of guard Tuesday at City Hall

Once ballots are cast and votes verified, candidates are sworn in and make the transition from political hopefuls to public officials. Nearly a month after votes were received in ...

City council candidates react to final tallies

The release of the final numbers in the Auburn City Council race leaves a close race decided and a longtime public servant without one of the three open seats. With the tabulation ...

Placer County finalizes election results

The Placer County Elections Office has officially finalized the numbers from the Nov. 4 elections leaving a newcomer candidate in one of the three open seats on the Auburn City Cou ...

In municipal musical chairs, Holmes is last man standing

This week, Auburn had what was in some ways an awkward election — a municipal version of musical chairs, with four candidates scrambling for three seats. When the music stopp ...

Reader Input: Sorry for your loss, Auburn

You may not realize it but this election was a sad day for Auburn parents, children, teachers and homeowners. The unfortunate random placement of Lashaun Byer in the doomed last po ...

Two candidates nearly tied for Auburn council seat

For two candidates running for Auburn City Council, the race was still too close to call Wednesday evening for either to claim victory or defeat. Daniel Berlant, a newcomer hopefu ...

Auburn council race too close to call

With early votes trickling in, candidates for Auburn City Council gathered with supporters to track their respective rise to elected office Tuesday night. Energy and optimism were ...

Another View: The 12-year blink

When I drive to the post office on Nevada Street or pick up a few plants at Eisley’s Nursery, I’m reminded how fast time flies. I always smile when I see the ten tall t ...

Auburn City Council hopefuls await Election Day results

After months of campaigning, the decision of who will hold three open seats on the Auburn City Council comes down to a final test at the hands of the voting public. In what many i ...

Budgeting proposal divides Auburn City Council

Monday night’s Auburn City Council meeting had all of the trappings of a largely administrative agenda until one proposal raised process questions and spurred a 3-2 vote. Th ...