Bob Richardson

No ad hoc committee concerning charter city in sight

Residents will have a chance to discuss whether or not they want Auburn to be a charter city, but just how the city will go about doing that was a topic of debate Monday night. In ...

Move will bring bureau to heart of Downtown

A Placer County tourism staple is moving to Downtown Auburn. The Placer County Visitors Bureau California Welcome Center is relocating to Auburn’s Old City Hall on High Street a ...

City employee always works with a smile

A woman who grew up in the foothills is keeping Auburn’s transit system on track. Megan Siren, 27, is the city of Auburn’s employee of the year. Siren is an administrative an ...

Council forms plan for financial priorities

The Auburn City Council has some goals for the city, which revolve around saving money while providing the same level of services to residents. At a 10 a.m. special session on Su ...

Special session to address City Council goals

Goals for the city will be a subject of discussion at a meeting Sunday morning. The Auburn City Council is holding a special session starting at 10 a.m. Sunday in Room 10 at City ...

Motion sign a possibility, but not a priority, city manager says

The city of Auburn is still reviewing the possibility of having an electronic motion sign within its limits. On Feb. 14 the Auburn City Council, acting as the Auburn Urban Develop ...

Unite against Auburn’s LED billboard

Re: “City OK’s $60,000 for new billboard,” (Journal Feb 15): City of Auburn officials have stooped to an ultimate low by approving $60,000 for an LED billboard. It is emba ...

City OK’s $60,000 for new electronic sign

Despite some protests, in a 3-0 vote, the city of Auburn allocated $60,000 for a new electronic sign as long as City Manager Bob Richardson thinks the project is a good idea. The l ...

McCaulou’s signs on for building emptied by Gottschalks

A Bay-Area based department store plans to open its doors in Auburn this summer. On Friday, City Manager Bob Richardson confirmed that McCaulou’s, a family-owned department stor ...

Council approves $28,000 for regional plant study

By March Auburn residents could know how much they would be spending on their sewer bills if a regional wastewater treatment plant became a reality. Monday night the Auburn City C ...

Our leaders are ripping us off

I just read in the Monday paper (Journal, Nov. 22) the pay and benefits for all of our civic leaders. This is absolutely ridiculous. Their pay is high and the benefits are unlimi ...

City salaries spark resident comments

Although several Auburn city management staff are making more than $100,000 annually, most of them are making substantially less than the same positions in neighboring cities. Loca ...

Council confrontation shocks residents

Tensions were high at the Auburn City Council meeting Monday night as one councilman cursed at another, shocking residents in attendance. While discussing how they each felt abou ...

Our View: Election’s over, but hard work is just beginning

Most of the votes have been counted. The races have been settled. Concession and congratulatory calls have been made. Campaign signs are down. The 2010 general election is in the ...

40-acre industrial park foreclosure a false alarm

City officials say a 40-acre piece of land at the Auburn Airport industrial park listed in pre-foreclosure is an error. The foreclosure trustee company that placed the listing, As ...