Bob Richardson

Another View: Harvey Roper’s legacy a noble gift of service to a grateful community

Bad news travels fast in our era of social media and wrist phones. I learned about the passing of Harvey Roper in a text from my son early last Saturday morning as the news scorche ...

Another View: City budget myths hide looming peril to Auburn finances

For more than a decade now, Auburn has been viewed as a model of financial stability because of the City Council’s consistent, widely admired record of fiscal responsibility ...

Another View: A Welcome Wagon of advice for our new city manager

Following is an open letter to Auburn’s new city manager, Tim Rundel. Dear Tim: As you are getting settled into your new office and arranging photos of the fam on your de ...

Another View: Running once for council was enough

Mike Holmes, Bridget Powers and Matt Spokely … you can all relax, because I’m not running. Two years ago, after voters torpedoed Kevin Hanley’s charter city ep ...

City approves new manager

Auburn City Council members announced Thursday afternoon that they selected Tim Rundel, 47, of Oklahoma, as Auburn’s new city manager. Rundel will be leaving his job as assi ...

Heath to help city with budget

Andy Heath, Placer County’s executive officer of finance, will temporarily take over planning the city of Auburn’s budget after finance director Kim Juran leaves on Mar ...

No public input to be had at City Council meeting

Despite a call for public input on characteristics desired for Auburn’s permanent city manager, Monday’s City Council meeting commenced without a single citizen voicing ...

Council approves interim city manager

The Auburn City Council voted unanimously Monday evening to approve hiring of interim city manager Richard Ramirez of Sacramento and use of Peckham and McKenney, a recruitment serv ...

Council to interview interim city manager applicants

Auburn Mayor Bridget Powers called for two special closed City Council sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday night so that council members can interview four candidates applying for th ...

City Manager instructed to consult League of Calif. Cities to find interim

After meeting in a closed, special session Wednesday night the Auburn City Council decided on a plan for selecting an interim and permanent city manager. Mayor Bridget P ...