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 ...

Council to discuss interim manager

A closed, special session Auburn City Council meeting has been called for tonight by Mayor Bridget Powers to begin the selection process for a new city manager, after current City ...

Another View: For Auburn, changes bring mixed news

On Sunday, the Auburn Journal ran two different stories concerning key roles in our community. One was happy news; the other, sad. The happy news is that Carolyn Metzker is movin ...

Auburn City Manager leaves for Grass Valley

GRASS VALLEY -- It took the Grass Valley City Council just eight minutes to unanimously appoint Auburn’s Bob Richardson as their new city manager at an emergency meeting Mond ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Auburn city manager’s move to Grass Valley official; Hidden Falls Park and Harvego Preserve to be linked and election season gets under way

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON:  The city of Grass Valley approved the hiring of Auburn City Manager Bob Richardson today. Reporter Amy Lobenberg was at the special city council ...

Plans advance for 3 Auburn projects

More planning is underway on several Auburn city improvements and renovations that will be included during next spring’s Project Auburn day. Three sites are in the early sta ...