Bob Richardson

City cuts nine employees

Nine Auburn city employees have been laid off in an effort to cut costs. Three of those positions are “temporarily deferred,” meaning the employees have been notified but a l ...

Public stung by mosquito spraying ban

Redistributing the pages of the notebook while realizing this country has gone from being “The Haves and the Have Nots” to the Haves and Hads ... And it appears that among th ...

Decreasing revenues mean cuts to budget

By Gus Thomson Journal Staff Writer Placer County’s flush growth years highlighted by automatic budget increases have hit a roadblock. One of the leaders in population and con ...

Auburn police union sues city

The Auburn Police Officers’ Association is suing the city of Auburn for alleged unfair labor practices. The lawsuit, filed May 7, lists the city, Auburn Police Department, Chie ...

Auburn’s sewers leaking, seeping and cracking

If anyone is paying a sewer bill instead of relying on a septic system, take heed. This is more of not being able to see the big picture and misinformation being put out. People l ...

Tonkin honored for improving TV in Auburn

You may not think so, but there’s more to the software engineer who brought a better cable provider to Auburn residents than just wires and computers. Glenn Tonkin is this year ...

City executives, managers accept pay cuts

Eighteen top-level and mid-management Auburn city employees and elected officials have agreed to have their pay trimmed by 10 percent starting May 1. The agreement, which could be ...

Impact small for Auburn in state’s new budget

The state’s recently passed budget that includes cuts to education and social services will not heavily impact Auburn, according to City Manager Bob Richardson. “The level of ...

Auburn worked hard to defend against tax raid

Strange as it may seem, serving as a city councilman occasionally resembles an innocent walk in the park that is suddenly interrupted by a steroid-pumped, tattooed man with a knife ...

State budget woes create uncertainties

Despite other foothill cities expecting to lay off employees, “mum” was the word at Auburn City Hall when City Manager Bob Richardson was asked what cost-saving measures the ci ...