budget

Beatles-inspired fundraiser to save musical

They can’t buy love, but can The Beatles buy another year for Rocklin High School’s annual musical? With budget cuts pushing the 13-year tradition closer to extinction, suppor ...

Managers must make concessions, too

I watched the June 22 city council meeting on live television last night to see what is going on regarding the city of Lincoln’s 2010-2011 budget and the proposed utility users ...

District, teachers reach agreement

Approximately 35 to 40 teachers will be returning to the classroom next year thanks to an agreement with the district and Rocklin Teachers Professional Association. Through a maj ...

The financial state of the county

For each of the past six years, Placer County has stated that the next year’s budget had a shortfall. At the end of each of these fiscal years, the Comprehensive Annual Financial ...

Union clashes with Placer County over plan for more furlough days

Placer County supervisors OK’d five more furlough days for unionized workers Tuesday, despite a plea for further discussions from a Local 39 business representative. The county ...

Another View: Prudent planning key to county success

I am pleased to respond to an April 20 (Jim Ruffalo) column about Placer County’s budget process in these challenging times. Unfortunately, the column failed to recognize how su ...

Midyear shortfalls patched up

The Auburn City Council approved adjustments to the midyear 2010-11 general fund bridging a $382,000 shortfall with decreased expenditures and reserve funds. Administrative Servic ...

State needs a good sweeping

Do the state legislators – assembly(men) and senators – know that one of their primary duties is to balance the budget? Most spend money the state does not have, raising salar ...

Tea Party Patriots recommend reduction in executive salaries

A salary reduction for city employees making more than $100,000 a year could save the city $250,000 next year. That’s according to Jim Macauley, a financial consultant from Newca ...

Slimmed-down Sierra College ag, auto, construction programs back on

Three threatened vocational courses at Sierra College are off the chopping block for now. The Sierra College board approved limited continuation of vocational automotive, agricult ...

End blame game and help schools

Before we go throwing out the baby with the bath water, perhaps we should realistically look at the issues facing the Auburn Union School District. For those of you who continue t ...

Placer County union offers its own cost-cutting plan

Placer County’s largest employee organization has offered its own option to help close next year’s projected $23 million budget gap. But while county CEO Tom Miller said he’s ...

Salary ‘double dipping’ raises concerns

Retirement deals for five top managers of the city of Rocklin aimed at saving the city money are raising some concerns. Rocklin City Manager Carlos Urrutia said he has nothing to ...

Wage freeze gets Placer County supes support, cool reception from union

Placer County supervisors gave their blessing today to a halt in merit pay raises for all county employees starting in July. With the latest estimate from the CEO Tom Miller’s o ...

Sierra College looks at ways to keep threatened vocational courses

The Sierra College board is asking the school’s administrator to work with automotive, agriculture and construction programs on ways to keep them going in the wake of threatened ...