Budget

City of Auburn meets with new leadership, old challenges

With the season nearly signaling the end of 2014, the city is ramping up to meet the challenges of a new year with some new leadership. At a little over a month away from the new ...

Placer County supes sign off on 10.7 percent budget increase

A boost in spending on regional sewer and animal shelter construction projects is a major driving force for a 10.7 percent increase in Placer County’s 2014-15 budget. The co ...

Another View: Sometimes, the only thing to say is ‘C’mon, man’

This week’s column is my personal riff on ESPN’s regular segment during football season in which a panel of commentators and former jocks rip on incompetent plays execu ...

Another View: On politics, policy and the Wild Kingdom

For my generation, the 1975 music video “I’m Just a Bill,” by School House Rock was our first introduction to civics. Kids still watch this classic video. As the ...

City budget under microscope

The city of Auburn is looking into the most prudent path when it comes to finances for the new fiscal year. During last Monday’s City Council meeting, council members and of ...

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 ...

Loss of fire grant worries City Council members

Given their first glimpse Monday of Auburn’s proposed 2014-15 budget, City Council members had minor comments regarding short-term planning – but major concerns about t ...

Auburn City Council mulling sewer rates, 2014-15 budget

Monday’s City Council meeting promises to be a busy night for council members and the community, with two major topics on the agenda. A proposed sewer rate increase and the ...

AUSD to weigh budget, strategic plan next week

The Auburn Union School District expects its board to approve two major documents next week – its 2014-15 budget and a three-year strategic plan, revised for the first time i ...

Placer Union budgets $36.9 million for 2014-15

A week before it expects to approve its 2014-15 budget, Placer Union High School District isn’t absolutely certain whether it will have more or less money than it did last ye ...