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Reader Input: California budget a source of disagreement
Friday Jun 19 2015
It is budgeting season for our state, county and cities. The fiscal year, beginning on July 1st, requires plans for how California will spend over $1 billion, how Placer County wil ...
Placer County eyes new North Auburn office building
Thursday Jun 18 2015
The next new building constructed at the Placer County Government Center in North Auburn could be for government uses. While not mentioned during budget discussions with the Board ...
Auburn roads acquire piece of budget pie
Wednesday Jun 10 2015
Like balancing a checkbook on a grand scale, managing the budget of an entire city takes some know-how. Auburn, once winged by the hellish realities of national economic instabili ...
Loomis, Meadow Vista libraries getting reprieve from closing for now
Thursday May 21 2015
Placer County is working on a new budget plan that would allow the Loomis library to stay open through at least the end of the year. The plan also calls for the Meadow Vista libra ...
Placer County, Cal Fire union wrangle over funding Ophir station
Thursday Apr 09 2015
The Cal Fire firefighters union is in a high-stakes funding wrangle with Placer County as next year’s budget numbers crunch starts to be stepped up. Cal Fire Local 2881 is f ...
Reader Input: Supervisors: Keep our libraries open
Tuesday Mar 17 2015
I have been a Meadow Vista resident for 17 years and am writing to protest the Meadow Vista and Loomis library closings. The Placer County Board of Supervisors is slated to vote on ...
Reader Input: Imperative that we save libraries
Friday Jan 23 2015
Front-page news in the Auburn Journal, Jan. 15 edition, showcases closure of our Meadow Vista library (“Meadow Vista library targeted for closure”). This closure ...
City of Auburn meets with new leadership, old challenges
Friday Nov 28 2014
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
Wednesday Sep 10 2014
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’
Friday Aug 01 2014
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
Wednesday Jul 23 2014
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
Sunday Jun 29 2014
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
Friday Jun 27 2014
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
Monday Jun 23 2014
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
Saturday Jun 21 2014
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 ...
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