charter city

Lord help Auburn's ignorant masses

I just read the comments in the Streetwise article (Journal, May 3), where locals were asked their opinion on the upcoming Measure A (the changing of Auburn to a charter city). Out ...

Our View: Voters ? Take the time to find out

What is Measure A and why should you care? Measure A is what voters will see on their ballots this month and in June when they head to the polls. Phrases such as “charter cit ...

Measure A may create problems

My other questions linger on (“Charter city questions linger,” Reader Input, April 17). I did find this information: The disadvantages of being a charter city include:& ...

Key points of Measure A arguments clarified

Editor’s Note: The Journal obtained a copy of Measure A, the proposal to make Auburn a charter city, rather than a general law city and the ballot arguments for and against this ...

What are other charter cities saying?

Auburn voters will soon decide Auburn’s charter status and other cities are weighing in on what impact being a charter city has had on them. Some city officials say despite past ...

Knowing folks oppose charter

After reading both editorials in Sunday’s paper (“Point/Counterpoint,” April 15), I can’t help but wonder who really stands to benefit from the proposed Aub ...

Learn more about charter

The issue of a city charter for the City of Auburn (Measure A) in the June election has raised a spirited debate on the pros and cons of changing from a general-law city to a chart ...

Charter city questions linger

Please tell us how much the (charter city) revision will cost. Writing and implementing a new charter is going to take a lot of time and if done properly a lot of legal hours. Thi ...

Measure A a power initiative

The real power behind Measure A, the Auburn charter, is the shift of power away from “we, the people” to “they, the electors.” If you actually read the charter, the key sen ...

Point/Counterpoint: Measure A - Measure may do unintended harm

Measure A, which will appear on the June primary ballot, would convert Auburn from a general law city to a charter city. It is disturbing that voters are being asked to weigh in on ...

Measure A spells trouble

What do the troubled cities of Bell, Vallejo and Stockton have in common with Auburn? Today, not much. If Measure A is passed and Auburn becomes a charter city, we will have much m ...

Unsold on charter city

Re: Point/Counterpoint, Journal, April 6:Although I have little knowledge about charter cities I do know when I see something coming from Steve (it’s gonna be a Costco) Cavol ...

No proof exists of Measure A savings

Proponents of the Auburn charter say it will save money. What they won’t say is that they can’t prove it. Take it from me, the city’s elections official and elected city cler ...

Measure A is a risky, unnecessary experiment that we can’t afford

Are you wondering why proponents of the Auburn Charter just spent thousands of your hard earned tax dollars on a lawsuit to silence four former Auburn mayors and Placer County&rsqu ...

Yes on the Charter for Auburn!

The Founding Fathers who wrote the Constitution of the United States believed in local control. The closer civil government is to the people, the more responsive and accountable it ...