City of Auburn

Why hesitate in pitbull put-down?

I certainly agree with Daniel Chauvin regarding the dog attack in Auburn (Reader Input, Sept. 25). It brings to mind an incident many years ago on our small farm in Pennsylvania. ...

Manage forests to reduce wildfire risks

It’s become an annual California phenomenon. Summer transitions to fall and our forests burn. Fire suppression in the past century has been so successful that forests which befo ...

Multiple projects abuzz in Auburn

There has been some confusion about the role of city commissions and committees over the past few weeks. I want to set the record straight. The city has a number of advisory bodie ...

Fire prevention stalled in limbo

Spreading fire retardant on the notebook while realizing that wildlands blazes pay absolutely no attention at all to governmental boundaries ... For example, if a fire is burning ...

Square becomes town lightning rod

Searching for a new notebook while wondering if the Cash for Clunkers program was deemed so successful, then how soon before we see Wampum for Washers or Moola for Microwaves? … ...

City workers appear poised to spin off from Local 39

Getting an estimate on the column while wondering why it doesn’t qualify for the “Cash for Clunkers” program ... Another point to ponder is what’s going on with the Auburn ...

State looks to tap city revenue

Editor's Note: Solving the $24 billion state budget deficit meant cuts to local programs. In this series, the Journal looks at how they may affect you. Up to $500,000 may be borr ...

City needs plan of action fast

The City of Auburn, in my opinion, must concern itself with Auburn’s business needs (“Streetscape work curbs business,” Journal, July 30). The business loss of money due to t ...

Streetscape launches with morning groundbreaking

The City of Auburn will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the Streetscape Phase 1 Project at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15. This event will take place in the future Endurance ...

The Mayor Reports: City committed to maintaining high quality of service

Although the budget passed by the Auburn City Council late last month totaled $26.4 million, about $18 million is in restricted categories such as the wastewater treatment plant an ...

Mayor not at pricey dinner

I most seriously object to Andy Lukkonen’s editorial cartoon (Journal, July 3) linking me with the Placer County dinner honoring former Congressman John Doolittle in 2007. I am ...

Long-planned Streetscape project gets under way

The $2.2 million centerpiece of Downtown Auburn’s Streetscape will be shaped into reality during the next six months. Cook Engineering of Rancho Cordova, contractor for the proje ...

City applies for home-rehab grant program

Low-income homeowners could receive grants or zero-interest loans of up to $100,000 to rehabilitate their property if Auburn receives a grant. The Auburn City Council authorized a ...

City passes $28 million budget

1 city budget # The Auburn City Council approved a $28.3 million spending plan for the city Monday night but will likely need to readjust the budget once the state passes its o ...

Are we prepared?

If you recall about this time last year we were overwhelmed with acrid smoke in the air, our firefighting resources were stretched thin due to the thousands of wildfires statewide ...