fees

Reader Input: Site access fees indeed a scam

If I read Sarah Reijonen’s letter right (“State charging fees for federal access,” Reader Input, July 8), there’s people out there got money coming back. Th ...

Another View: When it comes to rate increases, know how Prop 218 works

Taxes, assessments and fees may sound like the same thing to most of us who end up paying them, but separate legal definitions for each of them allows different ways of gaining pub ...

Council to planners: Proposed fees way too high

City planners were sent back to the drawing board by the Auburn City Council this week to lower proposed increases in planning application fees, some of which called for large incr ...

Reader Input: Take back our water company

To my fellow Placer County Water Agency victims: The time has come to take back our water company. While they do provide excellent water service they are doing so at excessive co ...

Reader Input: PCWA rate rise is out of line

Re: Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) proposed water rate increase: As a PCWA ratepayer, I wrote a letter to PCWA opposing the proposed rate increase to be decided on Aug. 8. The ...

Reader Input: Beware PCWA shakedown

In the midst of a plethora of revelations concerning waste and exorbitant plush retirements effected by government and quasi-government agencies, I am appalled by the shakedown of ...

Reader Input: Time has come to dismantle ASRD

I am a local resident and frequent park user at Auburn State Recreation District parks. It is very troubling how our state park has become a police state. I am talking about re ...

Reader Input: Hold bicyclists to standards

For too many years now we have been having to deal with the steady increase in bicycle traffic on the back roads throughout the foothills. I am not a bike rider and not against t ...

AP Exclusive: Inmate lawsuits cost California $200 million

  SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has begun aggressively challenging federal court oversight of California's prison system by highlighting what he says is a costly ...

Reader Input: Work to rein in price of animal shelter

I am practically speechless after reading the front-page Journal article on the astronomical price for the new animal shelter (“Placer supes move on new $23.6 million North A ...

PG&E customers to foot part of pipe safety costs after fatal San Bruno explosion

  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators on Thursday unanimously approved a two-year Pacific Gas and Electric Co. rate increase of $299 million to help pay for p ...

Surprise: New insurance fee in health overhaul law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Your medical plan is facing an unexpected expense, so you probably are, too. It's a new, $63-per-head fee to cushion the cost of cove ...

Our View: Repeal fee to park at Confluence

Paying $10 to park on the side of the road shouldn’t be required to enjoy the natural habitat that surrounds Auburn. Late last month, the Gold Fields District of California S ...

Missing water meters make home purchases difficult

Since the beginning of the housing slump buyers, sellers and agents have faced unfortunate and unique situations when it comes to completing a transaction.  For Auburn residen ...

Our View: Unified plan needed for local business

Auburn is often described as a tight-knit local community that helps one another out. That didn’t seem to be completely the case for some of our businesses last week. At a city ...