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Supes, CEO need to make sacrifices
Thursday Sep 23 2010
I am a Placer County retiree who retired from the auditor-controller office in 1993. I was at the board of supervisors’ meeting on Sept. 7 and I spoke on behalf of those who ret ...
Another view: Protecting a tradition of quality education: The state of Auburn schools
Thursday Sep 16 2010
Despite many obstacles, the instruction occurring in Auburn classrooms is working. Thanks to our outstanding teachers and the dedicated parents who volunteer in our classrooms, stu ...
Union clashes with Placer County over plan for more furlough days
Tuesday Apr 27 2010
Placer County supervisors OK’d five more furlough days for unionized workers Tuesday, despite a plea for further discussions from a Local 39 business representative. The county ...
Furloughs cost state too much
Thursday Apr 08 2010
Ongoing furloughs of state employees not funded by the state are just pathetic. About 55,000 workers, a quarter of all state workers, are funded by sources outside of the general ...
Raze Tamara Uhler’s raise
Friday Feb 26 2010
There is a simple solution to the issue of Ms. (Tamara) Uhler’s raise: furlough the position one day a month. This will claw back most of the cost; and since Ms. Uhler is so com ...
Auburn Union plans for furlough days
Friday Jan 22 2010
Auburn Union schools are taking a week off in February, but it’s no vacation. District administrators are taking Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger up on his offer, made by way of the 2 ...
Public feeling fallout from furlough days
Saturday Aug 08 2009
Friday was a furlough day for Placer County and the impact was being felt deep into a community used to open doors and personal contact five days a week. Wright Pierce stood in the ...
Waste, thy name is government
Friday Jul 17 2009
Peering into the mythical notebook while realizing that even Cher’s Farewell Tour took less time than it does for Gottschalks to wind up its going-out-of-business sale ... Some ...
County employee pay increases mandated
Tuesday Jul 14 2009
In response to the recent press coverage of raises for Placer County employees I wish to provide some additional information. The county work force consists of 2,476 full-time emp ...
Auburn police officers’ union dropped its lawsuit against city on the quick
Friday Jul 10 2009
Laboring through the notebook while wondering if it wouldn’t be more expedient to furlough the state legislature rather than the state workers … And speaking of labor, wasn’ ...
Got government fatigue? Forget it for the Fourth
Tuesday Jun 30 2009
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liber ...
Placer cutting $millions but more savings sought
Saturday Feb 28 2009
With Placer County supervisors’ approval of several cost-cutting measures to help stave off a projected $18.6 million deficit, the panel’s chairman said challenges still lie ah ...
County, city squabble over big box development
Friday Feb 20 2009
While freeing the notebook from being held hostage at the state Capitol, we learn that Gov. Arnold Schwarz-enegger will soon take some time off to make a movie called “The Expend ...
Andy Lukkonen: Placer County employee vacations
Tuesday Feb 17 2009
Placer County shuts doors until Tuesday
Thursday Feb 12 2009
Placer County offices at its North Auburn administrative center were shut Thursday for the Lincoln’s birthday holiday and its parking lots emptied during the first of a five-day ...
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