JAMES McKESSON

Electorate uninformed

After reading the response of six random folks concerning Auburn?s City Charter issue, is it any wonder why we have Obama in the White House today? One says more detail is required ...

Who will end this corruption?

Re: “Nearly $500K paid out to (Sierra College) staff” (Journal, Jan. 20). Here we are again with public employees granting other public employees payoffs or payouts that are co ...

Occupy brain with these

Quoting (Newcastle attorney Carlos) de la Fuente (Journal, Nov. 17), “I really feel there’s something going terribly wrong in our country.” Gosh, ya think? How about our new ...

Be supervisors, not Santa Claus

Who in the hell do they think they are? Revenue sharing be damned! It’s the same song being sung at the Federal level. We know best how your monies should be spent and of course ...

Cut ’em loose, reader says

The Auburn City Council missed a fresh opportunity to show leadership and courage in regards to the newly approved police chief. Here was the chance to tell Captain (John) Ruffcorn ...

Public trough showing strain

Regarding Gus Thomson’s article in Sunday’s Journal (June 12). A top-to-bottom review of salaries, perks, benefits, pensions. The whole enchilada. Safety (cops and fire), acade ...

Law selectively applied in sheriff case

Question? Why would a lieutenant in the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, who is sworn to uphold the laws of the county, prevent/obstruct the local police from doing their job (“ ...

School budgets hard to decipher

Thank you, (Auburn Union School District Superintendent) Michele Schuetz, for responding to my letter to the editor asking the citizens of Auburn to be shown where and how the moni ...

Disclose where school monies go

Regarding “Trustee predicts that by 2013 district will not be able to meet basic bills,” (Journal, Nov. 4): Is this poor management? Maybe complete transparency would most cer ...