Jennifer Montgomery

Our View: Placer not exempt from keeping to the Brown Act

During these tough economic times, government at every level faces media scrutiny. The public has a right to know how elected officials are spending taxpayer dollars. That’s why ...

Placer County should rescind raises

Yesterday I went to a luncheon (27 people attended) and the topic of conversation for the entire lunch was Mr. Tom Miller and his posse, the Board of Supervisors minus Jennifer Mon ...

Our View: 49 Fire: Questions smolders six months later

It’s been six months since the 49 Fire destroyed 63 homes and businesses. Thousands of residents have been affected by the arson-caused blaze. The fire did an estimated $40 mill ...

Our View: Three words for Placer County: Stop the insanity

Insanity, as Albert Einstein once said, is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Most people would agree with the famous physicist. Sanity, as define ...

Reader: Raises Gaines’ fault

Some things just hang around like a dirty shirt. Last night while watching the local news guess who pops up? Yep, like a dirty shirt here is one of our Placer County supervisors, ...

We need county raise stop-gap

I believe “elitism” is alive and well in Auburn government. If they (Placer County Board of Supervisors) feel so determined to give raises then let them reduce their own sala ...

MLK’s dream alive in Auburn

Once again the Martin Luther King community celebration was an inspiring and delightful success. Events such as these require the help of a lot of people who deserve a tip of the h ...

Thanks from the Cat House

We are so grateful to the Board of Supervisors for recognizing the valuable service Friends (of Placer County Animal Shelter) provides to the county and the community. The 12-month ...

$300 million Ritz-Carlton Highlands opens today

One of the most luxurious and expensive private commercial projects in Placer County history is being unveiled today with the opening of the five-star Ritz-Carlton Highlands Hotel ...

Montgomery is spinning votes

Supervisor Montgomery’s pay raise guest column (Journal, Aug. 7)is damage control distracting voters from her pay raise vote, just like Bruce Kranz would have voted. All she had ...

County confronts dwindling revenue

Placer County supervisors closed off a two-day budget workshop Wednesday bracing for still more cuts to come. The final budget supervisors will consider in late September tags spe ...

Montgomery didn’t question

Supervisor (Jennifer) Montgomery wrote an Aug. 6 Journal op-ed titled “Waste money? Not on my watch.” The Journal printed an Aug. 4 article titled “Supes OK raises for 6-fig ...

Our View: Montgomery’s plan to cut waste begs action

Shortly after rubber-stamping more undeserved raises for Placer County six-figure executives, Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery vowed that taxpayers’ money would not be wasted. She ...

Waste money? Not on my watch

In these extremely challenging economic times, when every penny spent is scrutinized and the pain of deep cuts are felt everywhere, decisions involving taxpayer dollars should be f ...

Donner Summit icon Norm Sayler honored

Norm Sayler, president and manager of Donner Ski Ranch for 46 years, was honored on July 5 for his many contributions to the community, receiving the 2009 Community Person of the Y ...