Jim Cather

Gaines’ septic bill was shameful grandstanding

If anyone pays a sewage bill (instead of relying on a septic system), they need to take heed. A failing septic system can and does pollute our drinking water when it enters creeks, ...

University plan is excuse to develop more land

With developers and tribe making exorbitant campaign contributions, it’s getting easy for elected officials to put aside any integrity they may have started with and happily vote ...

Winery ordinance doesn’t address road maintenance

Under Placer County’s proposed winery ordinance, wineries would not have to bear any increased maintenance costs based on increased traffic. Most private road maintenance agreeme ...

Agricultural rule bending sets a horrible precedent

If ever there were a case of total abandonment of private property rights, this is it. How can a few public officials side with pseudo “farmers” and allow the public to use a p ...

Kranz is ‘a developer’s dream come true’

Bruce Kranz would have us believe all the time he's logged has been to preserve the county's resources. Wrong! He's a developer's dream come true. He has stuck his supervisorial ...