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Holbrook rules out bid to unseat Placer County Supervisor Holmes

AUBURN CA - Auburn Recreation District board member Scott Holbrook has decided against a run to unseat Placer County Supervisor Jim Holmes in the 3rd District election June 5. But ...

North Auburn, Ophir to vote June 5 on fire tax increase

AUBURN CA - Voters in Placer County’s North Auburn-Ophir fire protection coverage area will decide June 5 on whether they want to raise an additional $570,000 a year through high ...

Placer hires $199,000-a-year interim director to shut down redevelopment agency

AUBURN CA - The clock is ticking on Placer County’s redevelopment agency. A major player in North Auburn and Tahoe to help finance infrastructure and beautification improvements ...

Retirees with CalPERS pensions lose part-time government jobs

AUBURN CA - Changes in Public Employees Retirement System law that clarify how retired public employees can work for government on a part-time basis are resulting in job losses. P ...

Trash dumping an unsightly fact of life in Auburn, Placer County

AUBURN CA - The trashing of Auburn is going strong, with a check at several locations popular with dumpers liberally peppered with the detritus of modern living. Next to the Union ...

Auburn Recreation District director mulling a District 3 Placer County supes challenge

AUBURN CA - New Placer County Board of Supervisors boundaries could result in a challenge for incumbent District 3 representative Jim Holmes. North Auburn resident Scott Holbrook, ...

Placer County primary election off and running toward June 5

Little-known new names are cropping up early in Placer County as the countdown starts on the June 5 primary and Nov. 6 presidential election. Signature-in-lieu petition collection ...

Placer supes confront commitment issues on costly North Auburn sewer

Placer County’s sewer solution for the North Auburn area is going Tuesday to the Board of Supervisors with no clear favorite. Supervisors Jim Holmes and Robert Weygandt – the ...

Costco back in Auburn?

Placer County supervisors are poised to make their first move toward what could eventually lead to construction of a Costco store on county-owned land in North Auburn. The Board o ...

Uhler on filing fence no longer. He’s running for Placer supe

Already building up his campaign war chest, Placer County Supervisor Kirk Uhler said he expects to run for re-election in 2012. Uhler, whose Granite Bay district expanded farther i ...

Placer supes’ disputed charity fund has new look, old concerns

A $100,000 fund dispensing money to charitable causes and controlled by the Placer County Board of Supervisors still stands after weathering an internal challenge. Three superviso ...

Supes agree to Auburn’s redistricting shift into rural District 5

Placer County supervisors set new borders for their five districts Tuesday, with the most notable change being the complete shift of the whole of the city of Auburn into District 5 ...

Slush or aid to worthy causes? Placer supes split on $100,000 fund

Placer County supervisors disagreed Tuesday on how best to oversee a controversial $100,000 fund they control that uses taxpayer dollars for charitable causes. Donations from the ...

Auburn’s position in county government about to head east

Auburn’s redistricting shift into the sprawling eastern Placer County district represented by Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery is expected to be approved Tuesday by the Board of Su ...

Placer County taxpayer watchdog group set to fold after 39 years

After 39 years, the League of Placer County Taxpayers watchdog group is poised to end its ongoing battle against government waste and overspending. The non-profit organization’s ...