Measure K

Measure K short-sighted, poorly crafted

It has come to the attention of the Newcastle Firefighter Volunteer Association that there exists some confusion regarding the view of the association regarding Measure K. The Newc ...

Threat of no fire service not true

I and a select few received an envelope full of propaganda against Measure K. Unfortunately, you forgot to leave a return address, and so, I guess this is the only way I can commun ...

Newcastle firehouse site search paused until after election

As the election that will decide whether or not a new tax will be reformed approaches, the Newcastle Fire Protection District has put its effort to find a site for a new station on ...

Measure K not the answer for district

I believe that, if Measure K passes, the Newcastle Fire District will, within a few years, go up in smoke. That is because Measure K does not raise sufficient revenue to build a ne ...

Scrutinize your tax bill

Re: Newcastle Fire District. Measure K only needs a 50 percent-plus-one approval to pass. Measure K is a tax reduction. It removes the automatic annual CPI cost of living increase ...

Budget, tax measures weighed at Newcastle town hall meeting

New candidates and incumbents of the Newcastle fire board went head-to-head on the logistical and financial issues of the district at a town hall meeting Tuesday night. Along with ...

Newcastle residents prepare to pay for Measure B, board prepares budget

As Newcastle residents prepare to pay their first installment of property taxes increased by Measure B, the fire protection district's Board of Directors is finalizing its budget. ...

Letter stands corrected

I wrote a letter to the editor regarding Measure K which was published Sept. 26 (“Giving Measure K a no vote”). The Auburn Journal wrote a number incorrectly that I had ...

Cut Newcastle tax burden

Information surrounding Measures B and K — Newcastle Fire Department: I feel there are a number of individuals who do not understand the full impact of the tax that has been impo ...

Measure B worth the price

I voted for Measure B, joining a majority of my neighbors in working to save Newcastle Fire. I treasure the peace of mind of having an experienced fire department and a safe fire s ...

Giving Measure K a no vote

I voted for Measure B to support our Newcastle Fire Department now and in the future. Following passage of Measure B, the Newcastle fire board at its Aug. 9 meeting approved adding ...

Political signs lifted from Newcastle properties

Multiple Newcastle residents have reported that political signs they have posted on their property have been stolen recently. Rocky Robinson, of Newcastle, had a sandwich board ma ...

Six vying for three spots on Newcastle Fire Board

Six candidates are competing for three seats up for grabs this election on the Newcastle Fire Protection District Board of Directors.The three fire board incumbents include Chairpe ...

Measure K falls short

I supported the Measure B parcel tax for the Newcastle Fire Protection District (NFPD) which passed with a 68.7 percent vote. Measure B provides the revenue flow needed to build a ...

Newcastle Firehouse to be inspected next week

The deteriorating Newcastle firehouse will be inspected by a licensed engineer next Thursday in response to a letter from Placer County requiring the small district to do so last w ...