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Our View: Grand jury swings, misses with city manager pay probe
Tuesday Jun 29 2010
If there’s one thing residents have been vocal about during the recession, it’s that state, county and local governments must rein in pay for public employees — especially to ...
Looking back at 2007
Friday Jan 08 2010
The year 2007 brought Auburn a change in Placer High head football coaches, a King in trouble and a congressman under fire. Placer Vineyards, a new dog park and Best Buy were appro ...
Open checkbook on land-use case is unacceptable
Tuesday Dec 15 2009
Two years is too long, and “no idea” is unacceptable when it comes to spending taxpayer money. In another instance of the growing gap between Placer County government and the ...
Attorney calls county’s lawsuit a ‘sham’
Friday Dec 11 2009
A former planning commissioner is alleging the county’s lawsuit against her is a politically motivated sham. Brigit Barnes, an attorney for former Placer County planning commiss ...
Lawyer claims case dismissed in Ollar-Burris matter
Wednesday Apr 22 2009
A strange twist emerged Wednesday involving a complicated Placer County lawsuit targeting former planning commissioner Michelle Ollar-Burris and others. Brigit Barnes, an attorne ...
County: $4 million unpaid in lot-splitting
Saturday Aug 09 2008
Placer County counsel alleges a former county planning commissioner and two other defendants evaded $4 million in land development fees, according to a civil lawsuit it filed in No ...
Former Planning Commissioner pleads the Fifth
Tuesday Jul 29 2008
A former Placer County planning commissioner was granted Fifth Amendment privileges by a judge Tuesday. Michelle Ollar-Burris will not have to testify in a county civil suit filed ...
Former planning commissioner fights civil suit charges
Monday Jul 28 2008
A former Placer County planning commissioner will face charges brought against her in a county civil suit Tuesday morning. The suit, filed by the county in late November, alleges ...
Ollar-Burris took the fall for lot-splitting land barons
Friday Jun 20 2008
So Michelle Ollar-Burris takes one for the team. It’s too bad for her that this is an election year. She should have taken a deal earlier. She used her influence to profit. Sure, ...
Kranz Loyalty to Political Crony Led to Disaster
Friday Jun 13 2008
I've known for some time that Placer County Supervisor Bruce Kranz was warned about alleged land fraud violations by real estate agent Michelle Ollar-Burris before he appointed her ...
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