Mike Holmes

Measure A fits Auburn

Over the past few months we have listened or read opinions in favor of and against Measure A which would give the City of Auburn a charter or mini-constitution for the conduct of m ...

Auburn economic growth plan on Hanley's brain as he becomes mayor

Editor?s Note: Kevin Hanley shared with the Journal some of the things he?d like to accomplish during his term as mayor of the city of Auburn. Hanley was sworn in as mayor Tuesday ...

Measure A loophole-filled

I was undecided going into last week’s Measure A debate (“Charter debate evokes passion,” Journal, May 3), but the discussion that night, along with some independ ...

Learn more about charter

The issue of a city charter for the City of Auburn (Measure A) in the June election has raised a spirited debate on the pros and cons of changing from a general-law city to a chart ...

Recreation issues on City Council agenda

Two recreation-related issues are slated among the items to be heard by the Auburn City Council at Monday’s meeting. One local councilmember says he is taking a trip to Washing ...

Locals react to Proposition 8 being declared unconstitutional

A decision made by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday, declaring Proposition 8 unconstitutional, is causing controversy among local residents. Some local leaders say the co ...

Auburn City Council meets Monday

The Auburn City Council is reconvening for the year after the holiday break Monday at 6 p.m. Several notable issues will be part of the council’s business. The council will v ...

Supervisor Montgomery schedules coffee meet-and-greet

One councilman hopes Auburn’s new supervisor will weigh in on local issues, including an item that’s on an upcoming ballot. This Monday, Depoe Bay Coffee Co. will be housing m ...

“In God We Trust” sign to hang in City Council Chambers

City council approved a sign with the phrase “In God We Trust” to hang in the City Council Chambers, Monday night. The sign was approved on the condition that it would be pa ...

New sign for city chambers?

I agree with councilman Mike Holmes’ opinion on the (Auburn City Council Chambers’ “In God We Trust”) sign (Streetwise, Oct. 16). I would hope one of our sign makers in Aub ...

Longtime Journal editor says goodbye

The Journal recently said goodbye to a longtime community leader in its editor Deric Rothe. Rothe, who dedicated 14 years to molding the Auburn Journal into a relevant community ...

City approves $2,500 for app

The city is set to ride a wave of technology. The Auburn City Council voted unanimously Monday night to give $2,500 to the Auburn Chamber of Commerce for start-up fees associated ...

City Council to discuss everything from technology to unions

Citizens looking to hear about some new high tech possibilities for Auburn or the next step in a potential decertification of a city employee union can look forward to Monday’s C ...

Jim Ruffalo: Have we gone from career politicians to career candidates?

Part of the learning curve is finding out things we once deemed permanent aren’t really that way. Time and tide were once thought to be permanent, but Einstein teaches the opposi ...

Charter makes it way to election ballot

Auburn residents now have a final draft of the city’s potential charter on the June ballot after a short discussion Monday that failed to attract public comment. Residents may a ...