Mike Monahan

Reader Input: Take steps to build rural fire protection

Do you want rural fire protection? In essence,  it is about tax revenues in small districts being substantial enough to sustain and improve local fire protection. Should the O ...

Reader Input: Mike Holmes a problem-solver

Mike Holmes has worked tirelessly to ensure that Auburn is the outstanding community that it is by being able to link our historic past to the present through hard work and a visio ...

Reader Input: Prop 218 wording spawns lawsuits

Do you believe Prop 218 is the right way to approve public service rates? (“When it comes to rate increases, know how Prop 218 works,” Another View, May 2). Taxation ...

Reader input: Don’t meter my well water

Re: “Should water authorities require usage metering for private water wells?” (Call to Readers, Journal, March 21). First, what is a water authority? Here is Calif ...

Reader Input: Look again at Newcastle Fire issues

I find it very strange that an editor would express his or her opinion without taking a closer look at what is going on with Newcastle Fire Protection District (“Cutting posi ...

Reader Input: State takes still more from local

The State Board of Equalization just passed a 3.5 cent tax increase on gasoline and diesel at the pump while revamping the manner that the tax is administered. The increase is go ...

Fire district lacks support

The (Newcastle Fire Protection District) department has a standing offer on a “free” parcel (limited time is in play). It needs to be filled and leveled, all components ...

How does Measure A save?

?Every year the state passes expensive new mandates, which the charter protects from.? Stated at the recent discussion by the pro (Measure A) side. ?Section 401. Mandates Limited: ...

Not much gets past Auburnites

Home rule is allowed by the state constitution. It does not change the basic laws within which the city has to do business. It does allow for those that are elected to our city cou ...

Measure A may create problems

My other questions linger on (“Charter city questions linger,” Reader Input, April 17). I did find this information: The disadvantages of being a charter city include:& ...

Charter city questions linger

Please tell us how much the (charter city) revision will cost. Writing and implementing a new charter is going to take a lot of time and if done properly a lot of legal hours. Thi ...

Abilities of businesses vary

There seems to be some accommodation for small businesses: Under Titles to ADA: “Title III also has application to existing facilities.” One of the definitions of “discrimina ...

Observations of Occupiers

I want to thank Dave Hungerford (Reader Input, Nov. 22) for his response to my letter. My concern was with (Occupy Auburn) parking as I had a difficult time finding a parking place ...

Citizens support small business

In response to Mike Monahan’s letter (Reader Input, Sunday, Nov. 20) about the (Occupy) Auburn rally on Thursday: As a member of the steering committee for Placer County Citizens ...

Letter writer’s rally observation skewed

A letter in the Sunday (Nov. 20) Journal by Mike Monahan claimed that protestors at Thursday’s Occupy Auburn rally were “a screaming mob of young ragtag people with a smatterin ...