Placer County Board of Supervisors

Who’s watching county workers?

With President (Barack) Obama and Gov. (Jerry) Brown trying to cut wasteful spending, what is Placer County going to do? Placer County Supervisors have a watchdog on their spending ...

Keep Jennifer on board

Hooray for (Supervisor) Jennifer (Montgomery)! Three cheers for Jen. Like she said, “I am not a puppet,” (“Supes vote Montgomery off Tahoe board,” Journal, Jan. 26). It s ...

Duran, Weygandt take oath of office

Jack Duran and Robert M. Weygandt formally took the oath of office during the final days of 2010 to start four-year terms on the Placer County Board of Supervisors. Duran, a Rosev ...

Our View: Canyon visitor center a great idea that shouldn’t die

Like a pine cone finding a fertile patch of wildfire-scorched hillside, the seed of an American River Canyon visitor’s center has been planted in the psyche of conservationists, ...

DUI fraud claim alleges false arrest

Foresthill resident and Vietnam veteran John Wolfgram filed a claim for damages against the Placer County Board of Supervisors and the Sheriff’s office for false arrest, imprison ...

Placer County looking to outsource Auburn’s dental clinic

Placer County is seeking to shutter its dental clinic located at 11526 C Ave. in Auburn. Some residents are upset about the county’s move to save money. “I’ve been coming h ...

Ruffalo: County budget tightened at expense of staff

Skimming the notebook while considering that if Jerry Brown should win the governorship, won’t he be both the youngest and oldest person ever to hold that post? ... Whether or n ...

Demand your share of American dream

I would like to respond to the “Perspectives” column by Mr. Jim Ruffalo in last Sunday’s (Aug. 29) Auburn Journal. Mr. Ruffalo discussed at some length an item placed on the ...

Another View: Initiative protects our Sierra forests and communities

This week the Placer County Board of Supervisors and the Auburn City Council voted to support the Sierra Nevada Forest and Community Initiative, an effort sponsored by the Sierra N ...

Ruffalo: Innocuous agenda item may pack a wallop

At last Tuesday’s board of supervisors meeting, I’m pretty sure I saw a glimpse of the future. I did not particularly care for what I saw. The agenda item — number 5, for th ...

Jim Ruffalo: Thanks be to those who run for office

Yes, it’s long overdue, but I’d like to take a moment to thank those who do the thankless; namely those stellar citizens who put their lives on pause and run for elective offic ...

Jim Ruffalo: High-flying government pension costs scrutinized

Looking for a good online auction site while telling Meg Whitman if she’s going to spend that much personal money on running for elective office, then she really ought to try for ...

Our View: Recreation board needs to boost unity and professionalism

The Auburn Recreation District board and its supporters lost out on their attempt Tuesday to persuade Placer County supervisors to more fairly fund Hidden Falls Park expansion. Pl ...

Another View: Regional park projects need fair funding

Jim Holmes and Jennifer Montgomery, as “our” elected representatives to the Placer County Board of Supervisors, I am asking you to support your local community by leading the c ...

Looking Behind the Scenes: Benefits to public employees need to change

Writing in the notebook that “anything’s possible” now that the National League has won an All Star Game this century... Another possibility is that Placer County employees ...