Placer County government

Dr. Ainsleigh’s word prevails

I’ve known Dr. (Gordon) Ainsleigh for almost 20 years now, and find him thoroughly worthy of being called my friend. If Dr. Ainsleigh says the incumbents in this ARD election a ...

What other dirty secrets lie buried?

It is absolutely criminal what has been going on in Bell, Calif. Almost $800,000 for the city manager and well over $400,000 for the chief of police. A population of 38,000 people ...

Supervisors must serve as protectors

This is in response to your question: “What changes would you like to see in Placer County government?” (Our wish is) That the quality of life for residents of Placer County b ...

Open checkbook on land-use case is unacceptable

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 ...

Feel that chill in the air? It’s government vs. labor

Defrosting the notebook while wondering just how much worse this past storm would have been without all of this global warming ... And apparently one other thing having a rather t ...

Make sure we don’t overlook lessons from fire

Residents and business owners who saw their lives forever changed by the 49 Fire returned Tuesday to witness the deadly recipe of weather, wind and flame that ripped through their ...

Why not advertise all government job openings?

Hermetically sealing the notebook so that the malodorous waftings from DeWitt Center don’t contaminate those precious pages ... Well, to be perfectly fair, not all of the dealin ...

Local ordinances bill a step back for public information

When was the last time you went to the city of Auburn’s Web site? The Placer County government Web site? Did you go there to browse, or did you have a specific question? Did you ...

When a union doesn’t listen to its members

Counting the votes in favor of the notebook while suggesting to our elected officials — on both sides of the aisle — that they can either quickly solve the budget messes with ...

Can greenbacks break the Thin Blue Line?

Paring the notebook while wondering why it’s OK for city and county workers to voluntarily cut their salaries while the state legislature continues to overpay itself in money and ...