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League looks into your city forum questions

Editor?s note: The following are answers to two of the questions asked at a Thursday evening debate in Auburn about Measure A. Measure A will appear on the June ballot and ask vote ...

Measure A a protective step

Folks, here is the question I have yet to hear answered. Why would a Sacramento special interest group pony up $25,000, hire a treasurer from Sacramento and a professional politica ...

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 ...

Point/Counterpoint: Measure A - Measure may do unintended harm

Measure A, which will appear on the June primary ballot, would convert Auburn from a general law city to a charter city. It is disturbing that voters are being asked to weigh in on ...

No proof exists of Measure A savings

Proponents of the Auburn charter say it will save money. What they won’t say is that they can’t prove it. Take it from me, the city’s elections official and elected city cler ...

Home rule beats Sacramento dictates

In a recent Auburn Journal story regarding Measure A (Sunday, March 25), which will come to a vote in June, you acknowledged the fact that opponents are being funded by unions. The ...

Auburn tough on middle class

The results of various ballot measures at last Tuesday’s (Nov. 8) elections were a great day for Americans and a gigantic victory for the middle class. The state of Ohio voted to ...

Unions seem to be main opposition to charter, councilmen say

City officials say unions are the driving force behind a campaign to dissuade Auburn from considering becoming a charter city. A recently launched Facebook page and website voices ...

Why deny a living wage?

I’m writing in response to Barbara Jicha’s letter (Journal, July 14) regarding the prevailing wage and her contempt for those that have been protected by it. Her quote, “Non ...

Unions do not speak for all

I am writing in response to your article titled, “Wage debate draws crowd,” (Journal, July 12). The crowd that this issue drew was comprised of union construction workers and u ...

Put charter city status on ballot

We have an opportunity to move our city forward by taking control of our own destiny. We can do this by becoming a charter city. Our city council, led by Councilman Kevin Hanley, i ...

City set to discuss option for charter status

The city of Auburn is considering charter status, and some residents are concerned about how the city is going about it and what it will mean for citizens. Councilman Kevin Hanle ...

Jim Ruffalo: Look, and look hard, at charter cities issue

Fire-proofing the notebook while lauding those Auburnians who went out and did the work we’ve already paid the state and federal governments to do in order to make the neighborho ...

Issue is budget, not pensions

The article, “Placer’s $100,000 pension club” (Journal, Aug. 1) is a personalized hit piece bordering on slander. Nowhere in the article is evidence any of the retirees did ...

Charter status possible for Auburn

Workshops scheduled for January will look into city services and explore the option of charter status for Auburn. At a City Council meeting Monday council members discussed the po ...