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Placer supes dial down non-profit donation outlay
Wednesday Aug 08 2012
Spending is down for the three Placer County supervisors opting for a revenue-sharing program that dispenses grants to non-profit organizations from county funds. Totals compiled ...
Noon Hour Update: Stolen Valor Act; Auburn and ADA transition plan; county revenue sharing and Placer High girls hit national stage
Wednesday Jul 11 2012
Welcome to the Auburn Journal's "Noon Hour Update," where we'll present you with stories and updates on what's going on in the news and what we're working on for our Thursday editi ...
Be supervisors, not Santa Claus
Monday Oct 24 2011
Who in the hell do they think they are? Revenue sharing be damned! It’s the same song being sung at the Federal level. We know best how your monies should be spent and of course ...
Placer supes’ disputed charity fund has new look, old concerns
Thursday Oct 20 2011
A $100,000 fund dispensing money to charitable causes and controlled by the Placer County Board of Supervisors still stands after weathering an internal challenge. Three superviso ...
Ruffalo: Loss of League of Placer County Taxpayers a huge one
Friday Oct 14 2011
It seems to me that it’s the little things in life that provide the biggest clues as to what’s really happening. For example, need a hint as to just why President Barack Obama ...
Revenue sharing an unaffordable luxury
Thursday Oct 13 2011
I want to thank Placer County supervisors Jennifer Montgomery and Jack Duran for taking a principled stand on the county’s revenue sharing policy, albeit on the losing end of a 3 ...
Slush or aid to worthy causes? Placer supes split on $100,000 fund
Tuesday Oct 11 2011
Placer County supervisors disagreed Tuesday on how best to oversee a controversial $100,000 fund they control that uses taxpayer dollars for charitable causes. Donations from the ...
Another View: Time to review ‘slush funds’ and supervisor pay
Tuesday Sep 27 2011
The issue of the legality and appropriateness of the use of taxpayer funds to support community non-profit events by local public officials has been an ongoing discussion for the p ...
Supes temporarily halt Placer County’s $100,000 fund for non-profits
Tuesday Aug 09 2011
Spending from a controversial $100,000 fund for non-profits controlled by the Placer County Board of Supervisors is now on hold. Voting 3-2 Tuesday to institute a temporary morator ...
End insider give-aways
Monday Aug 08 2011
Even after receiving valid criticism and opposition for spending county taxpayer dollars on donations to supervisors’ favored organizations — “revenue sharing” — the tax ...
Another View: A revenue-sharing moratorium means setting clearer priorities
Friday Jul 29 2011
In recent months, there has been much debate about the county budget in general, and the spending program known as “revenue sharing,” in particular. As supervisors, we are ...
Placer’s $100K supes-controlled fund for charity stays in budget for now
Friday Jul 01 2011
Auburn’s 4 th of July fireworks are in no danger of fizzling and there are no plans for the cowboy poets to steer their couplets away from the annual Cowpoke Fall Gathering in Lo ...
County distributes funds with care
Thursday Jun 09 2011
Once again the subject of the Placer County Board of Supervisors revenue-sharing program has come before the public in a Reader Input (“Stop the misuse of taxpayer money,” June ...
Stop the misuse of taxpayer money
Monday Jun 06 2011
When our elected supervisors use our taxpayer funds as a private slush fund to support their personal favorite charities, it’s bad enough. But because they potentially gain perso ...
Grand jury: More public scrutiny needed for supes’ $100,000 donation pot
Friday Jun 25 2010
Placer County supervisors need to tighten up on the $100,000 they donate every year from county coffers to non-profits and community organizations, the grand jury says. In a repor ...
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