Streetscape History and Art Advisory Committee

Commissions seek new blood

If you’ve ever had your eyes set on one of the commissions or committees in Auburn, now is your chance to apply for consideration. The city is on the hunt for six applicants ...

History engraves its way into heart of city

Several pieces of Auburn’s history will soon make a permanent residence in Central Square. The Streetscape History and Art Advisory Committee has given the OK for 10 people, gro ...

Our View: $8,000 engraving project frivolous

What could $8,000 pay for? Ask someone struggling in this economy and they could probably rattle off a list of necessities they can barely afford. But ask some Auburn City Coun ...

Open positions allow input

Residents can be a part of Auburn’s history and behind-the-scenes work by applying to some opening volunteer positions. Mayor Bridget Powers said she encourages residents to get ...

City approves $8,000 to engrave Downtown tiles

Several engravings in Central Square will come with an $8,000 price tag. In a 3-1 vote Monday night the Auburn Urban Development Authority, which is made up of Auburn’s City Cou ...

Wages presented, animals barred

Auburnites will now be able to see the wages for every city employee, including elected officials. In a 5-0 vote at Monday night’s City Council meeting, council members approved ...

City’s history in 22 themes

Auburn’s unique story will come alive in 22 themed zones. Harvey Roper, a member of the Streetscape History and Art Advisory Committee, said the point of the Streetscape project ...

City historian duties declared

A new set of duties for the Auburn City Historian and another year of the Streetscape History and Art Advisory Committee were approved Monday night. Auburn City Council members vot ...

Signs to inform about Auburn

Interpretive signs will give Auburnites and visitors more information about the city. City Council Monday approved the addition of two new signs in the Central Square area. One si ...

New names in Central Square?

Community members can offer ideas for a new addition to Central Square. The Streetscape History and Art Advisory Committee is asking residents to suggest names to be etched into t ...

Forget any Streetscape statues

I’ve been a resident of the city of Auburn for 40 years. I have read about the statues to be erected in the “Downtown Square.” Well, enough is enough. As to whom the statu ...

Our View: Short-term pain, long-term gain with Streetscape

Auburn City Councilman Keith Nesbitt summed it up as well as anyone: “My message to the crowd of 12 of us in there is no one is going to get exactly what they want, but we’ll ...

Imposed firefighter contract includes 12% cut in pay, benefits

After months of negotiations, the city of Auburn has implemented a contract with the Auburn Firefighters Association that will result in a 12 percent loss in pay and benefits. Fir ...

New committee will guide Streetscape history, art

As part of a new commission, 11 local residents will be charged with creating a plan for the history and artwork featured in the city’s Streetscape renovations. This week, the A ...