taxpayer

Reader Input: Who represents the taxpayers?

Can someone please explain why, when a city or state is in a financial shortfall, we, the taxpayers, continue to pay ridiculously overpriced pensions and medical coverage to city a ...

No thanks from one who pays

I would like to respond to the “thank you” that the chairman of the board of Newcastle Fire Protection District, Bob Stearns, wrote in the Auburn Journal (Reader Input, March 1 ...

Hold educators accountable

Re: “Salary tops $100K annually for 19 administrators at Sierra College,” Journal, Jan. 22: I think it was noteworthy to hear the student body president, Andrew Nelson, state ...

Beware arena-seeking snake oil salesmen

As March 1, 2012 approaches, the Sacramento snake oil salesmen are beating their drums louder with an ever increasing tempo. The drums are beating to convince Placer County Supervi ...

Regional sewer facility cost-efficient

During these difficult times there has been a cry for government entities to become more efficient and resourceful in how they use the taxpayers’ precious dollars. Locally, one c ...

We’re living a shell game

I find the cartoon in Wednesday’s (Oct. 26) Journal totally biased and slanted. A truer picture would have shown (Congressman Tom) McClintock as either David with Goliath or the ...

Vote to drop death penalty

The defendants in two recent Placer County homicides could have death penalty charges filed against them. What will District Attorney (Scott) Owens do? Will he cause incalculable ...

Do we get what money’s worth?

After reading about how much the taxpayers are paying for the so-called police protection (Journal, July 10), I and others would like to know what they actually do. Is that too muc ...

Throw all the bums out

All we hear from Washington D.C. is squabbling, arguing and name-calling. It is not an issue of Rep or Dem. It is the issue that when we voted for all the over 500 prima donnas we ...

Beth Gaines not good enough

On May 3, do not vote for Beth Gaines as our (4th District) Assembly representative. She is inexperienced and lacks the acumen for this position. Her mentor, Ted Gaines, was elect ...

Peeved at ‘Mr. Conservative’

Thanks a lot, Ted Gaines, Mr. Conservative. Your political aspirations will cost Placer County taxpayers at least one, and possibly two, special elections. I would like to know t ...

Measure A deserves a yes

The only challengers against Measure A, are the four councilmembers with a combined total of 54 years in office and their special interest group (Journal, Sept. 7). They realize t ...

Vote out the spenders

I am often amazed to read some of the letters in the paper. It was good to see that several students seem to understand how our government works as so many others don’t. Our gove ...

County clerk knows how to cut corners

In these challenging economic times, the taxpayers of Placer County owe County Clerk Jim McCauley and staff a huge thank you. Through a simple administrative decision (printing t ...

Kranz Loyalty to Political Crony Led to Disaster

I've known for some time that Placer County Supervisor Bruce Kranz was warned about alleged land fraud violations by real estate agent Michelle Ollar-Burris before he appointed her ...