taxpayers

Reader Input: In elections, choices matter

The State of California wants to “wish us a happy new year” by implementing 931 new laws, as if we don’t have enough stupid laws already. Two of my favorites (y ...

Reader Input: DeWitt preservation only part of answer

I was happy to hear that Placer County Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery is willing to entertain the idea of preserving the historic DeWitt Theater as long as the owners agree to pay ...

Reader Input: Don’t stop the music just yet…

In April, during a Board of Supervisors meeting, I made the suggestion that the Music and More business at the DeWitt Theatre could continue to operate harmoniously (yes, pun inten ...

Reader Input: No Obamacare exemptions

Taxpayers subsidize federal employees non-Obamacare health insurance plan. Federal workers should not get special treatment. Taxpayers will be subsidizing the personal health car ...

Reader Input: Taxpayers lose protections

The current Obamacare plan isn’t good enough for the government workers and our leaders. It certainly is not good enough for the taxpayers who will be forced to support this ...

Disability claims boost fire cost

I just read in the Auburn Journal it cost the taxpayers $11 million to stop the (Robbers) fire (“Cal Fire’s Robbers Fire bill rises to $11.9 million,” Journal, Ju ...

Penryn project a costly error

As a taxpayer, I am appalled by the decision of the Placer County Planning Commission to approve the 150-apartment complex on Penryn Road, called the Orchard at Penryn (“150- ...

Elected officials need pay cut

So wrong. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, is so happy his bill AB 2313 passed. Where is the money going to come from to register pot products that will be overseen by a n ...

Quit hitting up taxpayers

I listen and read that the proponents of the measures are disappointed and threaten the public with less services and less response time. Hogwash! All I hear is that these groups w ...

Loopholes riddle Measure A

This June, Auburn has an important decision to make about how our city operates. For well over a century, Auburn has been working well. We have the services we need and a structure ...

Our View: Where is the money going?

What would the 9,000-plus California public schools do with more than $64 billion if they could decide? Our guess: Fund current teacher salaries and hire new ones to keep class siz ...

Politicians don’t really care about us

Has common sense ever been followed in the political world? Probably not! No sense is their way. If Gov. Jerry Brown and all politicians had children in public schools, then how w ...

End county top dog’s unreal pension

Hey, county supes, it’s a great opportunity that you have now that (CEO Tom) Miller is retiring (Journal, Dec. 13) End the lifetime health benefits and unreal pension of the inco ...

Fire protection not what it should be

On Dec. 14 I read on the front page of the Auburn Journal about another house that was destroyed by fire. When are we going to wake up to the fact that we have no or next to no fi ...

Cut crime and save money

Do you want to save state taxpayers billions of dollars, eliminate an inefficient and wasteful program, help crime victims and help law enforcement to catch more killers and rapist ...