zoning

Reader Input: Winery noises disturb peace

It is unfortunate that the Green family are losing their property. What I have learned over the years in attending numerous public hearings on the winery ordinance is that most win ...

Another View: Planning commission seems hell-bent on punishing wineries

Dear Placer County Planning Commission: Land-use planning is the introduction to the successful rebirth of towns, proud continuation of farming and even the ordinary but signific ...

Rental ordinance approved; now what?

A mostly cheering crowd marked the approval of one of Auburn’s more polarizing issues — short-term residential rentals in Auburn. The proposed ordinance, geared toward ...

Another View: Does your neighborhood need a bar?

Proposed revisions to the Placer County Winery Ordinance will be heard by the Planning Commission on Thursday (10 a.m. at the Dewitt Center).  If they are adopted, rural Place ...

Auburn City Council torn between two homeless shelter zones

The Auburn City Council will be taking a further look at two different locations for a  state-mandated homeless shelter zone during a  meeting on Oct. 28. Industrial di ...

Reader Input: Choose shelter site with care

My name is Terry Henline. I am the manager at Auburn Villa Apartments, located on Mikkelsen Drive. I have recently spoken with many of the residents at Auburn Villa Apartments. ...

Reader Input: Statue site in fact a good shelter spot

The City Council acted under due diligence, reviewed all potential homeless shelter zoning sites and made the best decision possible (“Auburn homeless shelter could share spa ...

Reader Input: Put shelter in correct place

City Council members have proposed to rezone properties along Highway 49 and the Auburn-Ravine corridor to allow for emergency shelters. It’s true. State law requires citie ...

Reader Input: Do right by our city’s homeless

With a fast approaching state-mandated deadline to define locations which are appropriately zoned for a homeless shelter, it could take years before the city actually contracts wit ...

Reader Input: Invest in Auburn’s hard-working folks

I’m very alarmed to learn that the city is considering zoning for a homeless shelter near Elm and Palm. There are already halfway houses in the area, and the people who live ...