As the city’s motto has it, Colfax sits “above the fog, below the snow.” This small town with a population of roughly 2,000, has been a waystation on major transportation routes, from the days of stagecoach travel to the arrival of the Central Pacific Transcontinental Railroad. These days both U.S. Route 40 and Interstate 80 intersect with Colfax, and its historic depot still sees freight train traffic and is a stop on Amtrak’s California Zephyr line.
Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, 33 S. Main St. The public is invited to attend all council meetings. Meetings are broadcast on Wavecable, Channel 103, for citizens who are unable to attend meetings in person.
The Colfax City Council has approved a resolution to extend the time limit for speakers during public comment. “I don’t appreciate having to cut people off at three minutes, especially when we have a light agenda,” Colfax Mayor Trinity Burruss said.(Sept. 22, 2022) → Read the full Auburn Journal report
The Colfax City Council has approved an ordinance that will restrict or prohibit parking on narrow streets. Under the ordinance, the city engineer will make recommendations on streets that may need enforcement and the council will approve or disapprove parking restrictions.(Sept. 21, 2022) → Read the full Auburn Journal report