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02/16/2024
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Loomis officials agreed to pursue a trash pickup agreement with the cities of Auburn and Colfax. While the staffs of all three jurisdictions recommend the JPA, some Loomis locals are skeptical.

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01/26/2024
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Almost Free to All has been hard at work breathing life into the old Carnegie Library in Auburn, working with the city and enthusiastic locals to establish “Branches at the Carnegie.”

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01/26/2024
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With Councilwomen Alice Dowdin Calvillo and Michelle Sierra-Sammons dissenting, the Auburn City Council voted to have staff explore what it might look like if Auburn were to allow a commercial cannabis business.

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01/19/2024
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Colfax reached out to Auburn for temporary assistance due to staff turnover. This will be the third time Auburn City Clerk Amy Lind will be providing assistance to Colfax.

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01/16/2024
Image for display with article titled Auburn Approves Design Work for Old Town Plaza

The Auburn City Council approved an amendment for its on-call engineer, moving forward with a potential central gathering center in Old Town Auburn.

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01/12/2024
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Through connecting with the community and attacking issues until they are solved, Auburn’s Problem-Oriented Policing unit works to improve the city.

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12/05/2023
Image for display with article titled Auburn Council Names New Mayor at Reorganization Meeting

Rachel Radell-Harris was named the new mayor in a unanimous vote. In her welcome speech, Radell-Harris thanked her family for making it possible to serve on council while also being a full-time working mother.

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12/01/2023
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The Auburn City Council appointed its newest member: Michelle Sierra-Sammons. The former Auburn Union School District trustee and Planning Commission member said she thought sitting on council would be a good way to contribute to the city.

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11/17/2023
Image for display with article titled Auburn Scales Back Individual Fire Safety Inspection Program

Due to limited staffing, Auburn’s interim fire chief introduced a scaled-back defensible space enforcement program that will align with the requirements of Assembly Bill 38, which requires property sellers in a very high fire hazard severity zone to provide the buyer with documentation the property is in compliance with defensible space requirements.

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11/17/2023
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The city of Auburn celebrated the completion of the Solids Dewatering Project at its wastewater treatment plant. The $6 million project implements state-of-the-art water reduction technologies from biological waste.

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11/07/2023
Image for display with article titled Auburn City Council to Discuss Cannabis Policies in Near Future

A resident introduced the topic at the Oct. 23 council meeting and two members said they would be interested in more information.

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10/27/2023
Image for display with article titled Auburn Council to Appoint Member to Fill Vacancy

The city of Auburn is accepting applications for a vacant seat on the city council after Daniel Berlant resigned when he was appointed as California’s State Fire Marshal.

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10/10/2023
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Daniel Berlant, a member of the Auburn City Council, has had a career working for Cal Fire since 2001.

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10/06/2023
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The Auburn City Council approved $20,000 in grants, aiming to boost the local economy by giving businesses, events and organizations a helping hand.

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09/22/2023
Image for display with article titled Auburn Police to Add a Tesla to Fleet

Due to the difficultly of securing law enforcement vehicles, the Auburn Police Department is looking to purchase a Tesla Model Y to add to its fleet.

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08/04/2023
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The Western States Trail Museum is one step closer to reality, as the city of Auburn approved an agreement with the museum’s board.

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08/04/2023
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Auburn City Clerk Amy Lind recently earned her Master Municipal Clerk designation from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks.

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07/28/2023
Image for display with article titled Auburn City Council Approves tax-sharing agreement to keep biotech firm in city

Saving itself from a financial blow, the city of Auburn adopted a tax-sharing agreement with Miltenyi Biotec, Inc., which has operated locally for more than 30 years.

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05/23/2023
Image for display with article titled City to End Parking on Racetrack Street

In an effort to make a narrow roadway safer for through traffic and emergency vehicles, the Auburn Traffic Commission voted to close parking from Recreation Drive to 207 Racetrack Drive.

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05/12/2023
Image for display with article titled Council Approves $63K Investment in Pickleball/Multiuse Space

Auburn is now on its way to gaining three additional pickleball courts and a new multiuse space at the School Park Preserve after the city council approved the joint effort to improve the park space.

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05/12/2023
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The Auburn City Council approved the contract for incoming City Manager Sean Rabé this week. Rabé’s contract includes an annual base salary of $220,000, plus benefits. His official start date is June 12.

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05/09/2023
Colfax Mayor Trinity Burruss and Auburn Mayor Alice Dowdin Calvillo traveled to Washington, D.C., as a part of the Sacramento Metro Chamber Cap to Cap trip, which aimed to gain support for the six-county region surrounding Sacramento (including Placer).

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05/05/2023
Nathan Bagwill, director of administrative services, presented at the first of three budget workshops during the April 24 Auburn City Council meeting. The workshops will highlight different aspects of the 2023-24 fiscal-year budget.

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05/02/2023
Police Chief Ryan Kinnan delivered his 2022 annual report to the Auburn City Council, reporting an uptick in DUI arrests and a downward trend for most crimes.

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04/25/2023
The community is one step closer to a community space at the city-owned Carnegie Library. The nonprofit group Almost Free For All will pay $1 a month to use the space, which needs rehab and ADA-compliance projects before it opens to the public.

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04/20/2023
The city of Auburn has made an offer to Sean Rabe to take over for former City Manager John Donlevy, who retired. According to Mayor Alice Dowdin-Calvillo, “We were extremely fortunate to have received over 35 applications for the position from which we interviewed four highly qualified candidates.”

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03/31/2023
Four life-saving incidents, increased service calls and more than $11 million in property saved were a few of the highlights in the Auburn City Fire Department’s 2022 Annual Report, delivered by Fire Chief Dave Spencer to the Auburn City Council.

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03/24/2023
Imagine Auburn, a group hired by the city, is hosting three separate workshops to focus on Auburn’s business future.

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03/17/2023
High Street Bible Church won its use permit from the Auburn City Council after initial opposition from the Planning Commission.
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