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07/16/2024
Image for display with article titled Auburn's Fire Inspection Program Touts Education Over Enforcement

The Auburn City Council had a first reading of its amended Fire Inspection Ordinance last week, taking a step to pivot away from enforcement and enhance education of property owners instead.

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07/09/2024
Image for display with article titled Permitting Issues Cause American Canyon Roundabout Delays in Auburn

Don’t expect to see workers at the intersection of Lincoln Way and Borland Avenue in Auburn anytime soon. Caltrans announced delays in its roundabout construction, potentially through late fall

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07/05/2024
Image for display with article titled Auburn Budget Adoption Projects Smaller Structural Deficit

The Auburn City Council unanimously adopted its 2024-2025 fiscal-year budget last week, revealing the structural deficit has dropped slightly.

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07/05/2024
Image for display with article titled Firefighters Contain 5-Acre Vegetation Fire in North Auburn

Firefighters extinguished a vegetation fire in the afternoon of July 2 on Sisson Lane, off Lone Star Road and Highway 49, in North Auburn.

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06/28/2024
Image for display with article titled Auburn Moves Forward With Travelers Tax Increase on November Ballot

The Auburn City Council voted June 24 to place a transient occupancy tax (TOT) on the Nov. 5 ballot.

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06/21/2024
Image for display with article titled Auburn Partners With Area Transit to Plan for Future

In a coordinated effort to plan for the future of transit in western Placer County, the city of Auburn has teamed up with the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency and Roseville Transit to draft a regional transit analysis.

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06/21/2024
Image for display with article titled Placer County Reveals Potential Vision for Marketplace Space in North Auburn

Building on the county’s Government Center Master Plan, the county utilized Community Development Block Grant funds to create potential future plans for private development opportunities for housing and an indoor/outdoor marketplace that aims to celebrate Placer County’s home-grown goods and services.

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06/18/2024
Image for display with article titled Auburn Declares Fiscal Emergency in Face of Ongoing Budget Deficit

The Auburn City Council voted to declare a fiscal emergency and cancel all salary increases in their June 17 meeting, as the city faces an ongoing $825,000 annual budget deficit.

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06/14/2024
Image for display with article titled Auburn Considering Potential Travelers Tax Increase on November Ballot

In their June 10 meeting, the Auburn City Council directed staff to draft a potential November ballot measure which may increase taxes collected from tourists of hotels and short-term rental operators.

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06/14/2024
Image for display with article titled Auburn Sewer Rate Analysis Reveals Need for Rate Increase

At the June 10 meeting, council members approved the 2024-25 sewer rates for residents without an increase for the seventh year in a row but also had a discussion about the need for potential future rate increases.

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05/21/2024
Image for display with article titled City of Auburn Reports Growing Deficit After $2 Million Budget Error

The city of Auburn is facing a growing budget deficit after the new finance director discovered a $2 million error in prior financial reporting.

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05/03/2024
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By recent City Council proclamation, May is officially Bike Month here in Auburn, and there are terrific events scheduled and prize-winning month-long challenges for everyone in town to enjoy.

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04/26/2024
Image for display with article titled Auburn Council Approves PCTPA Sales Tax Expenditure Plan in Split Vote

A potential half-cent sales tax is closer to reaching the November ballot in Placer County, as the City of Auburn was last to approve an expenditure plan for Placer County Transportation Planning Agency’s potential sales tax measure in their April 22 meeting.

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04/23/2024
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Auburn’s annual Community Service Day is scheduled Sunday, April 28, and the city is looking for volunteers to beautify some of its spaces.

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04/16/2024
Image for display with article titled Community Members File Recall Paperwork Against 2 Auburn Union School District Trustees

A recall may be on the horizon for the Auburn Union School District as 35 community members filed Intent to Recall paperwork this week against Trustees Greg Holt and Jayson Wedge.

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04/12/2024
Image for display with article titled Construction Kicks Off on Pickleball Courts

Auburn is on its way to adding three pickleball courts and a multiuse space at School Park Preserve. Construction has officially begun on the space, a cement pad which formerly housed school facilities.

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03/26/2024
Image for display with article titled City of Auburn Seeks Feedback From General Plan Survey

The city of Auburn is going through a General Plan update and the team behind the work has spent the past several weeks collecting input from the community through workshops and stakeholder meetings. The team is now looking toward the community to provide input through an online survey.

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03/19/2024
Image for display with article titled Auburn Faces Structural Budget Deficit Next Year

Auburn is facing a structural deficit in the years ahead as its costs outweigh its current revenues, a financial contractor for the city revealed last week.

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03/15/2024
Image for display with article titled Auburn Passes Resolution Supporting Local Control Regarding Housing Issues

The Auburn City Council passed a resolution calling out the state of California specifically around housing legislation usurping local control of land use decisions.

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03/08/2024
Image for display with article titled City of Auburn Names Volunteer City Historian

The city named Carol Cramer the official City Historian last month.

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03/01/2024
Image for display with article titled Auburn Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions Almost in Half

At the February 26 Auburn City Council meeting, Sustainability Committee member Roke Whitson reported that a greenhouse gas inventory recently revealed the city of Auburn has cut its emissions almost in half over the past 17 years.

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02/27/2024
Image for display with article titled City of Auburn Working Toward Energy Savings Contract

After soliciting Request for Proposals from energy service companies, Auburn Public Works Director Mengil Deane shared that the city has received four proposals.

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02/27/2024
Image for display with article titled Auburn Names New Fire Chief, Finance Director

After serving as interim fire chief since September, the city officially named John Rogers fire chief this month as his family, friends and co-workers cheered him on.

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02/16/2024
Image for display with article titled Loomis to Seek JPA with Auburn, Colfax

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
Image for display with article titled Nonprofit Working Toward Opening Former Carnegie Library Space

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
Image for display with article titled Auburn Council Directs Staff to Keep Considering Cannabis Facilities

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
Image for display with article titled Auburn, Colfax to Share City Clerk Services

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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