Budget

Lincoln City Council passes $82.2 million budget on time

An $82.2 million “status quo” budget was unanimously passed Tuesday night by the Lincoln City Council with little debate and no special requests granted. Although the ...

Council puts off budget approval for two weeks

Approval of the city budget was put off Tuesday night for two weeks, which gives the Lincoln City Council more time to review the spending plan. The proposed budget includes a Gen ...

Library boosters critical of city spending plan

Members of the Friends of the Lincoln Library (FOLL) said they were worried about the status of major contributors at a recent city budget meeting. Larry Whitaker, the Friends of ...

Lincoln City Council holds special budget meeting

All three Lincoln fire stations may be open full time – 24 hours per day, seven days per week – if changes to the city’s budget are approved in June, according to ...

John Adams Academy model should be followed

I read about the John Adams Academy with great interest. They bought a 19-acre building site for $950,000 and they are to build a 10-acre campus to accommodate 1,300 students.  ...

Council takes city staff to task for $730,000 shortfall

Lincoln Mayor Gabriel Hydrick and the four other City Council members unhappily approved city staff’s request July 8 for nearly three-quarters of a million dollars to pay a w ...

Fire station temporarily closed

Lincoln Fire Station No. 33 displayed a “closed” sign Tuesday. Lincoln’s interim Fire Chief Michael Davis said Tuesday that limited funds necessitated the tempora ...

Board OKs school district plan to offset $3.75 million deficit no projected staff lay-offs anticipated

Although the Western Placer Unified School District faces a $3.75 million budget deficit for the 2014–15 school year, district officials presented a plan a few weeks ago to m ...

Placer County budget in recovery mode

Placer County’s finances are continuing in recovery mode, the Board of Supervisors learned Tuesday. Andy Heath, Placer County deputy CEO of finance, administration and budge ...

Placer Water budget set at $90.8 million

Directors of the Placer County Water Agency on Thursday adopted a combined 2014 calendar-year budget of $90.8 million. The combined budget includes a water division budget of $53. ...

City earns an improved investment grade

The city of Lincoln recently merited an uptick in its credit rating that bodes well for its future economy, city officials said Monday. Standard & Poor’s Rating Services ...

Next time, pay attention to city letters

As we Lincolnites adjust our budgets each month to pay the mammoth water rate increases that are coming our way starting January 1, 2014, try to remember to pay attention the ne ...

Shutdown closes offices, fed services in Auburn area

Shockwaves from the partial federal government shutdown were starting to reverberate through the Auburn-area foothills Tuesday. The U.S. Forest Service ranger office in Foresthill ...

Placer County budget gets final OK

Placer County supervisors gave their final approval Tuesday to a $721 million annual budget that provides for bringing on new sheriff’s personnel to open a South Placer jail ...

Section media day and Bill

I took the long trip to Lodi last week for the California Interscholastic Federation, Sac-Joaquin Section’s annual media day. I had not been to one of these before and found ...