Budget

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 ...