Budget

Placer supes investing in long-term budget strategy

  Placer County supervisors are now not only sitting down in the coming months to chart out a budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year starting in July. They’ll also be mapp ...

School board proactive in energy savings

  Just like other Lincoln organizations, the Western Placer Unified School District is juggling bills, working to keep debt to a minimum and, at the same time, maintaining it ...

Town hall meeting covers finances

The first in a series of meetings to educate the public on the city’s finances drew hard questions from Lincoln Hills residents. Tuesday’s town-hall meeting at the Orchard Cre ...

City manager discusses financial future with businesses

Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce representatives had plenty of hard questions Tuesday morning for City Manager Jim Estep. That’s after he told them Lincoln faces a daunting futu ...

Western Placer employees get raises

In a time when most school districts across the state are suffering financially, Western Placer Unified School District employees have something to smile about – raises. Teacher ...

'Golden Handshakes' a possibility

City Council unanimously voted to take the first step to offering “Golden Handshake” retirement incentives Tuesday. The incentive could prevent further layoffs of city staff, ...

City faces financial setback

Lincoln’s embattled general fund is once again in danger as the new state budget and still-slacking property tax revenue could equal another $1 million hit. The state of Califor ...

Western Placer - no layoffs

There are no cutbacks or layoffs in the Western Placer Unified School District budget, which was unanimously passed by the Board of Trustees Monday night. “We’re fortunate,” ...

City passes budget

The Lincoln City Council passed the city’s $75 million budget Tuesday night, which calls for no layoffs. “This budget is really just a starting point for this fiscal year,” ...

State of the City given

The city of Lincoln faces a multitude of challenges in its 150th year, according to Mayor Spencer Short. The annual State of the City Address was given at the Lincoln Area Chamber ...