Region-Wide Issues

2312, 2015

David, Goliath and the Local Sales Tax Battle

By |December 23rd, 2015|Local Government, Region-Wide Issues|0 Comments

 We are in trouble and I think more and more of us are beginning to realize it. I attended two community meetings last week in Auburn and at both meetings people wanted to talk about Assembly Bill 680 (Steinberg) despite the fact that it wasn’t on anyone’s official agenda. AB 680, authored by Assemblyman Steinberg […]

1311, 2014

Annexation and Deja Vu

By |November 13th, 2014|Columns, Region-Wide Issues|0 Comments

Yogi Berra makes me laugh and think. He said, “Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.” “When you arrive at a fork in the road, take it.” And, “a nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.”

When I read in these pages, leaders and commentators urging the City of Auburn […]

1411, 2009

Reflections From The Region

By |November 14th, 2009|Columns, Region-Wide Issues|0 Comments

Gamblers can only see as far as the next roll of the dice. Even worse, too many elected officials have acted like “The Cincinnati Kid,” risking the hard-earned dollars of the residents of the greater Sacramento region. Lawmakers’ shortsighted laws and tax-policies have created costly burdens on businesses, farmers and ranchers, and encouraged a speculative […]