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Remembering Auburn's Fallen Heroes

By Auburn Mayor Kevin Hanley Memorial Day, May 28 2012 New Auburn Cemetery

149 years ago, President Lincoln dedicated a portion of the battlefield at Gettysburg as a final resting place for those who "gave their lives that the nation might live." President Lincoln challenged all future generations of Americans to remember the honored dead...

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To the Graduates of Placer School for Adults

By Mayor Kevin Hanley Placer High School Auditorium, May 22, 2012

It’s my honor to be here to congratulate 2012 graduates of the Placer School for Adults. I always enjoy this time of year because all around the country commencement speakers try to convey a few pearls of wisdom to the graduating students. The late Steve...

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Hands Off Placer’s Water

The California Legislature and an out-of-control state agency called the Delta Stewardship Council are working feverishly to take our county’s water, our money and our ability to create new jobs, electrical power, prosperous farms, ranches and abundant fisheries and recreational opportunities. Placer County residents and those living in the threatened Mother Lode and Sierra Nevada...

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Preparing for the Inevitable

"Wildfire in the City of Auburn is inevitable. It is just a matter of when." That's the first key assumption in the "2009-2010 Strategic Plan to Aid in the Prevention of Catastrophic Wildfire in the City of Auburn." In the spring and summer months, dry grass, brush, and oak and pine trees surround homes and...

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