Reader Input

So much for republican principles

Ted Gaines saw the list of seven candidates for Fourth Assembly District primary and added his proxy wife, Beth Gaines’, name. The splintered vote allowed her to win one of the t ...

Lund: The city is in a tough place

In the May 13 edition of The Placer Herald (Reader Input) there was a letter from a gentleman asking who the big spenders are in Rocklin. I believe the gentleman has been misinfor ...

Education is key to make decisions

On April 29, the assembly voted on AB 2072. This bill states that a brochure, given free to the state, will be passed on to parents when their infant fails the early-infant hearing ...

Who are the big spenders?

Perhaps I am just ignorant or haven’t been paying attention. We are being informed that Rocklin is in great financial difficulty. I wonder why this is. Just a few years ago rea ...

Gov’t has money issue

The government throws away money; Like it is really funny Acting like it grows on trees; And senators spend it on golf tees Giving homeless people million dollar loans; To buy mi ...

Spend money on people, safety

As a Rocklin resident, are we naive to the city officials’ decisions on how to spend the taxpayers’ money? It appears that some city officials are overpaid, then the protectors ...

Pension is ‘exorbitant’

I would like to commend The Placer Herald for bringing to light the embarrassing audacity of the Rocklin City Council and their approval of an exorbitant pension for City Manager C ...

Let’s put a stop to this

No one can be productive enough for any business; government or otherwise, to pay him/her the high wages/salaries some of them, such as Mr. (Carlos) Urrutia, receive. Rather than ...

City hall culture needs to change

The pay raise, subsequent retirement and then part-time job for the city manager is an example of “cronyism” at its best (The Placer Herald, April 1). I don’t know why there ...

Manager shows greed

Ben Bernacke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States, makes $199,750 a year. Our city manager made $232,722.80 as of July 1, 2008 (Placer Herald, April 1). ...

Council was ‘duped’

Councilman (Peter) Hill said my suggestion that the council was duped when it agreed to increase the city manager’s pay close to his retirement is an attention-grabbing ploy (Pla ...

Music should not be cut

I am a student currently in my fifth year of music education since I started taking lessons at my old elementary school in the Rocklin Unified School District. It made me feel sa ...

Cost savings are deceptive

The details of the Rocklin city manager retirement package are a classic case study in the outrageous disparity, which exists between public pensions and private employee retiremen ...

Rocklin taxpayers ‘snookered’ in deal

The city saves with early retirements? According to Scott Yuill (Placer Herald, April 1 Reader Input), the city of Rocklin will save money by spending more than $1 million of taxp ...

Mayor: city saves with early retirements

Recently The Placer Herald has reported information and opinions regarding one of the programs Rocklin is using to cut costs in this period of economic downturn. This program helpe ...