Go back just five years and ask how much was the weekly food bill compared to what is paid now. For those on a fixed income, they have to cut out things they used to buy.
Now, I hear people say that the Auburn City Council has cut this and that out of the city budget, yet taxes are still going up. And maybe someone can tell me why city employees got a raise in pay. It doesn't take a mathematician to come up with an answer. If the city of Auburn wanted to keep the same services it had, then where would that money come from? More taxes or cut out some services.
People should stop complaining.
Now the city has all the councilors and mayor, plus the city manager, all educated by taking a test on law, even though the city has a law firm under contract to take care of all legal matters. Do we need any more lawyers in control of government, federal, state or city?
It certainly looks like the "good old boys" are back in town. I was led to believe that was all over and done with.
The older people in town still make a lot of sense when it comes to governing the city.
Reggie Emery Sr., Auburn