Bob Richardson returning to Auburn as city manager

“Robert Richardson is coming back to Auburn and his former job of city manager,” the Auburn Journal is reporting, citing a press release.

“According to Mayor Matt Spokely, the City Council chose Richardson for his proven leadership skills and accomplishments.

“Richardson served as Auburn’s city manager from 2003 through 2014. He now serves as city manager of Grass Valley.

“His accomplishments in Auburn include many capital projects including Central Square, strategic planning and budgeting, including recruitment of the city’s single largest sales tax generator to the Auburn Airport, enhancement of the Auburn Airport, and managing the city during the difficult recession years.

“In a press release, Spokely said: ‘All of us on the Council are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Bob again. He did great work for our community for 11 years and we are grateful to have him back on our team.'”

The rest of the article is here.

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Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.
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2 Responses to Bob Richardson returning to Auburn as city manager

  1. jeffpelline says:

    At last, The Union catches up with the rest of the pack on the article, but it doesn’t have the integrity or class to credit the Auburn Journal for the “scoop”: http://www.theunion.com/news/report-richardson-returning-to-auburn-as-city-manager/

    • jeffpelline says:

      Memo to George Boardman: The front-page story in The Union this morning “Richardson to return to Auburn as City Manager” is what’s known as Lead or “lede” in newspaper parlance: “The news story deemed most important by the newspaper. In most papers, the lede appears on the front page at the top of the right-hand column.” Got it? Of course, The Union got scooped by The Auburn Journal. And it didn’t have the integrity to credit the Auburn Journal.

      One of the problems with folks like George is that even when they reach 70 years old, they still have a lot to learn because they never achieved the highest levels of success in their career. But they don’t have the humility to admit that because it would make them seem inferior. In the end it only makes them seem inferior.

      We’re experiencing that now with our President Trump.

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