Auburn is growing too quickly

I’ve lived in Auburn for about 40 years now and it has changed considerably. Not necessarily for the better. We’ve had past mayors who I truly believe cared about our city and it’s residents, but I don’t feel that way now. The current mayor and city council have allowed too much growth for one thing. We’re bursting at the seams.

I live on East Hill, and there is not a grocery store for miles so I am forced to use the Fred Meyer store. Every day of the week it’s like a Christmas holiday. Parking is at a premium. People’s nerves seem to be shattered because there’s no place to park, so they’re stressed and rude. The store is unable to keep up and it’s not as clean as it should be. Safeway is just as bad, if not worse.

We need better growth management in Auburn, we need another major grocery store not more housing and apartments. We have all we can handle now. Roads are a mess. We get a few token streets fixed occasionally, big deal.

Stop this overcrowding.

– Jeanne Herold

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