Pothole Pledge

Today our Mayor, Kevin McDaniel, signed the orange barrel as Channel 7’s Pothole Pledge. Channel 7 is reaching out to communities to commit to filling potholes within 3 days of receiving a phone call. Before we put the Mayor out there to sign such a pledge, I made a quick call to the DPW to [...]


One of the things we do is look at different ways to tell our story in Auburn Hills. It is not as easy as you might think, even with all the great things we have going on. I think one of the challenges is being negative and pointing out flaws is so much easier that [...]

On The Road Again

No, not traveling, but another blog about roads. We have been planning, saving and coordinating in order to improve the infrastructure of the city. With roads, there are actually three different jurisdictions that have responsibility for roads. The State of Michigan has responsibilities for the highways (such as M-59, I-75 and M-24). The Road Commission for [...]

Making a Splash in Auburn Hills

  Here we grow again. The Marines use to have a slogan “By land, by air and sea”…  well, I think we just added the sea to our resume in Auburn Hills as Great Lakes Crossing Outlets  gave us some great news over the weekend that SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium is coming to Auburn Hills. [...]

Jed Clampett

Now see if you can read this blog without humming “listen to a story bout a man named Jed.” I know this classic will be stuck in my head for the rest of the day. For the past 4 to 5 months the city council has been exploring options with oil drilling companies looking around [...]

Are city manager’s against transparency?

  Yesterday some city manager’s testified in Lansing against the toil of what is called EVIP. For the last several years the Governor and legislature has attempted an experiment on providing your tax money back to your communities. There used to be 2 types of State Shared Revenue (SSR) that were to stream line and [...]

Thinking Spring

  Okay, after last week’s post about the benefits of winter, why would I then post a thinking spring blog? Well now is the time that we do that in our organization. Our roads (all across the State) have taken a beating this winter. Guess what? When the frost leaves the ground we are going [...]

Am I Goofy?

Okay, that’s probably an easy question for most to answer, and a slow pitch softball across the plate for some. What a great winter we are having. Yes it is cold, it does that in winter. Wow, lots of snow too, also does that in winter in Michigan. Both the above can make commutes more [...]

Valentine Cookie Decorating

By Karrie Marsh, Executive Assistant and Guest Blogger Just how much snow are we going to get? This is the first winter that I have ever thought, “Enough already.” But as a wise man around here says about situations, you must “innovate, adapt and overcome.” I’m pretty sure he is referring to more challenging situations [...]

Why Recreation and Parks?

I had the pleasure to attend the Michigan Recreation and Parks Annual Conference last week for a day. Why did I do that? Well, I was asked. I was actually asked to present at three sessions and was very impressed with the MRPA (Michigan Recreation and Parks Association). This seems like a first class organization. [...]

  • Peter Auger, Auburn Hills City Manager

    Peter Auger, Auburn Hills City Manager

    Thoughts on running a city, daily musings, and everything in between.