Peter Auger, Auburn Hills City Manager
Thoughts on running a city, daily musings, and everything in between.
City Manager, Auburn Hills, MI
The DPS Roads Division has an annual summer program of asphalt road repair where City streets are patrolled to perform in-house asphalt patching. In 2007, the purchase of an asphalt milling machine increased average daily productivity for asphalt patching from 5-6 tons per day to over 10 tons per day with a crew of 7 [...]
I am a firm believer in not wasting energy or duplicating the efforts of someone else. So today’s blog is linking you to the VALunteer Project blog as it touches on volunteering in Auburn Hills. Enjoy!
Sometimes success creates issues. An example of this could be our Friday night Music in the Park series of adjusting to something that is growing. Due to the growing popularity of this event at Riverside Park (northwest corner of Auburn & Squirrel Roads) people who drive are now parking on the south side of Auburn [...]
It is going to be an exciting and enjoyable time in Auburn Hills over the next few days. This afternoon the Farmers’ Market will be open for business from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. It is located in downtown Auburn Hills on the southeast corner of Squirrel and Auburn Roads, shoppers can expect to find more [...]
Last night’s city Council meeting was longer than our average meeting. We had some interesting discussions about creative ways to help residents in the city. Anytime you talk creative it generates many questions. This is all an important part of engagement and the elected officials, at the local level, like to have an understanding of [...]
“It isn’t that they can’t see the solution. It is that they can’t see the problem.” G. K. Chesterton I recently received the above quote from one of my brothers. It rang true yesterday as I sat in the House Committee room in Lansing Michigan waiting to testify on “proposed” changes to Public Act [...]
Our first “white top” road resurfacing project continues into its next phase as we start laying down concrete. We think this process is better than the traditional way we take care of roads in Michigan. Like most solutions, this won’t work everywhere; this is not the one shoe that fits all solution. But…in this case [...]
The City of Auburn Hills has many different neighborhoods that all function a little bit different. We have about twenty-two business parks that host a wide variety of companies from small family run businesses to tier one Research and Development companies to international business conglomerates. We also have a retail district that most regions would [...]
Read an article yesterday from popular Science, actually it was from a December of 2009 issue (think my stack of readables is behind?). The article was called Diverging Diamond Interchange; A new Pattern for Beating Traffic. Here is most of the article: “Want to avoid gridlock? Drive on the wrong side of the road. In [...]
It’s been a heck of a week. Last week I left for the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Mackinac Policy Conference. Some of you know that I accepted the opportunity from Crain’s Business Magazine to guest blog while on the Island. I hope I didn’t dent their reputation with my very unprofessional writing style, but [...]