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Tim Schaefer, businessman and current 2016 Citrus Heights city council candidate. Photo submitted by candidate

Tim Schaefer on the issues, in his own words

Tim Schaefer, 55, is a sales engineer with Ellison Technologies and has also served in various leadership positions in local neighborhood associations. In 2014, he spearheaded a “Save City Hall” effort to oppose the plan to tear down and move the old city hall.

by · October 23, 2016 · City Hall
Marcel Weiland, financial tech director and 2016 Citrus Heights city council candidate.

Marcel Weiland on the issues, in his own words

Marcel Weiland, 26, grew up in Citrus Heights, worked in the state capitol, and earned a degree in political science from Santa Clara University. He currently works as director of institutional alliances at Riskalyze, a financial tech company based in Auburn.

by · October 22, 2016 · City Hall
Bret Daniels, former council member and current 2016 city council candidate.

Bret Daniels on the issues, in his own words

Bret Daniels, 56, is a former Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy and current president of “Our Fallen,” a local nonprofit that works to help families of fallen officers. Daniels previously served on the Citrus Heights city council from 1999 until he resigned in 2005, citing personal and family reasons.

by · October 22, 2016 · City Hall
Amor Taylor, businesswoman and current candidate for Citrus Heights city council. // CH Sentinel

Amor Taylor on the issues, in her own words

Amor Taylor, 51, serves on the City’s Construction Board of Appeals and plans to open a Menchie’s frozen yogurt franchise in Citrus Heights next year. She previously served as director of public policy services for the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers.

by · October 22, 2016 · City Hall
Rick Doyle, retired insurance broker and current candidate for Citrus Heights city council. // CH Sentinel

Rick Doyle on the issues, in his own words

Rick Doyle, 72, is a retired Farmers insurance agent and currently serves on the City’s planning commission. He also heads up a local neighborhood watch group and has served as a volunteer with the Citrus Heights Police Department since 2008.

by · October 22, 2016 · City Hall
Jeff Slowey, current Citrus Heights Vice Mayor and candidate for city council. // CH Sentinel

Jeff Slowey on the issues, in his own words

Jeff Slowey, 55, is a vice president for Bank of America and has served on the city council since 2003. He is the only incumbent running in this year’s election for two of the five council seats, as current councilwoman Sue Frost gave up her seat in order to run for Sacramento County Supervisor this year.

by · October 22, 2016 · City Hall
Citrus Heights 2016 City Council candidates, from left to right. Top: Rick Doyle, Amor Taylor, Jeff Slowey, Porsche Middleton. Bottom: Tim Schaefer, Marcel Weiland, Michael Nishimura, Bret Daniels. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights city council candidates on the issues, in their own words

In the interest of providing voter information and fair election coverage, The Sentinel has given all eight Citrus Heights city council candidates an equal opportunity to submit written statements on a variety of local issues. Seven of the eight candidates submitted statements by the Oct. 22 deadline, and links are provided below to each candidate’s responses.

Questions included topics of homelessness, enhancing public safety, body cameras, marijuana regulation, fiscal policy, and Measure B. Although agreeing on many issues, candidates hold opposing views on Measure B and police-worn body cameras, and also have differing approaches to enhancing public safety and addressing homelessness…

by · October 22, 2016 · City Hall
Night-view of the new Citrus Heights city hall. // CH Sentinel

Applicants sought to serve on Citrus Heights planning commission, boards

Want to make a difference in your city? The City of Citrus Heights is currently accepting applications through Nov. 28 for those interested in serving on the Planning Commission, Construction Board of Appeals, or the History & Arts Commission.

A majority of positions on several local boards and commissions in Citrus Heights are set to expire in December, with a total of 12 positions up for appointment by the city council. All positions range from

by · October 19, 2016 · City Hall
Vice Mayor Jeff Slowey, left, and Marcel Weiland, were both endorsed by the Citrus Heights Chamber of Commerce PAC this week. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights Chamber PAC endorses Weiland, Slowey for city council

The Citrus Heights Chamber of Commerce PAC announced its sought-after endorsement in the local city council race on Friday, naming Vice Mayor Jeff Slowey along with Marcel Weiland as “the best choices to maintain the success of Citrus Heights.”

The endorsement from the city’s largest local business political action committee (PAC) also came with a donation to both Weiland and Slowey of $1,750 each — a significant amount in a local race where winning candidates have spent as little as $8,500 to win in recent years…

by · October 9, 2016 · City Hall
2016 file photo, Henry Tingle. // Citrus Heights Sentinel

Henry Tingle reflects on 17 years as Citrus Heights city manager

Seated at his already emptied-out desk just days before his official retirement, Henry Tingle sat down for a final interview with The Sentinel last week to discuss his reflections on being city manager of Citrus Heights for the past 17 years.

With a note of satisfaction in his voice, Tingle said his decision to retire came as a result of several factors, including turning 60 years old, serving 42 years in the public sector, building a “highly efficient and effective” staff, and seeing the recent completion of the new city hall — which he called one of his “ultimate goals.”

by · October 5, 2016 · City Hall