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.
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.
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.
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…
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
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…
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.”
A recent photo obtained by The Sentinel showcases an evening view of the new Citrus Heights city hall, revealing an after-hours view of the lighted 25-feet-wide fountain and tower. The photo was taken by McComish Photography and provided by the City of Citrus Heights.
Latest campaign finance disclosures show incumbent Jeff Slowey and newcomer Marcel Weiland far outpacing the remaining candidates vying for two seats on the Citrus Heights city council. Five of the eight candidates in the council race submitted disclosures by the first pre-election reporting deadline of Sept. 29, required by the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) for local candidates who raise or spend over $2,000.
Vice Mayor Slowey, the only incumbent in the race, maintained an expected edge and reported $5,800 in contributions from 18 donors during the latest reporting period, which covers contributions and expenses from July 1 through Sept. 24…
The claim: “There’s a dirty little secret about Citrus Heights and that is that we are in the top 100 of least safest cities in California… we have to do something to change that.” – Bret Daniels, candidate for Citrus Heights city council (Sept. 19, 2016).
The source: As evidence for his claim, Daniels referenced an online article in “The Patch,” which relied exclusively on a report by the consumer finance group ValuePenguin.