Local Government

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 · Local Government
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 · Local Government
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 · Local Government
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 · Local Government
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 · Local Government
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 · Local Government
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 · Local Government
An evening view of the new city hall and fountain in Citrus Heights. // Courtesy, City of Citrus Heights, McComish Photography

Photo shows off evening view of new Citrus Heights city hall, fountain

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.

by · October 5, 2016 · Local Government
Candidate Marcel Weiland, left, and incumbent Jeff Slowey, right, speaking at a candidate forum in September. // CH Sentinel

Slowey, Weiland dominate funding in latest Citrus Heights council election filings

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…

by · October 1, 2016 · Local Government
2016 city council candidate and former Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy Bret Daniels, speaking at a Sept. 19 election forum in Citrus Heights. // CH Sentinel

Fact Check: candidate claims Citrus Heights among top ‘least safe’ cities; but is it?

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.

Reality: Misleading/inaccurate

by · September 25, 2016 · Local Government