Sentinel staff report–
The five residents running for three seats on the Citrus Heights City Council have varying views when it comes to homelessness, mandatory rental inspections, rent control, red light cameras, under-performing schools, economic development, and whether the new gas tax is a good way to fund local road repairs.
In responses to a nine-question survey sent out by The Sentinel, candidates offered their position on each issue in 100 words or less, giving voters an opportunity to see where each candidate stands on issues affecting Citrus Heights.
A question about Proposition 6, which seeks to repeal the new gas tax as a way to fund transportation-related projects and local road repairs, was among the questions drawing varied responses. Candidate Porsche Middleton, who currently serves as a City Planning Commissioner, was the only candidate to state clear opposition to Prop 6, while others either expressed support for the repeal effort or did not provide a clear answer. Middleton was also the only candidate to state clear opposition to the city’s red light camera program.
Asked about rent control…
By Carole Hawkins–
Development of the long-vacant pads in front of Costco and Walmart recently inched closer to reality.
Last month, the Citrus Heights City Council unanimously approved a design permit for an 8,700 square-foot building on “Pad 11” at Stock Ranch Plaza. The parcel is located on Auburn Blvd. at the main entrance drive to the Costco shopping center, just across from Applebee’s Bar & Grill.
Plans show the building could accommodate up to five retail or restaurant tenants. The building would be about 24-feet high with a stucco exterior and maroon fabric awnings, according to renderings.
As part of the approval, the City also agreed to modify a requirement in the site’s development guide at the request of the developer, lowering the required percentage of transparent glass facing Auburn Blvd. from 60 percent to 50 percent. The change additionally allows active seating areas, such as those used for restaurants, to substitute for portions of the required transparent façade. The submitted design shows active seating is planned for storefronts at either end of the building…
Sentinel staff report–
Citrus Heights police said a fatal collision that closed down Greenback Lane Tuesday night was caused by a 19-year-old woman who was allegedly under the influence of marijuana.
In a news release issued Wednesday evening, police said the teen, Christina Diaz, was traveling westbound on Greenback Lane around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when she “intentionally collided” with a van travelling the same direction. She then lost control of her 2004 Toyota Camry, crossed a center median and collided with a Mercedes sedan that was traveling the opposite direction, resulting in the death of the sedan’s adult male driver.
Police said Diaz then tried to flee the scene, but was apprehended nearby.
The driver and sole occupant of the Mercedes was found unresponsive in his vehicle, police said. Lifesaving efforts were performed, but he was pronounced deceased at the scene. Several occupants of the van involved also sustained minor injuries…
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