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Latest letters and comments from Sentinel readers continue to discuss potential future uses for the old Sylvan Middle School property and also express praise for volunteer Ron Fern and his beautification efforts along Auburn Boulevard.
Thanks to volunteer for making Auburn Blvd more beautiful
[RE: Meet the man who’s beautifying Auburn Blvd one flower at a time; Feb. 24] Thank you for your story on Ron Fern. My wife and I have wondered who was doing the work of maintaining the flowers along that part of Auburn Boulevard. We appreciate his work and wanted to thank him for the beautification of the roadside. His work has a contribution to Citrus Heights and to public enjoyment of beauty. Thank you Ron.
-Norman Hill, Citrus Heights
A mural along Auburn Blvd would be great
[RE: Meet the man who’s beautifying Auburn Blvd one flower at a time; Feb. 24] I love what this man has done on Auburn Boulevard. Every time I drive by when the flowers are blooming I silently thank him. However, I recently thought how nice it would be to have a nicely painted fence behind his flowers, since the fence has been painted different colors I’m assuming because of graffiti. The article indicates there may be something in the future for a plan to paint this fence. Even if it was painted a solid color, it would improve the looks. But having high school kids paint a mural would be even better. Citrus Heights City Council, can you help make this happen?
-Joan Bippus, Citrus Heights
Justin H. — I know it has been discussed before and the city stance is that youth sports facilities will not generate revenue, which I do understand. However, the youth sports facilities in Citrus Heights are all very dated, possibly the best park for baseball/softball Rusch Park has adult leagues most nights and weekends. To not have the option on the table to take this opportunity and turn it into a youth facility for current and future youth in Citrus Heights is a travesty. Softball and soccer use this facility currently year round, and an updated new facility would generate a lot of interest. Housing or more retail space (with locations empty right across the street already and more going in front of Walmart and Costco) seems disingenuous and a money grab. I am all for making money, but… quality of life and activities for the current residents in this city should be taken into account.
Brian W. — We don’t need more housing or stores. We need more family things to do in this city. I was raised and been here for 38 years now and I have seen this city grow, houses been built and stores come and go. When was the last time this city thought of the residents that already live here and built something family friendly that we all can enjoy. A sports complex would be great, with some BBQ’s and kids play area, etc.
Laurin L. — Low income subsidized housing is not the answer. A park is not the answer. That’d be a magnet for transients and homeless. A multi-use sports facility would be welcomed by many!
Wendy S. — The youth are starving for a sports facility that is a healthy place — a Sunrise Soccer Club player was accidentally stabbed with a hypodermic needle at one of the parks. Any of the soccer fields at any of the schools and parks are full of pot holes. There is no place for any softball as all the fields are taken up by baseball and adult leagues. A sports complex would bring some revenue in — local sports clubs would be able to host games, tournaments, etc. SJUSD doesn’t have the money to do anything with this property. The city should build something that will benefit the youth of Citrus Heights.
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