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By Citrus Heights resident Lynn Avery–
“What’s it all about Alfie? Is it only the moment we live?” I have read letters to the editor and other comments about the “growth of Citrus Heights” and the dedication to covering every piece of unimproved, taxable land in our city limits. I cannot help but think of the above song.
It nauseates me that our Planning Commission appears to pander to proposals that cite every minuscule wrinkle in zoning requirements and expect project approval from the City Council. (Knowledgeable preparation, weighing neighborhood concerns, sewage, water supply, and traffic concerns are not adequately studied before approvals are rubber stamped.)
We have a fractured City! We have no core. One area does not know what another is doing, or what their specific problems may be (and who cares)? Remember the old saying “Divide and Conquer” — it has happened here in Citrus Heights.
Many of us think that it is time to elect a qualified mayor. A part-time city council only is no longer in the best interest of our City. We need an accountable, experienced mayor to guide our City and preclude private interests from bulldozing a non-professional Planning Commission that often leads to automatic approval from the City Council.
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