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Latest letters to the editor comment on housing price trends in Citrus Heights, potholes, blight in neighborhoods, and rental housing inspections.
Housing prices are going up, and that’s good news for the city
[RE: This Citrus Heights home sold for over $600k, a sale price once unheard of; July 19] There was an article last month about a house on Cross Drive that sold for over $600,000. Well, who’d a thunk the trend stretched all the way over to Area 10’s Community Drive — where sneakers occasionally hang over the telephone lines and potholes eat up my Smart car. A street of an eclectic blend of houses that need — or have had — demolition or renovation. How about that house now for sale at 7602 Community Drive for $525,000? It’s gorgeous in the photos provided by the realtor. A long private driveway going to a dying breed of large lot offerings (0.36 acres) with just 1827 square feet of house built in 2000? I think we are seeing a upward trend in housing costs — which is good news for the city, who looks to get back our property taxes from the county in 2022. Now if we could just pave the street there!
-Jayna Karpinski-Costa, Citrus Heights
Four problems with Citrus Heights and deteriorating neighborhoods
[Citrus Heights council votes 4-1 to move forward with mandatory rental inspections; Aug. 12] First, residents of rental property that are in bad shape will opt out because they would be afraid of rental increases.
Second, the City of Citrus Heights at present will not remove cars that are not licensed or registered on streets like Mauana, etc. Why is this? The city has spent millions on cleaning up Sayonara Drive and yet leaves these cars on the streets which creates an eyesore and deteriorates the neighborhood. Some of these duplexes are owner occupied. How do you expect the owners to improve the area? We have heard that a resident’s friends are parking there because their cars will not be towed. Third, how about cars parked on lawns? This further deteriorates the neighborhood. Fourth, if the city cannot police the rules, it makes it harder for the landlord.
-Diana Beals, Fair Oaks
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