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Latest letters from Sentinel readers include further ideas on whether Sunrise Mall should be renovated or replaced, as well as comments about gas taxes, roads and sidewalks.
Sunrise Mall should be renovated, not torn down
[RE: Future of Sunrise Mall, proposed apartment complex; Letters, March 14th] I knew something like this was coming. Disgusting. And they are building new homes in area of Arcadia to Fair Oaks. All these new residents and current residents will be shopping in neighboring cities, not Citrus Heights. How can this be good for our city? I want to shop at our own local mall. Sunrise Mall needs to be renovated, not torn down.
-Denise Mason, Citrus Heights
A new hospital would be good replacement for Sunrise Mall
[RE: Future of Sunrise Mall, proposed apartment complex; Letters, March 14th] Regarding the Sunrise Mall, I would love to see a new Kaiser Hospital built in that location. We have a Kaiser in Arden area, Downtown, Folsom and Roseville. It would be nice to have a new hospital so you don’t have to wait two weeks for an appointment. The hospital would be convenient and bring lots of jobs and the restaurants in the area would be extremely busy. Just a thought…
-Janet Moncado, Fair Oaks
Gas taxes should only go to roads
[RE: Guest Column: Even with new gas tax, there’s still not enough money for roads; March 21st] If you remember back about 10 years ago, we had a gas tax that was committed primarily to roads. When the state government got in financial trouble, the gas tax was cut in half and the other half was called an excise tax to be used any way the state wanted. So with just half the money available, our roads suffered. That excise tax remains today. That’s why so many residents were against the new gas tax. The excise tax needs to be returned to roads, not the general fund. After 10 years of being underfunded, our roads will take years to recover their proper condition.
-Alan Utzig, Citrus Heights
Lack of sidewalks on San Juan is dangerous
I’ve lived on San Juan Avenue for nearly nine years. The east side of San Juan, from Madison to Greenback, needs sidewalks. It isn’t safe to walk in the bike lanes. Kids often walk home from school and there have been several people hit on that side of the street. When is the city going to put in sidewalks?
-Robin Gage, Citrus Heights
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