Letter submitted by Citrus Heights resident Marsha Candela– [RE: City votes to buy 11-acre site at Sylvan Corners for $3.43M; May 30th]We don’t need more homes at Sylvan Corners. I have lived in the established Sylvan Park development for 43 years and have raised five children in my home and now have seven grandchildren that live nearby and enjoy the open spaces and sports fields provided by that plot of land.
It breaks my heart that the City of Citrus Heights cares more about development for profit, than it cares for the needs of the local children. The City of Roseville has wonderful sports complexes for the youth, and we should be ashamed that Citrus Heights does not even come close to Roseville’s facilities.
This plot of land should be developed into a sports complex, NOT more housing! For crying out loud… we are overcrowded in this town enough. We still fail to make Auburn Boulevard presentable and have not handled homelessness.
Our fine city should focus on the children’s needs for sports outlet and keep more open space for everyone’s mental health rather than turning a profit. Please don’t jam more people into our community at Sylvan Corners. -Marsha Candela, Citrus Heights