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Latest letters from Citrus Heights Sentinel readers include comments about speeding and roundabouts in neighborhoods, homelessness, and helping neighbors in need.
Speeders in neighborhood are a big problem
[RE: Citrus Heights developing $200k program to improve neighborhood traffic flow, safety; Sept. 8th] Congratulations on trying to increase safety on our neighborhood roads. Please include the issue of many cars speeding through Sun Hill to get to inner neighborhoods or avoid the Greenback-Sunrise intersection. We can hardly hear our TV some nights with the window open as cars and motorcycles rev their way east and west at top speed!
-Jean Schafer, Citrus Heights
Roundabouts, speed bumps are needed
[RE: Citrus Heights developing $200k program to improve neighborhood traffic flow, safety; Sept. 8th] The way people drive in Citrus Heights has become much worse in the past two years. I will not ride my bicycle in our neighborhood anymore because of the distracted way people are driving.
I am a firm believer in roundabouts. Drivers are forced to slow down and roundabouts keep traffic moving. There are plenty of intersections in Citrus Heights that have room for even a small roundabout. Every single day I see people driving through stop signs. What about putting small speed bumps on the lines at Stop signs? Then drivers would have to come to a proper stop before proceeding.
-Julie DuRoff, Citrus Heights
Homeless activity increasing in neighborhood
[RE: Homeless drug addicts are taking over our city; Letters, Aug. 25th] We moved here 23 years ago. During this time we have noticed an increase flux of homeless/transients. I am now concerned as I now notice a slow increase into my neighborhood. They go through garbage cans before pickup, watched them empty their cart/ car like it is inventory day. The trash they leave behind is alarming.
There has to be a better solution. Where are all these people coming from. We frequent McDonald’s for breakfast. Notice carts, bikes lined up outside. Then inside they hang out, charge their phones and sponge bath in the restrooms. Beginning to feel unsafe…
-Rose Stone, Citrus Heights
Great article on helping a neighbor in need
[RE: Local businesses, officials help give Citrus Heights homeowner a second chance; Aug. 25th] This was a wonderful article. It gives me great hope that the community was organized by a leader and came together to help someone in this way. There are good and kind people who own businesses and willingly take action to help a neighbor in need.
–-Linda M. Schulman, Citrus Heights
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