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Latest letters from Citrus Heights Sentinel readers address topics ranging from people ignoring stay-at-home orders to problems with the water district, a proposed transportation sales tax and development at Sylvan Corners.
Water District should opt for ‘by district’ voting this year
The San Juan Water District will be forced by State law to switch to “by-district” elections. Many jurisdictions, including the City of Citrus Heights and the Citrus Heights Water District, are making the change in 2020. The board of SJWD at a special meeting on April 14, 2020 voted to defer the change to the year 2022. This delay will likely increase the cost of the change by $50,000.
The SJWD Board should reconsider this decision for several reasons. It is required by law. Other cities and agencies in the region are complying now. The SJWD staff reported that there are no barriers to doing it in 2020. I urge the SJWD to reconsider this decision and move forward with “by district” representation in 2020.
-William Van Duker, Citrus Heights
Why haven’t past taxes paid for roads?
[RE: Citrus Heights council narrowly votes to let $8B tax head to ballot; April 16th] When will the taxing of the public cease? Where has all the money gone from all the other tax hikes for transportation improvements (state, county, and city tax)? It sure hasn’t gone to repairing any of the roads here in this city like it was supposed to. It feels all too familiar of past proposals that never pan out like the politicians sold it to the public. Say one thing and then do whatever you see fit with the money. I’m personally tired of being lied to. What’s the hidden agenda this time?
-Sean J. Svoboda, Citrus Heights
Sylvan Corners doesn’t need more restaurants
[RE: City moving forward with plan to sell, develop vacant Sylvan Corners lot; April 5th] I wrote before indicating restaurant venues is hopeless. Look at how many restaurants are out of business in Citrus Heights now and how those at that intersection have failed. Please be creative in designing the space for what is hopefully successful.
–Jean Schafer, Citrus Heights
Most people are ignoring stay-at-home order
[RE: Police Chief: no citations issued in Citrus Heights for health order violations, so far; April 16th] I go to the market twice a week. There are so many people walking and driving around in Citrus Heights. Looks like a normal day so it seems people ignore the stay at home orders. Just saying!
-Dennis Clark, Citrus Heights
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