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Latest letters from Citrus Heights Sentinel readers discuss rabbits at Sylvan Oaks Library, problems with cat feces, fireworks policy, and city manager salary comparisons.
Leave the rabbits alone; do something about cats
[RE: More than 35,000 sign petition to rescue rabbits outside Citrus Heights library; July 18th] I think they should leave the rabbits alone as the kids love them. I know my two do. Instead, some thing needs to be done about cats. People have to clean up after their dogs, but noone cleans up after cats.
Every year it’s worse. You can not go one your lawn with out stepping in (feces). I/we pay property taxes and can’t let our kids play on or own lawns. Our yards are turning into a hazmat hazard. Animal control said nothing can be done because COVID, and after that they will catch, fix and release back where caught.
So you’re telling us our yards and house payments will be a cats litter box for the next decade or so. Who is going to pay to remove all the cat dirt and urine dirt then re-landscape? So kids can play just to have more cats come and (defecate) more. What about resale: Do you want to buy a house for top dollars when the yards smell of cats?
Last of all, if I pay a trapper, then the city wants me to pay them to take the cats. Unfair to home owners.
-Donald Benson, Citrus Heights
Rabbits bring joy
We moved to Citrus Heights 24 years ago and soon discovered the rabbits at the Sylvan Oaks Branch of the Sacramento Library. I loved to watch them hop about and noticed others left food for them. When my granddaughter was born, of course I took her in a stroller to see the rabbits. The joy of her laughter and her small voice saying bunny. For me, rabbits at Sylvan Library are a tradition here in Citrus Heights, and shame on non-residents coming into our fair city to remove animals that are beloved.
-Linda Simons, Citrus Heights
Don’t ban safe and sane fireworks
[Citrus Heights News Briefs: banning fireworks, fatal collision, obituary; July 11th] …I would like to suggest that the state and federal authorities enforce the penalties for those individuals who bring in the out of state fireworks. Eliminating safe and sane fireworks would not allow charities to raise needed money like they have done successfully for years.
-Victoria Clark, Citrus Heights
Don’t compare Folsom to Citrus Heights
[How much do City of Citrus Heights employees make? July 11th] It is not fair to compare the Folsom city manager position to Citrus Heights. The City of Folsom provides more service and has a lot more employees and a far larger budget.
They have their own public parks, we do not.
They have their own fire department, we do not.
They have their own trash service. We do not.
-William Shirley, Citrus Heights
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