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Latest letters from Citrus Heights Sentinel readers include comment on tree removal on Old Auburn Road and police use of military equipment.
Trees on Old Auburn Road should be replaced away from lines
[RE: City moves forward with tree removal plan, after delay; March 25th] This is little after the removal of the eucalyptus trees along Old Auburn Road. Those trees were not under SMUD power lines, but under either phone or cable lines. SMUD would not have trimmed them in the past for other agencies.
As to them being over the pathway, that is open for discussion. Their health, if compromised, was not by SMUD but the owners of the lines. This looks a lot like jumping on the bandwagon of fire prevention.
I don’t disagree that they were poorly located when planted, but I also don’t know if the communication lines were there when the trees were planted. I hope that there was some form of mitigation required to replace the trees, but relocating them away from the lines. Maybe benches along the trail in areas where the native trees are would be a good alternative.
Police with military gear is a step towards a fascist state
[RE: Letters, Police should be able to use military vehicles to do job safely; April 28th] This is a classic intermediary step toward installing a Fascist State (IMHO). I’ve been a resident of Citrus Heights since the early 1980s. Never before this decade has there been so much police aggression and shootings, many fatal. I hear police sirens throughout the day and night disturbing what was once a peaceful, quiet community. Now, they’re proposing the use of military equipment? If this is supported, what next: military weaponry?? CAUTION!!
-Dee Sherman, Citrus Heights
*Editor’s Note: The Sentinel’s policy is to publish every letter received, regardless of the opinion expressed, in the interest of fostering community dialogue about local issues. No other letters on these topics were received. To submit a letter to the editor online, click here.
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