41.3 F
Citrus Heights
Saturday, March 25, 2023

Related stories

LETTER: It’s time to address repeat dumping on Sayonara Drive

Letter by Timothy Jackson-- I have lived in Citrus Heights over 20 years...

LETTER: How about enforcing existing laws before passing new ones?

By Mark Mitchell, Citrus Heights-- The city just came up with another ordinance, not allowing semi tractor trailers to park on public streets. Good job, that's great, but...

LETTER: Police should resume publishing logs

By Carol Alexander, Citrus Heights-- I for one was disappointed that the police stopped posting the logs of what was happening on a daily basis some years ago...

LETTER: City should consider ‘silent fireworks’ show instead

By Kim Davis, Citrus Heights-- I’m glad the City of Citrus Heights has approved bringing back the fireworks show. I’m sad because I know the stress it brings to many both people and animals due to the noise that comes along with the beautiful displays of light.

LETTERS: ARPA funds weren’t meant for ‘frivolous’ fireworks show

Letter by Roger Klausler-- How can the city dare to use $80,000 in ARPA funds to resurrect a frivolous display of smoke and noise that pollutes the air and frightens animals in the guise of "bringing our community back together" after a difficult 3 years?

Citrus Heights Letters: Fireworks, homeless, library


Editor’s note: This letter was written regarding an article about homelessness at Sylvan Oaks Library. For context, see story: Sylvan Oaks Library criticized for response to homelessness, camping

By Barbara L. Babcock, Citrus Heights–
My daughter is one of the homeless people that often stays at the Sylvan Library. She has an addiction, which contributes to a mental illness and Multiple Sclerosis which she is not getting treatment for.

I have tried to get her to go to recovery, but she won’t. I am grateful there were places she could stay out of the rain, kind of. Unfortunately, she has been doing this life so long she has forgotten how to pick up after herself and leaves her trash everywhere.

I think many of these people are choosing to live like this and have had the opportunity to get their lives together. Sure, there are some who aren’t capable, but the only way to tell is to force rehabilitation on them to see who can get their life together and who truly has physical and mental issues that need some creative solutions.

I agree you can’t tell a person they can’t have a piece of ground to lay your head down. That is not humanity. Boundaries need to be set, and if they can’t follow they need to move on.

Other Letter(s):

Let the fireworks begin
In response to Roger Klausler, July 4, 1776, is a date worth celebrating as a community, which takes precedent over each of our individual wishes and wants. That date set off the chain of events that now guarantees Mr. Klausler the right to speak out in dissent — and my right to speak out in support—of fireworks, street projects, homelessness, or whatever else is on our minds. That is, indeed, worth celebrating. Let the fireworks begin!
-Doug Thorn, Citrus Heights

*Editor’s note: The Sentinel’s policy is to publish all letters received, regardless of viewpoint. No other letters/comments on this topic were received as of Jan. 28, 2023. The Sentinel welcomes letters to the editor up to 250 words in length. To submit one online, click here.

Like local news? Sign up for The Sentinel’s free Weekend Edition to get one email each Sunday with all local news and no spam, ever. (Click here)