Sentinel staff report--
In an effort to reduce the chances of prescription pills being misused or getting into the hands of children, Citrus Heights announced Friday that free pill bottle locks are now available for pickup at city hall and the police department.
According to a study by Safe Kids Worldwide, about 60,000 children are sent to emergency rooms each year from medicine poisoning, largely from kids accessing the meds while alone. Prescription pill locks, while not indestructible, are designed to help deter abuse, misuse, and theft of prescription meds, the city said in a statement on Friday.
After taking office earlier this year, Councilman Bret Daniels advocated the city look into offering the bottle locks to residents. Sacramento County Supervisor Sue Frost later was able to secure a $6,000 grant for the city to run a trial program, with the money purchasing 1,000 Safer Lock prescription bottles with locking caps...
Park patrols. Turkey crossing signs. Liquor sales. Selecting a new mayor and vice mayor. Those are some topics on the agenda for the Dec. 14 Citrus Heights city council meeting. Here’s a brief summary of what’s on schedule, followed by vote highlights from the most recent council meeting:
It's been one year since Citrus Heights legalized keeping backyard hens on smaller sized residential lots, and city staff report that the new regulations are working out fine.
"Chickens are doing great," Alison Bermudez with the city's planning division, reported to the city council during a brief Nov. 9 report. "A year ago you did adopt the zoning code amendment that allowed them, and our complaints have actually gone down. Code enforcement's been very pleased and has not been inundated with phone calls, so I think we got it right."
Citrus Heights council members voted 5-0 in favor of dropping the prior restriction on backyard hen-keeping on Aug. 11, 2016, following persistent requests from some residents in the city. Prior regulations banned hens from being kept on residential lots under 10,000 square feet in size, but the new ordinance allows up to six hens to be kept on any size lot...
ARCO gas station proposal. Hazardous waste drop-off. Half-million dollar grant. Backyard chickens. Those are some topics on the agenda for the Citrus Heights city council's upcoming Nov. 9 council meeting. Here's a brief summary of what’s on schedule, followed by vote highlights from the Oct. 26 council meeting:
Top 20 city landmarks presentation by city staff.
Presentation on the city's annual Christmas tree lighting event, to be held on Dec. 7th.
Grant Funding: Part two of a public hearing will be held on how $589,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant funding will be allocated in Citrus Heights. A draft distribution of funds would send $383,000 to the Citywide Accessibility Improvement Project, $118,000 to program administration, and the remaining 15 percent to seven community organizations...
In response to a common question from residents and our readers, below is a copy of the Citrus Heights municipal code addressing camping in city limits. The ordinance was passed by the city council in 2008...
The Citrus Heights city council’s upcoming Oct. 26 council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at city hall, with a study session at 5 p.m. immediately preceding the meeting. Here’s a brief summary of what’s on schedule, followed by vote highlights from the Oct. 12 council meeting:
Liquor license: The Food Maxx store at 6982 Sunrise Blvd. is seeking to change their existing alcohol license to allow for the sale of distilled spirits, in addition to beer and wine currently sold at the location. A public hearing will be held on whether to approve a "Letter of Public Convenience and Necessity," which is necessary for the store to obtain before a license can be issued. A number of community members submitted emails opposing the license upgrade, while city staff and police recommend the council allow a license to be issued...
The Citrus Heights city council's upcoming Oct. 12 council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at city hall. Here's a brief summary of what's on schedule, followed by vote highlights from the Sept. 28 council meeting:
-Volunteer Recognition: A presentation will be made in recognition of volunteers within Citrus Heights. A reception from 6-7 p.m. at city hall will also precede the council meeting.
-Domestic Violence: The city council is scheduled to officially proclaim October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
-Top 20 Best Photos: Staff will present the top 20 best photos of Citrus Heights that were submitted through social media to the city as part of Citrus Heights' 20th anniversary celebration...
By Phillip Pesola--
The Citrus Heights Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday regarding several proposed amendments to the city's zoning code, addressing housing, parking and food trucks...
By Mike Hazlip—
A rotating shelter program in Citrus Heights that offers those experiencing homelessness a hot meal and a place to sleep during the coldest and wettest winter months is underway and seeing more new faces this year, organizers say.