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RT eyes alcohol ads for funding, launches survey for input

Should hard liquor and other alcohol ads be allowed on RT buses? Sacramento Regional Transit has launched a four-question survey to answer that question, seeking feedback from the public on whether it should begin accepting alcohol ads on buses, trains, and stations. The short, one-page survey asks questions regarding hard alcohol ads versus just beer and wine ads, as well as questions about the size and locations of ads.

Frost, MacGlashan recognized for years of service to Citrus Heights

Outgoing Citrus Heights Councilwoman Sue Frost and retiring Sacramento County Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan were officially recognized for their service to the City of Citrus Heights last week, with council proclamations delivered by the mayor and a public reception at city hall. Frost was elected to replace MacGlashan on the five-member board of supervisors in the Nov. 8 election, winning 55 percent of the vote -- including every precinct in Citrus Heights. MacGlashan, 64, had announced her...

SMUD publishes list of over 1,700 customers with unclaimed checks

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District has published a list of more than 1,000 customers who have unclaimed money in amounts ranging from as little as $15 to more than $1,000. By law, money not claimed by Dec. 23, 2016, will become the property of SMUD. In a statement accompanying an alphabetized list of customer names and unclaimed dollar amounts on its website, SMUD says "if your name or the name of a family member is on the list we encourage you to follow up before 5 p.m. on Dec. 23, 2016 to claim the money."

Citrus Heights Water District approves 13% rate hike, despite protests

A double-digit water rate and service charge increase was approved by a 3-0 vote of Citrus Heights Water District directors on Tuesday night, despite receiving 39 letters of protest from customers opposed to the proposal. District officials said the additional revenue to be generated from the 13 percent increase is needed to cover infrastructure projects and compensate for increased wholesale water costs. Beginning in 2017, customers will be charged 99 cents per water unit, up from 87 cents. Fixed service charges for a typical residential customer with a 1-inch line will also rise to $72, up from the current $64 bi-monthly charge. The District projects the new rates will increase revenue by about $1.5 million next year...

Public Hearing: 13% rate increase proposed by Citrus Heights Water District

A public hearing will be held Tuesday night in the Rusch Park Community Center regarding a proposal to raise water rates and service charges by 13 percent -- an increase the Citrus Heights Water District says is needed to cover infrastructure improvements and compensate for increased wholesale water costs. If passed, the proposal would increase usage rates from 87 cents per water unit up to 99 cents per unit, beginning in 2017. Service charges for a typical residential 1-inch line would also rise to $72, up from the current $64 bi-monthly charge...

Citrus Heights: see how your neighborhood voted in 2016

Election results available as of Nov. 9 show Citrus Heights voters preferred Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in all but five precinct areas, and voters in every precinct gave majority support to Proposition 66, which speeds up the death penalty process in California. Proposition-specific data comes from results provided by the Sacramento County Department of Voter Registration and Elections and a map generated by...

Bret Daniels’ election to city council called ‘a shocker’ by Citrus Heights leaders

Donald Trump's victory was not the only surprise in Tuesday's election. From "surprised" to "shocked," Citrus Heights city council members and community leaders weighed in with their reaction to candidate Bret Daniels winning election to the council on Tuesday. Daniels himself said he was surprised at his big win, having been outspent 3-to-1 by several other candidates and also having lost twice before in city council races in 2008 and 2012...

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