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Drain work to close one lane of Sunrise Blvd from Aug. 2 to Sept. 15

The City of Citrus Heights' General Services Department announced on Thursday that upcoming storm drainage improvement work will result in the closure of one southbound lane of Sunrise Boulevard on a short section of roadway between Sayonara Drive and Arcade Creek. The project is scheduled to begin Aug. 2 and continue through Sept. 15, with construction work taking place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, according to a news release from the city.

Citrus Heights to add more red light cameras at intersections, but do they work?

New red light cameras are slated to be installed by the end of July at two intersections along Greenback Lane in Citrus Heights, following a police recommendation and 4-1 approval by the city council earlier this month. The new cameras will be installed on eastbound Greenback Lane at Parkoaks Drive and northbound Auburn Boulevard at Greenback Lane -- both of which are among the top 10 most dangerous intersections in Citrus Heights, according to police.

Paving to close part of Sunrise Blvd, Greenback Lane on Thursday night

Portions of Sunrise Boulevard and Greenback Lane in Citrus Heights will be reduced to one lane of traffic to allow for pavement repairs on Thursday night and Friday morning, according to a news release from the city. Paving work will be conducted on both directions of Sunrise Boulevard from Kingswood Drive to Greenback Lane, as well as on Greenback Lane between Sunrise and Fair Oaks Boulevards. Regina Cave, with the city's general services division, said drivers should expect single-lane traffic controls between 9 p.m. on Thursday, continuing through 5 a.m. on Friday.

Q&A: How much do Citrus Heights council members actually get paid?

In response to several inquiries from our readers, The Sentinel looked into how much city council members make in Citrus Heights. Here's what we found: California Government Code section 36516 puts a default cap on the salary of city council members based on a city's population. For cities like Citrus Heights with populations of 75,000 to 150,000, the default cap is set at $600 per month, which is what Citrus Heights council members are currently paid in monthly salary, according to Stafani Daniell, the city's finance director...

2017 CHPD stats show drop in fireworks calls, despite ‘war zone’ on streets

Police said calls for service related to fireworks surrounding the July 4 holiday this year dropped significantly in Citrus Heights compared to 2016 -- although many residents, including the mayor, said sounds and sights of illegal fireworks seemed more numerous this year. "It did seem like there were more this year," said Mayor Jeff Slowey, following a presentation by Police Commander Daman Christensen during the city council's July 13 meeting. "But at the end of the day, there was some pretty cool fireworks out there," he said with a smile...

CHPD: new survey shows significant drop in homeless-related calls in Citrus Heights

The results of a Citrus Heights Police Department annual survey on homelessness are in: the homeless population has dropped in Citrus Heights and the number of homeless-related calls for service have dropped significantly as well. During the department's latest month-long survey, conducted annually in April, police identified a total of 85 homeless individuals in Citrus Heights -- compared with 192 individuals identified the prior year, according to a June 22 report to the city council by Commander Gina Anderson...

Citrus Heights News Briefs: local politics, attempted murder, campaign announcements

Latest local news briefs include an upcoming July 4 DUI enforcement effort, a Citrus Heights planning commissioner confirming plans to run for school board, Councilman Bret Daniels announcing his latest bid for county sheriff, and the arrest of a man for allegedly attempting to murder his neighbor. Citrus Heights councilman announces campaign for sheriff-- It may be more than a year out from the 2018 election, but candidates are already busy preparing for a long campaign season. Councilman Bret Daniels officially announced Tuesday that he is running for Sacramento County Sheriff for the...

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