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Sue Frost, supervisor

Guest Column: This Supreme Court case could give cities more tools to address homeless crisis

By Sue Frost– I often consider the age-old concept of “the carrot and the stick,” which embodies the balance between enforcement and support—a theme that frequently comes up in discussions about how we govern and regulate the homeless…

Sue Frost, supervisor

Guest Column: What Citrus Heights residents should know about the real impact of going green

By Sue Frost– As a Sacramento County Supervisor, I prioritize the safety and well-being of our community above all my efforts, including my efforts in Citrus Heights. California’s ambitious goal to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2030 is…

Sue Frost, supervisor

Guest Column: Prop 1. A tale of more empty promises?

By Supervisor Sue Frost– As we navigate through the heart of election season, with ballots distributed and, I hope, making their way to the Election’s Office, we stand on the cusp of the March 5 Primary Election…

Guest Opinion: The good, bad and ugly of California bills

By Assemblyman Josh Hoover– The 2023 legislative session officially came to an end last month as the Governor’s deadline to sign or veto bills passed on Oct. 14, 2023. In total, this legislative year saw 1,046 bills land…

Guest Opinion: Housing is not what Sylvan Corners needs

By Brad Staplin– As a 6th generation native of Citrus Heights, and whose family once owned the land where the old Sylvan school sat, I applaud the City Council for the courage to reject the 94-home subdivision being…

Guest Opinion: Stunned by council’s vote against 94-home project

By Bill Van Duker– Last Friday morning I was stunned to learn of the City Council vote that denied the Sylvan Corners subdivision project. And after reviewing the tape of the Council meeting, I was appalled at the…

Guest Opinion: Citrus Heights should mandate more EV charging stations

Guest Opinion by David Warren– As I decided to reconsider my decision to refill my automobile’s fuel tank at the Citrus Heights Costco due to the line of cars which had spilled out onto Auburn Blvd., I was…

Guest Opinion: 94 homes at Sylvan Corners will be a detriment to Citrus Heights

By Sue and Forrest Allen– On Oct 12th the city is trying to rezone the property of the old Sylvan School, 7137 Auburn Blvd., to allow a developer to build 94 houses on 11.3 acres…

homeless camp

Guest Opinion: It’s time for real action on homelessness

By Sue Frost– During my tenure on the Board of Supervisors, I’ve observed various approaches and strategies addressing the county’s homelessness dilemma…

Guest Opinion: It’s time to increase funding for Citrus Heights police. Here’s how

By David Warren– Forced to lay awake at 2 a.m. listening to explosions starting at sunset on July 4, I realized that another email or telephone call to the police department…

Guest Opinion: Why I voted to give our city manager a $12k bonus

By Tim Schaefer– As mayor of Citrus Heights, I am driven to be as transparent as possible on sometimes sensitive matters…

Guest Opinion: Separating food waste, small fines makes sense

By Morgan White– As a homeowner in Citrus Heights and a concerned citizen, I couldn’t help but notice an opinion piece that questioned the effectiveness of separating food waste as a means to reduce methane emissions…