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Guest Opinion: Do voters have short memory? Some candidates are counting on it.

By Tim Schaefer– As I watched the Citrus Heights Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum last month, City Council Candidate Mary Jane Lopez-Taff brought up the Citrus Heights Police Department budget cuts that were included in the 2021/22 budget…

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Guest Opinion: What Citrus Heights voters should know about this new tax measure

By Sue Frost– In the general election this November, voters will have the opportunity to vote on “Measure A,” a transportation sales tax that would impact not just the unincorporated areas of County of Sacramento, but the seven…

Guest Opinion: Pay attention to who’s running for local school board

By David Warren– “Coloured people don’t like Little Black Sambo. Burn it. White people don’t feel good about Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Burn it. Someone’s written a book on tobacco and cancer of the lungs? The cigarette people are…

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Guest Column: Some hope for residents fed up with homeless camps, trash

By Supervisor Sue Frost– The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors on Aug. 11 unanimously approved two ordinances that will ban homeless encampments in several important locations.  As this was an intensely controversial…

Guest Column: What you should know about Sacramento County’s $7.3B budget

By Sue Frost– The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors on June 9 voted unanimously to approve the $7.3 billion recommended budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023.

Guest Column: Remembering those who died for our freedom

By Michael Bullington– At cemeteries in Citrus Heights and across our country, the last Monday in May is set aside to commemorate those men and women who lost their lives in service to our country in all past…

Citrus Heights Letters: marijuana, vaping and another Starbucks?

Latest letters from Citrus Heights Sentinel readers include commentary on marijuana use and varying perspectives on whether a sixth Starbucks is needed on Auburn Boulevard.

Guest Opinion: Should Sacramento County legalize recreational cannabis?

By Sue Frost– With the legalization of recreational cannabis in 2016, we have seen a status quo in terms of where you can legally purchase it in Sacramento County, with only Sacramento City and tiny Isleton currently allowing…

Sue Frost, supervisor

Guest Opinion: SB 1464 is a horrible bill to make police enforce health orders

By Sue Frost– With the legislature back in session, legislation has recently been introduced that compounds the progressive pillars of excessive mandates and defunding police. Below, I would like to explain what this bill is, and why I…

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Guest Opinion: Sanctioned homeless camps are best option, for now

By Supervisor Sue Frost– We are all aware that the county’s homeless population has been growing and we can see the impacts every time we leave our houses.