Community Voices

Guest Opinion: city shouldn’t live on a credit card to be paid by future residents

Last month, the City Council approved a contract to obtain a $12 million line of credit, i.e., a loan, secured by the Citrus Heights Community Center if the city defaults. For years, the City Council’s mantra was the city has no debt and pays cash as you go for all purchases and operating expense, knowing from the date of incorporation the city’s financial reserves would likely be so depleted that the city would require a loan to maintain operations…

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Gilberto's Tacos, Citrus Heights

Review: Gilberto’s Tacos offers large portions, friendly service in Citrus Heights

Food review submitted by guest columnist Doreen Brown–
When my friend from Colorado came into town, she told me she didn’t like to eat at big box type restaurants, you know, like you can find in any city, so, I took her to Gilberto’s Tacos at 7150 Auburn Blvd. And for those of us that can remember, it’s across the street from where the old Sylvan Middle School, used to be…

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Sue Frost, supervisor

Guest column: what you can expect locally from the outcome of propositions

Guest opinion column by County Supervisor Sue Frost–
As has become typical in California, this past November we had a large amount of propositions to vote on. Now that the election is squarely behind us and we know the outcome of each proposition, I thought it would be timely for me to explain the immediate impacts that some of these will have directly on Sacramento County and Citrus Heights…

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Sue Frost, supervisor

Guest Column: Court ruling makes crackdown on homeless camps difficult

Last month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in the case Martin v. Boise which ruled local governments cannot cite or arrest anyone for sleeping on public property when adequate shelter beds are unavailable. Because of that ruling, Sacramento County Parks Rangers stopped enforcing the County anti-camping ordinance at our regional parks and dependent park districts (like Sunrise Recreation and Park District).

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