Letters to the Editor

A traffic sign on Sunrise Boulevard advises drivers that Citrus Heights traffic laws are strictly enforced. One method used by police in the city is red light cameras. // CH Sentinel

Letters: red light cameras, jaywalking, pedestrian barrier fence

Latest letters and comments from readers focused on varying perspectives on pedestrian safety as well as the city’s move to add more red light cameras in Citrus Heights, with some claiming the cameras enhance safety and others claiming the cameras are money-grabbers that increase rear-end accidents.

Tax money better spent on repairing streets, not barrier fences–
I simply don’t subscribe to this notion that the city must assume responsibility for protecting thoughtless, risk-taking people from injuring themselves. There’s a law against jaywalking, so let’s improve its enforcement. Meanwhile…

Citrus Heights Councilman and former mayor Mel Turner, pictured during a December 2014 council meeting. // CH Sentinel

Letters to the Editor: Mel Turner’s passing, appointing replacement

Latest letters from the community reflect on former Councilman Mel Turner’s life and also discuss who his replacement on the council will be. Submit your own letter by clicking here.

Mel Turner was one-of-a-kind and will be missed–
I met Mr. Turner at a neighborhood barbecue when he was a candidate for city council. He was definitely one-of-a-kind and touched everyone he met with his kind face and warm heart…

A rendering of the proposed new ARCO in Citrus Heights, as seen from Sunrise Boulevard. // Image courtesy, Barghausen Consulting

Letters: ARCO protests, future of Sylvan Corners, Movie Grill?

Latest letters from the community discuss the controversial proposal to build an ARCO gas station and car wash on Sunrise Boulevard, as well as offer more ideas for the now-demolished middle school property at Sylvan Corners.

Sylvan Corners needs a market that residents can walk to–
I have been in Citrus Heights since the late 1970’s and the one thing I miss most is having a market I can walk to for groceries. The last market to leave was Tom Thumb Market at Antelope and Sunrise. I believe…

All building have now been demolished at the old Sylvan Middle School property at Sylvan Corners. // CH Sentinel

More Letters: residents continue discussion about future use of old Sylvan

With all buildings at the old Sylvan Middle School now demolished, latest letters from the community continue discussion about future uses for the site at Sylvan Corners. Comments focus on kid-friendly uses for the property, with a sports complex being a popular recommendation.

A San Juan Unified School District surplus property committee has been charged with making an official recommendation to the school board, expected within a few months.

File photo, Sylvan Corners.

Letters: homeless shelter, cemetery expansion, Citrus Heights dog park?

Latest letters from the community discuss sheltering the homeless, the lack of a fenced off-leash dog park in Citrus Heights, and a suggestion for Sylvan Cemetery to expand onto part of the old Sylvan Middle School property.

Sylvan Cemetery could use room to grow at old school site–
(RE: Feb. 26 letters: ideas abound for future use of old Sylvan school property) I know that growth to a cemetery doesn’t immediately spring to mind when thinking about Sylvan Corners and the use of the Sylvan school that is being torn down, but Sylvan cemetery, which is right next door to that property, does need to expand if it is to continue to support and…

An excavator finishes demolition work on the first building to go at the old Sylvan Middle School in Citrus Heights on Feb. 7, 2017. // CH Sentinel

More letters: ideas abound for future use of old Sylvan school property

Latest letters to the editor address aging commercial areas in Citrus Heights and suggest new uses for the old Sylvan Middle School property currently being demolished.

Citrus Heights commercial areas need revitalization to attract shoppers–
I think the old school site at Sylvan Corners would be a wonderful site for a park/sports complex; you could walk across the street to get some ice cream or a sandwich. I live near Sunrise Mall and there are a few old parks in the area that are good for walking, but…

by · February 25, 2017 · Letters to the Editor
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More letters: autism center, ARCO opposition, new WinCo at old Sylvan?

Latest letters-to-the-editor include more comments from readers about potential new uses for the old Sylvan Middle School property and opposition to the proposed new ARCO gas station on Sunrise Boulevard.

Old Sylvan would be good spot for new WinCo Foods–
(RE: Demolition of old Sylvan Middle School underway; what’s next?) I think they should build a Winco Foods at the old Sylvan Middle School site. There’s a small WinCo in Orangevale and…

by · February 18, 2017 · Letters to the Editor
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Letters: ARCO proposal, plastic bags, new Citrus Heights sports complex?

Latest letters-to-the-editor include comments from readers about potential new uses for the old Sylvan Middle School property, the proposed new ARCO gas station, and confusion over the plastic bag ban.

Citrus Heights needs a sports complex, water park–
(RE: Demolition of old Sylvan Middle School underway; what’s next?) As a life time resident in Citrus Heights I would love to see a sports complex build in the area, specifically to replace the old Sylvan Middle school. There are a large amount of competitive sports teams that are limited to sports complexs in this particular area for tournaments…

by · February 11, 2017 · Letters to the Editor
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Letters: Measure B, crime, roads (Oct. 30, 2016)

This week’s letters include comments from readers on crime in Citrus Heights, local candidates, Measure B, taxes and roads.

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Letters: red light cameras, elections, homeless shelters, Henry Tingle

This week’s letters include comments from residents on homeless shelters, Henry Tingle’s retirement as city manager, local elections, and red light cameras in Citrus Heights.

Citrus Heights should offer homeless shelter, resources–
(RE: Letters, Oct. 2) I would like to add my take on the homelessness in our city. Citrus Heights doesn’t have any resources for these people to get and use. Of course, they can travel down to Loaves and Fishes for these things, but this does not work for two reasons…

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