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Tuesday, March 21, 2023


GUEST OPINION: Rent control won’t solve housing crisis, but more construction will

California voters went to the polls last November and voted overwhelmingly to reject the Local Rent Control Initiative (Prop 10). I was one of the only local elected officials in our region who was publicly outspoken in my opposition to Prop 10, and rejoiced when it was defeated.

My Turn: Celebrating the history of Sunrise Mall

I recently wrote an article for The Sentinel concerning the future of Sunrise Mall and asked the property administrator for the mall what older photos and news clippings might still be in their archives...

Guest Opinion: Cardrooms have a positive effect in Citrus Heights, across California

For decades, cardrooms have been making multi-million-dollar investments in our communities through tax revenues, local jobs and capital improvements...

Column: Theater at Sunrise Mall still a great option to beat the heat this summer

$3.99 movie tickets all day, every day. For a young family, you just can’t beat the price. Especially since school is out for the summer, and recent temperatures have broken the 100-degree mark...

Guest Column: Getting local homeless into jobs? It’s about to happen here.

Guest opinion column by County Supervisor Sue Frost– Exactly a year ago, I wrote an article in the Citrus Heights Sentinel outlining why I thought Sacramento County was in need of a work program for people who are homeless. Since then...

EDITORIAL: Council should re-watch tribute to ‘Tightwad Tingle’ before $12M vote

When former Citrus Heights City Manager Henry Tingle retired two years ago, incoming City Manager Christopher Boyd assured him of one thing: "We'll never go into debt." That quote and many others were included in an 18-minute video tribute to the outgoing city manager during his retirement ceremony in 2016. Known as "Tightwad Tingle" for his fiscally conservative policies and operating the city debt-free during his 17-year tenure as manager, the video showcases how the City of Citrus Heights operated with a "pay as you go" philosophy under his leadership, while building up millions of dollars in reserves and still making capital improvements like the new Community Center on Fountain Square Drive, completing the first phase of major roadway improvements on Auburn Boulevard from Sylvan Corners to Rusch Park, and most recently constructing the new $21 million city hall -- a project that would have cost taxpayers millions more in interest payments if the money had been borrowed. Now, the City Council is poised to vote at 6 p.m. tonight -- for the first time in its 21-year history -- for a $12 million revolving line of credit in order to finance "anticipated operating and capital funding needs for the next four fiscal years until property tax revenues become available," according to a city staff report. For perspective, that's about one-third of the city's $36 million General Fund budget...

Realtor’s Corner: Is the sun setting on sub-$250k homes in Citrus Heights?

Guest column by Klint Sheridan– Rising real estate prices are a common sight throughout the Greater Sacramento Area, but Citrus Heights has generally been seen as an area where good homes can be found at relatively modest prices. However, it seems we've moved beyond another price point milestone, the $250,000 mark...

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