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Pair of videos highlights Citrus Heights’ past 20 years of cityhood

Sentinel staff report–
With the 20th anniversary of Citrus Heights becoming a city coming to a close at the end of 2017, several short videos reflect on the past 20 years and highlight improvements made since the city officially incorporated in 1997.

Both videos highlight improvements over the past two decades, including completion of the Sayonara Center and cleanup work on Sayonara Drive, the construction of a new city hall and community center on Fountain Square Drive, remodeling of San Juan High School, the new Sylvan Middle School, and the formation of the Citrus Heights Police Department in 2006.

The first video was released earlier this year, featuring commentary from former city leaders who recall Citrus Heights being treated by Sacramento County as a “forsaken community” — an area where low-income housing was dumped and county services were lacking. The six-minute video was produced by Webinet Media and concludes with former Congressman Doug Ose calling Citrus Heights “a success story.”

The second video was published on the city’s website last week and features a four-minute slideshow paired with a song titled “Limitless.” The video primarily includes recent photos from 2017 and was compiled by Citrus Heights Police Sgt. Janet Schaefer, who was recognized during the city’s Dec. 14 council meeting for her efforts in producing videos for the city, often using volunteer hours to do so, according to City Manager Chris Boyd.

After the video was played during the December council meeting, newly appointed Mayor Steve Miller said it gave him “goosebumps.”

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