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The Civic Minute: what’s happening at Citrus Heights City Hall? (Jan. 25)

Closed-door negotiations, a report on homelessness, potential property purchases, and a $190,000 grant for an Old Auburn Road improvement plan are some of the topics on the agenda for the Jan. 25 Citrus Heights City Council meeting. Here’s a brief summary of what’s on schedule, followed by a wrap-up of the council’s Jan. 11 meeting.


  • Closed Session: The council will hold a closed session meeting to negotiate price and terms of payment for two properties currently slated to be sold at a tax sale auction by Sacramento County. The properties are: 8244 Auburn Blvd. and 7716 Old Auburn Rd. (See full story: City considering purchase of run-down property at Mariposa/Old Auburn)
  • Study Session: Council members will also hold a study session regarding the city’s comprehensive transit plan.


  • Recognition of the 2018 Republic Services Calendar Contest Winners.
  • Report on results of the 2017 Holiday Referral Program.


  • $190,000 Caltrans Grant. A city staff report recommends the council accept a $190,000 grant from Caltrans to develop a Complete Streets Plan for improving the section of Old Auburn Road located between Sylvan Road and Fair Oaks Blvd.
  • Auburn Boulevard. The council will consider a planning commission recommendation to increase the size of commercial signs allowed on Auburn Boulevard, from Sylvan Corners to the Roseville Border. The change would allow two square feet of signage per linear foot of primary building frontage, which is the current standard for other commercial areas in the city.
  • Board Appointment. The council will consider appointing resident William Shirley to fill an open seat on the city’s Construction Board of Appeals. His application form states he is a 31-year resident of Citrus Heights with 40 years experience in the plumbing trade. He also states a desire to ensure quality construction in the city and “make the process less complicated.”
  • Property Acquisition. The city council will consider approving a resolution objecting to the sale of two tax-defaulted properties in the city that are scheduled for auction by Sacramento County: 8244 Auburn Blvd. and 7716 Old Auburn Rd. The resolution also authorizes the city manager to negotiate the purchase of the properties, for the minimum auction price.  (See full story: City considering purchase of run-down property at Mariposa/Old Auburn)
  • Department Report: Navigator Homeless Resource Program Report.

The city council will meet on Jan. 25 at 6360 Fountain Square Dr., beginning at 5:30 p.m. The full agenda packet can be viewed by clicking here.

Present: Mayor Steve Miller, Jeff Slowey, Jeannie Bruins, Bret Daniels, Albert Fox
Meeting length: 27 minutes, one of the shortest meetings in recent years.

Quotable: “I’m not here to complain, I’m here to find solutions.” – Resident Joe Madrid, speaking about homelessness during public comment. The mayor replied by offering to connect him with the Citrus Heights Homeless Assistance Resource Team.

  • $10,000 sponsorship (5-0, consent). The city council approved a $10,000 sponsorship request from the Citrus Heights Chamber of Commerce.
  • Police Dept. upgrades (5-0, consent). The council approved a $54,000 purchase of new modular furniture for the police department, along with approval of $95,000 to purchase and install replacement flooring.
  • Police staff raise (5-0, consent). The council approved an agreement for employees represented by the Citrus Heights Police Employees’ Association to receive a 2% raise in base pay and an additional $100 per month contributed by the city for health insurance.
  • Appointments (5-0). The city council approved appointments to 13 boards and committees at the local and regional level, from among its members. (See full list in The Sentinel’s upcoming Weekend Edition)

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