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The Civic Minute: what’s happening at Citrus Heights City Hall? (July 11)

The Citrus Heights City Council will meet Thursday night at City Hall to hold a public hearing on a General Plan amendment related to Sunrise Mall, as well as vote on contracts for city attorney services and storm drain services, among other items.

Here’s a brief summary of what’s included in the council’s 91-page agenda packet for July 11, 2019.


  • Closed session. The council will meet to discuss public employment regarding the city attorney. The meeting will be held in closed session, as allowed by Government Code Section 54957 (b), which allows closed sessions “to consider the appointment, employment, evaluation of performance, discipline, or dismissal of a public employee or to hear complaints or charges brought against the employee by another person or employee unless the employee requests a public session.”


  • $450k contract. The City Council will consider a staff recommendation to approve a one-year contract extension with Coastline Water Resources, Inc., for storm drain maintenance services.
  • Sunrise Mall. Council members will hold a public hearing on a General Plan amendment addressing future development at Sunrise Mall. Wording of the proposed amendment indicates the mall’s future could include a residential component. For more, see story: City indicates future of Sunrise Mall could include residential-commercial mix
  • Housing rehabilitation. The council will consider a staff recommendation to approve a contract with NeighborWorks Sacramento for administering the city’s Housing Rehabilitation Program. The program provides deferred, low-interest loans and grants to low-income homeowners. The council previously allocated $320,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant Funds towards the program.
  • Microenterprise kitchen operations. The City Council has been asked by city staff to provide a recommendation to the County Board of Supervisors on whether the county should allow food prepared in a private home to be sold directly to the public. Assembly Bill 626, which went into effect this year, allows for counties to make a determination on whether to “opt-in” or “opt-out” of new state standards that eased regulations on small home-based food operations.
  • City attorney services. A public agenda item related to the closed session will be addressed at the conclusion of the City Council’s meeting. According to the item’s brief description, the city has completed the recruitment process for choosing a firm to provide city attorney services. If, during closed session, a decision is made to select a firm, the council will present the contract in open session for public review.

The July 11, 2019, City Council meeting will be held in the council chambers at 6360 Fountain Square Drive, beginning with the special meeting at 6:30 p.m., followed by the regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. The full agenda packet can be viewed by clicking here.

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