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The Civic Minute: what’s happening at Citrus Heights City Hall? (Sept. 26)

Updated Sept. 26, 1:46 p.m.–
During the Citrus Heights City Council’s Sept. 26 meeting, city leaders will begin with a closed session to discuss labor negotiations, followed by a public meeting at 7 p.m.

Here’s a brief summary of what’s included in the 81-page agenda packet:


Closed Session. City Manager Christopher Boyd, along with City Council members, will hold a conference with labor negotiators from the Citrus Heights Police Officers Association, the Citrus Heights Police Employees Association, and unrepresented employees. No further details are listed.


  • Mosquitoes. A presentation will be made by the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District, likely relating to heightened spraying activity after the discovery of an invasive species within city limits.
  • $310k housing grant. City staff are requesting that council members approve the submission of an application for $310,000 in funding from state SB 2 Planning Grant Program Funds. A staff report says funds are required to document the “potential of increasing housing” and would be used to develop the city’s Sunrise Mall Specific Plan and Environmental Impact Report.
  • $116k Pavement Management System. The City Council will consider awarding a $116,113 contract to the Point Richmond-based consultant NCE to update the city’s pavement management system and provide a way for the city to better track the condition of roads citywide. See prior story for more: City plans comprehensive survey of Citrus Heights road conditions
  • Purchasing Policy Update. Council members will consider adopting changes to the city’s existing purchasing policy. Among several changes, the proposed update drops a requirement for three bids to be received before authorizing purchases of $25,000 to $50,000 (excluding Public Works Projects), and also allows the city manager’s designee to approve such purchases rather than only the city manager. Contracts over $50,000 remain only at the City Council’s discretion to award. See existing policy. See proposed policy.
  • Public Hearings. None.
  • Building Codes and Regulations. The City Council will consider a staff recommendation to adopt changes to the city’s building codes to bring them into alignment with revisions in the California Code of Regulations, which are published every three years.
  • K-9 Unit. The Citrus Heights Police Department’s K-9 Unit will be formally introduced to the City Council.

The City Council’s special meeting will convene at 6:30 p.m., with a regular meeting beginning at 7 p.m. on Sept. 26, 2019, at 6360 Fountain Square Drive. The full agenda packet can be viewed by clicking here.

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