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Citrus Heights News Briefs: public hearing, lawsuit, obituary, school closures

Latest local news briefs include a local restaurant being sued for alleged failure to pay rent, an obituary for a local resident who passed away of lung cancer, a public hearing regarding housing density, and more.

Public hearing set for Zoning Code, General Plan updates
The Citrus Heights Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Wednesday night to vote on whether to update the General Plan to allow density up to 40 residential units per acre in General Commercial land use areas, up from the current maximum of 20. Several minor changes to the zoning code have also been proposed. (See agenda packet)

Citrus Heights public schools to remained closed
Public schools this fall will not be reopening for in-person instruction after the Sacramento County Board of Education voted Wednesday to prevent all districts in the county from reopening, citing ongoing concerns with the coronavirus. Classes will continue with distance learning. (See SCOE announcement)

Obituary: Dennis W. Smith (1949-2020)
Citrus Heights resident Dennis Smith passed away on July 5 following an extended battle with lung cancer, according to an obituary published in The Sacramento Bee on Thursday. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sheila, and is remembered as a “wonderful singer, and loved karaoke, bowling and shooting pool.” (See full obituary)

Citrus Heights Red Robin sued for back rent
The Sacramento Business Journal reported Wednesday that a lawsuit has been filed against Red Robin Gourmet Burgers at 7990 Greenback Ln., alleging the restaurant has failed to pay rent and other charges since April 1. The lawsuit seeks $49,000, plus other fees and relief. (See article)

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