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The Civic Minute: What’s happening at Citrus Heights City Hall?

While the nation’s top two presidential candidates will be debating Thursday evening, Citrus Heights leaders will be holding a closed session meeting at 6 p.m. followed by a regular council meeting.

The Oct. 22 council meeting will be held at City Hall, with live-streaming and Zoom options for the public. Below is a short summary from the 166-page agenda packet.

Closed session. The City Council will hold its annual performance review of City Manager Christopher Boyd during a special closed session meeting at 6 p.m.

Green Zones. The City Council will consider designating environmental “Green Zones” in the city and authorizing an application for a “Green Means Go” pilot program to be eligible for potential future state funding related to the zones. The zones relate to the region’s target to see a 19 percent reduction in emissions by 2035, with the pilot program being launched by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments. Green Zones would be Sunrise MarketPlace, Auburn Boulevard north of Sylvan Corners, and Antelope Crossing. Projects would include accelerated infill housing, travel options and electric vehicle deployment.

Joint Powers Agreement. The council will consider approval of a merger between the Public Agency Risk Sharing Authority of California (PARSAC) and the Redwood Empire Municipal Insurance Fund. The city is a member of PARSAC, and the merger would help consolidate operations and expenses related to workers’ compensation and risk management services, according to a staff report.

Public Hearing. The City Council will hold a public hearing regarding final allocation of a projected $600,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds for 2021. Proposed allocations to community organizations are: $8,698 to Single Mom Strong, $14,000 to Campus Life Connection, $14,000 to Meals on Wheels, $16,000 to Sacramento Self-Help Housing for housing counseling and the city’s navigator, $22,871 to Sac Self Help Housing’s renter’s helpline, $7,215 to Sunrise Christian Food Ministry, and $7,216 to W.E.A.V.E. Remaining funds would go towards the city’s Accessibility and Drainage Project, and administration.

Speed limits. The council will consider a recommendation from police and the city engineer to increase speed limits on five sections of roadway in Citrus Heights to meet state law requirements regarding “speed traps.” Locations and additional information will be included in The Sentinel’s Oct. 25th Weekend Edition.

The Oct. 22 council meeting will be held online via Zoom, with members of the public able to comment by using the “hand raise” function or dialing *9 if joining by telephone. Written comments up to 250 words can also be submitted by email to and will be read aloud during the meeting.

To join the public Zoom meeting, use the following link (click here), or see link posted in the council’s agenda packet. (click here)

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