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Citrus Heights News Briefs: storm damage, COVID-19, budget

A sign at Sunrise Mall is shown blown over after high winds from a storm that hit the area Tuesday and Wednesday. // M. Hazlip

Latest local news briefs include a report on storm damage in Citrus Heights, residents without power for days, county supervisors shooting down a zip code-based proposal to address COVID-19, and an upcoming budget workshop.

Storm downs numerous trees in Citrus Heights
High winds on Tuesday and Wednesday resulted in a total of 30 tree incidents in a 48-hour period, according to a report to the City Council on Thursday by City Operations Manager Regina Cave. She said only one incident involved a city tree, which fell in the Citrus Heights Police Department parking lot.

Citrus Heights man left in dark for three nights after storm
CBS 13 reported that one Citrus Heights neighborhood was out of power for three nights, following Tuesday’s wind storm. A resident interviewed said he was without heat and cooking abilities, before resorting to using outdoor propane and a generator. (See video)

County shoots down zip-code proposal for addressing COVID-19
The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 against a resolution that sought to encourage immediate reopening of schools and tailor the county’s COVID-19 response “to geographically separate areas, such as different zip codes, as circumstances and case levels warrant.” The Healthy Communities Resolution was brought forward a the request of Supervisor Sue Frost, who expressed “surprise” on Facebook that she was the only board member to support the proposal. (See proposal)

Sacramento County to host public budget workshop
The County of Sacramento is slated to host a one-and-a-half hour budget presentation on Feb. 4, beginning at 3 p.m. Public comment will follow. The workshop will be streamed live at

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