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Citrus Heights News Briefs: mystery package, home prices, $1M proposal

Latest local news briefs include a bomb squad being deployed to investigate a mysterious package in Citrus Heights, the median home price dipping below $300 per square foot, and a vote on a million-dollar local spending proposal being postponed.

Mystery package’ prompts investigation
KCRA reported last weekend that police responded to a call regarding a suspicious package near Crosswoods Circle and Vera Cruz Court, in Citrus Heights. A bomb squad was also dispatched to investigate, with the box being determined to be a cold storage Styrofoam box with a fuse sticking out that was connected to an aerial firework. (See more)

Median home price in Citrus Heights dips below $300 per square foot
The Sacramento Bee reported Feb. 22 that the median price per square foot for homes in Citrus Heights has dipped to $290. The report said the median price in Sacramento County is $14 higher, with the most expensive community being in East Sacramento where the median price was $540 per square foot. (See story)

Mayor postpones vote on $1M spending proposal
A vote on a proposal that would spend up to $1 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds on a business attraction incentive program in Citrus Heights was postponed at the last minute during a Feb. 23 City Council meeting. Mayor Tim Schaefer told council members prior to the item being heard that he recommended postponing the vote until more council members could be present. Two members, Bret Daniels and Porsche Middleton, were absent from the meeting.

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