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

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The Citrus Heights City Council will meet Thursday to vote on appointing seven members to a new education committee, as well as consider approving standards for mixed-use development and housing on Auburn Boulevard, and hear updates regarding fireworks enforcement and the city’s homeless Navigator program.

The council’s June 22 meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at City Hall, located at 6360 Fountain Square Drive. A summary of what’s on the 176-page agenda is included below.

Budget Filing. The City Council is slated to formally receive and file the roughly 100-page adopted budget for fiscal years 2023-24 and 2024-25, which are for $69.6 million in the first year and $83.8 million the following year. The two-year budget was previously approved last month.

Creek Repair. The council will consider awarding a $472,543 contract to Dokken Engineering to provide preliminary engineering, design and support services for the Cripple Creek Repairs Project. Funding is slated to come from the city’s Stormwater Fund, with the project including creek bank repairs in two main areas.

Street Resurfacing. Council members will consider approving a staff recommendation to add $51,000 in additional funding for a 2022 street repaving project that is nearing completion, with the additional funds to go toward completing roadway improvements on Verner Avenue. A staff report said the total project of $2.9 million to repave sections of 19 streets has come in under budget.

Education Committee Appointments. The council is slated to select seven members from a pool of 10 applicants to serve on the newly formed Citrus Heights Education Committee. Applicants include: Jeannie Bruins, Trish Dawson, Jessica Fork, John Kane, Karen Mix, Katherine Morash, James Remick, Thomas Scheeler, Robin Stout and Laura Wilbur. The committee will meet over a period of four months, and is expected to present a policy recommendation in November to the City Council, regarding the feasibility of forming a new school district apart from the San Juan Unified School District.

Auburn Blvd Development. The council will consider approving standards for design and development on Auburn Boulevard, which include multi-family and mixed-use development standards. The standards were previously reviewed by the city’s Planning Commission, and include “Neighborhood Zones” and “Main Street Zones.” See prior story: A closer look at potential mixed-use development on Auburn Blvd

Independence Day. The council meeting will conclude with a presentation regarding plans for the city’s first-ever “Stars and Stripes” celebration on July 1, along with a presentation from the Police Department on this year’s plan for fireworks enforcement.

An update on the city’s Navigator program will also be presented at the end of the meeting.

Those wishing to make a public comment during the meeting can do so by attending the council meeting at 6 p.m. on June 22, or by submitting a written comment beforehand using the city’s website.

To see the full agenda packet, click here.

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