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Citrus Heights News Briefs: Heat wave, obituary, city budget

Latest local news briefs in Citrus Heights include the city opening a cooling center at the police station amid temperatures over 100 degrees, an update from the city manager on the city’s budget and road maintenance funding, and an obituary for a 93-year-old woman who passed away in Citrus Heights.

Citrus Heights opens cooling center at police station
Residents seeking to get out of triple-digit heat this weekend can visit a cooling center located in the Police Department’s lobby at 6315 Fountain Square Drive. The center will be open Friday to Monday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pets are not allowed, other than service animals. (See full list of cooling centers in the region)

City manager shares update on budget
In an email sent out by the city on July 12, City Manager Ash Feeney provided residents with an update on the city’s recently passed two-year budget. Feeney said reserves have been increased to a minimum of 25%, up from 17%, allowing for economic uncertainty and maximizing the city’s opportunity to qualify for matching grants. He also said the city’s budget has allocated $2 million to street repairs this year and $4 million next year from its General Fund, but noted that adequate maintenance would require annual costs of more than $13 million, which he said the city does not have. (Read full email)

Obituary: Beverly Jean Argee (1929-2023)
Beverly Argee passed away in Citrus Heights on June 23, while receiving hospice care. According to an obituary published July 8, Argee was born in Grass Valley and later married and raised her family in South Sacramento. A celebration of life is planned for Aug. 12, although a location is not specified. (See full obit)

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