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Planning Commission Gives OK for New City Hall & Medical Building

Norman Hill speaks to Commission
Planning Commission members listen as Citrus Heights resident Norman Hill addresses concerns about the project, Wednesday night.

In a packed council chamber Wednesday night, the Citrus Heights Planning Commission voted in favor of recommending the city council amend its General Plan and zoning codes, allowing for a controversial proposal to move city hall and construct a three-story medical building in its place.

“I think it went very well,” said Planning Commission Chairman Albert Fox, who voted in favor of the recommendation. “There’s some highly emotional issues involved… and I appreciate and respect those folks for their position.”

The Commission made its nearly unanimous decision after a three-hour meeting that was filled with public comment from over 20 community members, a majority of whom opposed moving city hall.

“I have nothing against a medical office building, just not in this space,” said resident Susan Howell during the public comment portion of the extended, three-hour meeting. “This is our city center. We should keep it that way.”

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