Latest news briefs include ongoing neighborhood K9 unit presentations, updated local vote count totals and election-related news, a new video honoring retired city manager Henry Tingle, and a $1,500 fine levied against San Juan’s “Yes on P” campaign.
CHPD brings K9 unit presentations to neighborhood meetings
Police officers and their dogs have been making the rounds to various neighborhood association meetings this month to share about the department’s K9 unit. An upcoming police dog presentation is planned this week on Monday night at the Sylvan Community Center at 7521 Sylvan Rd., during the Sylvan Old Auburn Road neighborhood association meeting at 7 p.m. (see flier). The K9 unit will also likely be presenting at the Sunrise Ranch neighborhood association meeting on Tuesday night, but an agenda had not been posted as of Nov. 19.
New YouTube video honors former city manager Henry Tingle
A new video uploaded to the City’s YouTube account reflects on the legacy of Henry Tingle, who recently retired as Citrus Heights city manager. The 18-minute video retells the story of when Tingle first came to the City shortly after its incorporation nearly two decades ago, as told through the words of numerous staff and leaders interviewed, including former congressman Doug Ose and Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan. The video highlights Tingle’s humble leadership style, his “pay as you go” philosophy of no debt, and his accomplishments in helping secure a new city hall, police department, and community center. (See video)
Frost assembles transition team to prep for new role as supervisor
It isn’t only Donald Trump who’s assembled a transition team. Following her successful campaign for county supervisor, outgoing Citrus Heights councilwoman Sue Frost announced that her newly assembled transition team conducted its first interviews of candidates for chief of staff on Thursday. Frost’s campaign manager, Tab Berg, who chair’s the new transition committee, said the team will also begin reviewing appointments for various county boards and commissions. He said county supervisors typically have staff ranging from four to six members in size and the only direct hire is the full-time chief of staff position, while others “are selected from a pool of county employees.”
The transition team’s other members are Citrus Heights Vice Mayor Jeff Slowey, Sacramento County Probation Association President Greg Stuber, Rasmusson Public Affairs President Eric Rasmusson, and Sacramento Area Realtors Government Affairs Director Caylyn Wright. The team is responsible for vetting chief of staff candidates, planning Frost’s swearing-in celebration, providing recommendations for appointments to commissions, and “assembling her community/public advisory committees that will counsel the Supervisor throughout the year,” according to Berg.
Election update: Daniels maintains 5-point lead, to be sworn in Dec. 8th
Latest ballot count numbers released by county elections officials on Friday increased the total number of votes counted in the Citrus Heights council race by about 9,000, bringing the total to 59,500 votes — compared to 60,500 total votes in the 2014 local election. Vice Mayor Slowey maintained his lead with 24 percent of votes cast, and incoming councilman Bret Daniels maintained a five-percent lead over candidates Marcel Weiland and Rick Doyle, who both received 14 percent of the vote and placed third and fourth out of the eight candidates in the race. City Clerk Amy Van said the top two vote-getters are expected to be sworn-in during the Dec. 8 city council meeting next month. (See latest vote count numbers)
State hits SJUSD ‘Yes on P’ campaign with $1,500 fine
In a Nov. 17 news release, California’s Fair Political Practices Committee announced a $1,500 fine against the “Friends of San Juan USD, Yes on P” ballot measure committee for failing to file a timely pre-election campaign statement disclosing contributions and expenditures. The FPPC also announced over $200,000 in other fines imposed on campaigns and candidates across the state, including a $9,500 fine against Sacramento County Supervisor Susan Peters for several conflict-of-interest related violations. (See news release)
Other local happenings included a grand opening celebration held on Saturday at the new memory care center on Sunrise Boulevard, city representatives meeting with community members on Wednesday to discuss the possibility of a rose garden at the new city hall, and Bob Churchill officially retiring as general manager of the Citrus Heights Water District on Thursday.
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Latest news briefs include ongoing neighborhood K9 unit presentations, updated local vote count totals and election-related news, a new video honoring retired city manager Henry Tingle, and a $1,500 fine levied against San Juan's "Yes on P" campaign.
CHPD brings K9 unit presentations to neighborhood meetings--
Police officers and their dogs have been making the rounds to various neighborhood association meetings this month to share about the department's K9 unit. ..
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