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Guest Opinion: Do voters have short memory? Some candidates are counting on it.

By Tim Schaefer– As I watched the Citrus Heights Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum last month, City Council Candidate Mary Jane Lopez-Taff brought up the Citrus Heights Police Department budget cuts that were included in the 2021/22 budget…

City releases statement after defeat of Measure M sales tax

Sentinel staff report–In the city’s first public statement following the defeat of a $12 million sales tax proposal in Citrus Heights, the city manager acknowledged the decision of voters and said community involvement will be invited in upcoming…

2020 Election Results: Measure M tax now trailing at 48%

Following the latest vote count update released on Tuesday, Measure M is now trailing by nearly 1,000 votes.

Measure M tax opponents rally outside City Hall, blast ‘enormous’ staff pay

A group of about 50 Measure M opponents gathered in the parking lot of City Hall in Citrus Heights Friday to protest a $12 million sales tax increase, saying “there’s room to cut” instead.

Fact Check: How much would Measure M actually cost residents?

Supporters and opponents of the controversial Measure M sales tax proposed in Citrus Heights have each made conflicting claims regarding the estimated cost per household that the 1% extra sales tax would incur.

Guest Opinion: Measure M is the most important vote since incorporation

By Bill Van Duker– As we approach the election, I am reflecting back on the last 36 years in Citrus Heights.

Guest Opinion: Measure M is the exact opposite of what’s needed during COVID

By Ted Gaines– Coronavirus disruptions are inspiring governments to employ every tactic available to ward off a Great Depression-style economic collapse. Whether it’s stimulus funds, Paycheck Protection Program loans, increased unemployment benefits, or rent forbearance, all..

Measure M campaigns condemn sign vandalism as ‘outrageous’ and ‘immature’

As the Nov. 3 election date draws near and controversy stirs around a proposed sales tax increase in Citrus Heights, campaigns on both sides of the measure say their signs have been stolen, damaged, or defaced.

Money pours into battle over Measure M sales tax hike in Citrus Heights

Campaign finance disclosures filed last month reveal tens of thousands of dollars in contributions are flowing into the fight over Measure M in Citrus Heights, with proponents of the sales tax increase reporting more than 30 times the…

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Guest Opinion: I’m a small business owner. Here’s why I’m against Measure M

Citrus Heights businesses are in serious trouble right now, and in the foreseeable future.