Interactive Map Shows Cleanup Efforts in Citrus Heights


One of the city’s newest mapping tools for tracking beautification and cleanup efforts around Citrus Heights is available for the public to view on the city's website.

Citrus Heights Eyes Changing Standard Days for Council Meetings


During the Citrus Heights City Council’s meeting earlier this month, a proposal was brought forward to get public input on potentially changing the city’s traditional Thursday nights for council meetings.

Citrus Heights Seeks Input From Residents on Cannabis Dispensaries, Tax


The Citrus Heights City Council is seeking feedback from residents as it moves forward with consideration of allowing and taxing cannabis dispensaries within the city.

Bids for Auburn Boulevard Project Come in at $10M Over Budget


Progress on Citrus Heights’ plan for the second phase of revitalizing Auburn Boulevard have hit another bump in the road.

Citrus Heights Eyes Improving Appearance of Sound Walls


The Citrus Heights City Council will consider awarding a contract to move forward on a “Sound Wall Beautification Project,” using up to $155,000 in federal pandemic recovery funds.

Education Committee to Report Findings to Citrus Heights Council This Month


Following a controversial City Council directive last year to look into the feasibility of Citrus Heights forming its own school district, the council will hear a much-anticipated report later this month.

Citrus Heights to Move Forward on ‘Sorely Needed’ San Juan Ave Roadway Project


The Citrus Heights City Council unanimously approved a multimillion-dollar contract for the first phase of roadway enhancements on San Juan Avenue—the first phase of a larger project to improve safety for all users.

Citrus Heights Business District Marks 25th Anniversary Amid Renewal Effort


The Sunrise MarketPlace Business Improvement District is marking its 25th anniversary in Citrus Heights with a year-long celebration, while navigating a critical renewal process to continue in operation.

Food Truck Plaza Proposed for Long-Vacant Citrus Heights Lot


An overgrown parcel of land on the corner of Auburn Boulevard and Twin Oaks Avenue could become a new food truck plaza.

Citrus Heights Mayor Votes Against New Light Rail Station


The Sacramento Regional Transit Board of Directors voted 11-1 for a new light rail station, with opposition coming from Citrus Heights Mayor Bret Daniels who sits on the board.

Citrus Heights Has a New Mayor, Vice Mayor for 2024


Outgoing Mayor Tim Schaefer handed over the gavel to Bret Daniels at the start of the Dec. 14 City Council meeting, with the two the swapping seats as well as titles.

Developer Eyes Subdivision in Citrus Heights


A developer has submitted an application to subdivide a five-acre parcel on Old Auburn Road near Sunrise Boulevard, with plans initially calling for development of 20 homes on the lot and an adjacent parcel.

Citrus Heights City Director Recognized With Regional Award


Meghan Huber, who serves as the Citrus Heights economic development and community engagement director, was recognized with a “40 Under 40 Award” by the Sacramento Business Journal.

Citrus Heights City Council Votes 3-2 Against Housing Plan


In a rare move, the Citrus Heights City Council voted to block approval of a new housing development that would have built 94 new homes at Sylvan Corners.

Questions Remain After Closure of Citrus Heights Theater


The sun has set on a once-popular community theatre in Citrus Heights, with an abrupt closure announcement in August leaving loyal patrons both saddened and surprised.

Citrus Heights Police Awarded $2.7M for Cameras to Combat Retail Theft


The state grant, aimed at reducing organized retail theft in the area, will fund purchasing nearly 100 license plate reader cameras and other equipment.

Commission Votes 5-0 to Approve Permit for Event Center Near Sunrise Mall


Citrus Heights’ planning commissioners unanimously approved plans to occupy a building on Arcadia Drive that formerly housed a nightclub.

New Drive-Thru Opens in Citrus Heights after Years-Long Delay


The long-awaited opening of California Burrito on Lichen Drive near Interstate 80 has finally arrived.

Developer Shares Update on Plans for Sylvan Corners


Representatives from Woodside Homes presented further details on plans to build more than 90 homes on a vacant site near Sylvan Corners during a community meeting at Citrus Heights City Hall.

Citrus Heights Vice Mayor Urges Funding for Officers at Local High Schools


Citrus Heights Police presented findings from a study that reviewed the feasibility of placing a police officer on each of the high school campuses within the city, estimating a cost of more than $300,000 annually.

Environmental Report Released for Sylvan Corners Project in Citrus Heights


A 250-page report found that a development proposal to build nearly 100 homes at Sylvan Corners would have a “less than significant” impact, as long as various mitigation measures are taken.

Two Businesses Plan to Open by Citrus Heights Starbucks


A new restaurant and salon are reportedly planning to open in the remainder of a Starbucks-anchored building that has been vacant since construction was completed in 2021.

New See’s Candies Flagship Opens in Citrus Heights


The long-anticipated See’s Candies store at Sunrise Boulevard and Uplands Way is now serving customers amid the closure of the company’s Sunrise Mall location.

Citrus Heights Mayor Proposes Review of Police Funding


Mayor Tim Schaefer proposed the review to determine whether current funding levels are adequate after resident David Warren raised concerns over police protection during a time of “frightening” division.

Citrus Heights Residents Begin Moving Into New Low-Income Housing


Residents have begun moving in at a new supportive housing complex on Sunrise Boulevard, with several formerly homeless residents saying they are thankful for the opportunity.

When Will the New Nature Park in Citrus Heights Open?


A 23-acre open space park with a nearly mile-long paved trail through a new housing development off Arcadia Drive is expected to be completed in the fall.

Plans Submitted for Event Center in Citrus Heights


A 6,000-square-foot building near Sunrise Mall that was once home to a string of nightclubs could become a new event center if plans are approved by the city.

Citrus Heights Police Release Details of 2023 Homeless Survey


More than 100 people living on the streets of Citrus Heights were contacted during a recent survey conducted by police.

Seven Appointed to Citrus Heights Education Committee


The City Council last month appointed seven individuals to a limited-term committee tasked with assessing the feasibility of Citrus Heights forming its own school district.

Homelessness: How Much Did the Navigator Program Cost Citrus Heights?


In recent years, city-funded “Navigators” have been credited with helping connect homeless in Citrus Heights with housing and support.

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