August 1, 2018 - VOL. 3
CITY NEWS - MONTHLY UPDATE
Join Neighbors During National Night Out
National Night Out (NNO) occurs annually on the 1st Tuesday in August; this year it will take place on August 7, 2018. NNO is the nation's night out against crime that strengthens police-community partnerships and fosters positive community interactions. In Citrus Heights, neighbors get to know each other as well as staff members from the City and Police Department. Generally, neighborhoods participating put up signs or post details on social media to invite neighbors to attend. Follow CHPD on social media or call (916) 727-5500 to learn more!
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Planning Division Launches Interactive Projects Map
The Planning Division recently established an interactive map to provide the community access to current development being processed. "This new tool will allow our residents to easily obtain information on development activity occurring not only in their neighborhood but within the entire City," stated Planning Manager Colleen McDuffee.

Get Ready for Back-to-School Time - A Message Provided by San Juan Unified School District
Whether you're a brand-new kindergartner or headed back to high school, the first day of school can be exciting, nerve-wracking and fun! San Juan Unified School District (SJUSD) schools start on August 16 and we wanted to share a few things to help you and your student get a step ahead on the new school year:

  • Update your student's emergency card information now! Just login to the parent portal with your pin and password. Click the "re-enroll" link found at the top of the main page and complete each section. Detailed instructions are available.
  • Share your #SJFirstDay18 experience with SJUSD by entering the annual Back-to-School Photo Contest! Post your photo using the hashtag #SJFirstDay18 between August 6 at noon and August 20 at noon for your chance to win amazing prizes from local organizations such as the Sacramento Zoo and the Sacramento Republic. Students, families and staff may participate.
  • School attendance is important and every day counts so please help your student get ready to hit the ground running on August 16 by preparing clothes and materials the night before, getting a good night's rest and letting them know how proud you are of all they're going to accomplish this school year.

SJUSD looks forward to another great school year! Stay up-to-date on the latest news at www.sanjuan.edu.
Another Successful Activate Auburn Project: Lilliput Families
Lilliput Families - a non-profit agency offering child fostering, adoption and kinship care - recently received design assistance and a one-to-one matching façade grant from the City's Activate Auburn Program to transform its building at Auburn Boulevard and Auburn Oaks Court. In partnership with the Metro Chamber Foundation's Inspire Giving Grant, the building received new siding, a modern paint color palette, drought tolerant landscaping, and new glass entryway. New signage and a hopscotch-shaped ADA walkway added playful design elements as a nod to the children and families Lilliput serves. The City's Activate Auburn Program is focused on revitalizing the Auburn Boulevard corridor one property at a time, through various incentives and complimentary design and retail consulting. For more information contact Economic Development Manager Devon Rodriguez drodriguez@citrusheights.net.
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Keep Pets Safe This Summer
Pets have become part of our family and just like humans, summer safety is important. Here are some important tips to keep your pet safe in the summer heat:

  • Leave pets home while you run errands. Never leave a pet alone in your car on a hot day, temperatures can rise over 120 degrees inside the vehicle.
  • Limit exercise to early or late in the day when temperatures are cooler.
  • Avoid hot asphalt as this can burn your pets' paws.
  • Provide plenty of shade and water if pets are not indoors during hot weather.
  • Pets can experience heat stress. Signs of heat stress include heavy panting, difficulty breathing, lack of coordination, vomiting, deep red or purple tongue, seizures and unconsciousness. Get your pet immediate help if you see these signs!

Secondary Unit Regulations Prove Successful
In fall 2017, the City Council adopted new regulations for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) - aka granny flat, in-law quarter, or second unit - and has seen an increase in the number of permits issued for ADUs. Some property owners stated their ADU will be used for rental income, while a majority stated the new dwelling will house an aging relative. ADUs are a relatively affordable type of construction because they may be added to a residential property with an existing single-family home and they don't require major new infrastructure such as sewer and electricity. Some properties may be able to convert existing space, such as a garage, into a new living unit. ADUs are seen as a way to help address the state's housing challenges by offering more affordable housing options.

Baird Way Drainage Improvements
Construction on the Baird Way Drainage Improvements Project, between Mariposa Avenue and Holly Drive, were completed in July 2018. The project replaced the existing storm drain system with larger pipe to eliminate local flooding and drainage problems. A new swale was constructed to carry water to Cripple Creek near Mariposa Avenue. Portions of Baird Way were also resurfaced. 

MEETINGS

Planning Commission Meeting
August 8, cancelled

City Council Meeting
August 9, 7:00 p.m.

Planning Commission Meeting
August 22, 7:00 p.m.

City Council Meeting
August 23, 7:00 p.m.
CITY CALENDAR

Hot August Bites
August 11, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Rusch Park

National Night Out
August 7

Labor Day - City Hall closed
September 3
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