City officials in Citrus Heights plan to develop their City Hall grounds in Fountain Square. Of the existing buildings, only the police station would remain.
The existing City Hall building would be demolished and a new City Hall would be built just to the north of the current location. The current building has been renovated over the last few years and is in good condition.
A new, three-story medical office building with parking would be constructed.
They plan on also demolishing a beautiful public award-winning Rose Garden and a trellis outdoor area with many shrubs, ferns and fountains to make room for the new City Hall. Twenty-four redwood trees and some oak trees on the north side of the grounds, that provide a screen for adjacent homes, will all be removed.
Large parking lots will be constructed and make up three-quarters of the current land.
City leaders seem more interested in making money than in preserving the beauty of Fountain Square and the city. The city is hosting a community meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 15 in the City Hall Council Chambers (7117 Greenback Lane) for interested residents.
-- Beryl Turner, Citrus Heights