The Citrus Heights Urban Greening Strategy (CHUGS) is a City project to incorporate urban greening principles into the City's regulations and how the City conducts business. The development of CHUGS is funded by an Urban Greening Planning Grant from the California Strategic Growth Council.
In 2013 the development of CHUGS commenced with the City's first Urban Forest Inventory. City Staff performed a detailed inventory (PDF) of all publicly owned trees. The City also evaluated (PDF) the City's Zoning Code for opportunities to incorporate Urban Greening Principles.
In 2015 the City developed and adopted CHUGS including the following deliverables:
Development of a vision for Urban Greening in the City of Citrus Heights
Development of an Urban Forest Master Plan
Development of a Zoning Code Update
Development of a Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance
Development of a Native/Drought Tolerant Landscape
Guidelines and Policies
CHUGS included a variety of opportunities to provide feedback and to create a vision for urban greening in the City.
June 23, 2015 Community Workshop
A second Community Workshop was held June 23rd 2015. This workshop included the Draft recommendations for incorporating Urban Greening Principles into the City's regulations.
The Citrus Heights Urban Greening Strategy (CHUGS) included the development of several interrelated documents to increase urban greening opportunities in Citrus Heights adopted by the City Council on November 12, 2015: