Troubled North Highlands apartments s...

Troubled North Highlands apartments sold through online auction

There are 1 comment on the Business Journal story from Jul 24, 2014, titled Troubled North Highlands apartments sold through online auction. In it, Business Journal reports that:

Mesa Verde Apartments at at 3800 Madison Ave. in North Highlands sold for $7.245 million, the largest such transaction using in Sacramento, according to the broker.

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North Highands resident

North Highlands, CA

#1 Jul 30, 2014
North Highlands (NH) has one of the highest crime rates in Sacramento County (SC), major gang problems with graffiti and shootings everywhere, and according to recent surveys, NH has the highest teenage prostitution rates in the Nation. Our Children are unable to walk down Watt Ave without being propositioned for sex. The people of NH are under siege. Where are the deputies? Sacramento County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) has cut staff and closed their NH Sub station. Because of the problems already stated, our housing prices are very low compared to other counties. There are many abandon business offices because its hard to open a legitimate business next to a message parlors, payday loans and pawn shops. The problem is mostly the Sacramento County Sheriff Office (SCSO).
In NH we have McClellan AP, the second highest employer in Sacramento, a new Wal-Mart and Sams Club, plus other businesses. With all these business, why does the employees live in other areas? The answer is simple. It is too dangerous to raise their children in NH. The SCSO uses all its NH tax revenues to patrol the rich area of Sacramento. Who pays their bills as a community? Well some come out of property taxes but the majority comes from business centers like NH.
Sac County Deputies never stay in NH. They stay in better neighborhoods and respond to NH or through NH. Most of the Deputies do not like coming to NH and when and IF they do respond, they treat all NH residence as criminal. SCSO deputies are very badge heavy and disrespectful to even the good people in NH. Yes, I am sure the deputies have more problem people in NH, so they prepare themselves mentally for bad encounters when they travel here from south sac which is about an hour trip and even longer during rush hour.
How can the people of NH solve the problems that the SCSO has created through its long campaign of neglect and indifference to our community? We should incorporate the new City of North Highlands. We can turn this new city into what it once was back before the base closed. We can have our own police department that patrols and stays in NH. We can start new community developments that decrease crime and increase livability. We can manage a smaller budget and become more efficient with our tax resources. We can stop supplementing the huge debt that SCSO's enormous bureaucracy consumes via business taxes from NH. We can take back our City.
I brought all these complains and solutions to our District Supervisor, Phil Serna. His response was unexpected and disappointing. District 1 Supervisor and Chair Phil Serna told me that his constituency in Sacramento would not approve the huge tax cuts from loosing NH tax revenues. I looked at his supervisor map. Most of his constituency are the people of NH. Most of the taxes revenue come from NH, yet he probably doesn't even live or have an office here in NH. We have the jobs and tax base to do a better job with the City of NH than the County Board of Supervisors and the SCSO do with their enormous bureaucracies?
I hope this letter gets to our Sacramento Representatives. I hope that either Phil or hopefully his replacement, addresses the real problems to and their solutions to the voters of NH. I hope the business leaders of NH bank roll the incorporating process of making NH a City, because better neighborhoods produce better business. Change is the only way our children can be safe on the streets of NH again. Change is the only way to increase the equity in our homes and reduce crime. Change will make NH a nice place to live and not the forgotten place you drive through in order to work in our neglected NH neighborhood.

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