City of Placerville Update by Wendy Thomas

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 13, 2017 / comments

[Wendy Thomas]
Greetings Placerville! I have 3 important items to update you on following last night's City Council meeting...

1. NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is TUESDAY, AUGUST 1! There are 20 different locations around town. The Grocery Outlet parking lot will include a 200+ Car Show. Benham/City Park will have a Bounce House and Free Swimming! Sierra School will have an old fashioned Carnival. There will even be drone coverage of the event! Last year, we were #1 in California for our category and 4th in the Nation. Put it on your calendar and participate so we can be #1 in the Nation this year!

2. Our BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB was honored as NON-PROFIT OF THE YEAR by Assemblymember Bigelow for the 5th Assembly District. Congratulations for that much deserved award! (They are serving over 270 kids in their summer program!)

3. PUBLIC COMMENT...PARKING: Folks are continuing to talk to us about their frustrations with the parking in the downtown district. We hear you and we are working on some common sense solutions to some of the challenges. There will be a staff report at our next Council meeting on August 8th. However, please know that a lot of good work has gone into the parking program and there are very solid reasons for why the enforcement/program is the way it is. The Parking Committee, made up of residents and business owners, has done and excellent job of juggling some very difficult realities such as employees/business owners abusing the 2 hour free parking and the need to pay for maintenance of the parking garage and parking lots. Still, there is room for improvement, and I'm sure we can get there!

4. 1st MEASURE H/L PROJECT....PLACERVILLE DRIVE! Based on a set of metrics and public input, Placerville Drive will soon be getting new paving from Fair Lane to Armory Drive! Work is estimated to start the end of August and should take 2-3 days! But it won't stop there! Staff is working with the Citizen Committee to determine the next roads to be repaired/maintained in the near future as funding rolls in. So excited to get started!

That's it for now. The next Council Meeting is on August 8th but I will see you at National Night Out!

Wendy Thomas.