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02/15/2024
As sandwich board signs proliferate along Main Street and impinge on space along narrower-than-normal sidewalks, the Placerville City Council discussed what the city could do to cut down on the clutter.

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01/10/2024
Placerville City Council kicked off its first meeting of 2024 by taking a look back at some highlights of the year gone by.

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12/11/2023
The city of Placerville was the recipient of a surprise early Christmas present when state Sen. Marie Alvarado-Gil announced she secured $1 million in state funds to go toward the creation of the Placerville joint public safety facility.

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11/27/2023
A business partnership that had plans to open a marijuana dispensary in Placerville went up in smoke when its application was not approved by the city has offered a “win-win resolution” to its ongoing legal dispute.

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11/01/2023
Changes are on the way for Placerville’s holiday celebration, previously called the Festival of Lights, following the approval of this year’s event plan by the Placerville City Council.

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10/23/2023
Foothill Tree Service gave the downtown tree at the corner of Bedford Avenue and Main Street a little TLC. “We want to balance it out so it looks better aesthetically,” explained Foothill Forest Care consulting arborist Caroline Bartz.

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10/04/2023
Placerville’s skyline will be a bit less cluttered soon, as the City Council approved resolutions directing city staff to remove three pole signs that have fallen into disuse.

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08/18/2023
The city of Placerville is looking for ways to attract more visitors. Councilmember John Clerici came up with the idea to transform the Bell Tower Plaza, located on Historic Main Street, into a wedding venue.

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07/07/2023
A June 27 decision by the Placerville City Council will begin the process of formalizing the Trip to Green project, an effort to mitigate congestion caused by Highway 50 stop lights.

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06/28/2023
Lions Park in Placerville will soon be the home of four brand-new pickleball courts following a decision by the Placerville City Council.

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05/17/2023
Placerville community projects will soon see an influx of nearly $100,000, courtesy of the coin contributed to the city’s coffers by cannabis companies. The Placerville City Council approved a list of projects selected to receive funds from the Cannabis Community Benefit Tax.

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05/15/2023
Placerville’s landmark redwood, at the intersection of Bedford Avenue and Main Street, will have to sit out its traditional role as the city’s Christmas tree this year, the City Council decided.

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05/08/2023
The coastal redwood that towers 95 feet over Main Street and has become deeply rooted in Placerville’s history may have to face the axe as one of three options City Council will consider after the tree was damaged over winter.

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05/01/2023
The Placerville City Council saw a significant turnout of farmers, merchants and locals looking to speak about the decision to move the Wednesday night farmers market away from the Bell Tower. Parking, safety, finances and communication were the main themes, with suggested solutions and counterpoints coming from both sides.

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04/21/2023
Following an unanticipated disruption to the project, Placerville City Council approved a resolution that will allow the Clay Street Bridge replacement to move along.

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04/21/2023
Tourism from Reno may be a lucrative and as-yet untapped market for the city of Placerville, according to information presented to City Council.

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04/17/2023
The Placerville City Council decided to hold an additional public meeting regarding the Main Street Farmers Market, a month after voting to relocate the event to the Mooney Lot.

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04/07/2023
The Placerville City Council approved a resolution that will direct $1.9 million toward the Broadway Sidewalks Project, intended to ease walkability by closing gaps in sidewalks.

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02/21/2023
Along with several other counties, El Dorado governments, some nonprofits and houses of worship can apply for funding from FEMA’s public assistance program due to impacts from severe winter storms.

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01/24/2023
The city is looking to fill 15 seats on various committees and commissions, including the Planning Commission and the Placerville Economic Advisory Committee.

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01/24/2023
Early planning stages on the Trip to Green project have begun following the 2022 pilot program. A city workshop shared data collected from the test sessions and presented concepts for where to go next.

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01/10/2023
After years of struggling to find solutions to congestion issues during high-traffic periods along Highway 50 in Placerville, the Trip to Green program was initiated in fall 2022.

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12/29/2022
After 16 years on Placerville City Council Patty Borelli is retiring from city politics but not from serving her community.  When it came down to it, her decision not to run for re-election was about family.

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12/15/2022
Kara Taylor, Dennis Thomas and Patty Borelli ended their Placerville City Council terms and Placerville welcomed incoming members John Clerici, Nicole Gotberg and David Yarbrough.

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12/15/2022
Outgoing Mayor Kara Taylor delivered a State of the City address prior to stepping down from the Placerville City Council. “It's been a wild ride, these past four years," she began.

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12/15/2022
The temporary inclement weather shelter in Scout Hall at Placerville's Benham Park received praise from locals and the support of the Placerville City Council despite some concerns about its location.

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11/27/2022
The Placerville City Council unanimously approved replacement of the Placerville Drive bridge over Hangtown Creek at an estimated cost of $10,423,800. The project is fully funded through the federal Highway Bridge Program.

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11/24/2022
The Placerville City Council approved moving forward on a $430,000 sewer main replacement on Hocking Street. The failing lines have been subject to overflows, blockages and other issues.

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11/15/2022
Two candidates in close contention for the last of three open seats on the Placerville City Council have swapped the leading vote count a fourth time. Newcomer to David Yarbrough is now ahead of incumbent Dennis Thomas by 69 votes.

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11/12/2022
Newly hired deputy Allahno Dean Hughes, 35, was confronted by fellow officers during a call; CHP breathalyzer revealed Hughes' blood alcohol level at O.13 percent.
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