Over the last few years, the Placerville City Council has required, at great expense to property owners, the removal of Pole Signs throughout Placerville. The reasoning is that Pole Signs are not compatible with a Historic District. So now why is it that City Councilwoman Wendy Thomas’ pole sign at the old Carrow’s building is being allowed to stay standing, especially within an area of town being considered for a Historic Preservation District and along a Scenic Corridor?
The City Council has approved the Streetscape Plan which will eliminate several parking spots in Downtown Placerville. Councilwoman Thomas has been a major promoter of this plan. Added to this, the proposed new agreement for Thomas’ tenant to lease parking from the City will take away many spaces from public parking. The City is constantly complaining that we need more parking, yet they seem complacent in losing these many spaces for the benefit of whom?
Councilwoman Thomas’ tenant is proposing to pay $430 a month so Thomas can keep her pole sign on City property AND privatize 8 public parking spaces. Why is Councilwoman Thomas getting special consideration to keep the pole sign and to privatize public parking spaces?
Show up at the Placerville City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 10, after 6:30pm to speak up and ask why Wendy’s tenant is getting such a good deal on this lease.
Here is the agenda item:
DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS 12.1 Adopt a Resolution Approving a Lease Agreement with David’s Ale Works, Inc., a California Corporation for 3,358 Square Feet of Commercial Parking and Signage Area Adjacent to the Business Located at 209 Main Street (Mr. Morris) Resolution No. _____ Recommendation by the City Manager that the City Council adopt a Resolution approving a lease agreement with David’s Ale Works, Inc., a California Corporation for 3,358 square feet of commercial parking and signage area adjacent to the business located at 209 Main Street.