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Mayor Mark Acuna, Vice Mayor Wendy Mattson and Council Members Carl Hagen and Patty Borelli are highly respected in our community. While I may not agree with every decision they make, I believe they are well intentioned and have the City’s best interest at heart.
These are difficult times, and unfortunately it is easy for people to be negative and mean spirited. There is a small group of people who regularly attend Council meetings, complain about everything, and claim to be a “watch dog” for the City. I am insulted by their grandiose claims to represent all of Placerville. Some of them do not even live in the City. None of them represent me.
They are supporting Trisha Wilkins for City Council. Perhaps they think that by tearing down the other two candidates, it will make her look better. If you watched the City Council Debate, it was obvious that while Wilkins is well meaning, she is in over her head.
Problems are easy to identify. Solutions are not. I long for citizens who do research, have documentable facts for their reasons, and propose innovative solutions. Placerville has adjusted and thrived for over 150 years because of it’s ability to change, reinvent itself, and meet the needs of the community.
As for the City Council race, I am supporting George Lowry and Carol Patton, as I believe they are in touch with the needs of our community, have the expertise and the knowledge to solve problems, and will look for the solutions. These are the leaders Placerville needs to move forward.