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City discusses fixing roads

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A PEDESTRIAN walks by an area of a broken pavement in the crosswalk on Canal Street near El Dorado High School on Feb. 13. Democrat photos by Shelly Thorene

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City residents, if you receive a call asking you how you feel about an increase in sales tax to repair Placerville’s roads, don’t hang up. Repairing the nasty alligator cracks and potholes in Placerville’s roads emerged as the top priority of a Capitol Improvement Workshop held on Jan. 23. At the Feb. 11 Placerville City Council meeting, a review of the results of that meeting and a direction for how to address the city’s top needs was on the agenda.

With 57 percent of Placerville roads considered mediocre or substandard — 39 percent being substandard, according to standards used by a national transportation research firm —  roadways in the city need repair. How to fund $19 million in deferred road maintenance was the subject of discussion on Jan. 23, with four options surfacing:

• Option 1: a 1/4-cent sales tax with a 30-year sunset, with money to be used for roads, a new police station, renovation of Town Hall and Old City Hall and repair of parking facilities;
• Option 2: a 3/8-cent sales tax increase with a 10-year sunset, with money to be used for roads and the previous mentioned facilities;
• Option 3, a 1/2-cent sales tax increase with a 10-year sunset, with money to be used for roads and facilities;
• Option 4, a 1/4-cent sales tax increase with a 10-30-year sunset, with money to be used for roads only.

The city receives revenues for roads from gas taxes and a share of transportation funds from the state. Gas taxes have been reduced by the influx of fuel-efficient cars and the other funds are not enough to do all the maintenance and repair the roads require. According to Mayor Carl Hagen, there were no long-term funds for road repair coming from the state on the horizon.

Other top priority city needs were parking facility maintenance and repair, a new police department, the renovation of Old City Hall and Town Hall and ADA improvements to existing sidewalks. City Manager Cleve Morris explained that while the city was open to other options for generating revenue for these projects, most would take a long time to develop.

“We discussed grants, parcel taxes, utility user taxes and sales tax and the pros and cons of each one. We have a tight time frame if we want to put this on the November ballot,” said Morris. “We do not go into this lightly — Placerville already has a higher sales tax than El Dorado County, although there are several jurisdictions that are similar to ours.”

“I think it puts the city and businesses at a disadvantage by having to collect more sales tax,” said Councilwoman Carol Patton. “Why isn’t there any money in the parking fund for the parking facility?”

Morris recommended a survey of Placerville residents to find what they would think of an increase in sales tax, much of which would be paid by tourism, and what option the public would choose for spending the revenues generated by a tax increase.

Councilwoman Wendy Thomas said, “$19 million in deferred maintenance scares me. We don’t have time to wait for economic development. We need the money for our roads now and a survey gives us a pulse of the community and what they want.”

“I’m in full support of a survey to find out what the people want and how we should proceed,” said Vice Mayor Patty Borelli. “I hate raising taxes, but I’ve been on the council for seven years and we’ve had the same issues: road repair, new police station needed, renovating Town Hall and Old City Hall and parking facilities the whole time and made no progress. These aren’t frivolous things — they are things we need.”

A choice between a mailed survey and a phone survey was discussed. Adam Probolsky, from Probolsky Research, one of three research firms contacted for proposals said, ”It can be difficult to get a random sample in a small town, but that’s our job and this is just one of the challenges. We have well-trained staff and they are very accommodating.”

A phone survey has the advantage of polling people most likely to be voting and getting a wide selection of demographics. “We can capture every bit of a person’s response on the phone, where most people won’t write a lot of information on a mail survey,” said Probolsky. “It’s a more accurate way of making sure the survey is reflective of all the voters and what they want.”

“Polling information is extremely valuable,” said Morris. “A mail survey of everyone doesn’t guarantee that we will hear from the people most likely to vote on the issue.”

City Council voted 4-1, with Councilwoman Carol Patton voting against, to enter into an agreement with a polling firm to perform phone polling for streets and facilities, approving  a budget appropriation from the General Fund Reserve for Economic Uncertainties of $10,000 for the contract. A Website survey will be another part of the polling.

Contact Wendy Schultz at 530 344-5069 or wschultz@mtdemocrat.net. Follow @wschultzMtDemo on Twitter.

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  • Miss MFebruary 16, 2014 - 11:22 am

    I'm thinking a mailer would be better than a phone call? The cost of the time of the person(s) making the calls verses cost of mailer? People don't like to be bothered by phone and many times won't even answer a phone call. Possibly a good mailer would get people involved with ideas on how to better maintain the community's roads.

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  • EvelynFebruary 16, 2014 - 12:35 pm

    Miss M: The survey's purpose is to determine what approach by the City has the best chance of getting residents to support an increased Sales Tax.

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  • Miss MFebruary 16, 2014 - 3:08 pm

    to Evelynn: Like people aren't taxed enough already right? There's a reason California has been in a state of financial and economic ruin since the recession in 2007. I get tired of being the laughing stock when outsiders bring this to my attention about my beloved state, so my reply...this whole country is in a state of debt and financial ruin because of the cost of war, it's not just the state of California. What is the answer for all these problems? Guess back to the ol drawing board, instead of taxing the already taxed people, maybe legalizing that mary j for more income, as Colorado and Washington state have done, may not be such a bad idea after all? But then again there is the question of water to grow the stuff...hmmm....oh, that's right, they're using all the water now for fracking in this beautiful state. What's wrong with these frackin people? lol

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  • EvelynFebruary 16, 2014 - 3:25 pm

    Miss M: Apparently about 200 residents will "receive the call". The call is NOT about what we want. It is about what the City wants. What the City wants is money. (Fran @2:22pm got it right.) They need to find out what will make us want to give it to them. Only it won't be framed that way.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 16, 2014 - 12:01 pm

    Miss M...I agree with you...I hate the phone calls. Also --the mailer doesnt have to be an "odd" size...a regular postcard would work--it does not need to be the size of my front door. I dont even bring those in--I put them right into the recycling can-- that I keep near the mailbox for that reason...lololol KISS-- keep it simple stupid <----basic advertising slogan. My grandson brought in one with bright green and orange print--I had him take itback out. I have watched people make flyers--where you cant read the writing...why? Dont make people "work" for the information--just tell them.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 16, 2014 - 12:13 pm

    "roundabouts" are taking more taxes as well...read about them in other places. Some didnt work as planned--now places are adding signals to them <----- Read. "“I hate raising taxes, but I’ve been on the council for seven years and we’ve had the same issues: road repair, new police station needed, renovating Town Hall and Old City Hall and parking facilities the whole time and made no progress. These aren’t frivolous things — they are things we need.”" <---yet many are spending and spending on things that are not needed at this moment...shaking head. "ABSTRACT With the emergence of the modern roundabout as an effective form of traffic control in the United States, more and more information is needed when situations arise in which additional traffic control is required. The signalization and metering of roundabouts can relieve congestion during peak hours of the day as well as possibly provide safer access for pedestrians and cyclists." http://tinyurl.com/lhwnwwf why replace stop signs with more and more expensive nonsustainable technology at this point in time?

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 16, 2014 - 12:16 pm

    So yes fix those streets--and stop worrying about the "roundabouts"....becuase the money spent on them is frivolous.

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  • Miss MFebruary 16, 2014 - 3:32 pm

    Good point Fran : ) considering there is no money, forget the telephone calls and mailers. Just put it on the next voting ballot. In the mean time, can we please just forget the cost of crazy roundabouts no one likes anyway and just touch up the pot holes please?

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  • EvelynFebruary 16, 2014 - 3:39 pm

    The survey to get more money from us will cost taxpayers $10,000. Surely one or two potholes could be filled for $10,000. As for the roundabout, now THERE'S a touchy subject!!!

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  • EvelynFebruary 16, 2014 - 3:52 pm

    P.S. Had the City listened to residents a couple years ago they could have saved $125,000 (taxpayer money) on the lawsuit to stop the Roundabout. Unfortunately, it's now Roundabout Round Two.

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  • Miss MFebruary 16, 2014 - 4:04 pm

    Evelyn: I would guess this would be the reason they get voted out if the people aren't happy with these things such as poor budgeting, wasting taxpayer dollars and then turning around wanting more from the tax payer? Definitely should vote out anyone in favor of roundabouts...lol : )

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  • JimBoFebruary 18, 2014 - 8:31 am

    BINGO! I watched a large pothole a few years ago at the west end of Placerville Drive near the traffic light sit unattended for a couple years before someone from the City finally went out there after about two years and filled it with a couple dollars of cutback. $10,000 fills a lot of potholes, but the City is more intent on wasting money on big expensive studies than doing the routine maintenance (common sense things) that prolong its capital investments and extend the lifecycle of its capital improvements.

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  • EvelynFebruary 16, 2014 - 12:40 pm

    THIS is relevant Capital Improvement Report, presented at the 02/11/14 City Council Meeting.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 16, 2014 - 2:22 pm

    D̶e̶a̶r̶ Residents of Placerville, We want your i̶n̶p̶u̶t̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶h̶o̶w̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶g̶e̶t̶ ̶m̶o̶r̶e̶ money t̶o̶ ̶f̶i̶x̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶o̶a̶d̶s̶ (We already spent the money you did give us--on what? Is that any of your business?) We had thought to call you during dinner time to ask your opinion (because it is annoying and not our fault you hang up—we tried to get your input.) Or we could do mailers that you could send back to us (We have decided on the wall size posters in three awful colors.) The point? ( Umm because we need to say we asked you.) We care. (Not about your opinion—about your money.)

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  • EvelynFebruary 16, 2014 - 3:56 pm

    Wendy Schultz suggests that if you receive a call asking how you feel about an increased Sales Tax, don't hang up. Good suggestion. If there's an opportunity to tell the surveyor what you really think, DO SO.

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  • cookie65February 17, 2014 - 5:17 am

    Eve!yn, those surveys don't let you tell the surveyor what "you really think". They offer you a number of answers to choose from. Basically telling you what your answers can and can't be. They are not surveys at all.

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  • EvelynFebruary 17, 2014 - 7:37 am

    Cookie: I couldn't agree more. However, check the 2/11/2014 City Council VIDEO @2:29:12 HERE. Adam Probolsky, Chairman & CEO of Probolsky Research (pollster) states: Our surveys always open up with an open-ended question. … We want people to tell us what they think, and so often times it’s: “Do you support, or do you oppose?” but sometimes it’s “Tell us what’s the most important issue to you.” Or, “Tell us why you support it, or why you oppose it.” In a telephone survey I can capture every bit of that response, and sometimes it’s a paragraph. … Sometimes it’s very little. In a mail survey or online people are not as likely to type out or write out their full vernacular of what they’re trying to communicate. So that’s another value of a telephone survey.”

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  • EvelynFebruary 17, 2014 - 7:59 am

    Mr Probolsky wrote to the City (pg. 28 HERE): "Our firm has both successfully passed revenue measures and successfully defeated them. We know how to win both sides of the issue." On the following page he emphasizes that the survey will be designed to establish how voters RESPOND TO DIFFERENT MESSAGES.

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  • Sue HappyFebruary 17, 2014 - 4:35 am

    I see crosswalks with potholes in pictures, better fix them before that ADA attorney out of sac gets wind of it.

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  • cookie65February 17, 2014 - 5:08 am

    One thing is for certain in America. People who work for a living aren't paying enough taxes. How many times have I made the argument that once salaries, pensions and benny obligations are met there isn't any money left over for the roads. HELLO, is there anybody home??? It is going to get so much worse before it gets better. The house of cards is catching up with us. I have an idea, lets expand government even further and see how things improve.

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  • Chuck HollandFebruary 17, 2014 - 7:12 am

    Placerville's esteemed city council needs to be asking some very difficult questions of themselves, and those whom they appoint to manage the cities business. The issue of road repair, new police station, and other improvements are not new issues at all. My first question is simple, who has been managing the city, and why has there been no kitty set aside for repair and improvement? Part of responsible city management is to have a long range plan in place, these same issues will always come up. Asphalt wears out, buildings require maintenance, repair and replacement as time marches forward. As for a survey, why hire a consultant? with an informal workshop the cities pressing issues could be presented to residents by mail. Allow them to respond with answers they feel relevant to the issues presented. Allow them to mail in a response, and/or set up an online response and see how they feel. Let the residents chime in on all the issues, Round-a bouts included. The council is hired by the voters to do the peoples business, at least serve them in a responsible manner. Identify the important yet controversial issues and place them on the ballot, let the voters voice be heard loud and clear.

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  • Oh BrotherFebruary 17, 2014 - 7:28 am

    Chuck that is asking an awful lot; responsibility, common sense and doing the jobs they were elected and hired for. Are there any ethical politicians and employees left in this world...I fear not.

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  • JimBoFebruary 18, 2014 - 8:34 am

    Chuck, if you go back in time several decades and ask the former City Managers, City Engineers, Public Works Directors and others involved, they will tell you that the funds for Capital Improvement replacement were routinely raided to pay for the Police Department.

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  • EvelynFebruary 17, 2014 - 8:34 am

    $205 TRILLION in Unfunded Liabilities: Information The Government Does Not Want You To Know - HERE

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  • Adam WeishauptFebruary 17, 2014 - 10:49 am

    Evelyn, checked out your link, then I always check who wrote article, when I clicked on “about me” it said ­ “My name is Nathan, and I was born and raised in St. Louis MO I have been an avid researcher for the last 15+ years regarding Biblical Prophecy, End Times Events, and the coming New World Order”.Hmmmmm...also has satanism/occult tab...transhuman/666 tech tab...alien deception/nephilm tab and Fukashima/pestilence tab...pages on the illuminati......Wierd.

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  • EvelynFebruary 17, 2014 - 11:58 am

    Welcome home, Adam!!!

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  • EvelynFebruary 17, 2014 - 12:09 pm

    Adam: Bloomberg News also sees fit to quote Laurence Kotlikoff. HERE: "U.S. Is Bankrupt and We Don’t Even Know It: Laurence Kotlikoff"

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  • EvelynFebruary 17, 2014 - 12:12 pm

    America in Worse Fiscal Shape than Detroit-Professor Laurence Kotlikoff - HERE: Dr. Kotlikoff estimates the long term debt and liabilities of America are more than $200 trillion! He is spearheading a bill in Congress called The Inform Act. ... The bill has been endorsed by over 1,000 economists, including 15 Nobel Prize winners in economics... .

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  • EvelynFebruary 17, 2014 - 12:43 pm

    Adam: You're in good company. George H. W. Bush also is an NWO fan. Just listen: HERE

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  • Nude Whirled OdorFebruary 17, 2014 - 2:25 pm

    Evelyn, because there are various contradictory theories, which particular New World Order theory do you think Bush Sr is referring?

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  • EvelynFebruary 17, 2014 - 2:28 pm

    NWO: Not one of my areas of interest. Besides, I'd never presume to unravel GHWB's mind. You take a shot at it.

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  • Frank J.February 17, 2014 - 3:22 pm

    Proof: Obama is illuminati. Obama Makes The Illuminati Hand Gesture: PHOTO http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread353695/pg1

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  • James E.February 17, 2014 - 1:36 pm

    Evelyn, $200 Trillion. That is going to be a tough debt to pay off.

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  • James E.February 17, 2014 - 2:02 pm

    Evelyn, I watched the site you referenced. It was a tough watch, because after the first 90 seconds of being informed of the problem, the problem was repeated over and over and over for the remainder of the site. Did it really take 21 minutes to tell us we are in $200 Trillion in debt? And, did I miss the solution? What was your take regarding solutions?

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  • James E.February 17, 2014 - 5:08 pm

    Illuminati. Is the sign a triangle?

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  • I Did Not Make this UpFebruary 17, 2014 - 8:47 pm

    No James, it is the “Horned Hand or The Mano Cornuto“ …..(or what we used to do at rock concerts)………………………… “The "El Diablo" hand sign often is con-fused with the deaf hand signal of the phrase, "I love you." While at first this appears an odd resemblance, we register an "ahh, I get it!" emotion when we discover that the person who invented, or created, the hand sign system for the deaf, Helen Keller, was herself an occultist and Theosophist. Did Keller purposely design the deaf's "I love you" sign to be such a remarkable remarkable imitation of the classic sign of Satan? Was Keller saying, basically, "I love you, Devil?" …………..http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/Wicca%20&%20Witchcraft/signs_of_satan.htm……………otherwise known as some freak right wing crap.

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  • I Did Not Make that UpFebruary 17, 2014 - 9:11 pm

    Never mind, it was Anne Sullivan who taught Helen and the year was 1887, Never mind sign language has been around since Plato,…………. Wiki-…….In 1620, Juan Pablo Bonet published Reducción de las letras y arte para enseñar a hablar a los mudos (‘Reduction of letters and art for teaching mute people to speak’) in Madrid.[5] It is considered the first modern treatise of sign language phonetics, setting out a method of oral education for deaf people and a manual alphabet.

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  • EvelynFebruary 18, 2014 - 7:27 am

    James: Interesting question. HERE

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 18, 2014 - 7:58 am

    Evelyn, did you intend to link to a billion illuminati links of did you have a favorite?

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  • EvelynFebruary 18, 2014 - 8:04 am

    You sound remarkably like one of the GHWB commenters. No favorite. That's just a display of the results. Pick your own favorite.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 18, 2014 - 8:26 am

    LINK - THIS is my favorite Illuminati link, Evelyn. Now show me yours.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 18, 2014 - 8:34 am

    I think this is my second favorite illuminati link. . . . but it's just so hard to choose (Page 14 of about 12,300,000 results (0.46 seconds) ~~~LINK - False Flag -- ILLUMINATI'S NEXT ATTACK REVEALED 2014 (SUPER BOWL SYMBOLISM)

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  • Dianne C.February 18, 2014 - 5:32 am

    No money for potholes? Then why are the stupid streetsweepers still running? I guess to polish the potholes.

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  • cookie65February 18, 2014 - 8:21 am

    I know of several stretches of hwy 49, out in the middle of nowhere that get swept every other month or so over several days time each time with two Caltrans trucks a CHP and at least a half dozen people as escorts. And the road looks no different afterwards. It's not their money.

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  • James E.February 18, 2014 - 8:29 am

    The all seeing eye. Sounds like our parents when we were young.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 18, 2014 - 8:46 am

    LINK - James, when you're done with Unfinished Song check out some of these.

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  • JimBoFebruary 18, 2014 - 8:39 am

    Cop Sales Tax, Sewer Tax, Water Tax, more Sales Tax....when does it stop? This is the mentality of our overpaid bureaucrats who only work a 4 day work week at City Hall! Just raise taxes, just raise sewer fees, just raise parking fees (meters). Seems like in good times the City didn't set aside enough money for a rainly day fund but they sure built a fancy City Hall and $5 million swimming pool.

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  • EvelynFebruary 18, 2014 - 9:51 am

    The City's parking is contracted out. According to Dave Warren, the parking contract is not generating the revenue that the parking consultant had forecast. The general fund is subsidizing parking to the tune of $27,000.

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  • EvelynFebruary 18, 2014 - 8:47 am

    JimBo: Do you know anything about the City's Dura Patcher (~$400K) purchased in '07 / '08? Someone said the City had scrapped it. I've not been able to find anything in the City's archives. Which doesn't mean to say the info. is not there -- just that I can't find it.

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  • JimBoFebruary 18, 2014 - 8:55 am

    No, but that was my next comment. The City needs to take ownership of doing its own road maintenance and lifecycle maintenance, as it can do the smaller work in house much cheaper than hiring it out, such as pothole repairs, alligator cracking repairs, patch paving, slurry sealing, cape sealing, etc. I watch them blow these big dollars on hiriing it out when they should really send a couple guys to the Asphalt Institute for training, acquire their books on asphalt maintenance and take ownership of maintaining the roads properly instead of letting them deteriorate to the point of major expense.

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  • EvelynFebruary 18, 2014 - 9:30 am

    According to the City, a 2007 Pavement Management System study reported that to maintain current conditions would require $670,000 pa. At that time the total deferred maintenance backlog was $8.3 million. By 2012 that backlog would become $19 million. To stop the trend from continuing, annual expenditure would need to be $930,000. “This study was completed in 2007, therefore, the dollar mounts today are actually higher than noted here.”

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  • James E.February 18, 2014 - 9:45 am

    Phil, actually I'm not into the illuminati thing. Hard to get into the international conspiracy thing when we have the EDC conspiracy thing right here at home.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 18, 2014 - 10:21 am

    But James, aren't the Illuminati " the EDC conspiracy thing right here at home"? You implied as much on one of your earlier posts, didn't you?

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  • James E.February 18, 2014 - 10:37 am

    Phil, not sure of your point. What did I imply?

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 18, 2014 - 10:43 am

    Sorry, James. I thought you were "in the know" (wink wink) ~~~ EVERYBODY (who is in the know) KNOWS that Terri Daly, Kim Kerr are here to implement Agenda 21. Agenda 21 is NWO. Illuminati are NWO. Skull and Bones are Illuminati. Bush is Skull and Bones. Bush is right here in EDC screwing the little guy. ~~~ I thought you were better informed, James.

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  • chief commanderFebruary 18, 2014 - 12:06 pm

    phil ... Uh ...you've done a heck of a good job ... Uh ... connecting the dots and got most of them right (wink wink) specially about George being Skull 'n Bones. But ... Uh ... when he did his ilumminati entrance exam he dropped our sacred flashlight on his left toe, so we had to say no. Good thing too, cause when George tried to stop the spread of bird flu he bombed the Canary Island.

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  • George saidFebruary 18, 2014 - 12:50 pm

    He married, like me, above his head.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 18, 2014 - 11:27 am

    James, EDC can replace Terri Daly, Kim Kerr. Courtesy of neocons courtesy of neo-Illuminati courtesy of Adam Weishaupt ~~~ LINK - This is a new SimCity that delivers unprecedented depth of . . . This "game" has the ability to replace Daly, Kerr and the entire planning dept. Have a Freemason to dinner tonight. You too can be "in the know" . . . shaking hands . . . fellow travelers . . .

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  • Nude Whirled OdorFebruary 18, 2014 - 11:22 am

    ISIDMTU, great link thanks, love the Liz Taylor pic throwin up the devil sign, here’s another according to Tea Party.org…….. Link Tea Party says Obama wants NWO

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  • Nude Whirled OdorFebruary 18, 2014 - 11:30 am

    Hyper link not working? here's address http://www.teaparty.org/uprising-swells-obamas-plans-skirt-congress-new-world-order-32652/

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  • MelodyFebruary 18, 2014 - 11:23 am

    Phil is right...Kerr is head of DOT, Parks, Finance, etc...connect the dots...First it's the roads, then it's the bridges, then it's your property taken via eminent domain. Note all major components of the NWO & Agenda 21 blueprint are set in motion for this to happen in EDC: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/02/18/county-seeks-colo-couple-land-through-eminent-domain-to-preserve-open-space/

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  • George saidFebruary 18, 2014 - 12:52 pm

    But I also made it clear to Putin that it's important to think beyond the old days of when we had the concept that if we blew each other up, the world would be safe.

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  • James E.February 18, 2014 - 1:18 pm

    Phil, it's true I'm not well informed of the NWO (Agenda 21) because I think it is a Tea/Republican fantasy. Kind of like having a NWO chip implanted in our brains. Phil, you are a Mason -- I didn't know, but not surprised as Masons don't reveal themselves except to other Masons (the handshake usually). My father-in-law was a Mason high up in the order. But, he never revealed it to me. Being a Mason and playing golf are important in the Army for an officer to get promoted. I was not a Mason or a golf fan. Amazed that I got above first lieutenant.

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 18, 2014 - 1:33 pm

    James, I am only related to Freemasons. I have been a "student" of "the craft" since the '70s. I was initially very impressed with Illuminati/Freemasonry/Rothschild/Jews/banking/NWO/None-Dare-Call-It-Conspiracy world view. I have since come to realize that at the very foundation of all of that is the FRADULENT LINK - The Protocols of the Elders of Zion The Protocols have killed millions. They kill millions more. I have little patience with NWO/Illuminati/Jew/freemason/conspiracies internet "information".

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  • EvelynFebruary 18, 2014 - 3:10 pm

    BRIDGE PHOTO OF THE DAY - HERE: Perhaps the City should RESTORE -- not replace -- the Clay Street Bridge. Just a thought.

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By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2

 
Team works to fight disease

By Placerville Kiwanis | From Page: B3

 
COOL School is accepting applications

By Rescue Union | From Page: B4

Band of Miwoks fund mission

By Shingle Springs Band Of Miwok Indians | From Page: B12

 
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Essentials

Crime Log: March 25-27

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
Weather stats 4-15-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

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Obituaries

Numa Edward “Ed” Roberts

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Ronald Russell Rohrer

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Real Estate

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Comics

Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A10

 
Flying McCoys

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Speed Bump

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Working It Out

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Shoe

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Rubes

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New York Times Crossword

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Tundra

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Horoscope, Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Horoscope, Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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TV Listings

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