Placerville matters — city in top 10

By From page A4 | June 28, 2013

In the Benjamin Moore “Paint What Matters” campaign, Placerville is in the top 10 of 100 cities in North America.The campaign is designed to honor Main Street America with a free paint job to revitalize Main Street businesses and has been in effect since June 1.

Placerville mayor Wendy Thomas announced Placerville to be No. 8 out of 100 cities nominated for the campaign at the June 25 Placerville City Council meeting. She expressed appreciation for the thrice-weekly reminder banner at the top of every Mountain Democrat newspaper.

“Get out there and vote,” she urged. “You can vote once a day until June 30. We’re almost there!”

Councilwoman Tricia Wilkins reminded the public it can vote from a variety of computers, tablets and cell phones — voting  once from each source. “You can vote from your home computer, your work computer and your cell phone. And you can link it to Facebook so your friends can vote too,” said Wilkins.

The top 20 cities, chosen by popular vote, will be selected for free painting of their Main Street businesses, using Benjamin Moore paint and local painters. A consultant from Benjamin Moore will work with the city to maintain the historical and cultural integrity of the Main Street in the color selections.

Voting ends on June 30 at 11:59 p.m. Visit the Website at, click on California on the map and then click on Placerville from among the seven cities listed.

Wendy Schultz

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