The Placerville Downtown Association (PDA) is a volunteer
organization working to keep Main Street a great place
to do business.
Regular meetings are the FIRST Thursday of the month at 8AM at the Cary House, you
are also welcome to attend these meetings. The Executive Meeting is usually the THIRD Thursday at whatever location they decide, this year they have been at Powell Brothers. Link to the meeting dates, agendas and minutes.
All merchants, restaurants, and business
people conducting business on Main Street are encouraged
to attend the
general meetings held each month.
How to add to our Website
As a member of the PDA organization, your business
is listed with all the merchants on Main Street.
Make sure you have notified the webmaster Bill Robinson or Lisa
Crummett, PDA Marketing Director, will insure that your business
information be listed. Please provide a brief
description and possibly a photo for your web listing.
you have a website for your business, please provide
the URL so we may link to your site. Also, if you would like to be listed at some time in the future as a Featured Merchant (and get a Merchant Page), please contact the PDA Webmaster.
to get a banner across Main Street
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City of Placerville
Bell Tower Permit Guidelines
The purpose of the 1995 City Ordinance
to restrict the use of City Monuments is to recognize
the Belltower and the Druid Monuments as historical
and limit their usage so that they may be enjoyed by
all citizens and not be subject to damage or excessive
wear and tear.
There are three categories for potential usage of the Belltower: community, commercial
and private usage. Historically, the Belltower has been used for community type
- Commercial events promoted by the PDA:
The PDA does not
encourage or endorse private use outside of historical
usage, fearing excessive
usage may result in damage or accelerated
wear and tear of
The Belltower is located within the traveled portion of Main Street. There are
no traffic control devices to direct pedestrian traffic to and from the Belltower
The entrance is located on the west side of the Belltower and opens onto the
traffic lane. Excessive pedestrian traffic becomes a public safety issue and
impedes the efficient flow of vehicular traffic.
However, the PDA would consider supporting a permit application if the following
conditions were met. Applicant provides a detailed plan:
How to place an item on the
City Council Agenda
activity area to five spaces on north side of Main Street beginning in front
of Placerville News and ending at Placerville Hardware.
barricades and tape to define activity area.
escort for pedestrian crossing to and from event. a Provide escort for vehicles
leaving parking garage entering Main Street.
that activity does not impede pedestrian traffic, block sidewalks, or otherwise
affect surrounding businesses.
for trash pick-up and removal immediately after event.
activities around the Belltower during peak commercial times, i.e.
Saturday mornings, etc
Pursuant to the "Brown Act",
the City Council cannot take action on any item not
listed on the Agenda EXCEPT by special action of the
City Council under specified circumstances, For an
item to appear on the City Council, it needs to be
in writing and received by the City Manager fourteen
days prior to the meeting date (2nd and 4th Tuesdays
of each month).
Any individual can address the City
Council on any topic not agendized during the regular meeting
under "Public Comment'. The City Council cannot, however,
take action on that item.
How to obtain a copy of the
City Council Meeting Agenda
Single copies are available at
City Hall, 487 Main Street 72 hours prior to a City
Council meeting or by contacting the Deputy City
Clerk at (530) 642-5200. Annual subscriptions are
available at the following rates: Agendas only: $24;
Agendas and Minutes: $48. Request for annual subscriptions
must be in writing and addressed to the Deputy City
Clerk, 487 Main Street, Placerville, CA 95667.