Upcoming ONE-PS & neighborhood events and meetings
Saturday, Jan. 30, ONE-PS planning retreat, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Four Seasons clubhouse, located in the Four Seasons neighborhood at the north end of Sunrise near San Rafael.
Monday, Feb. 1, ONE-PS Officers and Committee Chairs, 2:30 p.m., Large Conference Room, City Hall
Tuesday, Feb. 2, ONE-PS Communications Committee, 3 p.m., Large Conference Room, City Hall
Tuesday, Feb. 2, ONE-PS Neighborhood Night hosted by Desert Regional Medical Center, 5 to 7 p.m., Stergios A&B, West Patio, 1150 N. Indian Canyon Drive. RSVP by calling 800-491-4990
Wednesday, Feb. 3, ONE-PS Picnic Committee, 8:30 a.m., East Conference Room, City Hall
Wednesday, Feb. 3, ONE-PS Code Enforcement/Public Works Work Group, 9 a.m., Large Conference Room, City Hall
Wednesday, Feb. 3, ONE-PS Code Enforcement/Public Works Committee, 10 a.m., Large Conference Room, City Hall
The BUZZ trolley is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a birthday bash at 6:30 p.m., tonight, Thursday, Jan. 28. The party will be at Palm Canyon Drive and Arenas during VillageFest. Make plans to join City officials, actress Suzanne Somers and other local celebrities in the festive occasion. A news release is attached with more information.
More than 40 people will be attending ONE-PS’s annual planning retreat this Saturday, Jan. 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The retreat will be at the Four Seasons clubhouse, located in the Four Seasons neighborhood at the north end of Sunrise near San Rafael.
Don’t forget to RSVP for the Fifth Annual ONE-PS Neighborhood Night hosted by Desert Regional Medical Center. The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2 in the Stergios Building (El Mirador Tower building). We will be inside and outside on the West Patio, so please dress accordingly. This is on the campus of the medical center, 1150 N. Indian Canyon Drive. Desert Regional hosts this event to show their appreciation to the residents of our Palm Springs neighborhoods. And ONE-PS is using this event to show its appreciation to the many volunteers who make our neighborhoods and our neighborhood program successful. With appetizers, drinks and entertainment, it’s a great party. You all have given of your time and talents, so come celebrate. Please RSVP by calling 800-491-4990. I’ve attached a flier so you can help spread the word in your neighborhoods.
Here is note from Lt. Browning:
Hello everyone, I just wanted to mention two great arrests that took place over the weekend with the help of You, Community Members of the City of Palm Springs. Your Police Department was able to arrest two burglars thanks to you/neighbors calling their police department when they felt something wasn’t right. The first occurred in the 900 block of San Lucas Road in which a witness gave great identifying information of the suspect. The suspect was arrested in the area on the following day. The next occurred in the 700 block of Arquilla where the witness reported seeing the suspect prying open the front door of a residence. That suspect was arrested that same day. None of these arrests could have been possible without the witnesses contacting the police department with great suspect descriptions. Thank you for your continued cooperation and willingness to get involved.
Congratulations to ONE-PS member Mark Walthour, representative from the Desert Highland Gateway Estates neighborhood. Mark will be receiving a Community Service Award from the Palm Springs Human Rights Commission for his work in his neighborhood and with the Clinton Day of Action and also with the Community Block Grant Program. The Commission will be presenting eight awards this year. A news release is attached with more information. The award presentations will be at 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 8 in the City Council Chamber.
A huge thank you to the Twin Palms Neighborhood Organization for its $2,500 donation to the Palm Springs Animal Shelter. In recognition, the neighborhood’s blade sign is now proudly displayed over one of the large kennels at the Shelter. We have had many of our neighborhoods donate $2,500 to the Shelter and it’s fun to see their blade signs on display above the many kennels. Twin Palms used this occasion to honor one its members – Barbara Scott, who is an extraordinary supporter of animal welfare. Barb received a certificate of appreciation on behalf of Twin Palms, the Shelter, and all the animals she's helped. Pictured are Twin Palms Chair Eric Chiel, Barb Scott and Councilmember Ginny Foat.
The Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with Palm Springs Hospitality Association, Desert Business Association and Main Street, is sponsoring an organized luncheon to address Palm Springs’ growing homeless population. The Feb. 18 luncheon titled “Homelessness: Community Impact Luncheon” will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hard Rock Hotel, 150 S. Indian Canyon. A news release is attached with more information about the event.
The ONE-PS Ecology Committee hosted a citrus exchange at the Mayor’s Healthy Planet, Healthy You Race and Wellness Festival last Sunday. If you are blessed with more fruit than you can eat, attached is a flier listing organizations that have a need for your extra citrus.
The ONE-PS Picnic Committee is busy planning the Ninth Annual ONE-PS Picnic & Community Expo scheduled for Saturday, March 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Ruth Hardy Park. One new idea is to add a dog costume contest to the event. How cute and fun would that be? Is there a ONE-PS member who would like to work with the Committee and plan/head up the costume contest? If so, please email me and I’ll pass your info on to the Committee Co-Chairs Joy Meredith and April Gunkel. The Committee meets weekly on Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m., at City Hall.
Speaking of the ONE-PS Picnic, neighborhood organizations are encouraged to have a booth. The fee is $35, same as the non-profit organizations. Of course, if you’d like to be a sponsor, that would be greatly appreciated.
Below is the link to Monday’s Architectural Advisory Committee meeting:
Below is the link to the agenda for a special City Council meeting Friday afternoon to interview and appoint applicants to fill unexpired vacancies on the Planning Commission and Measure J Commission:
Below is the link to where the City Council meeting agenda will be/is posted:
Have a great weekend,
Director of Neighborhood and Community Relations
City of Palm Springs
3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, Ca. 92262