Upcoming ONE-PS & neighborhood events and meetings
Monday, Feb. 29, ONE-PS Officers and Committee Chairs, 2:30 p.m., Large Conference Room, City Hall
Tuesday, March 1, ONE-PS Finance Committee, 8:30 a.m., East Conference Room, City Hall
Tuesday, March 1, ONE-PS Communications Committee, 3 p.m., Development Services Conference Room, City Hall
Tuesday, March 1, Sunrise-Vista Chino Neighborhood Coalition’s annual meeting,3:30 p.m., Desert AIDS Project, 1695 N. Sunrise Way
Wednesday, March 2, ONE-PS Code Enforcement/Public Works Committee, 10 a.m., Large Conference Room, City Hall
Wednesday, March 2, ONE-PS Picnic Committee, 1:30 p.m., East Conference Room, City Hall
Wednesday, March 2, Racquet Club West Neighborhood Organization’s annual meeting, 6 p.m., at a private home.
Thursday, March 3, Lawrence Crossley Neighborhood Organization’s annual meeting, 7 p.m., Demuth Community Center
Saturday, March 5, Vista Norte Neighborhood Organization’s annual meeting, 10 a.m.
, Sinatra Education Center at Desert Regional Medical Center
Saturday, March 5, Sunrise Park Neighborhood Organization’s annual meeting, 10 a.m., Palm Springs Teachers Association, 180 N. Luring Drive, Suite 100.
The Ninth Annual ONE-PS Picnic and Community Expo is fast approaching. Very fast, actually. The event is Saturday, March 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Ruth Hardy Park. We hope you have been talking it up in your neighborhoods and inviting your neighbors. New this year will be a dog costume contest. How fun is this going to be? Attached is a flier you may use to post on Nextdoor and spread the word about the Picnic & Expo and a flier about the pet costume contest. We want to make sure everyone in our 40 neighborhood organizations knows about this signature event you’re hosting. By the way, the Picnic Committee is looking for volunteers to help onMarch 19. If you are available, even if it’s only for a few hours, please email Picnic Committee Co-Chair April Gunkel at email@example.com.
The 29th Annual Black History Month Parade returns to Palm Canyon Drive on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. The parade will march north on Palm Canyon from Arenas Road to Alejo Road.
The staging area for the parade will close to traffic at 8:00 a.m. on Palm Canyon Drive from Arenas Road to Baristo Road. Palm Canyon Drive from Chino Drive to Arenas Road will close starting at 10 a.m. and will remain closed until the parade is over. All of Palm Canyon closed for the parade will reopen to traffic before 1 p.m.
The Town Fair will be held in Frances Steven Park on the northeast corner of Palm Canyon and Alejo. The hours of the Town Fair on Saturday, are from noon to 6:00 p.m. Alejo Road from Palm Canyon Drive to Indian Canyon Drive will close at 6:00 a.m. Saturday until 8:00 p.m. For information on the Black History Month Parade and Town Fair, please contact Jarvis Crawford at the James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center at (760) 323-8271. A news release is attached.
McCormick’s Classic Car Auction will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 26-28, in the parking lot just east of the Palm Springs Convention Center. To accommodate the event, Avenida Caballeros will be closed from the Margarita's Restaurant driveway, north to Amado Road beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday until 10 p.m. Sunday. For more information about the event, including the hours of the auction, please go to www.classic-carauction.com
The First Annual Running From The Law For A Good Cause 5K will be heldSaturday morning, Feb. 27 at Ruth Hardy Park. The run/walk is sponsored by the Palm Springs Police Officers Association and will support Safehouse of the Desert and the Palm Springs Police Baker to Vegas Relay Runners. Participants inSaturday’s 5K run/walk will start at 8 a.m. and head north from Ruth Hardy Park on Via Miraleste to Cottonwood Road then east to Avenida Caballeros then south to Granvia Valmonte where they head west into the Movie Colony neighborhood before finishing at the park. A course map is attached. There will be a brief street closure at the start of race to accommodate the runners and walkers leaving the park.
The City of Palm Springs cordially invites you to the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Bogert Trail Bridge Rehabilitation Project. The ceremony will take place onThursday, March 3, on the Bogert Trail Bridge. The reception will start at 1 p.m. and the official program will begin at 1:30 p.m. Street parking will be available. Please see the attached invitation.
RSVP 888-588-0504 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominations are being accepted for the Palm Springs Sustainability Commission’s Seventh Annual “Green Citizen of the Year” Award which recognizes a Palm Springs citizen who demonstrates exemplary sustainability practices and a passion for “green” living and the environment. A news release is attached with more information.
Congratulations to ONE-PS First Vice Chair Curt Watts who has been hired by Cathedral City to lead that City’s Economic Development Department. Curt is going to remain on the Sunrise Park Neighborhood Organization Board, but he is stepping down from all of his responsibilities with ONE-PS. Lisa Middleton and Christine Hammond are helping with the transition on matters before the ONE-PS Code Enforcement & Public Works Committee which Curt chaired. We wish Curt all the best in his career!
Attached are two public hearing notices for the March 8 Historic Site Preservation Board meeting.
- A public hearing is being held to consider a recommendation to the City Council to designate 146-174 N. Palm Canyon Drive and 167-181 N. Indian Canyon Drive, “The Town & Country Center”, a Class 1 historic site.
- A public hearing also will be held to consider a recommendation to the City Council to designate 1164 N. Calle Rolph “The Bel Vista Residence”, a Class 1 historic site.
Attached are three public hearing notices for the March 9 Planning Commission meeting.
- A public hearing is being held to consider a proposal to renovate and repurpose a Class 1 historic site (HSPB 23) to operate a 12-room hotel, restaurant and spa within the former Community Church building located at the 284 S. Cahuilla Road (northeast corner of Baristo Road and Cahuilla Road), zone R-3.
- A public hearing also will be held to consider a Major Architectural Application by Palm Springs Promenade, LLC to construct a six-story mixed-use building totaling 112,862-square feet in size and consisting of a 142-room resort hotel and ground floor commercial-retail space. The building is proposed on Block “B-1” of the Museum Market Plaza Specific Plan, which is at the northeast corner of (new) Main Street and the new extension of Belardo Road.
- A public hearing will be held to consider an extension of time request by Freehold Capital Management, LLC, for a previously approved Tentative Tract Map 31848 for the Avalon project. The tentative tract map is for the subdivision of 309.39 acres into 782 parcels, including two multi-family parcels, and parcels for a golf clubhouse and a golf maintenance facility. The project site is located at the north side of San Rafael Road, east of Indian Canyon Drive, south of the Whitewater River and west of Sunrise Way. The project was originally approved in 2004.
Below is the link to Tuesday’s Historic Site Preservation Board’s Study Session agenda:
Below is the link to the Webpage where Wednesday’s City Council 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