Tuesday, July 26, Organizational meeting for a new neighborhood, 6 p.m., Sundance HOA, on North Avenida Caballeros between Francis and San Rafael (2901 Sundance Circle West)
I know we have people doing their balloon wrangling calisthenics. And that’s good. We will be having the giant helium filled balloons in this year’s Festival of Lights Parade. But I don’t know yet how many balloons or how many wranglers we’ll need. Keep getting in parade shape and we’ll let you know more soon.
Earthwatch Institute is looking to train urban citizen scientists to help with our public tree inventory. The City is excited to partner with Earthwatch to aid in increasing our urban forestry data and to help maintain our urban canopy.
Being a citizen scientist is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
1. Visit the website: www.earthwatch.urbanresiliency.org
2. Contact Ellie: firstname.lastname@example.org visit earthwatch.urbanresiliency.org if you have additional questions.
3. Volunteer to measure urban trees at an Earthwatch data collection event that is being planned soon for Palm Springs.
A flier is attached with more information.
The next Citizens’ Police Academy will begin Sept. 15. This is a free program, meeting one night per week for 13 weeks. Attendees participate in discussions about Patrol Procedures, Traffic Investigation, K-9, SWAT, Community Policing, Narcotics, Crime Scene Investigation and many other interesting topics. Attendees are also invited to participate on a ride-along with a PSPD Patrol Officer during a patrol shift.
WHEN: Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning Sept. 15 for 13 weeks
WHERE: Palm Springs Police Training Center, 200 S. Civic Drive
To qualify for the Citizens’ Police Academy, applicants must be at least 18 years old and have no felony convictions. To inquire about the program or to reserve your seat, contact Sgt. Arnold Galvan at Arnold.Galvan@palmspringsca.gov or at 760-323-8115. The applications are available online at www.pspd.com under Community Policing, Citizens’ Police Academy.
Attached is a public hearing notice for the Aug. 3 City Council meeting. The purpose of the hearing is to consider a proposal to convert and subdivide an abandoned 125-acre golf course, formerly known as the Palm Springs Country Club, to 137 attached residences, 292 detached residences, streets, private open space and a public park. The applications include the following:
A General Plan Amendment to (1) change approximately 126 acres of “Open Space – Parks / Recreation” to “Very Low Density Residential”, allowing up to 4 dwelling units per acre, and (2) modify text within the Recreation, Open Space & Conservation (ROSC) element to address the loss of golf course open space and the addition of a proposed public park, a Planned Development District in lieu of Zone Change to establish the project site plan, permitted uses and development standards, a Major Architectural Application to review proposed conceptual architecture; a Tentative Tract Map to subdivide the project site, and a Development Agreement to establish terms and obligations between the developer and the city. The project site is located east of Sunrise Way, north of Verona Road, and southwest of the Whitewater River Floodplain.
Below is the link to the agenda for Wednesday’s Planning Commission meeting: