Upcoming ONE-PS & neighborhood events and meetings
Monday, Dec. 21, ONE-PS Picnic Committee meeting, 9 a.m., Large Conference Room, City Hall
Tuesday, Dec. 22, ONE-PS Pedestrian, Bicycle & Traffic Safety Hotspots Committee, 2 p.m., 3111 E Tahquitz Canyon Way (across the street from City Hall.)
Thursday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, City Hall closed
The City Council is holding a special Study Session on the Specific Plan for the Downtown Revitalization Project. The meeting will be at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6 in the Council Chamber at City Hall. In addition, a public hearing for the Specific Plan is scheduled for the next City Council meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 13. A news release is attached with this information.
The Fourth Annual Santa Paws 5K benefiting Guide Dogs of the Desert, will be held Saturday, Dec. 19 starting at 9 a.m. The start/finish line will at the American Legion parking lot, 400 N. Belardo. Runners and walkers will head north on Belardo with the course going through the Old Las Palmas and Vista Las Palmas neighborhoods. (A course map is attached.) It is anticipated there will be about 700 people in this year's race – most of them donning five-piece Santa Suits that are given to each participant as part of their race registration. The race is runner, walker, stroller and doggie friendly. Belardo between Alejo and Amado Roads will be closed from approximately 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, but the rest of the course is open to traffic and runners are instructed to stay to their right and watch for local traffic. A lane on Alejo and Belardo will be delineated for the race participants. More information about the event is available by calling 760-413-6508 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Road Closures/Detours page will highlight road closures around the Spa Casino this weekend in conjunction with ongoing remodeling/construction and Santa Paws 5K Walk run under the SPECIAL EVENTS section.
“Call if you can – Text if you can’t.” The Palm Springs Police Department Dispatch Center now has Text to 9-1-1 capability. Persons who are hearing and/or speech impaired, or those who are in a situation where it is too dangerous to dial 9-1-1, now have the option in Palm Springs to call for help in an emergency – text 9-1-1. How cool is that? Attached is a news release with more information about the new service and how to use it.
The Spa Resort Casino is hosting “New Year’s Eve Downtown” -- an outdoor block party from 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31 to 1 a.m., Friday, Jan. 1. The event will be held outside west of the casino and east of Indian Canyon Drive on both sides of Andreas Road, which will be closed. Entertainment includes DJ Dense from 7 to 10 p.m., the East Coast ball drop on large media screens at 9 p.m. followed by a concert from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. with Starship featuring Mickey Thomas. The Palm Springs’ New Year’s countdown will be at midnight (well, a little before midnight) with a 15-minute fireworks celebration.
A news release is attached about the Airport offering economy parking for the holidays beginning Monday, Dec. 21.
Have a great weekend,
Director of Neighborhood and Community Relations
City of Palm Springs
3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, Ca. 92262