Upcoming ONE-PS & neighborhood events and meetings
Monday, Jan. 11, ONE-PS Picnic Committee, 9 a.m., Large Conference Room, City Hall
Tuesday, Jan. 12, ONE-PS Ecology Committee, 1 p.m., Large Conference Room, City Hall
Thursday, Jan. 14, ONE-PS meeting, 8 a.m., Fire Training Center, 3000 E. Alejo Road
Saturday, Jan. 16, Indian Canyons Neighborhood Organization’s annual meeting, 8 a.m., Ace Hotel
The Second Annual P.S. Film Festival Red Carpet Run 5K and 10K benefitting the festival's Student Film Makers Scholarship Fund, will be heldSaturday, Jan. 9 starting at 8 a.m. The start/finish line will be in the American Legion parking lot, 400 N. Belardo. Runners and walkers will head north on Belardo with the 5K course going through the Old Las Palmas and Vista Las Palmas neighborhoods and the 10K course extending farther north into the Little Tuscany neighborhood. (Course maps are attached). Belardo between Alejo and Amado Roads will be closed from approximately7:30 to 9:30 a.m. that 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. More information about the event is available by calling 760-413-6508 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Palm Springs City Council Subcommittee on Ethics, Transparency and Government Reform, comprised of Mayor Robert Moon and Councilmember Geoff Kors, is seeking applications for a newly created Ethics, Transparency and Government Reform Task Force. Applicants should have experience in one or more of the following areas: law; legislation; government policy; election reform; diversity/inclusion; and grants. Residents interested in applying to be on the Task Force should email a resume and cover letter to City Councilmember Geoff Kors at Geoff.Kors@PalmSpringsca.gov. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18. The Task Force will be responsible for making recommendations to the City Council in order to heighten the level of city government transparency, avoidance of potential conflicts of interest and exploring ways to increase diversity on all Boards and Commissions. The task force will research best practices in other cities, seek input from residents and experts, and then draft a proposed ordinance and/or charter reform for City Council consideration. A news release is attached with this information.
The Fifth ONE-PS Neighborhood Night hosted by Desert Regional Medical Center 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, of course, 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 neighborhood program successful -- including our Festival of Lights balloon wranglers, docents during the home tours, picnic and community expo workers, candidate night volunteers, people who staff the ONE-PS booths at VillageFest and Pride, etc. 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.
If you, or someone you know, would still like to have your marriage ceremony at City Hall, please call the Office of the Mayor to set up an appointment at 760-323-8200. In 2014, Riverside County and the City of Palm Springs partnered to provide a pilot project which allowed for couples to get marriage licenses and hold wedding ceremonies at Palm Springs City Hall on Fridays. A lot of couples took advantage of this, but now that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, the number of couples served in Palm Springs has declined and it was decided to end the pilot project at the end of this month. So Friday, Jan. 29 will be the last day marriage licenses will be issued by the County of Riverside at Palm Springs City Hall. However, Mayor Robert Moon will still be available to perform marriage ceremonies with appropriate notice. A news release is attached with more information.
Lt. Browning asked that I let you know about a free class for drivers age 60 and older being held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, 1555 E. Alejo Road. Several years ago, the California Highway Patrol implemented the Age Well, Drive Smart program designed to provide older drivers with the keys to driving safer and driving longer. There is an attachment with more information about the topics that will be discussed. The program is limited to 50 people and you need to call 760-327-5931 to register.
After this week’s earthquake jolt I received an email that Southern California Gas Company would like to remind you that:
1) If evacuating any location, please do NOT turn off the gas at the meter unless you hear or smell gas escaping;
2) At no time should anyone other than a Gas Company employee or contractor attempt to turn natural gas valves on or off
3) At no time should anyone other than a Gas Company employee attempt to move and/or “fix” gas infrastructure (e.g. pipes, meters)
Here is a link to more information: https://www.socalgas.com/stay-safe/safety-and-prevention
Attached is Desert Water Agency’s newsletter.
Below is the link to Tuesday’s Historic Site Preservation Board meeting agenda:
Below is the link to Wednesday morning Planning Commission meeting agenda:
Below is the link to where Wednesday’s 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