Phil is the President of the Los Compadres Neighborhood Organization. These are his notes of of the 2016 ONE-PS Annual Retreat.
Upcoming ONE-PS & neighborhood events and meetings
Saturday, Feb. 6, El Mirador Neighborhood Organization’s annual meeting, 10 a.m., Sinatra Auditorium, Desert Regional Medical Center.
Tuesday, Feb. 9, ONE-PS Ecology Committee, 1 p.m., Large Conference Room, City Hall.
Tuesday, Feb. 9, Gene Autry Neighborhood Organization’s annual meeting, 7 p.m., Sinatra Auditorium, Desert Regional Medical Center.
Wednesday, Feb. 10, ONE-PS Picnic Committee, 8:30 a.m., East Conference Room, City Hall
Thursday, Feb. 11, ONE-PS meeting, 8 a.m., Fire Training Center, 3000 E. Alejo Road.
Saturday, Feb. 13, Baristo Neighborhood Organization’s annual meeting, 1 to 3 p.m., Ramon Estados Clubhouse , 1050 E. Ramon Road
Congratulations to ONE-PS member Mark Walthour, representative from the Desert Highland Gateway Estates neighborhood and former ONE-PS member Hank Plante, from the Vista Las Palmas neighborhood. Both will be receiving Community Service Awards from the Palm Springs Human Rights Commission. Mark is being honored for his work in his neighborhood and with the Clinton Day of Action and also with the Community Block Grant Program. Hank, an Emmy award winning journalist serving on the Editorial Board of the Desert Sun, is being honored for his support and reporting on human rights. 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.
Thanks to all who attended Saturday’s ONE-PS planning retreat and a special thanks to those who organized the meeting. I think those who were there found it time well spent. All the material is being compiled and reports from the retreat will be presented soon.
Thanks to Desert Regional for hosting the Fifth Annual ONE-PS Neighborhood Night Tuesday, Feb. 2. The chilly weather had us gathering in the Stergios Building. But the good fellowship, food and beverages kept us warm. Thanks to all who attended. It’s a great party and a wonderful opportunity to show our appreciation to our many volunteers who give tirelessly of their time and talents to enrich their neighborhood organizations and our neighborhood program.
Here are a couple of photos I snapped of Curt Watts, Christine Hammond and Councilmember Ginny Foat and one of Councilmember J.R. Roberts, Mayor Rob Moon, ONE-PS Chair Lisa Middleton and Movie Colony East Neighborhood Organization Chair Jim Franklin.
The Heroes in Recovery 6K Run/Walk will start on West Chino Drive at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6. West Chino Drive between Palm Canyon Drive and Belardo Road will be closed from 6 to 11 a.m. They are anticipating 200 participants. The runners and walkers will start at West Chino Drive and head west. (A course map is attached.) They will make their way through the Vista Las Palmas and Old Las Palmas Neighborhoods. It’s anticipated everyone will be done by 9:30 a.m.
The City of Palm Springs Public Arts Commission will hold its Annual Juried Art Show, Feb. 5-27. The opening reception and awards ceremony is at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5 at the Desert Art Center, 550 N. Palm Canyon Drive. The Show Gallery will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A news release is attached with more information.
A huge thank you to our City’s Associate Planner David Newell for updating our neighborhood map. Please zoom in on your neighborhood and confirm that we are showing your neighborhood’s boundaries correctly.
The Twin Palms Neighborhood Organization is hosting a one-hour ceremony at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16 to rename Arquilla Road, William Krisel Way in honor of the renowned mid-century modern architect. The public is invited to the event, which will be held at the intersection Arquilla Road and East Twin Palms Drive.
The neighborhood organization requested the City Council rename the one-block long section of Arquilla Road south of East Palm Canyon Drive and north of East Twin Palms Drive, which is a gateway into the Twin Palms neighborhood. In its report to the City Council, the neighborhood organization stated that the location of William Krisel Way in Twin Palms is appropriate because this was the City’s first mid-century modern neighborhood completed by the Alexander Construction Company from Mr. Krisel’s designs and the first truly modern housing tract in Palm Springs. A news release is attached with more information. Congratulations, Twin Palms!
Our next Brown Bag lunch session will be Thursday, Feb. 18, at noon in the Large Conference Room. The topic will be “Neighborhood Fund-raising Without Modernism.” Attached is the Brown Bag Lunch Monthly Topic Schedule.
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 on 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 U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) requires that each state and local government receiving federal housing and community development funds prepare a coordinated strategy. The goal of this plan is to integrate housing, economic, human, and community development in a comprehensive fashion so that community living can be enhanced. The City’s Five-Year Consolidated Plan (ConPlan) integrates the application, planning, and citizen participation for the CDBG program. The ConPlan was completed in May 2015 and will be updated every five years. An Annual Action Plan is required every year to describe the housing and community development policies and programs to be undertaken by the City using federal, state, local, and private funds for the next year.
A public hearing will be conducted on Thursday, Feb. 18 before the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) to provide Palm Springs residents, community organizations, and other interested parties an opportunity to offer comment regarding the City's ConPlan and Annual Action Plan. This hearing will be held at 1 p.m., in City Hall Council Chamber. For further information regarding the hearing, please contact Dale Cook, the City’s Community Development Administrator, at Dale.Cook@palmspringsca.gov, or 760-323-8198/TDD 760-864-9527. The public hearing notice is attached.
Below is the link to the agenda for Tuesday’s Historic Site Preservation Board meeting:
Below is the link to Wednesday’s Planning Commission Adjourned Study Session & Regular meeting:
Have a great weekend,
Director of Neighborhood and Community Relations
City of Palm Springs
3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, Ca. 92262
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