Canyon Palms

Welcome to Canyon Palms, established in November 2019 as the 48th organized neighborhood of Palm Springs.

Evening meeting/social

Thank you to our hosts and the 18 members who attended an outdoor wine-and-cheese social at a member’s home on April 4. We had a brief, in-person board meeting first (View Agenda) to make sure we are all set for our annual meeting…

Annual meeting is April 13

Our Annual General Membership Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, April 13 at the Mizell Center, 480 S. Sunrise Way. We’ll elect our board and meet with city officials, with plenty of time allowed for questions. Scheduled speakers include Mayor Jeffrey Bernstein and Deputy City Manager Jeremy Hammond, and we will have a presentation by police Lieutenant Mike Villegas and Sergeant Jason Lamb on crime statistics and fraud prevention. We start at 9 a.m. but come meet neighbors over coffee and pastries a little before that.

This year we’ll discuss ideas for follow-up based on what we learned when we met with Daniel DeSelms, the Fire Department emergency manager, in January to discuss emergency preparedness. We want to ensure our neighborhood is resilient in the aftermath of any natural disaster.

A look back at past annual meetings

Thank you to all who attended our Annual General Membership meeting on April 22, 2023, helping to make it another successful event in our short history as the 48th organized neighborhood in Palm Springs. A special thank you to Mario Bucacci-Pezzullo for his service to the Board and welcome to our newest Board member, Kristen Maschka.

Mayor Grace Garner and police Lt. Mike Villegas and our district council member, Lisa Middleton, joined us at the Pavilion in Sunrise Park for the meeting. You can see the full agenda on our documents page, where we also will post the minutes once approved by the new Board.

Thank you to all the neighborhood residents who attended our Annual General Membership Meeting on April 9, 2022, and to our guest speakers, then-City Manager Justin Clifton, Police Lt. Gus Araiza (contact) and ONE-PS President Peter Sipkins (contact).

Our inaugural General Membership Meeting was Oct. 26, 2019. Our bylaws call for Annual General Membership Meetings in the first calendar quarter. Although ONE-PS has waived that requirement during the pandemic, we hope to schedule a virtual General Membership Meeting to achieve a satisfactory resolution of all issues involved in changing the boundaries.

The Canyon Palms Neighborhood Organization is a group of neighbors organized to address a range of issues for the purpose of maintaining and improving the livability and character of the Canyon Palms neighborhood by encouraging neighborhood identity and participation. The Canyon Palms Neighborhood Organization also facilitates communication with the City of Palm Springs through its active involvement as an officially recognized Neighborhood Organization and Member of Organized Neighborhoods of Palm Springs (ONE-PS).

Neighborhood policing officers Shelby Jiles and Jacob Valdivia address the Inaugural General Membership Meeting.

Lt. Gus Araiza is our Palm Springs neighborhood police liaison at or (760) 323-8119. Non-emergency issues should first be reported by calling the non-emergency telephone number (760) 327-1441, or visiting the City of Palm Springs ( web application. There you can click Connect and the appropriate link under Submit/Report. When Lt. Araiza is not available, you may also contact Lt. Frank Browning at or (760) 323-8121.