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Plans by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians to construct a hockey and entertainment arena downtown prompted some residents to voice concerns over parking and traffic. The ensuing negotiations show the importance of having neighborhood organizations to coordinate and amplify such responses.
Even before hearing public comment at a special city council meeting Dec. 5, the city made 81 planning recommendations to the tribe, according to a Jan. 14 story in the Desert Sun. (Subscription required to read the story.) The tribe reportedly accepted most of the recommendations but did not agree to put all required parking spaces on site and to redirect patrons away from city parking lots and garages. The tribe also rejected a request to avoid scheduling events during other major city events.
At the Dec. 5 meeting, the council voted unanimously to issue a conformity report to the tribe for the arena, with certain conditions added. One condition was, “Schedule and hold regular stakeholder meetings with area Neighborhood Organizations, neighboring Homeowners Associations, and downtown merchants to address issue relative to the development and operation of the arena facility.”
As part of the Palm Springs Community Policing program, Lt. Gustavo M. Araiza met with our neighborhood organization board at its Dec. 11 meeting. Lt. Araiza explained the importance of understanding the different reporting methods available to the public. To report a nuisance issue, use the non-emergency number or app, but always use 911 for real emergencies. You can download the flyer as a PDF.
Please support our Canyon Palms neighbors and get your tickets now to the CANYON ESTATES NEIGHBORHOOD HOME TOUR during Modernism Week. The tour is on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 9am-1pm, and includes self-guided tours of seven gorgeous homes and a chance to visit their lovely clubhouse which isn’t usually open to the public. All of the proceeds, less a percentage that goes to Modernism Week, is invested back into our neighborhood and the Canyon Estates community. It’s going to be a terrific tour! For tickets and more information about the Neighborhood Home Tour, please go to https://tickets.modernismweek.com/f/mw20/canyon-estates.
The Organized Neighborhoods of Palm Springs (ONE-PS) voted unanimously during its Nov. 14 monthly meeting to officially recognize Canyon Palms as the city’s 48th organized neighborhood.
Official recognition clears the way for neighborhood representatives to set up meetings with community policing officers and city officials to discuss common concerns such as public safety and code compliance. Also, Canyon Palms directors are now invited to seminars, workshops and retreats that ONE-PS puts on to train and educate community leaders and volunteers.
The months-long process of forming the Canyon Palms Neighborhood culminated in an Inaugural General Membership Meeting on Oct. 26, 2019 at the city’s fire training facility. The standing-room-only crowd represented 58 residences. These inaugural members voted 31-19 to request recognition of the neighborhood by ONE-PS, the organized neighborhoods of Palm Springs. The meeting also elected directors and named the neighborhood. Minutes of the meeting are available online here.