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Neighborhood activities

Estate sale success

Seventeen of our neighbors signed up and paid $22 each to participate at 15 locations in our community-wide estate sale on Oct. 23. After expenses, including the city permit, ads and signs, revenue from the signups will support future neighborhood activities. The sellers kept their proceeds and got a great chance to declutter their closets and garages.

“Thanks to all who participated in our wonderful neighborhood estate sale, both as sellers and buyers,” Canyon Palms board member Janice Kaminsky posted on our Facebook page. “It was such a high spirited event, very well attended with hardly any down time. Not only was it a great opportunity to clean house, but it was a great social gathering as well. I loved getting to interact with neighbors. A special thanks goes to Sanford Cohen whose expertise was so welcome by us less experienced at this type of event.”

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Neighborhood activities

Community-wide Estate Sale

Want to sell some old clothing, collectibles, or anything else you might find at a garage sale? This is your best opportunity of the year.

  • We obtain the permit from the city.
  • We advertise the sale on websites with a total reach of more than 20,000 people.
  • We provide maps and street corner placards to direct buyers to your home.
  • You keep the sale proceeds.

Oct. 23, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sign up NOW and pay the $22 fee, which will help support future neighborhood organization activities. The online form below allows us to accept donations by credit card, PayPal, Venmo, Apple Pay and Google Pay. The donation platform, Givebutter, will ask you for a “tip,” but it’s entirely up to you whether you want to add a small amount to your donation to cover this convenience.

The day of the sale, participants should plan on beginning setup at 7 a.m. But planning already has begun. In order to obtain the permit and place the advertising, we need you to sign up now. Simply email your full name and address to the estate sale coordinator, our neighbor Sanford Cohen, along with photos of your best items. These will be advertised (without your name and address) on websites like EstateSales.org.

If you don’t have much to sell, but want to participate anyway to meet new neighbors, please let us know. We need some homeowners to offer their driveways to neighbors in the Canyon South One HOA, which does not allow garage sales on its property.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If Sanford doesn’t have your name and address on the permit application he submits the week of Oct. 11 and you decide to participate anyway, the city’s code enforcement officer can cite you for a permit violation.

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Events Neighborhood activities

First neighborhood social

Our group held its first social gathering on Saturday, July 31, 2021, drawing about 25 neighbors and friends. Several newcomers joined many long-time residents to become acquainted with their neighbors. Everyone was thrilled to spend some time outdoors on what was a relatively comfortable and not too humid summer evening.

The Canyon Palms Board of Directors provided snacks and beverages, and there were delicious home-made desserts to enjoy. We thank the residents of Lobo Way for hosting our event outside their Canyon Palms homes. We look forward to enjoying other events with even more of our Canyon Palms members in the fall.

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Neighborhood activities

Splash House

The organizers of Splash House, a summer festival scheduled for August 14-15 & 21-22 at the Saguaro Hotel among other venues, wrote via ONE-PS asking neighbors to work with them to prevent disturbances.

Click or tap to read the letter.

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Civic affairs

ONE-PS Talk of the Town

Topic: Exploring Health Care Resources in a Post-Pandemic Palm Springs

Hosted by the ONE-PS Communications Committee via Zoom on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 5:30 – 7:15 p.m.

As we look ahead to the health care landscape here in Palm Springs, and as we begin to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and visitors from around the world return to our city, there are myriad health care challenges for our diverse community:

  • COVID vaccination eligibility, access to vaccines (including new options such as mobile sites and non-traditional vaccination sites), and the ongoing challenges of responding to vaccine hesitancy
  • Safe and accessible health care services for seniors
  • Re-engagement with individual wellness / a safe return to preventive health maintenance such as cancer screenings
  • Access to mental health services
  • An expanding role in public health and health equity for our local health care providers
  • Managing new health care concerns of those who have recovered from COVID-19

Join our panel of three distinguished local health care providers for a conversation to better understand what resources and opportunities are available in our community:

  • Richard Ramhoff, Group Marketing Director, Desert Care Network (Desert Regional Medical Center/Hi-Desert Medical Center, JFK Memorial Hospital)
  • Vanessa Smith, Special Projects and Programs Manager, Desert Healthcare District and Foundation
  • C.J. Tobe, Director of Community Health, DAP Health

With this information, together we can become stronger and healthier in a post pandemic Palm Springs.

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89164552779?pwd=T0JOS3JZU0lMT2QvMzl1d3ZNN2M3UT09

Or dial in and use Zoom Meeting ID: 891 6455 2779 Passcode: 312902

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Civic affairs Code enforcement/public works Safety

Code enforcement meeting

The ONE-PS Code Enforcement and Public Works Committee is holding a public meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, May 5, at 10 a.m. Among the topics to be discussed: 

  1. Mayor Pro Tem Lisa Middleton will speak about Assembly Bill 43, Traffic Safety, which would provide more flexibility to local governments in calculating speed limits on roads, and a City Council staff report dated March 25, 2021 regarding formal adoption of an official resolution by the City in support of this legislation at the state level.
  1. Discussion of the code enforcement process by the co-chair of the ONE-PS Code Enforcement and Public Works Committee.
  1. Updates on traffic calming projects, other traffic-related projects, and city building projects by the City’s Engineering Services. (Two approved traffic calming projects in our neighborhood are an all-way stop at La Verne Way and Toledo Avenue and upgrading the stop signs on Toledo Avenue at Maricopa to solar powered LED signs, with a new curb ramp on the north side of Toledo Avenue, and the addition of a two-leg continental style crosswalk.)

To view, listen or participate in the meeting, use the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85929254806?pwd=RDVFdlF1azJNTWZCeUxGL0ZxcTdGUT09,
Or dial in and use Zoom Meeting ID 859 2925 4806, Passcode 019014

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Code enforcement/public works Safety

Traffic calming project update

The city has a webpage with updated information about projects to improve pedestrian safety through traffic calming. The projects include:

  • An all-way stop at La Verne Way and Toledo Avenue.
  • Upgrading the crosswalk street markings on Toledo Avenue at Maricopa, with a new curb ramp on the north side of Toledo Avenue. (This description has been corrected since it was originally posted in April.)

Click this link: Citywide Traffic Calming Projects | City of Palm Springs (palmspringsca.gov) to see what those planned projects and several others will look like. The Canyon Palms Neighborhood Organization would like to thank Joel Montalvo, Francisco Jaime and Donn Uleyo with the city Engineering Services for keeping us in the loop.

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Civic affairs Safety

Virtual Walk Audit

Do you believe that pedestrian safety in our community has room for improvement? Have you wanted to share your concerns? Here’s your best chance.

The Palm Springs Pedestrian and Safe Routes to School Plan Community Outreach Team is holding five Virtual Walk Audits. The sessions will help the city compete for transportation funds to improve pedestrian safety and neighborhood walkability.

Our neighborhood would be part of the District 5 Virtual Walk Audit, to be held with Mayor Pro Tem and our Councilmember Lisa Middleton on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, from 4-5:30 pm. Any one who would like to participate can register at http://bit.ly/PS_District5

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Civic affairs Safety

City approves stop signs and crosswalk

The City Council voted unanimously on Jan. 28 to approve new traffic controls that will benefit pedestrian and bicycle safety in our neighborhood:

  • An all-way stop at La Verne Way and Toledo Avenue.
  • Upgrading the stop signs on Toledo Avenue at Maricopa to solar powered LED signs, with a new curb ramp on the north side of Toledo Avenue, and the addition of a 2 leg continental style crosswalk.

The Council voted 5-0 to accept a staff report that also will establish all-way stops at South Palm Canyon Drive and La Verne Way and at Murray Canyon Drive.

Prior to the vote, Mayor Pro Tem Lisa Middleton praised the neighborhood organizations for helping to get public input, as we did with an online questionnaire and two Zoom meetings. In response to our concerns, she asked that the City Engineers look at whether the intersection of Toledo Avenue and La Verne Way can be better marked to show motorists where the bike lane on Toledo gives way to traffic making a right turn. Our board of directors thanks Councilmember Middleton for her outreach to our neighborhood and for moving these changes through so expeditiously.

To see a video recording of the discussion and the vote, fast-forward to the 58:58 timestamp here: (28) City Council Meeting | January 28th, 2021 – YouTube.

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Civic affairs Events

ONE-PS Talk of the Town

The Organized Neighborhoods of Palm Springs (ONE-PS) is delighted to announce its next Zoom Talk Of The Town: Palm Springs 20/20: Where We’ve Been – Where We’re Going.

This is a presentation highlighting the challenges and accomplishments of the City of Palm Springs over the past 20 years as well as a look at what is in store for the next 20. The presenter will be David Ready, Palm Springs’ city manager for the past 20 years. Hear firsthand from the man who guided us through unprecedented growth and change and learn of his vision for what we can expect in the future.

Join the Zoom Meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 5:30 p.m.https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81872962168?pwd=TmtodHJ1ZjUxcUV4ejAyRmFHNGNNQT09

Meeting ID: 818 7296 2168

Passcode: 472637

You may also the ZOOM presentation via the www.ONE-PS.org.