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November 23, 2017

Community Update

by Community Development Director, Pat Milos

Community Development Department

Dedicated to service, committed to neighborhood
preservation and quality of life in Cathedral City

The City of Cathedral City is dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service while improving the standards in our city. To that extent, the City will be undertaking a project to make improvements to our Lobby in the Civic Center. The project will focus on improving our customers experience and provide improved security for our operations. Over the Holidays the front lobby and reception area of City Hall will undergo a transformation that will provide the general public with a more comfortable atmosphere and a warmer reception when conducting business with the City. Renovations will include the creation of a “Welcome Center” where you will be personally greeted by a member of City staff. The lobby improvements will allow the public to fill out permit applications, acquire information on upcoming events, activities, and updates to policies and procedures of interest in the air-conditioned comfort of a quality based atmosphere. The renovations will also allow staff to provide a more personal, one-on-one experience for our customers and visitors in a more controlled, secure, orderly environment. We look forward to having the new “Welcome Center” operating at full capacity by the first of the New Year.

The City has made great efforts over the last several years to enhance and improve the image, appearance and livability of our City and its neighborhoods. We are also excited to welcome back our “seasonal residents” and are anticipating an increase in guests with the addition of the new hotel in town and the valley concert events. It is prudent at this time to remind everyone of some of the common issues that occur with the increases in seasonal population and to remind our residents of some small efforts they can take to make our City more attractive and livable.

Parking on Landscape: With the increase in visitors comes an increase in the number of vehicles that need to be parked; please be reminded that parking on unpaved or unimproved surfaces is never allowed. CCMC 13.80.050, 11.74.060

Trash Can Storage: Please help us by storing your trash receptacles out of public view by retrieving them as soon as possible after your scheduled pickup. Please remember that bulk item pickup is a service provided by BurrTec Industries, but requires that pickup be scheduled with them prior to placing any items out in the public right of way. Items must be placed at the curbside no earlier than the day prior to the scheduled pickup. CMCC 13.80.090

Garage Sales: This time of year also brings an increase in garage sales as we “de-clutter” to make room for new stuff. Please be aware that the garage sale permit fee has increased to $25.00 and is now valid for three (3) days; typically, Friday through Sunday. CC Resolution 2017-37

Just by taking a few common and simple steps, we can collectively make huge, lasting, and positive strides in our community.

News

Cathedral City Participates in the Palm Springs Pride Parade

Cathedral City Participates in the Palm Springs Pride Parade

On Sunday, November 5th, all five City Councilmembers along with numerous City commissioners, staff including Fire Chief Paul Wilson, volunteers and residents participated in the annual Palm Springs Pride Parade.  This annual event’s mission is to “promote the public education and awareness of individual rights and civil liberties of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and ... Read more.

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Save 30% on the VIP Balloon Glow to Music Viewing Lounge at the 4th Annual Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival

Save 30% on the VIP Balloon Glow to Music Viewing Lounge at the 4th Annual Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival

When purchasing your VIP Viewing Lounge tickets for the Ballon Glow to Music, enter "BALLOON" as the promotion code to receive 30% off of the regular ticket price. Tickets available at  … Read more.

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Healing Field runs through Sunday, November 12th...

Healing Field runs through Sunday, November 12th...

Healing Field runs through Sunday, November 12th...KESQ news article

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"Fountain of Life" Temporarily Closed for Repairs

"Fountain of Life" Temporarily Closed for Repairs

"Fountain of Life" Temporarily Closed for Repairs The beautiful Fountain of Life in Downtown Cathedral City will be temporarily closed through Saturday, November 11, 2017 for soft surface repairs. Crews will be repairing the padded surface that surrounds the fountain.Facebook

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CSUSB Palm Desert Campus to premiere award-winning documentary film ‘HEAL’

CSUSB Palm Desert Campus to premiere award-winning documentary film ‘HEAL’

PALM DESERT, Calif. – Challenging assumptions about medical treatment and medicine is the topic of a new documentary premiering at the Palm Desert Campus of Cal State San Bernardino. “HEAL,” by award-winning documentarian Adam Schomer, will be shown on Friday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m., in the campus’s Indian Wells Theater. A Q … Read more.

Upcoming Events

Healing Field

Healing Field

"Healing Field" is a tribute to the men and women of uniform who gave the ultimate sacrifice to our country since September 2001.  The event is organized by the Cathedral City Rotary and sponsored by the City of Cathedral City. Located in Patriot Park next to Big League Dreams Sports Park at the corner of Date Palm Drive and Dinah …

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2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road

2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road

Every 2nd Saturday, come to Cathedral City’s Art & Design District for “2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road” where you will discover special art exhibits, museum quality art as well as cultural art to brighten your soul, meet other like-minded people, and maybe get a little exercise going from art gallery to design gallery to art gallery.  It will be ARTtastic!

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City Hall at Your Corner

City Hall at Your Corner

 

Mayor Stan Henry and Councilmember Shelley Kaplan Host “City Hall at Your Corner” – Wednesday, November 15th

Have an issue you would like to speak to your city councilmembers about or learn what is happening in Cathedral City? Then join us for “City Hall at Your Corner” hosted by two members of the City Council, Mayor Stan Henry and Councilmember Shelley Kaplan.

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Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival

Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival

the 4th Annual Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival 2017

November 17 - 19, 2017

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Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park

Gather the family, blankets and/or chairs for “Movies in the Park” located this season at the Downtown Festival Lawn, 68600 East Palm Canyon Drive (HWY 111) in Cathedral City.  The free event, hosted by the Cathedral City Evening Rotary and sponsored by the City of Cathedral City, happens once a month on a Saturday evening every month between November and May, at 7:00 pm, except for the month of May, which begins at 8:30 pm due to daylight savings time.

You are welcome to bring snacks or non-alcoholic drinks, but you can also purchase them from the movie organizers at the concession stand.  Great Family FUN! Read more.

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Shred Insert 2017-2018

Stop Identity Theft Program

To help STOP identity theft and as a service to its residents, the City of Cathedral City is hosting FREE Document Shredding Events. The Shredding Events are the first Saturday of the month October thru May each year.

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sday

Two for Tuesday

Cathedral City residents can ice skate for half-price on the first Tuesday of every month (excluding holidays) at Desert Ice Castle. Just bring proof of being a Cathedral City resident, such as an Driver’s license, copy of a utility bill, or any other form of residential proof.  Ages 3 years and up. The Time for Public Skate Available for "Two …

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Snow Fest

Snow Fest

Bring the entire family for this brand new event that shall become a tradition for Cathedral City!  Snow Fest captures all the holiday spirit and places it at one event.  You will enjoy an outdoor market featuring holiday arts & crafts, food, treats, and beverages including hot chocolate.  At 5:30 pm, the night-time holiday lights parade begins at the corner of Date Palm Drive and Perez Road and winds its way back to City Hall where the festival portion is held. Read more.

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