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March 8, 2018

Community Update

by Pat Milos, Community Development Director

New Gas Tax Dollars
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On November 1, 2017, the new gas tax law (Senate Bill 1, Beall) went into effect that charges an additional twelve cents per gallon on gasoline purchased in California.  It also imposes 50% of a $0.20 per gallon increase in the diesel excise tax, and a new $100 annual vehicle registration fee applicable only to zero-emission vehicles model year 2020 and later.  All of these funds are dedicated to road maintenance and rehabilitation for state highways and local streets.

Under current conditions, the California Transportation Commission found that our roads statewide are rated on average at “fair/at risk” and those current road conditions cost Californians an average of $762 annually on vehicle repair costs, according to the governor’s office.

Over the past twenty years, improvements in automobile mileage per gallon has dramatically improved with new technology.  This is great for the environment as less gasoline is burned to reach your destination and great for consumers who purchase less gas.  However, it also means that sales tax revenue from gas purchases has been significantly reduced and thereby creating a deficit in the amount needed to maintain our highways and roads.  Senate Bill 1 was a measure to fill the gap between what is needed to fix the state’s deferred maintenance of its roads and available revenue. 

The new gas tax revenue will also benefit local streets in Cathedral City starting as early as this summer.  Cathedral City can expect to receive approximately $900,000 more per year to repair our local roads from the new gas tax.  Here is a list of priority projects that have been scheduled based on the City continuing to receive this new revenue:

CATHEDRAL CITY SB 1 PROJECT LIST

Proposed Project 1:  Reconstruct intersection of Date Palm Drive and Dinah Shore Drive. The pavement approaching and through the intersection has failed and will be reconstructed using Portland Cement Concrete (PCC). The stopping lanes of all four legs of the intersection will be reconstructed using PCC. 

Location: Intersection of Date Palm Drive and Dinah Shore Drive in Cathedral City

Schedule for Completion: July 2018

Estimated Cost: $800,000.

 

Proposed Project 2: Avenida Ximino Neighborhood Street Reconstruction. Much of the existing pavementonAvenida Ximino neighborhood streets has failed due, in part, to poor drainage. The project will reconstruct the streets and improve local drainage.

Location: Avenida Ximino between 30th Avenue and Vega Road, Susan Drive, Walker Avenue and Vega Road between Avenida Ximino and Avenida Juarez in Cathedral City

Schedule for Completion: Summer 2019

Estimated Cost: $650,000.

 

Proposed Project 3: Construct new traffic signal at the intersection of Landau Boulevard and McCallum Way. This project will provide a signalized intersection near Mt. San Jacinto High School which gets significant pedestrian traffic from students. It was also the location of a pedestrian fatality in 2015.

Location: The intersection of Landau Boulevard and McCallum Way in Cathedral City.

Schedule for Completion: Summer of 2020.

Estimated Cost: $400,000.

 

Proposed Project 4: Pavement rehabilitation on Whispering Palms neighborhood streets.  

Location: The streets include Candlewood Drive, Shifting Sands Trail, Sky Blue Water Trail, Navajo Trail, and Pueblo Trail between Ramon Road and Avenue 33.

Schedule for Completion: Summer of 2020

Estimated Cost: $1,400,000.

 

Proposed Project 5: Century Park Neighborhood pavement rehabilitation.                                                         

Location: TheCentury Park neighborhood is between Avenue 30 on the north and McCallum Way on the south and between Date Palm Drive on the west and Da Vall Drive on the east. The neighborhood includes 38 streets and specific streets selected for rehabilitation will be based on latest CPI.

Schedule for Completion: 2021

Estimated Cost: $1,400,000.

 

Proposed Project 6: La Pasada neighborhood pavement rehabilitation.                                                                

Location: TheLa Posada neighborhood is north of Vista Chino and east and west of Avenida Marvilla. Streets include Santiago Road, Posada Road, Madrid Road, Riviera Road, Avenida Maravilla, San Martin Street, Calle Prado, La Madera Road and Tangelo Street.  to be selected based on latest CPI.

Schedule for Completion: 2022

Estimated Cost: $650,000.

 

Proposed Project 7: Landau Alleyway.                                                                  

Location: The alleyway is in the Panorama Neighborhood generally bounded between Vista Chino to the north and 30th Avenue to the south in between Landau Boulevard and Avenida La Paz. This alleyway provides access to residential garages and apartment parking. The alleyway is approximately one mile in length (100,136 sq. ft.).

Schedule for Completion: 2022

Estimated Cost: $400,000.

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Cathedral City LGBT Days’ Bed Race happens on Saturday, March 31st at 11:00 am in Downtown Cathedral City in front of City Hall. The Bed Race is our Pride Parade with a little drama and suspense. This year, the bed race will have a new “sordid” ingredient – …

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Second Run of “The Sioux Wars: An Historic Exhibit” Opens This Saturday & Sunday

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The Cathedral City Public Arts Commission (CCPAC) hosts a second run of the special photographic exhibit entitled, “The Sioux Wars: An Historic Exhibit,” this Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm at the Cathedral City Cultural Arts Museum located … Read more.

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Mayor Henry’s Video Update on the Emerging Cannabis Industry

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2018 City Election Page Now Available

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Six Firefighters / Paramedics Graduate from CCFD Academy

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CVAG's Amazing Footage of the New CV Link Grand Opening
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Upcoming Events

Day of the Young Child

Day of the Young Child

Join the Consortium for Early Learning Services Eastern Region & Partners for the “Day of the Young Child” on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 9 am to 12 pm.  The event provides information from local resources and offers free snacks, children’s performances, entertainment, kids activities, special guests and more!

If you are interested in sponsoring or participating in the event, please contact Jennifer Haessley or Andrea Del Valle at (951) 778-5003 Read more.

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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! Art Walk on Perez Road

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State of the City 2018

State of the City 2018

The Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce presents the annual "State of the City."

The lunch portion begins at 11:30 am. Tickets for the luncheon are available at www.gcvcc.org

The State of the City address begins at 12:30 p.m. and is free.... Read more

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4th Season Poster - Movies in the Park

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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...Read more.

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4th Annual Cathedral City LGBT Days

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Easter Kidapalooza

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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.

TIME: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Arrive early – once the shredding truck is filled to capacity the event will end.

LOCATION: 68-510 East Palm Canyon Drive

• Your documents will be shredded on site – you will be able to witness the entire process.

• Arrive early – once the shredding truck is filled to capacity the event will end.

• This is a free event – there is no charge to shred your documents.

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Cathedral City Senior Center's Chili Cook-Off

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Come join in the fun, cook some chili, eat lunch, sponsor or donate items for the Silent Auction.  The proceeds go to benefit the programs at the CC Senior Center which relies upon donations, gifts and grants for its funding.  Help our seniors “THRIVE” and take part in the new and fun event.  Contact Bob@CathedralCenter.org or 760-321-1548 for details.

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CHILDREN’S ART PARTY FOR CHILDREN AND ELDERS

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Participants create art pieces made of recyclable materials and also meet and work with a local guest artist, who will share his/her work as well as conduct an art making activity in their style discipline. Light refreshments, games, and entertainment.... Read more.

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Battle of the Badges Boxing Event

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Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

1st boxing match starts at 6:00 p.m.

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