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October 20, 2016

Community Update by Charlie McClendon

City Manager

As you may be aware, there are an unprecedented 17 state measures on the November 8 ballot.   In addition to the items at the national and statewide level, this is also Cathedral City’s regularly scheduled municipal election. Local elections include the Cathedral City Council races as well as Measures HH and P. 

If enacted, Measure P simply adjusts a previously voter approved ordinance to include medical cannabis businesses that did not exist when voters first approved the measure, and factors in other cannabis industry changes anticipated as a result of a State measure on the November ballot.

Measure HH does not create any new taxes but would allow Cathedral City to enact a local charter, or constitution –giving residents a greater voice in our local government and an opportunity to reform how government works, on issues such as municipal elections procedures, contracts with vendors and enhanced accountability and transparency in local government, among other items.

For more information about Measures HH and P, visit www.cathedralcity.gov

Voter Information: Key Dates & Contact Information:

• The deadline to register to vote for the November 8 election is October 24, 2016. Residents can register to vote quickly and securely at the Secretary of State’s website www.registertovote.ca.gov

• Vote-by-Mail voters should have received their local ballot the week of October 10. If you have not received yours, call the Riverside County Registrar of Voters at (951) 486-7200.

• Your Vote-by-Mail ballot must be postmarked on or before November 8.

• Vote-by-Mail ballots can also be dropped off at any Cathedral City or Riverside County polling place on Election Day. Mail ballots can also be dropped off at City Hall though close of business on Monday, November 7.

• Poll Voting will occur on Tuesday, November 8. Polling places are open from 7 AM to 8 PM.

• You can find your polling location on the County website at www.voteinfo.net and by selecting “polling place locator” on the front page, or by calling (951) 486-7200.

More questions about voting? Please call the Riverside County Registrar of Voters at (951) 486-7200.or visit www.voteinfo.net.

News

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Desert Treasure Hunt - Win a 2016 VW Jetta

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Cathedral City’s 2nd Annual Halloween Spooktacular at FallFest

Cathedral City’s 2nd Annual Halloween Spooktacular at FallFest

Cathedral City’s 2nd Annual Halloween Spooktacular at FallFest The City of Cathedral City celebrates its 2nd Annual Halloween Spooktacular on Sunday, October 30th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in Downtown Cathedral City in front of City Hall. Presented by Volkswagen of Palm Springs, Halloween Spooktacular is a safe communities, Halloween event for the entire family featuring trick or treating …

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Cathedral City Receives a Perfect Score from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Municipal Equality Index

Cathedral City Receives a Perfect Score from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Municipal Equality Index

Cathedral City Receives a Perfect Score from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Municipal Equality Index The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, an educational entity of the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, released its annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI) Scorecard rating the City of Cathedral City with a perfect score of 100. This is the …

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Desert Oasis Market - Starts This Tuesday, October 25th - Welk Resort in Cathedral City

Desert Oasis Market - Starts This Tuesday, October 25th - Welk Resort in Cathedral City

Desert Oasis Market - Starts This Tuesday, October 25th - Welk Resort in Cathedral City Enjoy shopping at an outdoor market here in Cathedral City every Tuesday starting on October 25th at the Welk Resort located at 34567 Cathedral Canyon Drive. This outdoor market will feature gourmet foods, apparel, home items, pet accessories, jewelry, hand-crafted art, plants, fresh produce, health …

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Upcoming Events

Desert Oasis Market

Desert Oasis Market

A weekly open air market returns to Cathedral City starting October 25th at the Welk Resort located at 34567 Cathedral Canyon Drive.  Every Tuesday evening from 4 pm to 8 pm, the producers of the Palm Springs Vintage Market will bring together a variety of vendors including fresh produce, food, jewelry, art, accessories & apparel while you listen to local, LIVE music.  Free admission and free parking. Read more.

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FallFest

FallFest

KevaWorks, the promoter of the Tamale Festival in Indio, visited the Cathedral City Balloon Festival in February and decided that they wanted to start a new annual event for the Coachella Valley called FallFest. It will be a family-friendly, community event that will take place October 27-30, 2016 in Downtown Cathedral City. FallFest will include a full carnival, complete with …

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Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Cathedral City is proud to sponsor the 4th Annual "Dia de los Muertos" featuring: mariachi bands folkloric dancers an art contest for middle and high school students a children’s craft area supervised by SCRAP Gallery information tables food vendors This year, an an altar will be constructed that focuses on the 4 families who founded Cathedral City in the late …

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Halloween Spooktacular at FallFest

Halloween Spooktacular at FallFest

Trick or Treat, Meet Your Fire and Police, and Win a Bicycle with a Cool Seat at Cathedral City’s Spooktacular on Halloween The Cathedral City Police Department, Cathedral City Fire Department, City of Cathedral City's Special Events and many non-profit organizations bring to you the Halloween Spooktacular at FallFest, Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 1-4 pm. The event will occur downtown …

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City Hall at Your Corner

City Hall at Your Corner

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, Mark Carnevale and Shelley Kaplan. “City Hall at Your Corner” is scheduled once a month through November 2, 2016 at various locations …

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Healing Field

Healing Field

"Healing Field" is a tribute to the men and women of uniform who gave the ultimate sacrifice to our country while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.  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 …

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Friends of Cathedral City Library's Specialty Book Sale

Friends of Cathedral City Library's Specialty Book Sale

Join the Friends of the Cathedral City Library for a Specialty Book Sale featuring books that will interest just about anyone.  The proceeds help support the Cathedral City Library.

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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 Ocotillo Park, 33300 Moreno Road in Cathedral City.  The free event every month 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 park’s concession stand.  Great Family FUN!

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35th Anniversary Celebration and Balloon Festival
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1st Annual Cathedral City Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

1st Annual Cathedral City Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

The Cathedral City Senior Center and the Cathedral City Parks & Community Events Commission present the 1st Annual Cathedral City Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair.  More information coming soon. Read more.

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Santa & Seasonal Lights

Santa & Seasonal Lights

Join friends and neighbors for a Special Holiday Celebration featuring “Santa & Seasonal Lights” on Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Free event. 6:00 pm: Tree Lighting Ceremony at Cathedral City Civic Center Plaza Lighting of City Hall Light Refreshments Santa Claus Arrival Kids Art Project   For Sponsorship Opportunities … Read more.

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3rd Annual Cathedral City LGBT Days

3rd Annual Cathedral City LGBT Days

For all information, CLICK HERE

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