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January 5, 2017

Community Update by
Charlie McClendon - City Manager

City Council of Cathedral City’s Affirmation Statement on Community Inclusiveness

As we enter 2017, the City Council of Cathedral City would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone in our community a very Happy New Year.  Additionally, the City Council and City Staff reaffirm its commitment to making Cathedral City an inclusive community where all people are welcome and where all families feel safe and secure.

We share the values of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all residents.  Public Safety is integral to the core of that mission.  We strive to provide Police, Fire and Emergency Medical services to everyone in our community and we are proud of our public safety employees and the dedication to service they demonstrate every day of the year.  Forging relationships between our public safety personnel and our residents is the reason Cathedral City has one of the lowest crime rates in the Coachella Valley. 

Beyond our foundation of excellent service, the following pillars rise above to formulate our pledge to the residents of Cathedral City:

• Every person in our community, regardless of their race or ethnicity, gender, religion, immigration status, sexual orientation, or gender identity is a valued member of our community and is entitled to equal protection of the law.

• Every person must feel free to do their part in promoting public safety by reporting crime and no victim should ever be afraid to do so because of their immigration status or any personal characteristic.  To that end, it is the policy of the Cathedral City Police Department that persons reporting crime need not fear that doing so will lead to any immigration enforcement action by the Cathedral City Police Department.  Further, the department will not detain or report persons otherwise eligible for release based upon civil immigration status.

• City services are equally available to everyone in our community regardless of their race or ethnicity, gender, religion, immigration status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

• The City of Cathedral City is committed to the policy of non-discrimination as stated in the Municipal Code Chapter 11.88, “It is hereby declared as the public policy of the city of Cathedral City that it is necessary to protect and safeguard the right and opportunity of all persons to be free from all forms of arbitrary discrimination, including discrimination based upon sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, or disability.”

Inclusiveness is integral to the fabric of our community.   When we understand and mutually respect our diversity, then there is no barrier that can stand in our way towards prosperity in 2017.  Everyone deserves the right to live, work and play without fear as they pursue their American Dream.

Upcoming Events

28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

The Palm Springs International Film Festival is a portal for the very best in world cinema, welcoming more than 136,000 enthusiastic filmgoers.  For the second year in a row, the film festival will utilize the Mary Pickford Theatre in Downtown Cathedral City to showcase many of the films.

For tickets and all information about the festival, go to www.PSFilmFest.org  Read more.

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Shred Event - Stop Identity Theft

Shred Event - Stop Identity Theft

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 each month, October thru May of each year.

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Cathedral City Cove Art Party for Children & Elders

Cathedral City Cove Art Party for Children & Elders

Children's Art Party for children and elders.  NEW Location this Month: The SCRAP Gallery and the Agnes Pelton Society hosts the Children and Elders monthly Art Party at the Cathedral City Art Gallery, 68895 Perez Road, Suite I-27 (across from Frankie's Italian Bakery) on the Second Saturday of each month from 1-3 PM.   Admission is free. Participants create art pieces …

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Town Square Art Affaire- Art Show

Town Square Art Affaire- Art Show

"Town Square Art Affaire" presented by West Coasts Artists comes to Cathedral City on January 21 and 22, 2017 from 10 am to 5 pm.  This event showcases high quality art from more than 70 artists.  It will also be located on the new Festival Lawn along East Palm Canyon Drive. Read more.

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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! Read more.

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2nd Annual Taste of Jalisco Festival

2nd Annual Taste of Jalisco Festival

Taste of Jalisco celebrates the relationship between Cathedral City and its sister city, Tequila, Jalisco (Mexico) through music, fashion, spirits, culture and cuisine.  It is a time to recognize the strength in our diversity,  appreciate our similarities, and stand united as one community for the betterment of our great city.  

For Sponsorship or Booth Rental Opportunities, contact: Eric Davis, City of Cathedral City (760) 770-0340, Ext. 134 SponsorshipSpecialist@cathedralcity.gov    Read more.

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Agnes Pelton Society's 6th Annual Tour of Historic and Artists' Homes

Agnes Pelton Society's 6th Annual Tour of Historic and Artists' Homes

The City of Cathedral City is proud to sponsor the Agnes Pelton Society’s 6th Annual Tour of Historic and Artists’ Homes on Sunday, February 12 from 11 am to 3 pm.  The tour allows you to visit the historic homes located in the Cathedral Cove neighborhood which was settled in 1920s and formerly named “Cathedral Village.”  This neighborhood was, and continues today to be, the area of world renown artists, writers, and musicians.

Other activities include music, dance, and information about the lost history of Cathedral City’s storied past.  Read more.

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Antiques Appraisal Day at the Cathedral City Senior Center

Antiques Appraisal Day at the Cathedral City Senior Center

Have you always wanted to go to an Antiques Roadshow event? Are you ready to discover the value of your family heirloom? Join us on Saturday, March 18th, 2017 where certified dealers and appraisers will be on hand to offer their expertise, Roadshow style, at the Cathedral City Senior Center, 37-171 West Buddy Rogers Avenue.  Appraisals on your items from 9am to 2pm ...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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Easter Kidapalooza

Easter Kidapalooza

Bring the kids to Cathedral City’s Town Square Park in downtown for an event that is all about Kids!  From 12 (noon) to 3:00 pm, kids will enjoy the fun of multiple bouncy houses surrounding Cathedral City’s Fountain of Life area.

At 12:30 p.m. – there will be an Easter Egg Hunt with 10,000 eggs!  ... Read more.

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