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June 1, 2017

Community Update by Curt Watts
Economic Development Director

SHOP & DINE IN CATHEDRAL CITY

It makes a lot of “cents” for Cathedral City residents and visitors to actively support businesses located within our city.  As the summer approaches and fewer visitors to the Coachella Valley are in town, your collective support of our local businesses is especially important.

By shopping locally, you not only save time and gasoline, but also benefit from the more than $8 million in annual sales tax revenue received by the City.  These sales tax dollars represent a significant portion of the City’s General Fund revenue and help fund local needs such as police and fire protection services.  In addition, healthy local businesses provide job opportunities for our residents to truly experience the goal to live, work and play in one place!

Cathedral City is very fortunate to have a wide variety of small and large businesses offering everything from major purchases to the essentials of everyday life, and from specialty purchases for yourself to gifts for those near and dear to you.  Explore the many local options for furniture, consignment & resale “finds” or even a new car from the many quality establishments along Highway 111.

Expand your weekly shopping route while shopping for the “necessities of life” by taking a special detour into one of our many shopping centers and stand-alone businesses along other various commercial corridors.  It’s hard to imagine that with a little creative exploration you won’t find almost everything you truly need (or decide you just can’t do without!) by shopping close to home in Cathedral City.

And when it comes to eating establishments, there’s something to meet everyone’s personal taste whether it be for that “quick bite on the go” or a relaxing lunch or dinner with friends, family or work buddies.  You may even want to consider some of the special offerings provided by our local hotels when you have out-of-town guests visiting and are short on space to accommodate them comfortably at home.

Speaking of our hotel offerings, special congratulations to Yessica Puga and Juan Carlos Vera who were recently honored at the 2017 Oasis Awards Ceremony (hosted by the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau) for their outstanding customer service provided at the DoubleTree  bv Hilton Golf Resort in Cathedral City.

When you shop, dine and have friends and family stay locally, more of these dollars recirculate within the community through taxes, employment and philanthropic support for local groups.  As the second largest city in the Coachella Valley, if all 54,000+ Cathedral City residents just spent 10% of whatever they currently purchase online or outside of Cathedral City – at locations within our City – the impact would be significant in providing extra tax dollars for local services to our citizens.

News

Cathedral City Proudly Sponsors the Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week

Cathedral City Proudly Sponsors the Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week

Cathedral City Proudly Sponsors the Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week The City of Cathedral City is proud to sponsor the Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week, June 2 -11, 2017. Restaurant Week showcases some of the best restaurants in the Coachella Valley with a fixed menu price for both lunch and dinner. Each restaurant chooses the menu price and the meal …

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"Fountain of Life" in Downtown Cathedral City Will Be Closed June 5-14

"Fountain of Life" in Downtown Cathedral City Will Be Closed June 5-14

Due to a necessary repair of one of the statutes around the "Fountain of Life" in Downtown Cathedral City, the City must shut-off the fountain to create a dry area for crews to repair at least one statute. The popular and beautiful fountain will be off from Monday, …

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Cathedral City Extends the Application Deadline for Commissions & Committees Vacancies to June 8th

Cathedral City Extends the Application Deadline for Commissions & Committees Vacancies to June 8th

The City of Cathedral City seeks applicants to fill vacancies on several Commissions/Committees. These terms will begin on July 1, 2017. The previous deadline for applications of June 1, 2017 has been extended to June 8, 2017. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, JUNE …

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Progress Continues on Cathedral City’s Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

Progress Continues on Cathedral City’s Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

Crews have been working over the past few weeks installing a new solar panel system that will produce an additional 875,000 kilowatts of electricity from a renewable source, the sun. Today, solar panels are being installed on large metal structures that will eventually provide Cathedral City’s Civic Center complex with …

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National League of Cities Service Line Warranty Program Hits the Mailboxes in Cathedral City

National League of Cities Service Line Warranty Program Hits the Mailboxes in Cathedral City

In the past week or so, you may have received in the mail a City letter informing you of the National League of Cities Service Line Warranty Program administered by Utility Service Partners, Inc. The warranty program, offered to more than 100 cities nationwide, helps residents …

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Mayor Stan Henry's Most Recent Council Report

Mayor Stan Henry's Most Recent Council Report

Click on the following link to watch Mayor Stan Henry's Council Report where he speaks about a recent International Council of Shopping Centers conference in Las Vegas, clarification of the adopted 2017-2019 Biennial City Budget, and the desire for the public discussion of City issues to be conducted with a sense of civility. …

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Important Videos Related to Cathedral City Becoming a "Sanctuary City"

Important Videos Related to Cathedral City Becoming a "Sanctuary City"

At the May 24th City Council Meeting, the Council voted 3-2 in favor of recognizing previous City immigration policies and officially declaring Cathedral City as a place where all families can live without the fear of local law enforcement seeking their immigration or citizenship status. Here are two videos to …

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Upcoming Events

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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City Hall at Your Corner - Special Discussion on Electoral Districts for Cathedral City

City Hall at Your Corner - Special Discussion on Electoral Districts for Cathedral City

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, Stan Henry and Mark Carnevalle.

This “City Hall at Your Corner” will also serve as a Special Discussion on Electoral Districts as the City transitions from “at-large” to “by-district” elections for members of the City Council starting with the November 2018 general election...  Read more.

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Cathedral City Cove Art Party for Children & Elders

Children's Art Party for children and elders. 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 made of recyclable materials …

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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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Free Kids Summer Film Series

Free Kids Summer Film Series

The Cathedral City Parks and Community Events Commission in partnership with the Mary Pickford Theatre presents a Free Summer Kids Film Series happening on every Friday at 9:30 a.m. starting Friday, June 16, 2017 thru Friday, August 18, 2017.  Thanks to a generous donation by Councilmember John Aguilar, the film series will allow free admission in order to see a different kids movie each Friday morning at the Mary Pickford Theatre in Downtown Cathedral City. Read more.

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Tejano Music Fest

Tejano Music Fest

Come enjoy the Tejano Music Fest on Saturday, September 16th from 3 pm to 11 pm in Downtown Cathedral City.  The event includes musical acts, Tejano food, beverages for all, and Tejano art.  Read more.

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Desert Glo Fest

Desert Glo Fest

Desert Glo Fest is the newly revamped event formely known as Health Glo,  at Health Glo 2015 & 2016 runners/walkers danced, jumped and sang along at our DJ spun Pre-Party while the paint flew.  After enjoying the non-stop party our participants ran or walked through our 5k black light lit glow course where they were doused with even more paint and glowed the night away…..Read more.

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Halloween Spooktacular at FallFest

Halloween Spooktacular

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, Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 1-3 pm. The event will occur in downtown , 68-600 East Palm Canyon Drive.  Halloween Spooktacular will include exhibits sponsored by non-profit organizations, the ...Read more.

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Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival

Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival

Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival 2017

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Snow Fest - Globe

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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