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August 24, 2017

Community Update by Tami Scott
Administrative Services Director

Solar Photovoltaic Carport Initiative

Cathedral City continues its mission to be a leader in sustainable energy.  In 2005, the City was the first City in the valley to commission and install a Solar Photovoltaic (PV) carport system, located on the third floor of its parking structure.  As you may have seen, the City has recently completed 7 carport structures on the north side of the Civic Center.  The carports advance the City’s commitment to contain rising energy costs by investing in sustainable energy programs.  The City plans to purchase all power produced by the solar arrays at a fixed rate through a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

Why Solar PV?

• Solar photovoltaic (PV) is efficient because it uses natural energy from the sun and does not rely on fossil fuels.

• Minimal maintenance will be required because the solar PVs were constructed on an angle creating a safe run-off for weathering and debris, and there are no moving components.

• The solar array will produce electrical power at the time of day that demand is typically the highest enabling the City to operate more efficiently.

How much power will the solar carports produce?

Estimated annual production is approximately 819,080 kilowatts providing for approximately $109,679 in annual savings or a 75% offset to the City’s utility usage.  

News

Join Team Cathedral City for the United Way of the Desert’s Wellness Challenge

Join Team Cathedral City for the United Way of the Desert’s Wellness Challenge

Cathedral City won first place last year for the City Team Challenge and we need your help to keep this title! Join Team Cathedral City and participate in the Nine Cities Wellness Challenge 2017 taking place here in the Coachella Valley. We work as a team to … Read more.

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Cathedral City Public Arts Commission Announces a Closing Weekend Reception and History Lecture of the “The Sioux Wars Photo Exhibit”

Cathedral City Public Arts Commission Announces a Closing Weekend Reception and History Lecture of the “The Sioux Wars Photo Exhibit”

Featured guests include exhibit donors Jan and Michael Marchese and cultural expert Paul Harbaugh The Cathedral City Public Arts Commission (CCPAC) will end the photographic exhibit entitled, “The Sioux Wars: A Historic Exhibit,” with a closing weekend reception and photo … Read more.

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1st Annual Tejano Music Fest Comes to Cathedral City with Great Fanfare

1st Annual Tejano Music Fest Comes to Cathedral City with Great Fanfare

Festival showcases Tejano music, food, art, and merchandise The first annual Tejano Music Fest, presented by Volkswagen of Palm Springs, showcases the music, food, art, and culture of Mexican-Americans whose families originate from south, central, and west Texas. The festival takes place on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from …Read more.

Upcoming Events

7 Steps to Start Your Business from Home or Office / 7 Pasos para Iniciar tu Negocio Desde Casa u Oficina

7 Steps to Start Your Business from Home or Office / 7 Pasos para Iniciar tu Negocio Desde Casa u Oficina

The USDA, Inland Empire Small Business Development Center, Telemundo, and Spotlight 29 are hosting a free seminar called “7 Steps to Start Your Business from Home or Office” hosted by Coach Manuel Martinez.  The forum will be present in Spanish... Read more.

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The Sioux Wars: A Historic Exhibit

The Sioux Wars: A Historic Exhibit

The Cathedral City Public Arts Commission (CCPAC) hosts a special photographic exhibit entitled, “The Sioux Wars: A Historic Exhibit,” starting Saturday, July 22, 2017 through early September.  The exhibit is open on Saturdays and Sundays only between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm at the Cathedral City Cultural Arts Museum located adjacent to City Hall, 68-700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero, in Downtown Cathedral City. Read more.

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Closing Weekend Reception and History Lecture of the “The Sioux Wars Photo Exhibit”

Closing Weekend Reception and History Lecture of the “The Sioux Wars Photo Exhibit”

The Cathedral City Public Arts Commission (CCPAC) will end the photographic exhibit entitled, “The Sioux Wars: A Historic Exhibit,” with a closing weekend reception and photo history lecture by Native Cultural Expert Paul Harbaugh on Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral City Cultural Arts Museum located adjacent to City Hall, 68-700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero, in Downtown Cathedral City.  The exhibit will run through Labor Day, September 4, 2017 from 1 pm to 5 pm. Read more.

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Two for Tuesday

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. Two Public Skates Available for "Two for Tuesday": … 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!

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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 Glow Fest

Desert Glow Fest

Desert Glow 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

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 in front of City Hall, 68-700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero.  Halloween Spooktacular will include free admission as well as exhibits sponsored by non-profit organizations, the Cathedral City Police Department and Cathedral City Fire Department.

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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 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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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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