With new developments happening throughout Cathedral City and many groups and residents wanting to know the latest information, Mayor Mark Carnevale was busy on Wednesday promoting Cathedral City from Palm Springs to Palm Desert. He started the morning bright and early at 7:30 am as the keynote speaker for the Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors Breakfast in Palm Springs. The group is made up of brokers, realtors and businesses that serve the needs of realtors. He highlighted all the housing developments, new businesses, and the progress on the Downtown Arts and Entertainment District.
At 9:30 a.m., Mayor Carnevale accompanied Councilmember Ernesto Gutierrez (District 4) for the monthly “City Hall at Your Corner” at the Cimarron Golf Resort. About 15 people came to the more informal meeting that allows anyone from the community to ask the councilmembers questions about city issues or concerns. The topics ranged from downtown development to roaming dogs.
At 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, Mayor Carnevale spoke at the Building Industry Association Desert Region Annual Mayor’s Luncheon along with other Valley mayors. The sold-out, record crowd heard about all the new development in Cathedral City including the expansion of the Auto Center coming in 2019 with the Shottenkirk Desert Lexus, the opening of the CVRep Theater, the construction of the downtown amphitheater, and Agua Caliente’s plans for a new casino at the corner of Date Palm Drive and HWY 111. He also discussed the $100 million worth of private investments from the cannabis industry into older and new buildings, the city’s low unemployment rate, and the many festivals in the city that add to the quality of life for our residents and the increase of tourism to help supply guests for our hotels and restaurants. Mayor Pro Tem John Aguilar and Councilmembers Raymond Gregory and Ernesto Gutierrez also helped promote the city through networking with the large crowd.