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June 13, 2019

Community Update

by Tami Scott, Administrative Services Director

As in any business these days, one of the most important activities the City must monitor and maintain on a 24-hour 7-day basis is its Information Technology (“IT”) protection and utilization. The City recognizes that maintaining the integrity of the City's computer system and the protection of data and confidential information contained on that system are vital for the efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and quality of work generated by City employees.

The increasing use of the Internet and the proliferation of technological advances in the field of computers, extending to mobile devices, have significantly improved the communications, research and work product of City employees, albeit at the increasing risk of exposing the City's computer system backbone and data stored on the system to damage caused by external sources, viruses, computer contaminants and unauthorized users.  Also, as a full-service City providing public safety services, there are protections and procedures that must be used and required by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice. Therefore, the City imposes a strict policy to prohibit the usage of the City's computer system and network which would undermine the integrity of the system, data and confidentiality of information contained on the system and tend to impair employee job performance, efficiency or productivity. 

Given these concerns, the city staff deploys several techniques in keeping its IT Network monitored for a variety of exposures.  We deploy multiple Network Firewalls and Intrusion Prevention programs, Network Access Controls, Username/Password protection, Software Access Controls on files, systems and applications, Data and Network Encryption, Anti-virus/malware protection, Web and Spam Filters, Physical Card Key Access and Security Surveillance, and yearly Information Security Awareness Training for IT Staff.  So, no matter the size of the business or in this case the City, IT and Network security is taken very seriously.

NEWS

City Council of Cathedral City Renamed Two City Streets in Honor of Local Students

City Council of Cathedral City Renamed Two City Streets in Honor of Local Students

On May 29th, Mayor Mark Carnevale and Councilmembers Raymond Gregory and Ernesto Gutierrez unveiled two new street signs that honors two high school students from Cathedral City for their academic excellence.  The Annual Student Street Naming Ceremonies recognized Ms. Haley Bartsch of Cathedral City High School and Mr. Jesus Giron of Mount San Jacinto High School by renaming the street …

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Desert Landscape Improvement Assistance Available for Homeowners through PACE and Government Rebates

Desert Landscape Improvement Assistance Available for Homeowners through PACE and Government Rebates

As a homeowner, there are several programs available to help you turn your turf into desert landscape for the purpose of conserving water, adding beauty, and keeping neighborhoods in compliance with local ordinances.  More and more studies show that neighborhoods which maintain the appearance of their properties typically have higher property values and lower crime. One of the main barriers …

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“Rockin’ Sock Hop” Happens this Friday, June 14th

“Rockin’ Sock Hop” Happens this Friday, June 14th

Come dressed to listen and dance to the music from the 50’s and 60’s and enjoy hot dogs provided by Sonic Drive-in and ice cream sodas.  Each item is only 25 cents.  Join all the hip cats and dolls who will be participating in the rocking 50/50 raffle. The Rockin’ Sock Hop is presented by and benefiting the Cathedral City …

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Two Candidates Qualify for the District 1 Special Election

Two Candidates Qualify for the District 1 Special Election

On August 27, 2019, the City of Cathedral City will conduct an election for the purpose of electing one member to the City Council to fill a vacant seat in District One.  This term will expire once the November 2020 Election Results have been certified by the Registrar of Voters Office and accepted by the City Council.  This special election …

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Serve Your City for Its Betterment – Notice of Vacancies on Commissions / Committees

Serve Your City for Its Betterment – Notice of Vacancies on Commissions / Committees

The City of Cathedral City announces vacancies on several Commissions/Committees.  These terms will begin on July 1, 2019.  Application will be accepted through Monday, June 17, 2019.  Applications are available at the City Hall reception desk and can be downloaded from the City’s website at the following link application.  Please submit completed applications to the City Clerk's Office, located at 68-700 …Read more. 

EVENTS

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2019 Free Kids Summer Movie Series "Paddington 2"

2019 Free Kids Summer Movie Series "Paddington 2"

The Cathedral City Parks and Community Events Commission, in partnership with the Mary Pickford Theatre, presents a “Free Summer Kids Movie Series” happening on every Friday at 9:30 a.m. starting Friday, June 14, 2019 thru Friday, August 2, 2019.  The film series will allow free admission in order to see a different movie geared towards kids each Friday morning at …

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Rockin' Sock Hop

Rockin' Sock Hop

 Come dressed to listen and dance to the music from the 50’s and 60’s and enjoy hot dogs provided by Sonic Drive-in and ice cream sodas.  Each item is only 25 cents.

Join all the hip cats and dolls who will be participating in the rocking 50/50 raffle.

Presented by and benefiting the Cathedral City Senior Center. Read more.

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SBDC Eats Program

SBDC Eats Program

If you are looking to start a food truck, sell homemade cookies and pies or open a brick and mortar restaurant then this is the program for you! At no cost, this series will take you from creating your concept to starting your business and everything in between. Consider this a crash course on becoming a foodpreneur! Read more.

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Job Openings are Happening, Get Job Ready

Job Openings are Happening, Get Job Ready

Job Openings are Happening, Get Job Ready. Learn Essential Hiring Skills, Trade & Public Safety Career Pathways. Meet with Employment Vendors & learn effective Application Preparation. Read more.

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Free Technical Assistance to Expand your Business

Free Technical Assistance to Expand your Business

Want to Plan, Start, Finance or Expand Your Business? Resolve A Specific Business Issue? Free, Technical Assistance Last Thursday of Each Month

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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. The Time for Public Skate Available for "Two …

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For Questions or Comments, Contact Chris Parman, Communications and Events Manager
cparman@cathedralcity.gov