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February 27, 2020

Community Update

by Sandra Molina, Code Compliance/Development Manager

Code Compliance Department

 We are pleased to announce that with the New Year, the City has implemented a 7-day Code Compliance work schedule to provide better customer service to our community.  A main reason for moving to this new schedule is to address those quality of life issues that most impact the community such as unpermitted construction activities, noise, parking on unimproved surfaces or landscaping, unpermitted garage sales and illegal signs.

Weekend Code Officers are patrolling major street corridors for unpermitted signs attached to streets lights, signal lights and street signs. In the six weeks that the City has implemented the new schedule, over 200 signs have been removed.

Officers are also monitoring active construction sites for construction noise generated outside of permitted construction hours. Construction activity is allowed from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday and from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturdays until April 30th.  From May 1 to September 30th, permitted construction hours are from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Friday and from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturdays.  Construction activity is not allowed on Sundays and Government Code holidays, unless a special permit is obtained.

Residents should note that home repairs such as, but not limited to, re-roofs, water heater and heating and air conditioning equipment replacements, and window changeouts require a building permit. Officers are advising residents of the permit requirements when observing such activities.

In conjunction with the City’s Public Works Department, locations of illegal dumping and abandoned shopping carts are being recorded for removal during the week. To date, 55 of these locations have been reported to the Public Works Department.

Officers are also confirming that street and sidewalk vendors have valid City licenses. Vendors including food, flower, and mobile car washing are being advised to obtain the necessary permits and licenses. It’s important to ensure that vendors are properly licensed, especially food vendors. Food vendors are required to obtain County Health permits for the safe handling of food.

NEWS

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Interim Police Chief George Crum Sworn Back into Office

Interim Police Chief George Crum Sworn Back into Office

On Monday, February 24, 2020, former Cathedral City Police Chief George Crum was sworn back into office as the Interim Police Chief.  He will serve in this capacity until the City can identify a new police chief.  Cathedral City is currently going through a search process to replace former Police Chief Travis Walker who separated from the City back in …

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City Council Welcomed Team USA to Cathedral City

City Council Welcomed Team USA to Cathedral City

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlp4UNJq-9g On Thursday, February 20, 2020, the City Council of Cathedral City presented a proclamation to Team USA declaring that day in Cathedral City as Team USA, the United States Women’s National Softball Olympic Team Day.  The proclamation (video) was presented at the 17th Annual Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic held at Big League Dreams in Cathedral City. Team USA … Read more.

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EVENTS

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sday

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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First Friday Art Walk - Perez Plaza H and I

First Friday Art Walk - Perez Plaza H and I

Go Where ART Lives! Cathedral City is the place for wonderful art and design galleries. Every First Friday of the month, the galleries in Perez Plaza Suites H & I will host the First Friday Art Walk along Perez Road from 5 pm to 8 pm between Date Palm Drive and Cathedral Canyon Drive. You can meander in and out …Read more.

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Movies in the Park - Wonder Park

Movies in the Park - Wonder Park

Gather the family, blankets and/or chairs for “Movies in the Park” located at Panorama Park, 28905 Avenida Maravilla, in Cathedral City.  The free event, hosted by the City of Cathedral City , happens once a month on a Saturday evening between November and May, at dusk.

You are welcome to bring snacks or non-alcoholic drinks.  Great Family FUN!

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2020 State of the City

2020 State of the City

The Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Cathedral City, invites you to the Cathedral City State of the City and Expo. The event will be held on March 17th, with the expo starting at 10:00 AM, event registration beginning at 11:30 AM, the State of the City beginning at 12:30 and the program is … Read more.

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City Hall at Your Corner - March 18, 2020

City Hall at Your Corner - March 18, 2020

Have an issue you would like to speak to your mayor about or learn what is happening in Cathedral City? Then join us for “City Hall at Your Corner” hosted by Councilmembers Ernesto Gutierrez and Rita Lamb.   The forum will take place on Wednesday, February 18, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Cimarron Golf Club, 67603 30th …

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6th Annual Cathedral City LGBT Days

6th Annual Cathedral City LGBT Days

Join us for California’s first Pride of the year at the 6th Annual Cathedral City LGBT Days starting Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29, 2020 in Downtown Cathedral City.

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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.

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Cathedral City Senior Center’s Third Annual Chili Cook Off/Craft Beer and Wine Tasting

Cathedral City Senior Center’s Third Annual Chili Cook Off/Craft Beer and Wine Tasting

Flavors to Overflow at Chili Cook Off/Beer, Wine Tasting Event You can taste many of these flavors at Cathedral City Senior Center’s Third Annual Chili Cook Off/Craft Beer and Wine Tasting event.  The fund-raiser will take place Saturday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Senior Center’s main dining room and outdoor patio. Admission is $15 at …

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