Information on November Parks and Recreation Improvement Measure for Cathedral City

At their meeting on August 3, 2022, the City Council of Cathedral City voted to place a local funding measure (Measure K) for parks and recreation on the November 2022 ballot.

If approved by voters, this measure would cost property owners 15-cents per building square foot annually on single-family residential units to allow Cathedral City and the Desert Recreation District (DRD) to:

  • Provide safe and clean parks, playgrounds, and recreational facilities in Cathedral City
  • Maintain and improve neighborhood park safety
  • Maintain safe drinking water and improve water conservation
  • Enhance youth drug and gang prevention programs
  • Provide affordable after-school and senior programs
  • Address homelessness in local parks

A local funding measure for Cathedral City parks and recreation would require strict fiscal accountability protections, including:

  • Every penny must stay in Cathedral City for parks and recreation only
  • No funds could be used for administrator salaries or pensions
  • An independent citizens’ oversight committee, annual audits and public disclosure of spending would be required
  • No funds could be taken away by the State

ELECTION INFORMATION

  • Election Date: Nov. 8, 2022
  • Ballots mailed to voters: Oct. 10, 2022
  • Not registered to vote? Visit registertovote.ca.gov.
  • Need more information about voting? Contact the Riverside County Registrar of Voters at (951) 486-7200 or rovweb@rivco.org. Information is also available online at voteinfo.net.

For more information, including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), please visit https://www.cathedralcity.gov/government/plan-for-recreation-services-in-cathedral-city.

Ryan Hunt

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Communications & Events Manager RHunt@cathedralcity.gov 760-770-0396
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