Cathedral City residents will vote on Measure B during a Special Election being held on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 related to Short-Term Vacation Rentals (STVRs). You soon will receive this latest educational flyer in the mail that offers excerpts from a resolution on Measure B unanimously passed by the City Council.
Excerpts from the resolution include:
WHEREAS, STVR’s have led to nearly two thousand complaints from residents including loud parties that disrupt residents who have work and school the next day, leave trash on neighborhood streets and occupy neighborhood parking spaces; and
WHEREAS, the City’s existing policy will improve the safety of local neighborhoods by reducing the number of unknown guests coming through the neighborhoods through STVR’s; and
WHEREAS, residents have felt unsafe by the dangerous and sometimes criminal activity of short-term renters including an incident with multiple stabbings last year; and
WHEREAS, there is not enough housing available in Cathedral City and costs continue to increase with short-term rentals exacerbating the situation by operating rental properties like hotels and pushing out residents, working families and seniors; and
WHEREAS, the City’s existing policy address this problem by reducing the number of short-term rentals making long-term housing available for more residents; and
WHEREAS, the community has identified policy priorities to be addressed including improving neighborhood safety, reducing criminal activity associated with short-term vacation rentals, reducing noise impacts of short-term vacation rentals and preserving neighborhood character…”
The following locations are the established polling locations for the March 2, 2021 Election. Your Voter Guide that you receive in the mail will have your polling location on it:
- Northgate Church, 30010 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City
- Cathedral City Library, Community Room, 33520 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City
- City Hall, Study Session Room, First Floor, 68700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero, Cathedral City
These locations will be open on Election day from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for people to vote or to drop off their vote-by-mail ballot.
If you are a permanent vote-by-mail voter, you can drop off your ballot at City Hall located at 68-700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero, Cathedral City, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
For more information on Measure B or to view the entire educational flyer, go to www.CathedralCity.gov/Measure-B