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2012 State Of The City V5


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Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet\'s State of the City PowerPoint.

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  • 1. In 2011, I asked the public to help with two things:
  • 2. a. Defeat the County Jail Proposal
  • 3. b. Support the Public- Private Partnership with Wessman Development
  • 4. Roll the Video!
  • 5. A new home for our four-legged friends!
  • 6. Palm Springs tourism experiences major improvement.
  • 7. Saguaro Hotel set to reopen in February, featuring restaurant from celebrity chef Jose Garces.
  • 8. A new Air Traffic Control Tower at Palm Springs International Airport under construction.
  • 9. Start spreading the news about New York, New York!
  • 10. CareFusion stays in Palm Springs.
  • 11. Downtown Palm Springs experiences a revitalization highlighted by restaurant openings and remodels
  • 12. The new Coachella Valley iHub and CVEP Rabobank Regional Business Center are now open for business!
  • 13. The Palm Springs International Film Festival raises the success bar!
  • 14. New Homes are being built at Escena, The Morrison and Terra Vita. Many other stalled residential projects are beginning to be revived.
  • 15. Expense Budget 2008-2009 $75.6 million 2009-2010 $70.7 million 2010-2011 $62.4 million Decrease ($13.2 million) 2011-2012 $67.6 million Cash Reserves 2008-2009 $7.3 million 2009-2010 $7.4 million 2010-2011 $11.8 million
  • 16. The College of the Desert West Valley Campus had its ceremonial groundbreaking in May, 2011, and is finalizing the master planning and design in 2012. The first buildings will be open in Fall, 2014.
  • 17. Please bring a bag of locally collected citrus, a used pair of running shoes, or old cell phone to the event. Biodegradable cups of water will be provided at water stops, but please bring your own bottle to fill up after the race!
  • 18. Palm Springs residents pass Measure J.
  • 19. Upcoming Project Milestones
  • 20.  City and Developer open escrow for parking structure, streets, and museum expansion parcels  Developer contracts with architect to prepare plans  Demolition of Bank of America building commences  Demolition of Bank of America building completed  January 2  January 5  January 26  February 28 Milestone Date
  • 21.  Oversight Committee Appointed by Council  Measure J Sales Tax becomes effective  Submit Application for Tentative Tract Map/Major Architectural  Close of Bond Financing, Close of Acquisition Escrow, recordation and delivery of documents  March 21  April 1  April 24  May 1 Milestone Date
  • 22. Milestone  Design, Review and Approval of Project Architecture  Building Permits  Demolition of the Remainder of the Mall  Phase I Completion Date  May-September 2012  Mid-2013  August 2013  December 2014