Palm Springs city council meeting to focus on downtown revitalization plan
Today's meeting of the Palm Springs City Council will include a public hearing on approval of the Downtown Revitalization Plan.
In November 2011, a sales tax increase called Measure J was approved by voters to fund public infrastructure improvements and bankroll a $43 million investment in a downtown shopping center. The measure raised the city's sales tax from 7.75 percent to 8.75 percent.
The Downtown Revitalization Plan includes replacing a downtown mall with a pedestrian-friendly "urban village" featuring retail, entertainment and public spaces. The developer is Wessman Development, also known as Palm Springs Promenade LLC.
"I encourage every Palm Springs resident and businessperson with an interest in the future of our city to attend this important meeting and learn more about the Downtown Revitalization Plan and how it will reconfigure the heart of our central business district," said Mayor Steve Pougnet.
Residents can watch the meeting live on Time/Warner Cable Channel 121 or Palm Springs Community Television Channel 17. The meeting will also be shown online at www.palmspringsca.gov.
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