Palm Springs seeking proposals for $6 million in community-initiated project funding


California Construction News staff writer

The City of Palm Springs Measure J Commission is seeking proposals to receive a portion of $6 million set aside for community-initiated projects to be paid for from the Measure J tax dollars. Projects can be city-funded and managed, or non-profit managed.

For more than a decade, Measure J tax dollars have helped fund a wide variety of community projects, including hundreds of miles of street paving, upgrades and renovations to the Dog Park, the police department and fire stations, restoration of historic buildings such as the Welwood Murray Memorial Library, the historic Plaza Theatre and upgrades to parks and recreational facilities as well as the construction of the downtown park.

Hard copies of the application are available at city hall, the Palm Springs Public Library, Welwood Murray Memorial Library, Demuth Park Community Center, James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center, and the Leisure Center at Palm Springs Parks and Recreation.

Applications must be submitted online — or by mail, or in person to: City of Palm Springs, Attn: Melissa Sanchez, Finance Department, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262 by Sept. 30 at 5:30 p.m.

Applications that meet the Commission’s criteria will be considered for recommendation to city council for final approval.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to bring forward new and innovative community projects that have the potential to transform Palm Springs,” said Mayor Jeffrey Bernstein, former Chair of the Measure J Commission. “My City Council colleagues and I encourage anyone interested in obtaining funding to get creative, think out of the box, and submit proposals that will further enhance the quality of life in our city.”

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