Measure J passes and Palm Springs Revitalization gets a boost. This is great news for our city! I am writing today as a followup to my recent blog on Measure J and the potential it represents for the long delayed revitalization of Palm Springs, especially for the downtown, to begin. Don’t expect the bulldozers to start tomorrow, but a really important step was taken on November 8 with the passage of Measure J.
In spite of the noise from detractors of Measure J because it is a tax increase, oh my! To them I say, this is government operating at its best. It demonstrates that a local government/private sector partnership has the power to fix a local problem. We can see that some revitalization has already begun with the recent investment in new restaurants, new shops and galleries. Now our Palm Springs politicos have found a way to energize and empower us to go forward with the revitalization process of Palm Springs in a big way. This process has been delayed for years, due to lack of funding. Congratulations to all who have worked to make this important first step a success. For all of us citizens of Palm Springs, we thank you for your efforts!
Now let’s get to work and make our dreams of a Palm Springs revitalization come true!