We are working tirelessly to ensure that the natural beauty and endangered species of the Oswit Canyon and South Lykken Trail in Palm Springs are protected from the impact of high-density residential development.
This pristine, open land is home to protected migratory birds and several threatened animal species, including endangered Peninsular Bighorn Sheep.
Photo by Robert Bell
The fight is not Over!
Through an unfortunate twist, the court has ruled against the City of Palm Springs in the first round of the legal battle to protect Oswit Canyon. We are motivated to fight harder! We cannot imagine the possibility of hundreds of homes and a massive flood control structure resulting in the destruction of the precious wildlife of Oswit.
The legal challenges have begun — no surprise to us.
Despite the developers being offered the full appraised value of Oswit Canyon, they have chosen instead to spend money on a legal challenge to our initiative and the new zoning. The lawsuit is targeting the City of Palm Springs and the City Council. We are following this lawsuit closely and stand ready to do whatever is needed to protect the initiative that all of you worked so hard on getting passed!
FIRST MAJOR MILESTONE ACHIEVED!
Thanks to your dedication and hard work, we have now officially submitted more than 5,000 signatures in support of the Citizens’ Initiative to the City of Palm Springs!
But there is still more work to do.