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! We have submitted more signatures than there were votes for any council member in the last election. This would not have been possible without the countless volunteer hours and generous donations to date. It has not been easy, but we are now well on our way to protecting the natural beauty of Oswit Canyon forever!
The City has up to 30 days to complete its own verification of the signatures. When completed, City Council has two options: (1) City Council can adopt the Initiative at once; or (2) City Council can call for a special election. Immediate adoption of the Initiative by City Council is a homerun for the community – it would reflect the will of the voters without the unnecessary expense of taxpayer funds to pay for a special election.
YOUR CALL TO ACTION
We need your help & this will be easier than gathering signatures!
This applies to everyone who loves Oswit Canyon, including part-time residents of all nationalities.
FIRST – WRITE LETTERS
The City Council has the power to approve the Oswit Canyon Citizens’ Initiative as written and not waste the taxpayers’ money on a Special Election (minimum expenditure of $90,000). Write to the Mayor and City Council members and urge them to pass the Oswit Canyon Citizens’ Initiative immediately and NOT put it up for a Special Election. Our collection of over 5,000 signatures is a clear sign of the will of the community – the people of Palm Springs want this Initiative passed by Council now.
Send your letter TODAY to:
Mayor and City Council Members
City of Palm Springs
℅ City Clerk
3200 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Or email them to:
SECOND – MAKE AN APPEARANCE
We need you to show up in person when the Initiative is considered on the City Council agenda. We need your smiling faces filling the audience while you are wearing your Save Oswit shirts. If you need a new shirt, we can make you one! We need you to not be shy and speak at Council as well – we only have one chance to make an impact!
Numbers will be critical. Bring a friend or a neighbor. This will be the perfect opportunity for everyone – not just registered Palm Springs voters – to have a voice. Please stay in touch with our Facebook page so you don’t miss the date of this critical meeting (most likely in March 2017.)
Photo by Markku Lahdesmaki