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Help Shape Coachella’s Future

City to host two public meetings seeking ideas from residents

Post Date:03/22/2019 3:54 PM

Help Shape Coachella’s Future

City to host two public meetings seeking ideas from residents

COACHELLA, Calif. (March 21, 2019) – The City of Coachella is looking for ways to improve life for residents and invites everyone to offer their thoughts at the Coachella Library building on Monday, March 25th and Thursday, March 28th at 6:00 p.m.

The City is working with Coachella Valley Association of Governments, Riverside County Supervisor Manuel Perez, Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability on a Transformative Climate Communities grant. This state program funds public investments to the community to enhance public health and improve economic prosperity through housing, transportation, environmental and infrastructure opportunities.

“This grant has the potential to make a real difference for the people of Coachella and all across the eastern Coachella Valley,“ says Coachella Mayor Steven Hernandez. “The best part is that it allows us to hear what services are most needed and where improvements should be located.”

The Eastern Coachella Valley Climate Resilience Action Plan passed an initial round of screening and was awarded a grant to move forward. The next step is conducting outreach to identify projects that will positively affect those living in Coachella and the surrounding communities.

These two community workshops will allow the public to offer their thoughts on affordable housing, sidewalks, lighting, water and wastewater issues, community gardens, bus routes and stops, workforce programs and more.

“The feedback we get during these meetings is vital to the success of this program,” says Jacob Alvarez, Coachella Assistant to the City Manager. “This will help guide our efforts for years to come.”

Food will be provided for those who participate, and Spanish translators will be available at the meetings. For more information about the Transformative Climate Communities Program, visit http://sgc.ca.gov/programs/tcc/.

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