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Newsletter #7, July 10, 2022 (Resend #2 / substack server error)
Sewers, laundromats, resorts, STRs, and Elections
Apologies if you are receiving this for a 2nd time, but as far as we can tell, a server error at Substack prevented our July 10 email from being sent as scheduled on Sunday morning, so we are resending it.
Our publication schedule of the 2nd and 4th Sunday is based on the City Council meeting schedule on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday so we can inform our readers about the agenda and the decisions made. But Council threw us a curveball this month by deciding to have one meeting on July 20, the 3rd Wednesday of the month. So….this month you can expect one newsletter and a few emailed articles around the the time of the Council meeting, analyzing further agenda items if needed and following up on the Planning Commission and Council meetings. We’ll assemble another newsletter if needed.
This newsletter we work to clarify confusion around whether or not there is a sewer at Project Phoenix, celebrate the potential of a laundromat, update the status of a resort in Indian Cove, reveal that the County is planning an STR cap and argue for our City to do a better job promoting the upcoming election.
Let’s do this….
Planning Commission meets July 19, Council on July 20
City Council Meeting, Wednesday, July 20, 6pm
We don’t yet have a full agenda for this meeting, but we do know that it includes a hearing on “the placement of sewer fees on the tax roll for FY 2022-2023 and approving the City Manager’s Written Report (sic) of assessed fees by land use and…
Escrow is extended, City and JTNP feedback point towards revisions and full CEQA
Desert Trumpet has acquired copies of the development pre-application feedback from the City of Twentynine Palms and Joshua Tree National Park on the “resort” planned for a 218 acre JTNP-adjacent parcel in Indian Cove.1 Both letters are…
Cap set to begin in eight months but details remain sketchy
Responding to pressure, San Bernardino County has agreed to place an interim cap on STRs (short-term rentals) in unincorporated county areas by March, 2023.
The County’s plan to cap STRs is outlined in the revised Housing Element draft …
Nomination period opens July 18, ends August 11
Can Twentynine Palms do more to promote the upcoming City Council election for Districts 3, 4 and 5 and encourage candidates to run? The nomination period begins July 18! This election is especially important as the three seats represent a majority…
City Council and Planning Commission meetings, Nomination period for
City Council seats opens