Community Oriented Policing

VLPNO received a wonderful email from Sergeant Kelly Fieux who is approaching her 22nd year of service with the Palm Springs Police Department. This is what she had to say:
"In accordance with the Department’s focus on community oriented policing, I have been given the opportunity to work with the citizens of the Vista Las Palmas Neighborhood Organization as part of our Neighborhood Policing Officer Program (NPO). The primary goal of this NPO program is to provide more effective communication between the Department and the citizens of Palm Springs.  Officer Christiansen and Officer Jones will be representing the Vista Las Palmas Neighborhood.  Residents are urged to contact Officer Christiansen and/or Officer Jones to advise of any concerns or problems that are being experienced in the neighborhood."
Officer Christiansen can be contacted via e-mail or phone.
Officer Jones can be contacted via e-mail or phone.
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Sergeant Kelly Fieux
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Pedestrian Crosswalk

VLPNO reached out last week to the City regarding the status of the Pedestrian Crosswalk and Caution Lights for the Intersection of N Palm Canyon Drive and Stevens Road.  As we are sure you are aware, this intersection has become busier than ever with the opening of Draughtsman and its great popularity.
Gianfranco Laurie, Senior Civil Engineer, Engineering Services Department, City of Palm Springs, returned the inquiry and reported the following:
"The City will soon review the 95% design plans, estimate and specifications and return any comments to the design consultant for final submittal. We are hopeful to get this project on the City Council agenda as early as March 2017 for approval and advertisement. From then on, award the project in late April 2017 and begin construction in late May/early June 2017."

Vista Chino Bridge

The winter rains often close Vista Chino where it crosses Whitewater River east of Gene Autry Trail. The City of Palm Springs plans to replace the 4-lane, low-water crossing on Vista Chino with a 4-lane bridge across Whitewater River.
On January 23, 2017, Caltrans approved an additional $7,082,000 in federal funding to complete the final design phase for the project.The City is excited to move forward with the final design of this important project, which has now been approved with $8.6M in federal funds to date.
The half-mile bridge is projected to be completed around 2020/2021.

Mail Box Break Ins In Vista Las Palmas

Several VLPNO homeowners have reported that their mail boxes have been broken into over the past couple of weeks, most recently on Stevens Road and Camino Norte.

Please keep a watchful eye out in the neighborhood and call the Palm Springs Police Department 911 if you see any suspicious activity.

Vista Las Palmas Neighborhood Organization Membership

If you would like to become a member of the Vista Las Palmas Neighborhood Organization (VLPNO), membership dues are $40/year.  You can pay online by PayPal or credit card here.

If you prefer to pay by check, please make the check out to Vista Las Palmas Neighborhood Organization (please do not abbreviate), and mail to 755 Camino Sur, Palm Springs, CA 92262.

If you are already a member but have not paid your dues for 2017, you can do so online as described above.