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Vacation rental owners surprised by proposed state tax aimed at their properties; city officials fear it could negatively impact local economy

Senate Bill 584 would impose a 15% tax on short-term rentals for stays 30 days or less. Its aim is to help the housing crisis. Some predict it would hurt the Palm Springs tourism industry.

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‘Historic,’ a ‘welcoming place’: Residents weigh in on design for new COD Palm Springs campus

Voters began approving what was to become nearly $1 billion in bond money for the college to use on new campus construction in 2004. Plans currently call for building on the former Palm Springs Mall site.

Town hall offers chance for police chief, LGBTQ community to continue vital dialogue

During a 90-minute event Tuesday evening, Chief Andy Mills answered questions ranging from potential threats in the city from outsiders, to the arrest of a local man suspected of multiple violent attacks on other men.

Sidewalk vendor regulations inch closer to final approval; City Council split on some issues

Advocates for street food vendors expressed support for the overall goal of the regulations but are concerned that limiting when and where in the city they can operate goes against state laws.

Compromise reached allowing Dream Hotel project to move forward toward hopeful 2026 completion

The amended plans reflect a height reduction of more than 22 feet for buildings within approximately 200 feet of an adjacent condominium complex.

‘I’m going to give this all I got’: Roberts reflects as Plaza Theatre Foundation nears goal, wraps up open houses

As the fundraising finish line appears closer and the start of construction looms, the president of the foundation hoping to return the venue to its former glory reflects on how this moment came to be and what lies ahead.

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