We have received an unofficial copy of a letter from the head of the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitor Bureau (CVB) which describes plans for their latest assault on our neighborhoods  -- namely to assess a special tax on STRs in order to further “promote” them to investors and visitors.   We believe the CVB will also earmark this revenue to build a reserve to fight any legal or political action residents might take in the future to reclaim their neighborhoods.
At the last city council meeting a subcommittee was appointed to study the City’s continued membership in the CVB.    


Please note: "A BID may assess property according to zones of benefit, in relation to the benefit being received by businesses within each zone. No assessments under this law can be levied on residential properties or on land zoned for agricultural use."