DENO and our Relationship with the City Of Palm Springs

Palm Springs is a City of great neighborhoods because our residents choose to make a difference in the places where they live.

In 2005, the City Council formalized a process for officially recognizing neighborhood organizations throughout Palm Springs. City officials have increased opportunities for citizen involvement and built strong partnerships between City Hall and the community through these recognized neighborhood organizations. The Office of Neighborhood Involvement provides residents with responsive, coordinated services that promote and support collaboration and communication through the recognized neighborhood organizations. Representatives from these neighborhood organizations form the Neighborhood Involvement Committee which meets monthly. Currently there are 32 organized neighborhoods that make up the Palm Springs Neighborhood Involvement Committee (PSNIC). They are:

  • Andreas Hills Neighborhood Organization
  • Araby Commons Neighborhood Organization
  • Araby Cove Neighborhood Organization
  • Baristo Neighborhood Organization
  • Canyon Corridor Nieghborhood Organization
  • Chino Canyon Neighborhood Organization
  • Deepwell Estates Neighborhood Organization
  • Demuth Park Neighborhood Organization
  • Desert Highland Gateway Estates Community Action Association
  • Desert Park Estates Neighborhood Organizaiton
  • El Mirador Neighborhood Organization
  • El Rancho Vista Estates Neighborhood Org.
  • Four Seasons Neighborhood Organization
  • Historic Tennis Club Neighborhood Organization
  • Indian Canyons Neighborhood Organization
  • Los Compadres Neighborhood Orgnanizaton
  • Mountain Gate Neighborhood Organization
  • Movie Colony East Neighborhood Organization
  • Movie Colony East Neighborhood Organization
  • Los Compadres Neighborhood Orgnaizaiton
  • Mountain Gate Neibghborhood ORganization
  • Movie Colony East Neighborhood Organization
  • Old Las Palmas Neighborhood Organization
  • Parkview Mobile Estates Neighborhood Organization
  • Racquet Club Estates Neighborhood Organization
  • Racquet Club South Neighborhood Organization
  • Racquet Club West Neighborhoood Organization
  • Sonora Sunrise Neighborhood Organization
  • Sunmor Neighborhood Organization
  • Sunrise Vista Chino Neighborhood Coalition
  • tahquitz River Estates Neighborhood Organization
  • The Mesa Neighborhood Organization
  • The Movie Colony Neighborhood Organization
  • Vista Las Palmas Neighborhood Organization
  • Vista Norte Neighborhood Organization
  • Warm Sands Neighborhood Organization

Palm Springs Neighborhood Involvement Committee

The Palm Springs Neighborhood Involvement Committee (PSNIC) is comprised of elected representatives from the 28 recognized Neighborhood Organizations in Palm Springs. Each recognized Neighborhood Organization, like DENO, is represented by one voting member and one alternate member. PSNIC sets the agenda for the Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI), which was established in 2005 within the office of the City Manager. PSNIC interacts with an official city liaison, Lee Bonno, Director of Neighborhood and Community Relations. Each month PSNIC meets to discuss issues that affect the citizens of Palm Springs and the interests of all neighborhoods. The goal of PSNIC is to inform and exchange ideas in order to improve processes, communications, and outcomes, or to encourage new programs and services. For example, DENO was able to volunteer to manage the floating elf balloon for the 2011 Festival of Lights Parade through inquiry at PSNIC. Also, the concept of the neighborhood blade signs was developed through PSNIC. The community is encouraged to come to the meetings (typically held the second Thursday of each month at 8AM in the large conference room in City Hall), and public comments are at the top of the agenda. Information about PSNIC and ONI can be found of the web-site for the City of Palm Springs: City Of Palm Springs

Deepwell Estates Neighborhood Organization

The Deepwell neighborhood was established in the mid-fifties with many homes reflecting the Mid-Century Modern architectural style. DENO—the oldest and largest neighborhood organization in Palm Springs—was created in 1995 to foster neighborhood spirit, to resolve problems within our neighborhood, and to have a collective voice to influence city government on issues germane to our neighborhood. We have 371 homes in our neighborhood which includes seventeen homes in the Biltmore complex. We extend from Mesquite on the North, Sunrise Way on the East, Palm Canyon on the South (excluding the two apartment complexes), and Deepwell Ranch on the West. Neighborhoods are the soul of the city, inhabited by people who share a desire to reside in an environment that enhances their ability to live safely, fully, and well. When people work together on common neighborhood goals and concerns, great things happen. These are the values shared by the residents of Deepwell, the best neighborhood in Palm Springs.

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