The Office of Neighborhoods (previously, the Office of Neighborhood Involvement) is a vehicle for encouraging citizen involvement in government affairs and improving communication between citizens and City staff and elected officials.
Established by City Ordinance in April, 2005, the Office is staffed by the City's Office of Neighborhoods Manager, Denise Goolsby, within the Department of the City Manager.
Although the Office of Neighborhoods is a City office it is the Organized Neighborhoods of Palm Springs (ONE-PS) that sets the agenda and works to address matters of concern to citizens and other neighborhood interests. ONE-PS is comprised of representatives of Neighborhood Organizations that have become officially recognized by the City through an application process. Currently there are 47 recognized Neighborhood Organizations.
ONE-PS meetings are scheduled for the second Thursday of each month, 8 a.m., at the City Yard Conference Room, 425 N. Civic Center Drive.
What’s so great about a Neighborhood Organization?
- A community of people who know and look out for one another
- A place for bringing people together to socialize and address common concerns
- A collective voice to advocate for neighborhood interests and concerns
- A recognized entity that works with city government to access resources and resolve issues affecting neighborhood character and quality of life
- A communication conduit that exchanges information and knowledge
- A training ground for community leaders