Join Mayor Steve Pougnet for the State of the City, Feb. 19 at the Palm Springs Convention Center

By Amy Blaisdell

The City of Palm Springs is experiencing a historic renaissance as one of the hippest, most happening, ultra-cool resort destinations in Southern California and beyond–and the entire community is invited to join Mayor Steve Pougnet for his annual State of the City address at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, presented by the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce. Learn more about the transformational Downtown Revitalization Plan and the new 155-room Kimpton Hotel and roof top bar coming soon along with updates on public safety, tourism and a host of important capital improvement projects moving forward in the city. In addition, Mayor Pougnet always has a few exciting developments to announce to the crowd, which is expected to total as many as 500 local business and community leaders.

“The past year has been one of tremendous success for our city and our thriving business, tourism and hospitality community,” said Pougnet. “With the passage of Measure J and so many much anticipated city-wide improvement projects moving forward, this is an exciting time to live and work in the City of Palm Springs and I invite everyone with an interest in our future to join me for this important progress report. Palm Springs has a lot to celebrate and I am incredibly proud of all that we have accomplished as a community working together.”

The annual State of the City luncheon is slated for 11:30 a.m. at the Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros. Tickets are $60 and free seats will be available for residents wishing only to hear the Mayor’s address, which will begin promptly at 12:15 p.m. To reserve a spot for the luncheon, visit or call (760) 325-1577. Residents and visitors will also have the opportunity to view the Mayor’s speech throughout the month of February and March on Palm Springs Community Television 17 and on Time/Warner Cable – or watch it online at by clicking on Government or Residents.