City of Palm Springs logoPalm Springs Measure J, a one cent sales tax increase approved by voters in 2011, continues to improve quality of life in our community!

Beginning this spring, 50 distinct street segments throughout Palm Springs will be freshly paved with asphalt following the City Council approving a total of $9 million in Measure J funds at Thursday night’s City Council meeting.

“This is fantastic news for our residents and neighborhoods,” said Mayor Jeffrey Bernstein,” former Chair of the Measure J Commission. “This is the most money ever allocated for annual street paving — and it’s all thanks to Measure J, which continues to be a huge economic booster for the City of Palm Springs. Perhaps most importantly, this is money that primarily comes from tourist dollars and not our residents. It’s a win-win!”

A list of streets slated for rehabilitation is available for review at

“The City of Palm Springs is delighted to begin this important project that will truly make a tangible difference in our neighborhoods,” said City Manager Scott Stiles. “A big thank you to the residents of Palm Springs for voting to approve Measure J, which continues to bring in millions of dollars for capital and community improvement projects that are improving quality of life in Palm Springs for generations to come.”

ABOUT MEASURE J: In November 2011, Palm Springs voters approved Measure J, a one-cent sales tax increase that has funded hundreds of important citywide services and capital improvement projects, including the Downtown Revitalization Project and public improvements, the new Downtown Park, hundreds of miles of city street paving, new bathrooms in the parks at Demuth and Desert Highland, the renovation of the Welwood Murray Memorial Library, the fire station on LaVerne Way, the Dog Park behind City Hall, and a much needed new kitchen at the Mizell Center. Coming soon, Measure J tax dollars will fund improvements at Palm Springs International Airport, help expand pickleball courts at Demuth, improve playground park equipment, fund new field lighting at Demuth and Sunrise parks, a new shade structure at the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, and help fund important renovations of the Palm Springs Public Library and the historic Plaza Theatre.