© 2017 Elect Judy Deertrack   Campaign ID #:  1394478

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"I stand for ethical government and strong accountability.  My career in land use is extensive -- 25 years as an urban planner and land use attorney with advanced degrees in Law, Urban Affairs, and Communications, and a track record of success creating community partnerships.  I exposed the corruption in our City Hall because I know the citizens of Palm Springs deserves better." 

A RETURN TO ETHICS IN CITY GOVERNMENT

Local Government must become proactive, not always full of bad news and corruption; otherwise, citizen participation suffers.  My plan is to work to create well-defined public-private partnerships with strong oversight.

PLANNED GROWTH

Palm Springs should grow with a respect for the city’s rich cultural history and architecture.  Community values can only thrive if growth is PLANNED GROWTH and treasured resources are integrated properly and are clearly defined.

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Small businesses such as local restaurants and boutique hotels, are the backbone of Palm Springs.  These business interests cannot compete with a more than a half-billion dollars lost in subsidies that go to a privileged few, without any provision for re-investment into the Community. 

TRIBAL RELATIONS

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is an important and exciting partner for the growth of Palm Springs. Together we can promote mutually beneficial business development that respects the proud tribal heritage of ACBCI.

HOMELESSNESS

The decline in affordable housing and homelessness has become a major and sometimes divisive issue for our city.  Tackling this issue head-on will be one of my top priorities.  During my many years serving on the Board of Well in the Desert, I saw the compassion that exists in this town and know this problem can be solved.

SALES TAX INCREASE
I stand strongly against any proposed sales tax increase.  Given the state affairs handed to us by the current and previous administrations, we may well be forced into accepting this.  I have a plan for averting this and, if elected, will fight to enact these measures.
VACATION RENTALS
The fast-growing numbers of Vacation Rentals in our city has become a hot-button issue.  It not only adversely affects our neighborhoods, but has a very detrimental effect on our Boutique Hoteliers in the city, unique businesses for which Palm Springs is known and a large part of why many tourists come here in the first place.  My plan is a compromise, and in the days to come I will unveil the details in my BLUE PRINT, coming Sept. 3rd.  Stay tuned!