Shelley Kaplan Campaign Platform

  1. Finalize agreements for open land development
  2. Working with property owners/Chamber to help market vacant storefront
  3. Continue Streamlining of permit processes/business licenses
  4. Continue to Improve image of city streets and key views and entrance points
  5. Surveying of needs by location and neighborhood
  6. Complete implementation of Downtown District Development plan – multiuse projects with residential, commercial, retail, restaurants, hospitality, entertainment, parks, events spaces, with a small village look and feel.
  7. Continue to expand visual arts in the city – sculptures, murals, signage, color palette, banners etc.
  8. Evaluation of opportunities for adding manufacturing businesses
  9. Creation of new job opportunities, project labor agreements and Community benefits agreements.
  10. Continue implementing pavement management plan
  11. Support COD plans for local training facility
  12. Work with Riverside University Health Services on establish a new Heath facility (Federally Qualified) in Cathedral City
  13. Work with Greater CV Chamber to support businesses
  14. Establish a human rights commission in Cathedral City
  1. Continue support for Communications/Events Manager Chris Parman
  2. Continue to expand communications programs for city-wide events and support for private events happening in the city – use of street display boards and social media
  3. Expand our publicity to other valley cities
  4. Support for business community and their special events and activities
  5. Evaluate annual magazine publication focused on Cathedral City Events and businesses
  6. Re-evaluate City Hall at your corner to increase resident participation.
  7. Develop Plans for a city Community Center to provide for community activities and program support
  8. Expansion of existing fun events oriented towards families, youth, and aging populations – review opportunities for the Festival Lawn and implement use of new Community Amphitheater.
  9. Continue support for existing events
  10. Creation of Neighborhood Councils for communications improvements both among the residents and with the city staff
  11. Prioritization of neighborhood improvement programs with schedules for work – expand place based initiatives
  12. Support for low and moderate income housing for the city with added focus on needs for elderly population.
  13. Support for completion of existing permitted communities as well as new residential developments
  14. Improved traffic controls, traffic calming measures and street improvements
  15. On-going development of city parks and playgrounds to address recreational opportunities and facilities improvements
  16. Implement vote on expansion of the Desert Recreation District
  17. Continue to evaluate optimum staffing levels at police and fire departments.
  18. Expand neighborhood policing
  19. Expand outreach programs for both fire safety and police, link with Neighborhood Councils
  20. Address approach to code enforcement and review and help develop cadre of support through churches and other non-governmental agencies
  21. Support Expansion of youth oriented programs
  22. Support programs that provide new skills for changing job market like the Digital Arts Technology Academy
  23. Support new programs oriented towards seniors
  24. Help develop specific fitness programs to keep seniors healthy and mobile
  25. Continue discussion of ways to improve local transportation services
  26. Support CV Link and bike/walking path plans and integrate with city plans
  27. Expand public CNG and Plug recharging stations
  28. Continue to support regional and local approaches to addressing homelessness.
  1. Water management and use reduction. Economic development requires clear paths to maintain sufficient resources. This requires work with the DWA and CVWA as well as new regulations to encourage ongoing Xeri-scape landscaping and continued conservation programs
  2. Continue to encourage energy reduction and expansion of alternative energy resource uses.
  3. Evaluate best approaches to implement Desert Community Energy program
  4. Complete update of city’s General Plan
  5. Continue ongoing review of city buildings for sustainability improvement opportunities
  6. Support plans to address the issues relating to the Salton Sea
  7. Continue discussion with neighboring towns on how to share resources and coordinate event communications

Shelley Kaplan is Committed to Cathedral City

"I appreciate people thinking that I saved the center, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Shelley saved the center. Thinking strategically, Shelley developed a plan, and we worked together to put the plan in place."
Bob McKechnie
Cathedral City Senior Center Director