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City want to know how to spend Measure J revenue

Palm Springs is asking for suggestions regarding how to spend revenue from Measure J, the one-cent sales tax approved by city voters in 2011.

Residents, businesses, nonprofits and neighborhood organizations may submit proposals explaining how they would spend a portion of the $6 million generated by Measure J, which was meant to pay for community services and improve downtown, according to a statement on the city’s website.

Measure J has helped pay for hundreds of miles of street paving and upgrades to Dog Park and the police and fire stations. It has also helped fund restoration of the Welwood Murray Memorial Library and the Plaza Theatre, and the construction of the Downtown Park.

“This is an opportunity to bring forward new community projects that have the potential to transform Palm Springs,” said Mayor Jeffrey Bernstein, who chairs the Measure J Commission, in the statement. “My city council colleagues and I encourage anyone interested in obtaining funding to get creative and submit proposals that will enhance the quality of life in our city.”

Applications must be submitted online, by mail, or in person to: the City of Palm Springs, Attn: Melissa Sanchez, Finance Department, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262.

Deadline to apply is 5:30 p.m. Sept. 30.

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