PALM DESERT — The ultimate 3-2 approval of the College of the Desert Palm Springs schematic design dated March 23, 2021, paled in comparison to the series of bombshells newly elected Area 4 Trustee Joel Kinnamon lobbed with a sense of calm, self-confidence and lack of theatrics.
Kinnamon; Trustee Area 3 and Vice Chair Fred E. Jandt; and Area 5 Trustee Bonnie Stefan approved the Palm Springs design excluding the Learning Hotel. In the motion Kinnamon advanced, all money designated by Measure B ($40 million dollars), Measure CC ($346 million dollars) and approximately $5.7 million dollars for the property given by the City of Palm Springs will be committed to the project with an augmentation of $14 million dollars from Redevelopment Agency Funds to offset for two years of delays resulting in higher costs.
Rubén AríAztlán Pérez, Trustee Area 1, and Area 2 Trustee and Chair Bea Gonzalez opposed the plan. Read full article here