What's Going On?

The Palm Springs City Council District 4 seat will become vacant if the current office-holder, Christy Holstege is elected to the California State Assembly on November 8, 2022. The City Council will then appoint someone to fill the rest of the term, approximately two years (until November 30, 2024), OR the City Council will call a special election to fill the seat.

Joe Jackson is ready to serve as your next Council Member, whichever option is chosen.

Why Does Joe Want to Serve on the Palm Springs City Council?

The City of Palm Springs is unique in the Coachella Valley: we have an iconic downtown, exceptional recreational opportunities, fabulous restaurants, the international airport, and our own convention center.  But even more importantly, we have talented and engaged residents who contribute to our quality of life.  Palm Springs is a great City, and Joe wants to serve on Council to preserve our “brand” and make it even better.

For over twenty years, Joe has been a part of the fabric of this community as a property owner, resident, City Commissioner, and non-profit board member. As he prepares to join City Council when the District 4 vacancy occurs, he plans to have a number of listening sessions to hear from our citizens about the issues that affect our daily life.  Joe wants to LISTEN, and LEARN, to be even more ready to LEAD.

Campaign Kick-Off Party!

Thursday, November 10th, 4pm
3112 E San Martin Circle

Join Joe and Friends for a one-hour celebration formally announcing his intention as a candidate for District 4 Palm Springs City Council.

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Issues Joe Cares About

Short Term Rentals

Monitor short-term rentals and enforcement. Examine density issues in order to maintain a high quality of neighborhood life. I support the current Council’s efforts to limit the number of rentals in each neighborhood and require rental owners to live part-time in their homes.

Homeless Population

Accelerate solutions for the homeless of Palm Springs as the City creates the new navigation center. Give the Police Department adequate tools to do their job, balancing residents’ quality of life with the rights of the unhoused. Increase affordable housing units by government incentives to construct rental properties at or below market rate.

City Services

Upgrade the City Permit Office to conduct more plan reviews in-house to issue permits faster. Never allow the Building Services Department to be closed for more than three consecutive days. Examine ways to open some City Offices on Friday.

Prescott Preserve

The new Prescott Preserve (formerly the Mesquite Golf Course) is entirely within the boundaries of District 4. This new “central park” of Palm Springs will become a jewel in our City, providing recreational opportunities for residents and visitors while preserving our environment.

College of the Desert

Continue to pursue negotiations with College of the Desert to build the West Valley Campus in Palm Springs. I call on the Administration of COD to stop politicizing student needs and move forward with the Palm Springs Campus as proposed and approved in the Bond Referendum.

Business & Residential Development

Be a business-friendly city by providing additional services to business license applicants and speeding the licensing process. Examine vacant lots for possible middle and lower-income, denser development, while preserving more ecologically sensitive and larger open spaces.

Crime and Police

PS District 4 has the least violent crime of all 5 districts in Palm Springs, 41 incidents in 2021. Property crimes were 398, well behind Districts 3 and 5 at 638 and 678 respectively. Still, these numbers are too high. I support efforts and funding to increase street patrol and a more rapid response time by officers.

What Others Say About Joe

“Joe will bring to Council a passionate commitment to our environment and a proven track record of working with Commission members, elected officials, and City employees to make Palm Springs a better place to live and work. I strongly endorse Joe to succeed Christy on the Palm Springs City Council.”
Rob McCann

Rob McCann

Former Sustainability Commission member

“Joe’s dedication to his community and public service speaks volumes of his character. His attention to detail and thoroughness will undoubtedly be an asset to any positon he holds.”

Gil Flores

President, Cedarpines Park Mutual Water Company

“Joe Jackson is an engaged and energetic Palm Springs resident— an effective neighborhood advocate and a leader for sustainability in our community.”

Christine Hammond

Christine Hammond

Former Measure J Commissioner and PFLAG Leader
“Joe’s commitment to overall community health and wellness, whether it be pedestrian and cycling safety, or the many environmental needs in our city, are key indicators of his resolve to make Palm Springs a leader in sustainability within the Coachella Valley.”
Brett Klein

Brett Klein

Former Chair, Sustainability Commission, PS Cycling Advocate

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