WHY I'M RUNNING

I've seen the struggles of homelessness, the need for mental health services, and the commitment needed to advance racial justice and ensure our streets are safe.

 

I am running for Palm Springs City Council to protect the quality of life and provide leadership in the decision-making process that will benefit the district and the city as a whole. After fifteen years of volunteer service focused on international human rights, I’m ready, prepared, and eager to work for the residents of District 3 as their City Council representative and move the issues of concern to all of us forward. 

Your District 3 Advocate

I’m running because I am a full-time resident and small business owner who cares about keeping Palm Springs unique and believes we can have safe streets, sound economic development, a robust tourism economy, and accessible housing while being a leader in sustainability.  I value vibrant and walkable neighborhoods and feel it is important that we protect our unique open spaces and parks while making them accessible to all regardless of age, abilities, and disabilities. 

 

I’ve gained a comprehensive understanding of the interests and contributions of the downtown and uptown business community through my service on the City of Palm Springs Business Transition & Re-entry Task Force and as a member of Main Street Palm Springs, the local Downtown and Uptown Palm Springs Business Association. I’m very proud to have earned endorsements from business owners including Jerry Keller, Joy Brown Meredith (founder Crystal Fantasy), Tony Marchese, Willie Rhine, Harold Matzner, Jennifer Seymour, and many more. They have all seen my work in the community and my drive to be inclusive and promote Palm Springs as a diverse cultural tourism destination.

 

I’m not a politician and I don’t have a special interest agenda. I do believe that effective government leadership reflects the people it serves.

I bring diverse skills, perspectives, and proven leadership to the city council and the community. I’m committed to working hard, having a voice at the table, and being an effective council member for you.

That's why I'm running for City Council District 3.

 

Ron deHarte, Palm Springs City Council

PRIORITIES

COD Campus

Hometown Vitality

Safe Streets

Homelessness

Navigation Center

Mental Health Services

Small Business Owners

Economic Development

Robust Tourism Economy

Accessible Housing