City’s General Plan Moves Closer to Update

Sep. 27, 2012 / By

By Johnny Flores, Jr., Coachella Unincorporated

Coachella, Calif. – Last week’s third Fiesta de la Salud moved the city of Coachella closer to completing the long overdue update of its general plan, which will be the first in the Coachella Valley to include a community health element.

On September 20, community members gathered to provide city leaders and the city’s consulting firm with their input. The event was kicked off with a welcome from Mayor Eduardo Garcia, who gave an overview on the progress of the general plan and his hopes for the city’s future.

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