DID YOU KNOW
FREE VALET PARKING for Rancho Mirage Residents
The City does not allow valet service to charge a fee to Rancho Mirage residents at any shopping center, restaurant or hotel within Rancho Mirage. Residents can stop by city hall to show their identification, i.e.: a drivers license, property tax bill, utility bill, etc., to receive a yellow placard. This placard should be displayed in your car window when visiting these areas. The River and all valet services in Rancho Mirage must abide by this rule in order to obtain and retain a business license.
Ambulance Service is FREE in Rancho Mirage
Ambulance service from any location in Rancho Mirage is free. If a person from another city was injured or became sick and required ambulance service from a location in Rancho Mirage to the emergency room there would still be no charge.
Rancho Mirage is Debt Free
Rancho Mirage is now debt free. City Council voted on March 3rd to use reserve funds to pay off a $3.6 million balance from a 2005 bond, saving the city more than $1.6 million in interest.
On June 18th the Rancho Mirage City Council unanimously adopted budgets for the next two years. The new budgets include the purchase and outfit of a new ambulance in fiscal year 2015-16 planned to go into service the following year. Also of significant note is the approval of $100,000 set aside for rebates in the Turf Conversion Program beginning July 1st 2015.
Rancho Mirage sponsors several environmental programs focused on providing sustainable tips, resources & information targeted at moving our city towards a more sustainable eco-friendly city. I would like to draw your attention to two special programs aimed at assisting both you and the City in reducing water consumption during the current water shortage:
- Weather-Based Irrigation Controller Program
The City of Rancho Mirage has partnered with the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) to offer residents Weather-Based Irrigation Controllers at a significantly reduced cost, while supplies last. This joint effort is intended to help you and the City increase efficiency in landscape water use, reduce groundwater consumption, and eliminate street water run-off.
Weather-based irrigation controllers self-adjust based on historical weather data, watering lawns less in the cooler months and more in the summer months. Homeowners using the weather-based controllers experience varied amounts of water savings, depending on the amount of water being wasted prior to installation. On average, homeowners can expect to use 30% less water, which will help preserve the valley's precious groundwater and result in lower monthly water bills.
Interested residents can visit the water district's website at www.cvwd.org for more information. Use this link to download the application and obtain a full list of eligibility requirements, program terms and conditions.
- Energy Efficiency Starter Kit Program
The California Public Utilities Commission in conjunction with Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) are sponsoring a special program whereby customers of SoCalGas can receive an Energy Efficiency Starter Kit AT NO COST, while supplies last.
The kit includes three faucet aerators and a low-flow showerhead to help you save energy and water. These devices allow air to enter into the water stream, maintaining a high-pressure flow while reducing water usage.
To request your no-cost Energy Efficiency Starter Kit, please visit this SoCalGas company website link to complete and submit the special request form.