The History of ONE-PS
On the outside of City Hall, above the entrance to the City Council Chamber, are the words: “The People Are the City.”
Palm Springs is a City of great neighborhoods because our residents choose to make a difference in the places where they live. In 2005, the City Council formalized a process for officially recognizing neighborhood organizations throughout Palm Springs. The Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) was created to provide residents with responsive, coordinated services which promote and support collaboration and communication through the recognized neighborhood organizations. At that time the organization was knows as Palm Springs Neighborhood Involvement Committee (PSNIC.) Over time and united effort, the City officials increased opportunities for citizen involvement and built strong partnerships between City Hall and the community through these recognized neighborhood organizations.
In 2015, with the organization achieving city-wide recognition, the name was changed to: Organized Neighborhoods of Palm Springs, (ONE-PS.) Working with the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, ONE-PS provides a forum with representatives from these certified neighborhood organizations which meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday of each month (except August).
In January, 2020 there were 48 recognized organized neighborhoods which form ONE-PS; we expect that number to reach 50 in 2021!