PALM SPRINGS – The field of residents for Palm Springs’ newly drawn District 1 has grown by one more.  Scott D. Myer has added his name of the list of hopefuls for the seat up for grabs in the November election.

Myer is the latest to file California Form 501, a Candidate Intention Statement, with the City Clerk’s office. The Candidate Intention Statement must be filed before residents can solicit or receive any contributions or before they make expenditures from personal funds on behalf of their candidacy.

Myer is owner and principal attorney for Myer Law Firm, according to his website. The practice is a Civil Litigation Law Firm located in Southern California, which handles cases anywhere in California from Los Angeles on the West to Palm Springs on the East, and San Diego in the South to San Francisco in the North, and anywhere in between, according to the website.

Keep in mind that some residents who file a Candidate Intention Statement never follow through. That happened most recently in the 2018 Rancho Mirage City Council election.

The field of residents who have filed a California Form 501 to win the District 1 seat are Les Young, 67, a retired banker; Summer H. Morris, no age provided, a self-described entertainment executive, philanthropist, and humanitarian; and Grace E. Garner, who has declined to answer questions from Uken Report.

In District 2, the field of residents interested, to date, is: Adrian M. Alcantar, 36, owner of Adrian Alcantar Hair Studio & Spa, is one of three people who have filed a Candidate Intention Statement to seek the open seat in District 2. The others, to date, are Peter J. Maietta, 51, an interior designer; Carlton (Carl) A. Baker, 57, director of Legal & Legislative Affairs for Desert AIDS Project.

In District 3, incumbent Mayor Pro Tem Geoff Kors has filed a Form 501. So has Michael J. Dilger. Little, if anything, is known about him. He has not returned a request for information – yet.

The official nomination period for the Nov. 5 election is Monday, July 15, 2019 through Monday, August 12, 2019.

If you are interested in adding your name to the field of residents running for City Council, you are encouraged to attend a Council Candidate Forum to learn more about the rules and regulations related to campaigning.

  • April 15, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
    Demuth Community Center
    3601 E. Mesquite Avenue, Palm Springs
  • April 23, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
    James O. Jessie Unity Center
    480 Tramview Road, Palm Springs

Only residents in Districts 1, 2, and 3 will be eligible to vote. You may check to see which District you are in by clicking here.

The City Council voted 3-2 vote on Dec. 10 to approve a final five-district voting map in compliance with the California Voting Rights Act. Within a five-district Electoral process, the position of mayor will rotate among Council members and be appointed annually. The finalized district map is available to view by clicking here.


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