CATHEDRAL CITY — Nancy Ross, a fixture at City Council,  Planning Commission, Parks Commission, Arts Commission, and City Council Study Sessions, has announced her candidacy for City Council representing District 2 in the November election.

She currently serves on Cathedral City’s Homeless and Cannabis task forces as well as Public Arts Commission. Nancy Ross serves with County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez on his Green Ribbon Commission addressing homelessness in Coachella Valley and with the Lift to Rise Community Action Network on sustainable low-income housing.

“I announced on February 29th (taking the leap…so to speak) among my friends and family,” Ross told Uken Report. “I look forward to forums, outreach and the opportunity to showcase my previous accomplishments and future plans.”

District 2 is the last district in the community to elect a representative after the city moved from at-large elections to district-based elections.

The terms of Mayor John Aguilar and Councilmember Rita Lamb expire this year. Aguilar, who is completing his at-large term, resides in District 2. Lamb represents District 1.

Nancy Ross Seeks Council Seat in Cathedral City

Mayor John Aguilar

Aguilar, the first Latino mayor in Cathedral City’s history, told Uken Report he has not made a final decision about whether to seek re-election.

“With so much going on at the city with new development, short-term vacation rentals, the Desert Recreation District, etc., I hope to take more time closer to the filing deadline to make a final decision.”

As for the Desert Recreation District, Aguilar said, “We’re hoping to obtain a favorable vote in November to restore many of our parks and recreation opportunities for our families that had to be cut several years ago due to city Financial issues.”

Lamb was elected in an August 2019 special election to fill the seat left vacant in the wake of Mayor Gregory S. Pettis’ death. During her campaign, Lamb said if she won she would seek re-election.


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