PALM SPRINGS — For the second time in less than a week, Mayor Pro Tem Geoff Kors and Dennis Woods have another endorsement. This time the nod of support comes from the Palm Springs Police Officers Association.

On Tuesday, Sept. 10,  the Palm Springs Police Officers Association announced its endorsements for the candidates running in the Nov. 5 Palm Springs City Council election.

The candidates earning the Association’s endorsements are:

“We are supporting these three candidates because they have demonstrated a dedication to the community, solid understanding of the important issues, a commitment to public safety, the experience to develop effective solutions and management skills to work with others to implement those solutions. Palm Springs will be in good hands with these leaders,” Detective Joe Cook, president of the Palm Springs Police Officers Association, said in a news release.

“City Council is not the place for on the job training,” Cook added. “On the
contrary, being elected to City Council is an opportunity to share one’s
experience and skill sets to affect positive solutions to benefit all of Palm

The Palm Springs Police Officers Association endorsements and reasons are:

  • District 1: Les Young is a career banker with decades of finance experience – the skills we need to intelligently manage the budget and pension challenges facing every city today. The leadership Les shows as Chair of the Parks and Recreation Commission, the Police Advisory Board The Palm Springs Homeless Sub-Committee, LGBTG Outreach and as President of his own Four Seasons HOA is
    a small part of his impressive resume of dedication to our community.
  • District 2: Dennis Woods has made a career as an urban planning professional, which combined with his experience as Chairman of the Palm Springs Planning Commission and Transportation Director for the Coachella Valley Association of Governments brings a skill set our City Council needs. In addition, Woods’ career with the City of West Hollywood included negotiating public employee labor contracts – important experience. Dennis Woods will be a valued addition to our City Council.
  • District 3: Geoff Kors has shown great leadership in his four years as a member of the Palm Springs City Council. In a time of budget crisis, Kors has worked diligently to produce balanced budgets, increasing essential rainy day reserves and keeping public safety a priority. Kors has been a champion of growing our local economy and creating tough vacation rental regulations to preserve our quality of life in Palm Springs. Most recently, Kors was instrumental in securing a place in legislation for Palm Springs to receive $10 million in state funding to address the homeless crisis – we are the only city earmarked for that funding. Kors is smart and he knows how to get things done – qualities we need in our leaders.

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