CV Link and The City Of Rancho Mirage
The entire Rancho Mirage City Council originally endorsed the concept of a walking, jogging and biking trail across the Coachella Valley but today the project is a very different concept. The Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG) is proposing something far more ambitious. For example, CVAG's CV LINK plan proposes a 20 to 30 foot pathway running across the popular but still bucolic Butler-Abrams Trail (where so many can peacefully walk their dogs), then along parts of Highway 111 in our commercial district. It uses Measure "A" funds (without approval of the electorate) to help pay for CV LINK to accommodate Neighborhood Electric Vehicles ("NEVs"). And, at this time, CVAG does not have a reasonable plan to pay for the development, operations and maintenance of the project at its inception and into the future. The price tag for the project is $100,000,000. They are planning on taking $20M of road maintenance funds, already dedicated, to help pay for their project.
After you watch the 50-minute CV LINK round-table discussion video and read the various editorials and articles collected below we trust you will understand why we encouraged you to vote against CV Link's plan for Rancho Mirage.