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Our mission is to empower La Quinta's residents to have a voice in city governance through leadership, advocacy and support. Our vision is to assist those committed to working together for the betterment of La Quinta and facilitate open communications on all matters that concern its residents.

In Case You Did Not Know?

We have formed a new committee titled "Committee for a New La Quinta"!

We are hoping DA Hestrin or The Grand Jury would get involved in this mess. So we want you all to know that the "Concerned Citizens of La Quinta Organization" has formed a new "Committee for a New La Quinta" deeply concerned with our future with eight (8) members at its core with a possible local Attorney to get started in bringing this to the attention of all. Our first meeting will be at The Embassy Suites Hotel 3rd week in January, 2023. If you would like to join with us, Robert Sylk, Richard Gray, Joseph Johnson, Alan Woodruff, Dave Heckman, Jane Parson, our Attorney, and others please notify our Vice Chair Richard at When are all of you who voted for them this past November going to wake up and see what is really happening to our city? We tried to tell you during the last election but you did not care to listen. Now perhaps you will. We hope the holidays are treating you well and remember we can only accomplish great things if we stand together.

Executive Committee
Concerned Citizens Of La Quinta


The 2022 summer and 100+ degree days are once again upon us, and we look back on an extremely successful year. I can only say thank you. We could not have done it without you. This is an exciting time to be part of the CCOLQ family. We consider ourselves The Valley's Leading 'Residents First' Organization and we have forever changed the way you, the Citizens of La Quinta are received and have given a voice to the voiceless. And the best is yet to come. In the coming year 2022 we will be focusing on this many years’ pending issues and new concerns of much importance to us here that emanate from the State, County, Valley, and of course, the City level. Our quality of life in La Quinta and the East Valley depend on the commitment of each of us. Thank you again for your continued loyalty. I hope we see you again at our next general meeting on October 4th at The La Quinta Resort & Club as we begin our second decade with over 17,202 email members. Wherever 2022 takes you, all of us at Concerned Citizens Of La Quinta wish you good health, good fortune, smooth sailing and please vote for new candidates for our City Council. Best regards, PS: for more information on our meeting contact Vice Chair Richard Gray at

Robert F. Sylk, Chairman
Concerned Citizens Of La Quinta

Former CA Gubernatorial Candidate Larry Elder (Nat'l Radio Host and Fox News Contributor) receives 'Certificate of Excellence' from Chairman Robert Sylk Concerned Citizens of La Quinta founder.

Desert Sun Executive Editor Julie Makinen.

Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco.

Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin.

"N4N" Neighbors for Neighborhoods table against STVRs with speaker/Chairman Don Shoffstall.

Derek Wong speaks in representation of the La Quinta Residents for Responsible Development in opposition to the "No to the Wave" surf park project.

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Back to the Future - Backwards! - Adams Park Crosswalk Fiasco

North Adams residents had meetings in the Adams Park back in October. Mayor Linda Evans and councilperson Kathleen Fitzgerald attended one meeting and heard our neighborhood request for a crosswalk at the La Palma/Adams intersection. Lots of people cross Adams for the park at the corner or for a walk in the neighborhood..

Neighbors told the council members about trouble crossing Adams at La Palma and asked specifically for a crosswalk.

Well, Back to the Future - Backwards!

At several council meetings, we were told crosswalks are more dangerous since they give a false sense of security. Just as a side note, the city has not/NOT erased any crosswalks at other intersections in order to provide a better sense of security crossing!?!?

What has been the city's solution to our neighborhood? We now have Road-Diet (Road-Diet = Road-Kill) on Adams between Fred Waring and Miles - a very long block. Road-Diet is a misnomer for road confusion. Instead of 2 lanes North/South, there is now one lane each way, and a very wide bicycle/golf cart lane on either side. With no crosswalk, you can supposedly safely walk into the street and vehicles will stop to let you pass. Really?!?! With kids and/or pets? With some level of walking difficulty such as walkers?

This is our future La Quinta - go to the city web site and peruse the 111 Corridor plans. Evidently the city council wants La Quinta to be a bicycle/golf cart/pedestrian paradise. Add in the CV Link and we can see La Quinta becoming a sort-of Taos artsy/craftsy place.

La Quinta is a suburban city with wide lanes and plenty of room in all directions. What will happen when more and more major arteries get a Road-Diet?

Heavy one-lane traffic will eventually result in accidents with major injury or death.

Rancho Ocotillo, Quinterra and North La Quinta open neighborhoods do not have private golf courses. To fit in with the new Road-Diet regimen, however, we all should buy golf carts to go shopping and for other local trips.

Drive out to Adams between Fred Waring and Miles to see the future for our major transit streets. But be especially careful at the intersection of Ocotillo/Adams and La Palma/Adams. There are no crosswalks, but somehow it will be safer with painted traffic lanes and no false sense of security....

North La Quinta Concerned Citizens Committee

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