Accomplishments of the RMCA
Among the more recent accomplishments of the RMCA are:
1. Negotiating with the City to connect the homes of this community to the sewer system at one-half the regular cost to homeowners,
2. Negotiating with the Coachella Valley Water District over several years to provide members and residents the ability to cross CVWD land to access the Bump ‘n Grind Trail ( Passes are required by property owners to hike the Community Trail at the end of Magnesia Falls Dr.)
3. Lobbying and working with the City and others to build an attractive and safe sidewalk and bridge connecting the elementary school to the Library for students and community members to enjoy;
4 Installing and maintaining three Magnesia Falls Cove signs on entry street corners in the community (White Sun declined to have a sign.);
5. Maintaining an active and helpful Architectural Review service committee to inform realtors, escrow officers, homeowners, and potential home buyers of RMCA rules and regulations and City ordinances;
6. Fulfilling escrow “demands” and property title transfers for potential home buyers throughout the community;
7. Coordinating and patrolling with Code Compliance officers of the City to encourage and ensure owners’ residents’ observance of City Codes,
8. Purchasing three radio/telephones for use during emergencies, which are monitored and maintained by members throughout the community and City Hall Emergency Preparedness representatives;
9. Developing effective working relationships with City Council members and offices to represent the interests, concerns, and needs of members,
10. Installing Neighborhood Watch signs, and providing a Crime Report on our website each week;
11. Motivating the City, and negotiating with it to construct a wall on Sahara Drive to block noise, provide a buffer between residential and commercial interests, and ensure greater security for residents;
12. Informing homeowners and residents of the City’s rental policies including short term rental rules & regulations and continuing to monitor short term rentals for compliance;
13. Motivating and coordinating with the City to monitor speed limits and controls on streets within the community;
14. Maintaining regular communications through several means with Association members, the City, potential home buyers, residents, and renters about a wide variety of issues;
15. Ensuring mosquito abatement policies of the City are enforced for swimming pools left vacant seasonally;
16. Routinely answering questions and fulfilling a variety of requests and inquiries through our RMCA office phone, website and email;
17. Working closely with the City’s Planning Department to limit the height of the Audi building, shield its A/C units so they would make less noise, and forbid parking by its employees and clients on Mirage Road and Sahara Road, recently action was required to prevent large trucks from unloading on residential streets through negotiations with the City;
18. Limiting the height of a proposed 45′ tall building on Highway 111;
19. Protesting, under an earlier City Council a plan to discontinue trash pick-up service with Burrtec which was defeated through support of the RMCA;
20. Providing immediate and updated information to all community residents through our website which serves as a community bulletin board.
Rancho Mirage Community Association
The Rancho Mirage Community Association was formed in April 1937, predating the incorporation of the City of Rancho Mirage by 36 years. The primary purpose of the Association is to protect property values and provide for a safe and secure community. Our charter as a Home Owners Association (HOA) makes us responsible to promote general community benefits for our members and to review proposed building improvements and construction. Since the beginning of the RMCA, thirteen individual tracts were created by developers. Each varies somewhat in its charter, but each recognizes the RMCA as the regulating body, with membership in the Association as a requirement of ownership. Our dues are currently $35 per year.
If you have questions about your membership in the RMCA or have not received a copy of the Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, CC&Rs, please contact the us at Info@RMCAnews.ORG.
We look forward to meeting and knowing you. Again, welcome to our community.