A new report on the proposed "1e11" or Whitewater River Parkway project is being criticized for possibly overstating the economic and social impact on the Coachella Valley.
The would link Palm Springs to Coachella with a bike, pedestrian and electric vehicle path running along the wash. The $80 million project is hoping to get the majority of its funding via grants from the Air Quality Management District. The Coachella Valley Association of Governments has applied for $54 million in grants from the environmental offset monies being paid by the Sentinel III power plant being built north of Palm Springs.
Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack has already come out for the project, saying the money could be put to better use than for the parkway.
More on the scrutiny of the new report from The Desert Sun.