There's one outstanding item, and that's the environmental impact study under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) that still needs to be completed before the agreement is final. This means if a major issue is found during the study, La Quinta could make a showing of standing against the festival, but does not hold the authority on its own to stop the festival.
"La Quinta officials said an environmental impact study that examines the impact of dust, traffic, noise and security from the concert on the adjacent communities should be conducted prior to the agreement's approval," reads the story from The Desert Sun.
But it appears the environmental impact study does not have the ability to hold up the festival, it will only determine whether La Quinta is in SUPPORT of the festival.
“Whew. That makes it a lot easier,” he said. “It's not an agreement for them to approve or deny. It's an agreement for them to support or not,” said Indio City Manager Dan Martinez.