Keeping Desert Hot Springs Safe and Thriving. We Want to Hear From You!

Keeping Desert Hot Springs Safe and Thriving. We Want to Hear From You!

As we enter into winter, and the days get shorter, Desert Hot Springs is committed to ensuring the services we provide are meeting the needs of our residents and businesses, including keeping streets and business corridors well-lit and neighborhood parks and public spaces clean, while maintaining the essential core city services like emergency response, road repair, maintaining police and addressing homelessness - all things that make our community a more desirable place to live, do business, and raise a family.

But our job is getting harder, with historical takeaways of local funds by the state, the local decline in cannabis revenue funds, and the increased costs to maintain basic services, we must make some difficult choices about local services soon.

But as we plan for our future, we want to hear from you!

Please take a moment to join the conversation and provide YOUR priorities for a strong, safe Desert Hot Springs

If you are a member of a civic organization and wish to hear a presentation from the City as we plan for the future, please contact us at fluckino@cityofdhs.org or (760) 329-6411.

Please see below for information and to add your feedback today!

 

FAQ

Desert Hot Springs is committed to keeping our quality of life and property values high by providing well-lit streets and business corridors, and keeping neighborhood parks and public spaces clean, all things that make our community a more desirable place to live, do business, and raise a family.

But as the City faces the impacts of takeaways by Sacramento, the local decline in cannabis revenue funds, and the increased costs to maintain basic services, we have some challenging choices to make.

Desert Hot Springs is committed to attracting more local businesses to open  in our city, including retail shopping and restaurants. Desert Hot Springs needs locally controlled funding to help make the City more attractive for such businesses by improving the visual appeal and safety of places where they could open, and to ensure our public spaces are safe.

Desert Hot Springs works hard to ensure that our streets are well-lit, repaired, and safe for pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, firefighters, and first responders who need to locate homes and people in an emergency. But additional funding is needed to address these urgent repairs.

Waiting to address these needs will mean that our streets will continue to deteriorate, impacting transit including 911 emergency response, and become more expensive to repair in the future.

Desert Hot Springs is working to properly maintain clean, safe, well-lit city streets and parks, but also protect essential core city services like emergency response, roads, police and addressing homelessness. Either additional funding or service cuts will need to be considered this year.

The City recently conducted a Desert Hot Springs community outreach survey to get initial input. Service priorities identified by your neighbors include:

  • Maintaining 911 emergency response times
  • Addressing homelessness
  • Properly maintaining well-lit City streets
  • Improving public places to attract more businesses to move into Desert Hot Springs
  • Reducing the number of accidents for drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists
  • Ensuring any funding be used only in Desert Hot Springs

If you were one of the residents who responded to the City’s survey, thank you!

We want to hear from you! For more information, or to provide input, visit www.cityofdhs.org/jointheconversation.

If you are a representative of a local Civic organization and would like a representative of the City to join your organization’s next community meeting and provide a short presentation, please contact [PERSON] at [EMAIL] or [PHONE].

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