The Planning Commission consists of five (5) members, appointed by one member of the City Council, and ratified by a majority vote of the City Council. Members are appointed for two-year terms. Appointments are made at the second regular City Council meeting in January in even-numbered years. Vacancies are filled by appointment for the unexpired term of the member replaced. (Desert Hot Springs Municipal Code Chapter 2.24)
The City's success is linked to its ability to plan for the future. As such, the Planning Commission plays a vital role. The commissions responsibilities include:
- Ongoing evaluation of the City's building codes and ordinances;
Current Planning Commissioners:
|Commissioner||Position||Date Appointed||Term Expires||Appointed By|
|Larry Buchanan||Chair||February 4, 2020||January 2022||Gary Gardner|
|James Nindel||Vice-Chair||February 4, 2020||January 2022||Scott Matas|
|Agustin Aragon||Commissioner||February 4, 2020||January 2022||Robert Griffith|
|Richard Duffle||Commissioner||February 4, 2020||January 2022||Jan Pye|
|Dawn Griffiths||Commissioner||February 4, 2020||January 2022||Russell Betts|
Planning Commission Meetings:
Regularly scheduled meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Carl May Center, 11-711 West Drive in Desert Hot Springs. Please confirm specific meeting dates by checking the city calendar.
If you would like to be considered for an appointment to the Planning Commission, please submit a Commission Application.