The Public Safety 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 following each regular election year (odd numbered years). Vacancies are filled by appointment for the unexpired term of the member replaced. (Desert Hot Springs Municipal Code Chapter 2.24)
Current Public Safety Commissioners:
|Commissioner||Position||Date Appointed||Term Expires||Appointed By|
|Donna Lozano||Chair||January 16, 2018||January 2020||Scott Matas|
|Ted Mayrhofen||Vice-Chair||January 16, 2018||January 2020||Russell Betts|
|Lee Eastman||Commissioner||January 16, 2019||January 2020||Yvonne Parks|
|Florence Martin||Commissioner||June 18, 2019||January 2020||Anayeli Zavala|
|Walt Meyer||Commissioner||January 16, 2018||January 2020||Joe McKee|
Staff Representative: Police Chief
Regular scheduled meetings are held on the second Thursday 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.
Providing citizens with public safety is one of the most important services a city can offer. The Desert Hot Springs Police Department is charged with ensuring the city is safe, drug free, crime free and gang free. The Public Safety Commission is an ongoing public forum that ensures the public is involved in the process. Commission members serve as liaison between the community leaders, citizens and the Desert Hot Spring Police Department; and review budgets and proposal for greater efficiency and effectiveness in the area of public safety.
If you would like to be considered for an appointment to the PSC, please download the Commission Application.