FAQ Topic: Keeping Desert Hot Springs Safe and Thriving

Where can I add my perspective?

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].

Has the community been consulted on their priorities?

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, … Continued

How will addressing these needs impact other services?

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.

How is our public safety impacted?

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 … Continued

How will potential challenges impact our public spaces and local businesses?

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 … Continued

What’s the issue?

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 … Continued

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