Vacancy: Planning Commission

Posted on May 11, 2022

The City of Desert Hot Springs seeks applicants to fill one (1) vacancy on the Planning Commission.

Notice of Unscheduled Vacancy

Pursuant to Section 2.24.030 of the City of Desert Hot Springs Municipal Code (“DHSMC”), notice is hereby given that one (1) vacancy exists on the Planning Commission.

About the Planning Commission:

Pursuant to DHSMC Chapter 2.24.020, the Planning Commission shall consist of five (5) members each appointed by one (1) member City Council, and ratified by a majority vote of the City Council. Members are appointed for two-year terms (current term expires January 2023).

Position Incumbent Appointed On Term Expires Appointed By
Chair Richard Duffle January 19, 2021 January 2023 Jan Pye
Vice-Chair James Nindel January 19, 2021 January 2023 Scott Matas
Commissioner Requita Grant January 19, 2021 January 2023 Roger Nuñez
Commissioner Ted Mayrhofen VACANT January 19, 2021 January 2023 Russell Betts
Commissioner Christopher Wagstaff February 15, 2022 January 2023 Scott Matas

Regularly scheduled meetings of the Planning Commission are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall/Council Chamber, located at 11999 Palm Drive in Desert Hot Springs.


The City’s success is linked to its ability to plan for the future. As such, the Planning Commission plays a vital role. The commission’s responsibilities include:

  • Ongoing evaluation of the City’s building codes and ordinances;
  • Continual update of the City’s General Plan;
  • General oversight of zoning review and variances.

Each member of the Planning Commission shall receive a salary in the amount of $100.00 per meeting (DHSMC 2.32.050).

Appointment Procedure:

CLICK HERE to apply.

Applications are also available at City Hall. Completed applications may be submitted to the Office of the City Clerk at 11-999 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 or via email to

Application Deadline:

The deadline to submit a completed application is 6:00 P.M. on June 1, 2022. The City Council is scheduled to consider the appointment at the June 7, 2022 City Council Meeting.

This notice was duly posted as required by law. Final appointment will not be made by the City Council for at least ten working days after the posting of this notice.

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