Vacancy: Public Safety Commission

Posted on October 21, 2021

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

About the Public Safety Commission:

Pursuant to DHSMC Chapter 2.24.020, the Public Safety 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 Walt Meyer January 19, 2021 January 2023 Gary Gardner
Vice-Chair Kenneth Mitchell January 19, 2021 January 2023 Roger Nuñez
Commissioner Lee Eastman January 19, 2021 January 2023 Jan Pye
Commissioner Cliff Lavy VACANT January 19, 2021 January 2023 Russell Betts
Commissioner Donna Lozano January 19, 2021 January 2023 Scott Matas

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


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. The Public Safety Commission serves in an advisory role to:

  • Serve as liaison between the community leaders, citizens and the Desert Hot Springs Police Department
  • Review budgets and proposals for greater efficiency and effectiveness in the area of public safety.

Each member of the Public Safety Commission shall receive a salary in the amount of $50.00 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 electronic mail to

Application Deadline:

The deadline to submit a completed application is 6:00 P.M. on November 8, 2021. The City Council is scheduled to consider the appointment at the November 16, 2021 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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