Gay Desert Hot Springs

Vacancy: Public Safety Commission – Members of the DHS LGBTQ+ Community Should Apply Now!

Posted on December 21, 2023

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 2025).

PositionIncumbentAppointed OnTerm ExpiresAppointed By
ChairKenneth MitchellJanuary 17, 2023January 2025Roger Nuñez
Vice-ChairDonna LozanoJanuary 17, 2023January 2025Scott Matas
CommissionerKaden CrossJuly 5, 2023January 2025Russell Betts
CommissionerMartin MitchellJanuary 17, 2023January 2025Gary Gardner
CommissionerJose TrejoVACANTJanuary 17, 2023January 2025Jan Pye

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 $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 on January 10, 2024. The City Council is scheduled to consider the appointment at the January 16, 2024 City Council Meeting.