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The Historic Preservation Committee has changed its name to the Cultural Resources Preservation Committee (CRPC). The CRPC is coordinated by the Department of Building and Safety and comprised of seven members appointed by the City Council.

The Committee was created as part of the City's Cultural Resources Ordinance to help preserve specific areas and buildings within the City that reflect elements of its cultural, social, economic, political, architectural, and archaeological history. The Committee advises the City Council and in all matters relating to the identification, protection, restoration, and retention of historic sites within the City. (Mission Statement)

The Committee conducted a Bus Tour in April 2007 which visited a number of interesting sites throughout Palm Desert and developed a booklet, "History and Tour of Palm Desert Historical Sites, April 27, 2007" commemorating this event.

The CRPC regularly scheduled meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the Administrative Services Conference Room.

For more information about the CRPC, please contact us via email at or call (760) 776-6420.

CRPC Informational Booklet

Top Ten Myths About Historic Preservation

Palm Desert: An Architectural Tour Into Modernism

For a list of current Committee Members, click here

For an application to serve on the Cultural Resources Preservation Committee, click here.


The Minutes for the CRPC meetings are available after they have been approved at the next regular meeting.

Meeting agendas are typically available 72 hours prior to each meeting and may be downloaded by clicking on one of the Event links below.

The City of Palm Desert reserves the right to make changes to the order of items listed on the agenda.



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