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On February 8, 2018, the Palm Desert City Council unanimously approved a resolution affirming the City’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Resolution No. 2018-09 states that Palm Desert values all members of our community including, but not limited to, people of any disability, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status, or gender identity. It goes on to affirm that the City will not tolerate prejudice, racism, bigotry, hatred, bullying and violence towards any groups within our community; and rejects any attempt to intimidate, threaten, or otherwise marginalize members of our community.

Finally, the resolution states that the City will publicize its commitment to diversity and will promote actual safety, a sense of security, and equal protection of constitutional and human rights, leading by example through equitable treatment of all by City officials and departments.

The City values all residents regardless of where they are from, who they love, how they worship, how they look, their abilities, or how they vote; and encourages all residents and visitors of Palm Desert to celebrate each other's differences and learn from one another.

For disabilities related issues, please contact the City's Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) liaison, Stephen Aryan, via email at or by phone at 760-346-0611, ext. 326.

For issues related to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community, please contact the City's LGBTQ liaison, David Hermann, via email at or by phone at 760-346-0611, ext. 380. 

For public safety matters related to the LGBTQ community, please contact the Palm Desert Police/Riverside County Sheriff's Department LGBTQ liaisons, Captain Leonard Purvis and Captain David Kurylowicz, via email at or by phone at 951-634-1561.