Videos and documents from all five public hearings will be posted along with general City Council meeting information on the city website.
Open House #2: February 12, 2020
City and community leaders, joined by a redistricting expert, led a public open house on February 12 at 6:00 p.m. in the Palm Desert Community Center to provide information about the district creation process and solicit public input about communities of interest.
The Powerpoint providing background on the Palm Desert district creation process is linked here.
A Powerpoint explaining the districting process and tools is linked here.
A video of the Open House will be posted shortly.
Open House #1: January 15, 2020
City and community leaders led a public open house on January 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the Palm Desert Community Center to provide information about the switch to district elections and receive public input about the process.
The Powerpoint providing background on the Palm Desert districting process is linked here.
A video of the Open House is below.
The California Voting Rights Act
Ranked Choice Voting
If feasible, the City will also implement rank-choice voting, allowing voters to more comprehensively express their candidate preferences. The Riverside County Registrar of Voters may not be able to offer ranked-choice voting by November 2020, but the City is working with the Registrar to implement this system as soon as possible. For more information on ranked choice voting, please visit the following links: