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Advancing Community wellness in the Coachella Valley

District to present rezoning options for possible adoption on Oct. 22

The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation will soon approve seven new zones within its boundaries, completing a process that began earlier this year and that will determine its future Board of Directors.


Prompted by valley voters' overwhelming support in November 2018 to expand the District east of Cook Street, rezoning creates an opportunity for residents to serve on the Board regardless of where they live in the expanded District. A Director is elected from each zone, and four of the seven Board zones will be up for election in 2020.


At the September Board meeting, the Agave and Cholla maps were clear favorites among residents. But some asked for tweaks. With these public comments and requests in mind, National Demographics Corporation created two additional versions, Agave 2 and Cholla 2. The four maps will be presented for consideration, discussion and possible adoption at the next public hearing:


Desert Healthcare District Rezoning

5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019

UCR Palm Desert, Building B

75080 Frank Sinatra Drive

Palm Desert, CA 92211

Free Parking in Lot B

Refreshments provided


To RSVP, please contact Andrea S. Hayles at


About the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation

The Desert Healthcare District is a local government agency formed in 1948. Its mission is to achieve optimal health at all stages of life for all District residents. The District includes more than 400,000 residents and encompasses the entire Coachella Valley. The District and Desert Healthcare Foundation, together, are one of the largest funders in the valley. These funds are used to assist residents — especially the underserved — in accessing vitally needed resources, such as primary and behavioral healthcare, housing, food and transportation resources.