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Advancing Community wellness in the Coachella Valley


In 2018, prompted by a growing requirement for California’s special districts, municipalities and other government agencies to improve diverse representation, the Desert Healthcare District took on a zoning process that included multiple public hearings and map presentations. A five-zone map was approved that summer, moving the District from at-large to zone-based Board member elections. Following voters’ approval in November 2018 to expand the District east of Cook Street, a rezoning process got underway to create seven zones covering the entire Coachella Valley. Each zone will have a Director on the Board.

Below are three draft maps created by demographer NDC with seven suggested zones for the 2020 election. A new map will be adopted in the fall 2019.

NDC Agave Map

NDC Yucca Map 

NDC Mesquite Map

NDC Cholla Map

NDC Zone Descriptions 


In late June 2018, the Board completed the zoning process to create five zones.

Orange 2 Map (Adopted June 26, 2018)

Orange 2 Demographics