Supervisor Perez to Visit Community Councils
MECCA – Supervisor V. Manuel Perez will present a county update during his visits to two community council meetings in Mecca and Bermuda Dunes this week.
The Mecca-North Shore Community Council meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at the Joel E. Smilow Boys & Girls Clubhouse in Mecca, 91-391 Avenue 66. Updates on upcoming transportation projects and a proposed Mecca Family Dollar store will also be presented at the meeting.
The Bermuda Dunes Community Council will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14 at the Bermuda Dunes Community Center in Bermuda Dunes, 78-400 Avenue 42. Discussion items include an update and history on medians in Bermuda Dunes, a traffic study update on Avenue 42/Adams and a presentation on a potential new business.
“I am excited to attend the community council meetings, which help me keep in touch with the residents of our unincorporated communities to address concerns and improve the community,” said Supervisor V. Manuel Perez. “The meetings are also an opportunity for community members to get involved, stay informed and ask questions about what is happening in their area. I look forward to getting out to as many community councils as possible to share updates and announcements on the many projects and events ahead.”
Community councils provide input and recommendations to Supervisor Perez on issues, county services and ideas for improving the quality of life in unincorporated communities. Community council meetings also provide residents an opportunity to learn about projects and receive informative reports from county departments and public agencies such as the Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, Fire Department, Desert Recreation District and others that provide services in the area.
Ten community councils meet regularly in the Fourth Supervisorial District to serve the residents of: Bermuda Dunes, Desert Edge, Indio Hills, Mecca-North Shore, Mesa Verde, Ripley, Sky Valley, Thermal-Oasis, Thousand Palms and Vista Santa Rosa. The Mesa Verde and Ripley community councils are in the process of being consolidated into a single council for both areas.
The meetings are open to the public. Spanish interpretation will be provided at the Mecca-North Shore meeting.
Vacancies on community councils and other boards are posted on Supervisor Perez’s Web site, www.rivco4.org/web/vacancies. Anyone interested in serving on a community council can complete an application on the Web site and send it to Supervisor Perez’s office.