Protect Palm Desert Neighborhoods

Mission Statement

Protect Palm Desert Neighborhoods (PPDN) exists to preserve and promote the residential character of our city’s neighborhoods. Specifically, we advocate on behalf of city residents who find the proliferation of Short Term Vacation Rentals (STRs) as disruptive to daily life while also threatening to the larger integration of our city. Further, PPDN works to advance sound public policy at the city level and to serve as a conduit between Palm Desert’s citizenry and its policymakers.

Short-Term Rental Issues

By a 3-2 vote, Council approved the ordinance restricting STRs in residential areas on December 14th, 2017.

What was finalized on December 14th:
Short-term Rentals will no longer be allowed in R-1 and R-2 neighborhoods, with the exception of owner-occupied STRs where the owner is present during the rental. No new permits will be issued in R-1 and R-2. Existing STRs in these residential zones will be phased out by December 31, 2019. The new ordinance went into effect on January 13, 2018. Read more…

Economic Development Participation

Jim Kane presents A Conceptual Vision for Palm Desert 2025

1. A consolidated, stand-alone, 4-year Cal. State-Palm Desert occupies the site at Cook and Frank Sinatra. The offered curriculum has been designed to attract and educate the workforce required by companies considering locating here. (Creative Funding Vehicle Required).

2. All technical and vocational courses not requiring a baccalaureate degree are offered through, or coordinated by College of the Desert. Read more…

Community Involvement
Members of Protect Palm Desert Neighborhoods attend city council meetings to stay informed on issues that affect our community. We serve as a voice for Palm Desert residents.