About Us

About Us

“The success of the Protect Palm Desert Neighborhoods initiative and our involvement with the city demonstrates we have a greater role to play as citizens.”

– Christel Prokay

Protect Palm Desert Neighborhoods formed to defend our community’s full-time residents against the invasion of short-term rental properties (STRs).

The need for our organization was clear: crowded streets, disruptive parties, overflowing trash, and transient faces were taking over our communities. Protect Palm Desert Neighborhoods aggressively opposed STRs, and took the fight to our city officials. With the success of our petition, we continue to serve as the voice for our community members and create an accessible link to local government issues.

Jim Kane's Story

"My personal vision is for our group to maintain its core membership and leadership role and for us to assist other neighborhoods in organizing themselves in similar fashion."

Alain Pinel

War in the Neighborhood

Read Alain Pinel's story on short term rentals.