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Holiday Events: Tree Lighting & Parade in Desert Hot Springs

Mayor Scott Matas   November 24, 2017

  As the Holidays are fast approaching, we are planning our Holiday Tree Lighting Extravaganza on Friday, December 1st and the Desert Hot Springs Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 9th. Learn how you can participate in the parade! Deadline to submit is November 27th. Stay connected! http://scottmatas.com https://www.facebook.com/MayorMatas https://www.instagram.com/mayorscottmatas https://twitter.com/mayormatas https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfljWSlsObeqmLIB69TrEhQ

Events Recap, Internet Service Providers and Happy Thanksgiving! – November 2017 Update

Mayor Scott Matas   November 23, 2017

Welcome, November! This month we update you our new city hall and discuss Congressman Ruiz’s efforts to receive grants for better internet service in his district which includes Desert Hot Springs. We recap the Happy Healthy Halloween event and the Desert Hot Springs Pride Festival. We are planning the 2018 Community Townhall Schedule – if [...]

We’re Back Desert Hot Springs! Welcome Fall, and Our New City Hall!

Mayor Scott Matas   September 30, 2017

After a short hiatus, we’re back with our monthly videos! Also, city council meetings have started up again in September the first and third Tuesday of the month. In this video we discuss our new CITY HALL located on the corner of Palm and Peirson, and the future plans for the location. We also take [...]

Who Knows How Much This Town Can “Grow”?

Mayor Scott Matas   August 8, 2017

Desert Hot Springs, a small town in California, found an unorthodox solution to their financial troubles- weed. Watch The Profit: Marijuana Millions TONIGHT at 10p ET/PT on CNBC.

Mayor Scott Matas City Update 16 – June 2017

Mayor Scott Matas   June 21, 2017

Mayor Scott Matas City Update 16 – June 2017 Hello Desert Hot Springs! The Vietnam Moving Wall returns to Desert Hot Springs June 22nd to June 26th at Mission Springs Park. Opening Ceremony June 22nd at 6pm. Closing Ceremony June 26th at 11am. Keep up with future Town Halls at townhall.scottmatas.com. Thank you to Diversity [...]

Mayor Scott Matas City Update 16 – May 2017

Mayor Scott Matas   May 31, 2017

Lots to discuss with you in my May Update. Veteran’s Park just got an upgrade in in time for the annual Memorial Day Ceremony that passed 10am last Monday, May 29, and had a flyover. The Vietnam Moving Wall is making progress as we prepare for its return to Desert Hot Springs. If you’re interested [...]

Mayor Scott Matas City Update 15 – April 2017

Mayor Scott Matas   April 30, 2017

Hello Desert Hot Springs! Lots to discuss with you in my April Update. The Vietnam Moving Wall is making progress as we prepare for its return to Desert Hot Springs. If you’re interested in supporting, please contact me: http://scottmatas.com . Speaking of Veterans, Veteran’s Park is getting changes just in time for the annual Memorial [...]

Mayor Scott Matas April Town Hall- April 20th, Sponsored by DHS CAN.

Mayor Scott Matas April Town Hall- April 20th, Sponsored by DHS CAN.

Mayor Scott Matas   April 19, 2017

Join us TOMORROW April 20th, for our second 2017 #TownHall at the Health & Wellness Center, 6pm. We’ll also be streaming LIVE on my Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MayorMatas/ Sponsored by the DHS CAN- Desert Hot Springs Cannabis Alliance Network. #ShowUpSpeakOut Stay connected! http://scottmatas.com https://www.facebook.com/MayorMatas https://www.instagram.com/mayorscottm… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCflj…

Mayor Scott Matas City Update 14 – March 2017

Mayor Scott Matas   March 31, 2017

  Hello Desert Hot Springs! As this month comes to a close, I bring you a short monthly update. The Vietnam Moving Wall is returning to Desert Hot Springs. If you’re interested in supporting, please contact me: http://scottmatas.com . The Rotary Park has FINALLY begun construction to be converted into a full dog park! Veteran’s [...]

Mayor Scott Matas City Update 13 – February 2017

Mayor Scott Matas   February 28, 2017

As we conclude February, I bring you my monthly update! First of all – thank you to everyone who congratulated me on my wedding to Victoria, our first lady of Desert Hot Springs. This month we update you on the finally completed Indian Avenue, the traveling Vietnam Wall returning to Desert Hot Springs, the dog [...]

January 2017 Update

Mayor Scott Matas   January 31, 2017

Happy New Year! It’s time for our January 2017 update… sorry this is so late in the month! This month we review projects we have in the works, review the Martin Luther King walk, and announce the location of our new upcoming city hall. The Mizell Senior Center has received the contract to run our [...]

Business of the Month December 2016 – Zapopan Mexican Food

Mayor Scott Matas   December 31, 2016

My office and I have recently implemented the selection of a “Business of the Month” within our community.   This month we chose Zapopan Mexican Food.   Zapopan Mexican Food just celebrated its 10th year anniversary last month. They are a great place to bring your family and friends for a quality meal. They offer [...]

Mayor Scott Matas City Update 11 – December 2016

Mayor Scott Matas   December 21, 2016

December city update! This month we review our Holiday Tree Lighting, organized by the Community Cultural Affairs Commission, and the Holiday Parade, this year organized by the Desert Hot Springs Rotary with Grand Marshall, Olympian and hometown hero, Sarah Robles. We review 2016. As Mayor, I realized our community was divided when I was elected [...]

Mayor Scott Matas City Update 09 – November 2016

Mayor Scott Matas   November 30, 2016

November City Update! This month we discuss road and park improvements, ATP State funding that was approved for Desert Hot Springs, the return of the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall’s return, review the Business Summit and Healthy Halloween Event, dhsdaily.com, the grand opening of the College of the Desert satellite Campus in Desert Hot Springs, No [...]

Business of the Month November 2016 – Desert Hot Springs Florist & Nursery

Mayor Scott Matas   November 28, 2016

My office and I have recently implemented the selection of a “Business of the Month” within our community. This month we chose Desert Hot Springs Florist & Nursery. Desert Hot Springs Florist & Nursery has been family owned for over 45 years. The Jacobson family is proud to offer the finest locally grown product, with [...]

Business of the Month October 2016 – World Gym

Mayor Scott Matas   October 21, 2016

Starting this month, I will be choosing a small business in our community to highlight. This month we chose World Gym. World Gym has recently received new owners, who have bought new equipment and have implemented full health-oriented programs… from the new weight equipment, personal trainers, Zumba and other health related classes, and even healthy [...]

Mayor Matas City Update 08 – September 2016

Mayor Scott Matas   September 30, 2016

September City Update. A lot going on in Desert Hot Springs! We discuss Canndescent​ , the first medical marijuana cultivation facility in Southern California, which officially opened right here in town. In partnership with BurkeMedia Productions​, my office developed a digital community calendar – see all the events and activities happening in town – and [...]

Mayor Matas City Update 07 – August 2016

Mayor Scott Matas   August 13, 2016

August City Update! This month I update you on location from Rotary Park, the East end of Hacienda to announce the upcoming improvements to transform the park into a full dog park with a fence, fountains and bags to clean up after your pets. A lot is going on in Desert Hot Springs! This month [...]

Mayor Matas City Update 06 – June 2016

Mayor Scott Matas   June 25, 2016

June City Update! This month I update you on location from the Carl May Center to show off the new art pieces we have brought back to the Carl May in partnership with the Spa City Paleteers. A lot is going on in Desert Hot Springs! This month we discuss the city budget, the special [...]

Mayor Matas City Update 05 – May 2016

Mayor Scott Matas   May 12, 2016

May City Update! This month I update you live from Guy Tadesco Park on Hacienda to update you on the park and road improvements, remember long-time active resident, Pat Carney. I also introduce you to David Fellman with Mission Outreach Project and God’s Kitchen, who invites you to the Family Festival in Tedesco Park this [...]

Mayor Matas City Update 04 – April 2016

Mayor Scott Matas   April 26, 2016

April City Update! This month I update you live from Cabot’s Pueblo Museum to update you on the 2016 State of the City and the Desert Hot Springs Healthy City Initiative Medical Marijuana Educational Forum, and introduce to Irene Rodriguez, Executive Director of Cabot’s Pueblo Museum who welcomes you to the Evening at the Pueblo [...]

2016 State of the City

Mayor Scott Matas   April 17, 2016

If you missed the Desert Hot Springs 2016 State of the City on Thursday, April 7th, at the Greater Desert Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce, you can now watch my presentation in its entirety online filmed and edited by BurkeMedia Productions. Our budget is healthy, our crime is down, and we have a lot of [...]

Mayor Scott Matas Invites YOU To The 2016 State of the City

Mayor Scott Matas   April 6, 2016

I invite YOU to the join me at the 2016 State of the City THIS Thursday, April 7th 6pm at the Desert Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce. This event is FREE for local residents. You have just a few days left to register! Be redirected to the Chamber of Commerce website to register at here. [...]

Mayor Matas City Update 03 – March 2016

Mayor Scott Matas   March 25, 2016

  March City Update! This month I review new business grand openings, elaborate on our city committees we’ve formed, and hit the hot topics of the marijuana cultivation facilities and Walmart. We’re looking forward to seeing you get involved. Stay connected! http://scottmatas.com https://www.facebook.com/MayorMatas https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfljWSlsObeqmLIB69TrEhQ

Council Meeting Agenda March 15th, 2016

Mayor Scott Matas   March 15, 2016

Here is a copy of tonight’s agenda. Meeting starts at 6pm.  Feel free to join us. Or watch live online here. CITY OF DESERT HOT SPRINGS   REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE CITY COUNCIL SERVING AS THE SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY BOARD   AGENDA   MARCH 15, 2016   3:00 [...]

Mayor Matas City Update 02 – February 2016

Mayor Scott Matas   February 12, 2016

February City Update! This month I review what we’ve done in the last 66 days including; special meetings with other community leaders and developers to form partnerships to plan our future, updates on development projects, updates on events in our city including the Martin Luther King Jr. walk and various ribbon cuttings, councilwoman Zavala and [...]

Mayor Matas City Update 01 – January 2016

Mayor Scott Matas   January 14, 2016

  Our first monthly City Update! This month I’ll review what we accomplished December, speak about some great projects we’re working on to connect you to government, including forming committees and forming partnerships with the Chamber of Commerce. Stay connected! http://scottmatas.com https://www.facebook.com/MayorMatas https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCflj…

Mayor Scott Matas Swearing In, Desert Hot Springs December 1st, 2015.

Mayor Scott Matas Swearing In – December 1st, 2015

Mayor Scott Matas   December 3, 2015

  This video is from December 1st, 2015 , when I swore in as Mayor of Desert Hot Springs. Thank you Pastor Paul Miller for leading me in my oath. In my speech, I wish my predecessor good fortune, thank those who helped me become who I am today, explain my basic goals, and read [...]