On June 5, 2019, the Indio City Council recognized the Riverside County Professional Firefighters Benevolent Fund (RCPFBF) with a Certificate of Appreciation for their tireless efforts in supporting firefighters and organizations associated with the fire service. RCPFBF helps firefighters with cancer support, toxin and bio hazard awareness, employee assistance programs, peer support groups, and financial and retirement planning services. They also participate in community service activities such as "Shop with a Firefighter" where they provide gifts to children from the county's child protective services program. To learn more about RCPFBF and how to support firefighters, go to www.rcpfbf.com/ . Watch their informational video on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=135&v=V9KPv1Cl9Hs .
On May 15, 2019, the Indio City Council recognized FIND Food Bank for their outstanding service to the community. Established in 1983, FIND, which stands for "Food In Need of Distribution," is the only regional food bank in Eastern Riverside and Southern San Bernardino counties. They are a direct contractor with the USDA and distribute more than 10 million pounds of food annually to an average of 85,000 individuals each month. They also work with more than 100 community-based partners such as senior centers, faith-based organizations, and homeless shelters. In the Coachella Valley, one in six people are food insecure and a $1 donation equates to 7 meals. They chose Indio as their headquarters because of its strategic geographic location and it is the most populous city in the Coachella Valley. Indio is proud to be home to some of the most highly regarded non-profit organizations in the region. FIND Food Bank has been a great partner to the Indio community. Congratulations and keep up the good work! For more information about FIND Food Bank, go to www.findfoodbank.org.
The City of Indio 2020 election will be held by-district to comply with the California Voting Rights Act of 2001.
As your Mayor, I invite residents
me with any questions you may have on this change and to hear about what is important to you.
Born and raised in Indio, I was first elected to the City Council in 2004, and have served as Mayor in 2008, 2011, 2015 and 2019.
I have deep roots in this community. My parents were migrant farm workers working in the agricultural community and then became small business owners in the Downtown district. I attended Indio High School and eventually earned an Associate of Liberal Arts degree from the College of the Desert and attended
of California Riverside. In my capacity as a small business owner, I managed the finances of my companies, and put that experience to use in my city council duties, where I am a consistent advocate for balanced budgets and responsible spending.