Desert Hot Springs Community Clean-up Day: Residents Unite for Local Enhancement

DESERT HOT SPRINGS — On Saturday, Feb. 3, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Desert Hot Springs residents will rally at the intersection of Hacienda Avenue and Verbena Drive for a Volunteer Community Clean-up Day.

Spearheaded by Councilmember Russell Betts, this community-driven event aims to beautify a well-traveled section of roadway and reinforce a shared commitment to a cleaner, more attractive Desert Hot Springs.

Anticipating another successful turnout, Councilmember Betts said interest has been keen. “At the last event, we had to bring in additional dumpsters due to the efforts of the volunteers and the lots looked really clean when done. This upcoming event should have good result also.”

The privately funded event, made possible by local businesses and individuals and at no city expense, will provide gloves, bags, rakes, and other essentials. Special thanks to Desert Valley Disposal for their support.

Following the cleanup from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., participants a complimentary breakfast will be served courtesy of the Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel Sunshine Cafe. Options include a traditional bacon-and-eggs or pancake-and-sausage breakfast.

For more information or to join the initiative, contact Russell Betts at (760) 333-1374 or

Can’t make it this time? Stay tuned for more clean-up days scheduled between now and the summer months.

The City Council seats of Betts and Roger Nuñez expire in November. Since moving to district elections, both councilors are now in District 2. If they want to remain on the City Council, they will need to compete against each other, run for the at-large mayor’s seat or not run at all.

Betts told Uken Report on Monday that he is not ready to make any announcement; Nuñez has announced he will seek reelection to the position.

Note: Details regarding the cleanup are subject to change; contact Russell Betts for updates.