Desert Hot Springs city officials have approved $15 million for the construction of a new fire station on Hacienda Avenue.
It will also fund other projects like a new public safety campus on Pierson Boulevard – and improvements to Fire Station 37 and tenant upgrades to expand the senior center.
“It’s long overdue,” said Eric Pontius. “And we’re really excited to see it coming.” Eric Pontius is the owner of Bar One Catering. He arrived twenty years ago and said many facilities were not in the city of Desert Hot Springs.
The mayor of Desert Hot Springs has made it clear that projects like the public safety campus promised over the years will begin construction as early as next year.
“We’re really going to be focused on the new fire station and the new public safety campus, and what that will bring to the desert hot springs city and how that will improve our public safety,” said Scott Matas, mayor. of Desert Hot Springs.
“Our general fund balance exceeds $13 million,” Mayor Matas said. “And the tax receipts are written, the reserves are strong, the town of Desert Hot Springs and I don’t need to talk about it anymore. We keep trying to convince people that this is the truth, this is on paper it’s a fact. City of Desert Hot Springs is financially stable.”