Dean M Gray

Dean M Gray

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Increasing Sales Tax Not Necessary for Public Safety

City Seal

“We don’t need to pay more for shopping in our city,” said Ms. P.D.; a resident of Desert Hot Springs, “I am for improving public safety. Saving $1 million dollars and putting more officers to work combating crime is what we need.” Opposition to the sales tax continues gaining support. Continue Reading →

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Commissioner Jeff Bowman Out of Commission in Europe

Jeff Bowman enjoying a meal in Germany on September 14, 2014 according to Facebook post.

Attendance at meetings, however, is the Holy Grail that will get a commissioner or council member derailed. In Desert Hot Springs Jeff Bowman recently joined others out of commissions, off councils and removed from other government functions. However, Bowman objects to rules that a position becomes vacant if a member fails to attend three consecutive regular meetings. Continue Reading →

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Alarming News! Unlicensed Contractor Pete Chryss Trials Update

Peter Chryssikos

The city gave nearly $40,000 to unlicensed contractor Pete Chryss who faces charges and court appearances in September. Although the city is eligible to get the money back, so far it is doing nothing and this is not the first time public funds are ignored. Continue Reading →

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ALL Desert Hot Springs Crime Scene Evidence Compromised by Police


When crime scene evidence is mishandled or inappropriately stored the guilty can go free. It also means persons can be wrongly arrested and convicted. Evidence handled by the DHS PD has been improperly stored and mishandled. This has been going on for years according to FBI. Even if all these matters were corrected today that would not solve the problems of past mishandling of evidence. Mayor Adam Sanchez stands in the way of the solution.
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Al Schmidt Returns

Al Schmidt -former city couincilman and planning commissioner - lost The Village Shopping Center and is not happy about that.

Al Schmidt during his time as a planning commissioner successfully lobbied the city to wave city fees to build his shopping center named “The Village.” The project sold and Schmidt is now calling the new owner “that bastard” and complaining about the new owner not paying those fees. Continue Reading →

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