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Mayor Matas is committed to continuing Public Safety, Economic Development, Fiscal Stability and Youth To Senior Programs to Desert Hot Springs.

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Mayor Scott Matas' Areas of Focus

Mayor Matas developed a vision with a unified city council and staff at the beginning of his term.  Learn about the accomplishments and the path we are on to continue moving Desert Hot Springs forward.

Public Safety

  • Fully Staffed Police Department
  • Improving Pedestrian & Traffic Safety
  • Reducing Illegal Drugs & Weapons

Economic Development

  • Welcoming New Businesses
  • Supporting New Jobs
  • Improvements to City Infrastructure

Fiscal Stability

  • Balanced Two Year Budget
  • $8.5 Million in Reserves
  • Council Working as a United Team

Youth To Senior Programs

  • Career Training Opportunities
  • Mizell Senior Center
  • P.A.L. - Police Activities League

About Scott Matas

Mayor Scott Matas & Victoria Matas

I am a lifetime resident of Desert Hot Springs - born and raised, I attended school here and am now proudly raising my own family here in our town. I have two sons; my oldest graduated from Desert Hot Springs High School and is now involved doing missionary work and pursuing his dream of music and ministry for his church. He works for Calvary Chapel in Cathedral City and is an EMT for an ambulance company, and was recently married to the love of his life, Nancy Matas. My youngest son also graduated Desert Hot Springs High School and is now a junior at University of California Riverside (UCR) majoring in English. I married my wife Victoria Matas in 2017. We raise our three daughters, 14, 12 and 8, all attending Desert Hot Springs Schools.

I was a local small business owner for nearly 10 years and belong to the Desert Hot Springs Rotary Club. I volunteered for 20 years with the Desert Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Company, spent 2 years as president of Food Now almost 20 coaching and umpiring for Desert Hot Springs Little League. I support the following charities: Food Now, God’s Kitchen, Desert Hot Springs Little League and AYSO, Jr. All American Football, Desert Hot Springs Woman’s Club, and Desert Hot Springs High School football and baseball programs. It has been my passion to involve the youth of our city into city government; in 2009 I began and still advise the Youth Council, which consist of a group of high school students who look at the issues facing our community from the youth perspective. While being involved in several local charities and programs I have come to realize that we are fortunate to have some of the hardest working volunteers in this community.

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Mayor Matas Community Updates

  • Re-Elect Mayor Scott Matas
    by Mayor Scott Matas on August 18, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    As we reach the election season, I am very pleased with the direction we’ve started. I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts and concerns as we definitely have a lot more work to do. This last term has focused on and accomplished the following: Public Safety – Fully Staffed Police Department – Improving Pedestrian & [...] The post Re-Elect Mayor Scott Matas appeared first on Mayor Scott Matas, Desert Hot Springs California.. […]

  • Quick Quack Car Wash
    by Mayor Scott Matas on August 14, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Today we welcomed Quick Quack Car Wash – Desert Hot Springs to our community! We had a great turnout! As we have wrestled with attracting businesses to our city before we have constantly seen that the community not only wants more, but will support it as well. Along with our community showing how happy we [...] The post Quick Quack Car Wash appeared first on Mayor Scott Matas, Desert Hot Springs California.. […]

  • Police to conduct active shooter training at Desert Hot Springs High School
    by Mayor Scott Matas on July 15, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    The Desert Hot Springs Police Department will conduct an active shooter training exercise at Desert Hot Springs High School next week. The exercise, slated for Thursday morning, “will simulate a multi-discipline, multi-jurisdiction and multi-agency response to an active shooter on a high school campus,” according to a police statement. Along with police, school officials, firefighters, and paramedics will take [...] The post Police to conduct active shooter training at Desert Hot Springs High School appeared first on Mayor Scott Matas, Desert Hot Springs California.. […]

  • Free Family Fun with Mayor Scott Matas and his Family
    by Mayor Scott Matas on July 2, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    You are invited to join my family and I for a Free Family Fun Day on Saturday, July 7th, 4pm to 7pm at Dillion’s Burgers! As I finish up my first term, I want to meet more families and residents to receive feedback, as well as hear concerns and ideas. I want to share my [...] The post Free Family Fun with Mayor Scott Matas and his Family appeared first on Mayor Scott Matas, Desert Hot Springs California.. […]

  • Commander Gus Paiz celebrating 17 years with DHS PD
    by Mayor Scott Matas on June 4, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    Commander Gus Paiz is celebrating 17 years with DHS PD Today 🚔 💙🖤 (6,205 Days) Rookie 🚔 Investigator 🔎 Field Training Officer 🚓 Detective 🕵🏻‍♂️ Sergeant 👮🏻‍♂️ Detective Sergeant 🕵🏻‍♂️ Commander ⭐️ Thank you for your dedicated service to the police department and all of the residents in Desert Hot Springs. #DHSPD #DesertHotSprings The post Commander Gus Paiz celebrating 17 years with DHS PD appeared first on Mayor Scott Matas, Desert Hot Springs California.. […]

  • May 2018 Update
    by Mayor Scott Matas on May 31, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    Hello Desert Hot Springs! This month we review our progress on the new city hall and the upcoming groundbreaking ceremony coming up, as well as progress on the road improvements and lighting along Palm. We have more updates on the motorcop our city has hired to join our Police Deparment for targetting traffic violations. We [...] The post May 2018 Update appeared first on Mayor Scott Matas, Desert Hot Springs California.. […]

  • Desert Hot Springs Rotary City Update with Mayor Scott Matas
    by Mayor Scott Matas on May 9, 2018 at 4:20 pm

      Desert Hot Springs Rotary invites you a special evening meeting on Wednesday May 16th for a city update from Mayor Matas! Bring your questions, stay informed! Meeting starts at 6:30pm at Miracle Springs Resort and Spa. $5 Entry and $15 for Entry with a meal. All proceeds go to the Rotary Club of Desert [...] The post Desert Hot Springs Rotary City Update with Mayor Scott Matas appeared first on Mayor Scott Matas, Desert Hot Springs California.. […]

  • Cabot’s Pueblo Museum Announces Evening At The Pueblo
    by Mayor Scott Matas on May 2, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    The post Cabot’s Pueblo Museum Announces Evening At The Pueblo appeared first on Mayor Scott Matas, Desert Hot Springs California.. […]

  • Senior Inpiration Awards
    by Mayor Scott Matas on April 20, 2018 at 1:20 pm

      What an honor to award the Desert Hot Springs Senior Inspiration Award to Rosemary Stonick (she was my 1st grade teacher) This is the 26th Annual Senior Inspiration Awards Ceremony hosted by the County of Riverside. The post Senior Inpiration Awards appeared first on Mayor Scott Matas, Desert Hot Springs California.. […]

  • Committees, Best Western Plus, Earth Day at Cabots & Dr. Brian McDaniel Street – April 2018 Update
    by Mayor Scott Matas on April 19, 2018 at 8:38 am

      Hello Desert Hot Springs! This month we review our progress on the new city hall and the upcoming groundbreaking ceremony coming up in May, as well as progress on the road improvements and lighting along Palm. Earlier this month, our city council voted to approve adding a motorcop to our PD targetting traffic violations. [...] The post Committees, Best Western Plus, Earth Day at Cabots & Dr. Brian McDaniel Street – April 2018 Update appeared first on Mayor Scott Matas, Desert Hot Springs California.. […]

Desert Hot Springs: I am inviting you to join me TOMORROW Wednesday, September 19th at The Shop Cafe inside the Aqua Soleil Hotel & Mineral Water Spa from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. I will be talking about my campaign.
We are taking donations to reserve tables, but they are not required.

Due to extreme cuts a few years back and careful budgeting, our city has been able to create a balanced two-year budget at the beginning of our term. $8.5 million in reserves and have used creative methods to fund new resources for our community.#MatasforMayor #MovingDHSForward

Town Hall LIVE at the Desert Hot Springs Neighborhood Group Breakfast from Miracle Springs Resort & Spa.

Tune in! We have some exciting announcements! https://t.co/wLX9pq34Bd

Join me tomorrow at the Desert Hot Springs Neighborhood Group Breakfast 9am! I will be having a Town Hall at @miraclesprings, and have an EXCITING annoucement!

Can't make it? We will be streaming LIVE from my Facebook! https://t.co/1yEwCAC9th

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