A familiar and iconic sight to hundreds of thousands of Coachella festivalgoers, and the millions more who followed the concerts virtually, #sarbaleke, is putting down stakes in Indio.
On Thursday, October 31, 2019, Mayor Lupe Ramos Amith challenged the audience and community to "Be Bold, Dream Big, and Imagine Greatness" during the City of Indio's Annual State of the City Address held at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.
In support of local merchants, the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the Annual GCV Small Business Expo presented by the City of Indio on November 21, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino's Special Event Center.
Electrify America has installed four electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at the Walmart located at 82-491 Avenue 42. Each of the stations have two chargers and they are live and open to the public.
Tamale and festival lovers everywhere are counting the days before the World’s Largest Tamale Festival once again will bring tasty tamales and family fun to Indio! The Indio International Tamale Festival is coming to Indio in just a few short weeks, and will be held December 7 and 8, 2019.
On November 6, 2019, the Indio City Council adopted the 2019 California Building Codes and 2019 California Fire Codes. These Codes will go into effect in the City of Indio beginning on January 1, 2020. Please make note of this effective date for the new Codes and plan accordingly.
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Major road improvements will take place on the northwest corner of Indio Boulevard and Avenue 48 from Monday, October 14 to Thursday, November 7, 2019 in preparation for the construction of a new Tower Market gasoline station and convenience store.
The Lights at Indio GC will close the golf course on Monday, September 30th and reopen the golf course on October 23rd. Tee-Times may be made in advance beginning October 20th. The first ten to fourteen days will be walking play only.
The Indio Senior Center, in partnership with the American Heart Association (AHA) and Desert Oasis Healthcare, began offering a series of blood pressure classes in September 2019 to educate residents on how to improve their heart health as part of the “Desert Communities: Life is Why” initiative.
At the Indio City Council meeting on September 18, 2019, the Coachella Valley Community Trust (CVCT) was recognized for transforming lives and collaborative work in the community for 25 years.
On September 10, 2019, Indio Fire Station 3, located at 46621 Madison Street, placed a new paramedic ambulance into service.
Will Sturgeon, Producer and Executive Director with the Academy of Musical Performance (AMP), has won the “Best Producer” award at the 2019 Coachella Valley Music Awards for the second year in a row!
The City of Indio has appointed television anchor and investigative reporter Brooke Beare as Director of Communications & Marketing. Ms. Beare has distinguished herself for over 16 years in the Coachella Valley both through her achievements as an award-winning journalist, and as a leader in the philanthropic community. She is expected to start at the end of October 2019.
Here in Indio, I am so appreciative of my City teammates who work outside in the extreme heat. We do our best to limit their exposure to the worst of it, but our staff is out there serving the public, and they earn my respect every day.
Desert Theatreworks (DTW) has received 63 nominations for its 2018-2019 season by The Desert Theatre League for its annual Desert Star Awards.
The Indio Senior Center is proud to partner with the American Heart Association and their local Life is Why sponsor, Desert Oasis Healthcare in presenting four educational classes to help educate and fight cardiovascular disease and stroke:
he Coachella Valley History Museum has received a collection of over 100 pieces of original, authentic folk art from a donor who has spent years living and traveling throughout Mexico.
The Coachella Valley History Museum is pleased to announce one of their newest exhibits Flight Plan: The Birds of Sunnylands .
Southern California is home to many tortillerias run by families for generations.
On August 29, 2019, the City of Indio welcomed it's newest public art sculpture entitled "Sequitur" on the Highway 111 median just east of Jefferson St. The stainless steel artwork features tall majestic creatures entering the city and beckoning others to follow.
The City of Indio is inviting nonprofit organizations or local governmental agencies to apply for funding under its annual Community Grant/Sponsorship Program. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2019. Click here to apply.
On May 29, 2019, Indio High School digital media career and technical education teacher Tom Buck, was honored by Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Judy D. White, Ed.D., and DSUSD Superintendent Scott Bailey along with School Board Vice President Linda Porras as they delivered the news that he had been selected as 2020 Riverside County Teachers of the Year.
SBDC Eats is a free four-week course that will teach you how to transform your business idea into reality, and provide you a hands-on opportunity to use a commercial kitchen. The program takes place on Wednesdays 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., from September 11 to October 2, 2019, at the Coachella Valley Small Business Development Center located at 44199 Monroe St., Suite B, Indio, CA 92201. Space is limited so register now at SBDC Eats.
The Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau has created a new video about the Coachella Valley History Museum as part of their Wander List original video series.
Josue Duarte and David Marquez intern at the City for seven weeks over the summer.
The Indio Police Department will be hosting National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Downtown Indio on Towne St. (between Bliss Ave. and Miles Ave.). Enjoy food and drinks and see law enforcement related displays (SWAT Equipment, K9 Demos, etc.). Event is free!
Building & Safety Inspection Hours: 6:00am - 3:00pm
Due to heat & safety awareness, Building & Safety has changed the inspection hours to help facilitate inspections. Please be aware of the changes and make any necessary adjustments to accommodate your work schedule.
Last month I covered our very ambitious Fiscal Year 2019/20 Workplan, which includes a tremendous amount of investment in the City’s local infrastructure, in public safety facilities, and in public amenities. We are already out paving streets and activating the programs funded in this year’s new budget.
In September 2016, Senate Bill (SB) 1383 was signed into law requiring Californians to reduce organic waste disposal by 50% by 2020 and 75% by 2025.
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.
Indio Water Authority has a history of working with community partners to fund projects that promote water conservation and help educate the public on effective approaches to desert landscaping.
The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission’s Annual Backpack Bonanza Giveaway this year is scheduled to take place in the CVRM Multi-purpose Room on Saturday, August 22. The backpack giveaway starts at 8:00 a.m. and will continue until supplies last.
On June 5, 2019, the Indio City Council approved using Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for teen vocational training, and improvements to parks and public facilities for fiscal year 2018-19.
The City of Indio, in keeping with its ongoing efforts to serve all members of the community, is updating its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) transition plan and self-evaluation. Deadline to submit your survey is September 30, 2019. Complete the online survey here .
In May 2019, the City and Successor Agency successfully sold a 8.5-acre industrially-zoned site off of Golf Center Parkway and South of Avenue 45 to Ring Power Corporation, a Caterpillar Inc. franchise, to establish the West Coast Regional Headquarters of their CAT Entertainment Services Division serving the Southwestern United States.
On May 11, 2019, the California Desert Trial Academy (CDTA) College of Law celebrated its fourth graduating class of law school students - William Sanderson, Vincent Sbardella and Victor Landa Suarez.
Stay cool Indio! During hot weather days, Indio residents may go to the following locations to cool down: Coachella Valley Rescue Mission, 84110 Manila St. (760) 851-2160; Indio Senior Center (Seniors Only), 45700 Aladdin St. (760) 391-4170; Martha's Village & Kitchen, 83791 Date Ave. (760) 347-4741.
The Indio Climate Action Plan is a roadmap for how the City will reduce greenhouse gas emissions to support a healthy and vibrant community as part of the Indio General Plan Update. More information at www.Indio2040.org. Submit your comments to Lnamvar@indio.org by July 5, 2019 before 5:00 p.m.
Help shape the future of Downtown Indio!
The Downtown Indio Specific Plan Open Houses will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2019, and on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at the College of Desert Indio Campus, located at 45524 Oasis Street, Indio, California 92201.
At City Hall, we move directly from Festival Season right into Budget Season. Putting together our $87 million Operating Budget, $28 million Water Enterprise Budget and our substantial multi-year Capital Budget is an all-hands-on-deck task. Our staff starts with an understanding of our City Council’s objectives, we then do our best to build budgets for efficient operations to achieve those objectives.
On Monday, March 4, 2019, the Indio Elks Lodge 1643 held a ribbon cutting ceremony for joining the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce. Federal, state and city leaders were on hand to celebrate the organization's service to the community at their lodge.
The Indio Water Authority provides tools and incentives to help you save money and use water more efficiently. For more information on summer water conservation, visit the IWA website. Or check out their spring and summer irrigation guide.
Red Hot Ballroom is a nonprofit organization teaching Ballroom and Latin dance in after school programs to low-income and at-risk children in 4th through 7th grades in the Desert Sands Unified School District and throughout the valley.
Our brave Indio firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians from Fire Station 1 and Fire Station 3 are participating in A&E's documentary series, Live Rescue.
To reduce the number of mosquitos, ultra-low volume truck-mounted applications will take place within the areas of Avenue 44, Aztec Street, Vista del Oro, Terra Lago Parkway, and Harrison Street on May 16-18, 2019 between 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. More info at www.cvmvcd.org/controlactivities.htm.
The Indio Youth Advisory Council has launched their youth led anti-gambling campaign project. See their incredible videos and posters to increase awareness and educate the public about the dangers of underage gambling. They held a press conference and spoke during the Indio City Council Meeting on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, and was interviewed on Palms Springs Today!
Join the City of Indio for a community based planning session on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Parish Center Gymnasium located at 82-470 Bliss Street, Indio to provide new opportunities at Miles Avenue Park through Proposition 68 Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program.
Are you a secret culinary master? Are you obsessed with watching the Food Network? Have you thought about starting a food truck, selling homemade desserts, or opening a restaurant in Indio? Enroll in the SBDC Eats free four-week course from June 5 to 26, 2019.
Founded in 1912, the Woman's Club of Indio is the oldest civic organization in the Coachella Valley.
In the early morning of Saturday, February 16, 2019, nearly 100 volunteers gathered at Cahuilla Park to clean up the Indio Terrace Neighborhood.
SAGE Initiative is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free comprehensive dental care to low-income individuals, veterans, and undocumented immigrants.
To address the food insecurity facing many college students and the community, the College of the Desert has partnered with FIND Foodbank to distribute food.
Calling Artists of All Ages: Pre-K to Adult!
Welcome to the City of Indio! It is April, so it must be time for the Coachella and Stagecoach Music Festivals! These two music festivals are widely reputed to be the largest and best of the year. As you know, people from all over the world are talking about Indio each April. It enhances our reputation and there is no doubt that many of our growing business opportunities are fostered by the Coachella and Stagecoach Music Festivals.
Find the best route to the Empire Polo Club in Indio, the City of Festivals, to enjoy your Coachella and Stagecoach experience! Take notice of the detours and road closures, shuttle routes, drop off/pick up spots, and parking locations. For concert questions, please call 760-391-4112 or email email@example.com. Thank you to our residents and to our visitors, we hope you have a pleasant stay with us. Please come back again and Discover Indio, the No. 1 City for Live Music! Check out our other festivals throughout the year.
Help shape the future of Indio! Indio's Draft General Plan is available for public review from April 12 to May 13, 2019 at www.indio2040.org or at Indio City Hall. Submit your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Open house workshops are scheduled at the Indio Emergency Operations Center, 45222 N. Towne St., on April 25, 12-7pm and May 9, 6-8pm.
Proposed sale of property pursuant to California Health and Safety Code Sections 34175(b) and 34181(a). Date scheduled for April 17, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
The Draft Environmental Impact Report for the City of Indio General Plan Update 2040 is now available at www.indio2040.org.
I have been working in local government for over 40 years, and have worked with many different city staff teams. I know a good one when I see it. The City of Indio employee workforce is at the top of the class – for competence, for caring, for authenticity, and for problem solving. We know that Indio has great opportunity in our future. We know that as city employees our performance on the job will make a difference to how people perceive living, working and investing here. It takes very little on my part to manage this group. They are self-motivated and obviously, I am very proud of them.
Coachella is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and here are a few fun facts about Coachella and the music festival's history that you may not know!
Desert X 2019 is here and Indio is a large part of this bi-annual temporary art installation that runs now through April 21st, 2019.
The Coachella Valley History Museum will host a Living History Festival with lots of fun for the entire family on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Free tax preparation and bilingual tax services are available for households earning $60,000 or less (some limitations apply) at the College of the Desert's Indio Campus located at 45524 Oasis Street in Room 104. The tax preparations will be held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. through April 13, 2019. No appointment is needed. Walk-ins are welcome and parking is free.
In less than six seasons Desert Theatreworks (DTW) has produced 50 mainstage productions, over twenty special events, and five mainstage children’s productions.
Free dental, vision and medical care will be offered to uninsured and underinsured individuals and families in the Coachella Valley area March 22-24 at the Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio.
The City of Indio will be laying new asphalt on various regional, residential and industrial streets throughout the community from Monday, March 11 to Friday, March 15, 2019. Work will occur between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Residents and motorists are urged to use alternate routes due to localized delays. Access for emergency vehicles will be unaffected.
As part of the ongoing rehabilitation of Well 3B, the south parking lot at Dr. Carreon Park was closed to through traffic; the project is expected to be completed by the end of March. Alternative parking is available on the Northeast Parking Lot on Daisy Street (see Map for Direction).
The Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival started as a festival to celebrate the end of the annual date harvest in the Coachella Valley, the major commercial date-producing area in the western hemisphere.
The City of Indio is requesting the public to complete an online survey to assess community needs to help prepare its 5-year Consolidated Plan to receive Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.
On November 7, 2018, the Indio City Council approved an agreement with Serna & Associates for unarmed, uniformed security guard services.
Are you searching for a new job, changing careers, or looking to learn new skills to become more marketable? The Riverside County Workforce Development Center is brimming with resources to help you along the way.
Take a step back in time at the Living History Festival, Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at the Coachella Valley History Museum.
Indio 101 is a new article series highlighting information about Indio city government to increase awareness and engagement in the community.
Desert Theatreworks begins February with Some Enchanted Evening: The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein , which runs February 8–17.
The City of Indio Business Survey will identify the needs of the business community and determine how the City can help support further growth and expansion. The survey can be found on the City's Economic Development website or click on the following links to complete the survey: Indio Business Survey or Indio Business Survey (Spanish).
Indio is requesting your feedback on community needs to qualify for federal funds and identify fair housing issues. The deadline to complete the Consolidated Plan Survey and Fair Housing Survey is February 28, 2019.
The City of Indio will be laying new asphalt on Jackson Street between Avenue 44 and Civic Center Drive from Tuesday, January 15 to Wednesday, January 16, 2019; and the West Jewel neighborhood from Monday, January 14 to Friday, January 18, 2019.
The Southwest Arts Festival Indio 2019 will be held on January 24, 25, 26 and 27, 2019 at the Empire Polo Club. Every year the Arts Festival continues to evolve and attract a high caliber of talented artists and unique artwork. This year’s festival will feature interactive art displays and live music, with pottery, glass and fine art painting scheduled to be on display.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) recognized the Indio Police Department.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded more than $187.3 million to California for drinking water and wastewater infrastructure improvements and the Indio Water Authority has been named to receive some of the grant funding for drinking water infrastructure improvements to public water systems.
The College of the Desert’s Family Night on December 6, 2018 was a huge success drawing more than six hundred families and youth from across the Coachella Valley.
Enrollment is now open for the Coachella Valley History Museum's fun-filed Junior Historians After School Program.
Desert Theatreworks’ KidsWorks Spring Musical Theatre Workshop is a performance-based education program for children aged 7-19 years.
Pavement construction work at the intersection of Highway 111 and Madison Street will occur from Wednesday, December 26th to Friday, December 28th between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. each day as part of the Highway 111 Street Improvement Project.
December 1st and 2nd delivered the 27th annual Indio International Tamale Festival in downtown Indio. Festival goers were greeted with colorful sights, cultural music and mouth-watering smells as they walked the streets of downtown. Every year, tamale vendors vie for top honors and bragging rights to be the best tamale of the festival!
Three young ladies from across Riverside County have been crowned Queen Scheherazade, Princess Dunyazade and Princess Jasmine. The Queen & her Court will act as goodwill ambassadors for the 2019 Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival, February 15-24, 2019. For more information and to get tickets to the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival, go to www.datefest.org.
On November 13, 2018, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Bill Huntington Post 3699 in Indio recognized Fire Captain Paramedic Eric Lane as the Emergency Medical Technician and Shawn Murphy as Firefighter of the Year for 2018.
With the festival season fast approaching, the City of Indio reminds community members to apply for a business license and short-term rental permit if renting your home on a short-term basis.
As the shopping season is in full swing, think carefully before buying a new, adorable and fluffy pet as a holiday gift.
The City of Indio's Medic 86 team assists in delivering a healthy baby girl!
The city welcomes new and returning elected officials, and recognizes the dedicated service of outgoing councilmembers. The Tamale Festival and Tree Lighting ceremony were a great success. May we all have a Happy Holidays with our family and friends!
Interested in serving your community? Apply now to serve on a City of Indio Commission. There are 18 vacancies on six commissions (Finance, Community Services, Mobile Home, Planning, Arts, and Sustainability). Deadline to apply is December 28, 2018.
Newly released videos and publications from the International Association of Chiefs of Police entitled "Practices in Modern Policing" highlight the Indio Police Department's innovate community engagement strategies to involve residents and assist youth and vulnerable populations. Click here to watch the video and click here to read the publications.
The City of Indio will celebrate its 12th Annual Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Miles Avenue Park located at 82540 Miles Avenue, Indio, California 92201. Indio is the only Tree City USA Community in the Coachella Valley as recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation.
We are entering into the Holiday Season, but until then we have plenty of other activities going on in Indio. Tamale Festival returns to Downtown Indio on Dec. 1 & 2 and the Indio Tree Lighting Ceremony on Dec.1 at 5PM. Also, we encourage everyone to watch the Indio Legacy video prepared for the recent Mayor's State of the City Luncheon.
In support of all local merchants, the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the GCV Small Business Expo presented by the City of Indio on November 15, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Special Event Center.
The inaugural Mall-O-Ween event at the Indio Grand Marketplace (formerly Indio Fashion Mall) drew thousands of costumed kids and families looking for a safe and festive way to trick or treat on October 31, 2018.
For the fourth consecutive year, the City of Indio took first place in this year's Nine Cities Blood Drive Challenge by collecting 145 units of blood.
The City of Indio is continuing its commitment towards a better connected and more sustainable roadway system by developing a Complete Streets & Drainage Master Plan funded through Caltrans’ Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Program.
The Jurassic Wild West Art Exhibition will be on display at the Indio Grand Marketplace (formerly Indio Fashion Mall) from November 23, 2018 through January 31, 2019.
The City of Indio's Public Art and Historic Preservation Commission invites the public to the official opening of the House That Art Built exhibit on November 17, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.
On October 19, 2018, the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton broke ground in north Indio. The new hotel will have 93 rooms and is estimated to be completed by April 2019. It is part of the The Palms Shopping Center, which will soon include a new 12-screen Maya Cinemas theater, 30,000 sq. ft. EOS Fitness center, and new restaurants and retailers.
The question to "Why Indio" is answered at the Indio State of the City held on October 26, 2018. Mayor Michael Wilson moderated a panel of business industry leaders, and introduced new videos on economic development and Indio residents and families.
WalletHub just released its rankings for the Fastest Growing Cities in America and the City of Indio makes the Top 30 list based on growth in population, jobs, income, business startups, and building permit activity. Indio is also the 3rd Fastest Growing City in Southern California.
Academy of Musical Performance has found a new home in downtown Indio at 82713 and 82719 Miles Avenue. Students from grades 6-12 can take after school music classes, worshops, training and many more. AMP Studio will also be hosting a Music and Art Open House November 8, 2018 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Catch the exhibit, now open through December 2018.
Indio is embarking on significant road improvement and infrastructure projects to slurry seal and resurface city streets.
The city continues to move forward on aggressive capital improvement plans with the Hwy 111 road reconstruction, Madison Ave widening, and citywide street rehabilitation projects. Private development continues at our retail power centers. Fairfield Inn & Suites will open next month and Hampton Inn & Suites will soon break ground. Although WalletHub just announced Indio as the 30th fastest growing city in America, we want to grow wisely with the adoption of the new General Plan and Downtown Specific Plan.
New temporary art installation coming to downtown Indio. The House that Art Built. The art pieces, which will be located and curated throughout downtown Indio, will feature each artist’s concept of a “house.” The artwork can be viewed from October 31, 2018 through April 29, 2019.
A new festival is coming to Indio on November 2-4, 2018, residents and visitors will enjoy live music, great food, a spectacular car show, and a live auction of collector cars and memorabilia.
The South Parking Lot at Dr. Carreon Park will be closed from Monday, October 15 through the end of the year
Are you a secret culinary master? Are you obsessed with watching the Food Network? Have you thought about starting a food truck, selling homemade desserts, or opening a restaurant in Indio?
Members of the Indio Police Officers Association and the 2018 Board of Trustees and Advisors for the memorial are proud to announce the 15th Annual Widows and Orphans Charity Golf Tournament at the Heritage Palms Golf Club in Indio on Friday, September 21.
Take a look at this great venue in Indio! At the Coachella Valley History Museum in Indio you will get a unique indoor-outdoor venue that can be customized to make your event exactly what you envision!
The City of Indio's municipal elections for three City Council seats and City Treasurer takes place November 6, 2018. Indio will have its first district election. I encourage all residents to educate themselves on the candidates and register to vote. We are counting on you. For more information about the election, click here.
Organizations, non-profits and government agencies are encouraged to apply and must show how funds will benefit the city or residents by enhacing qualify of life or promoting economic development. Deadline to apply is September 30, 2018. Click here for an application.
The City of Indio is currently in the process of updating its General Plan.
The Indio Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is currently recruiting for the 2018/2019 school year.
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Indio is the best “12-month a year” community in the desert! City staff are working on major road improvement projects and code enforcement issues this summer. Learn about what is happening at the former Toys "R" Us space and developments at the Indio Fashion Mall by the Haagen Company.
College of the Desert is really excited about the new student-run venture that will be benefiting the Indio community!
The City of Indio is seeking proposals from qualified, licensed and experienced Respondents to provide security guard and patrol services of the City’s downtown area in addition to the City’s 18 parks. Deadline to submit proposals is August 22, 2018.
IPD is one of 15 law enforcement agencies in the nation selected as a model for best practices in solving complex problems, such as homelessness, and strengthening trust and collaboration in the community.
The City of Indio has a busy summer implementing the very ambitious capital project plan adopted and funded by the City Council. Major roadway and facility construction and upgrades are planned or underway. Economic development growth also continues.
On May 10th, Indio High School's IMPACT Instructor/Coordinator Tom Buck was selected as the high school Teacher of the Year for the Desert Sands Unified School District . Tom will now represent DSUSD in the Riverside County Teacher of the Year selection. County Teachers of the Year will have the opportunity to potentially be selected as a California State Teacher.
At the Shadow Hills High School Senior Awards and Scholarship Ceremony on May 31, 2018, Indio Rotary Club President Don Casper presented educational scholarships.
The Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce (GCVCC) held its Third Annual Business Awards and Installation Dinner at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa on June 26, 2018.
On June 20, 2018, the Indio City Council approved expanding the Indio Teen Center’s Vocational Training Program using Community Development Block Grant funds in the amount of $42,000 for fiscal year 2018-19.
On June 28, 2018, Habitat for Humanity of the Coachella Valley, the City of Indio, and the Home Depot Foundation held a home dedication ceremony welcoming the Hitchcock Family to their new home, which is one of two homes recently-constructed through a partnership between Habitat for Humanity, the City and the Home Depot Foundation.
The Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce (GCVCC) and the City of Indio conduct “Business Walks” to establish relationships with local businesses and learn how the City and GCVCC could assist them grow and succeed.
On June 13, 2018, City of Indio staff participated in the Mass Care and Sheltering Table Top Exercise at the Riverside County East County Emergency Operations Center to identify ways to assist and shelter people and pets during a major emergency or disaster.
Accepting Applications for Board of Trustee Position.
On June 20, the Indio City Council is scheduled to consider adoption of a balanced budget for the new fiscal year beginning July 1. After three months of evaluating City priorities and cost trade-offs, the City Council has directed the City staff to pursue the most ambitious capital improvement plan in years.
Arabia Street project between Highway 111 and Dr. Carreon Boulevard extended to November 2018 to increase storm drain capacity in the area and improve pavement conditions. The intersection of Highway 111 and Arabia Street will also be closed from August through September for traffic signal modifications to enhance vehicle and pedestrian safety.
Now that 2017-18 school year is coming to a close, the Indio Youth Advisory Council is seeking eager youth who would like to join our group.
More than 1,500 people filled Downtown Indio for the 6th Annual Tachevah Music Showcase and the Indio Block Party on Saturday, May 5th.
You may be preparing to barbecue and set off fireworks with family and friends. While it is legal to possess and use fireworks in the City of Indio, parents and kids need to be aware of fireworks safety.
Now in its second year, CODe – a free coding program for middle and high school students presented by the College of the Desert (COD) – is in great demand by local youth.
For golfers, summer in the desert poses a bit of a conundrum: 1) Get up at the crack of dawn for a tee time before the sun is overhead rising the mercury to over 100 degrees, or; 2) retire the golf clubs until November.
The Sun Gold Community Street Improvement Project in Indio begins May 14 and continues through August 7, 2018. The project will improve streets in the Sun Gold Community, which is bounded by Miles Avenue, Monroe Street, Indio Boulevard and Oasis Street. The first phase of the project starts on Miles Avenue from Monroe Street to Oasis Street. The construction work will improve safety and access to homes, Miles Avenue Park, the Coachella Valley History Museum, various businesses, and downtown Indio.
The Peer Support Specialist training program provides free training to prepare for volunteer or paid positions in the Public Mental Health System. Training classes are starting on July 20, 2018. Click here to sign up and for more information.
The City of Indio’s Public Works Department has released a schedule to slurry seal various roads in north Indio from Monday, May 7 to Friday, May 18, 2018. During the project, traffic lanes may be reduced and some or parts of driveways to businesses may be closed for periods of time.
The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and Stagecoach Festival – welcomed more than 325,000 to Indio last month, boosting Indio’s economy and bringing nationwide recognition to the community.
On Saturday, May 12th and 13th, the Riverside County Fairgrounds will come alive through the world of comics at the City of Indio’s 2nd Annual Fantasia Comic Con.
SunLine Transit Agency is implementing positive changes to the fixed route system to offer better connections, improved service frequency to popular destinations and a more effective schedule to improve system performance.
Indio Police Chief, Mike Washburn, has announced that the Indio Police Department (IPD) will start issuing warning notices as part of its public education campaign regarding the no-park violation for street sweeping.
KidsWorks Summer Musical Theatre Camp is coming back to the Indio Performing Arts Center, and registrations are pouring in.
Indio is pleased to have a new intern in marketing – Florangelica Coyote (Flor).
This $10.3 million project will increase safety, improve access to businesses, and accommodate future traffic with thousands of people visiting and moving to Indio every year as the largest and fastest growing city in eastern Riverside County. The project began in January and will end in November 2018.
Don’t miss the Tachevah Music Showcase and Indio Block Party.
The Inland Empire / Desert Chapter of the Maintenance Superintendents Association (MSA) Fullmer Chapman Scholarship Fund grants annual scholarships for education, training and development in the
general field of Public Administration or a related course of study, e.g., engineering, maintenance, landscape design, horticulture, etc.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe high wind warning beginning Thursday morning lasting through early morning Friday. It is strongly encouraged that you delay your arrival until after weather has passed. Please be aware you may experience high wait times, staging time in your cars and we will not be able to accommodate wait together, camp together. ABSOLUTELY no campsite set ups, no tent canopies or pop-up tents will be allowed to be put up until high wind has passed. Go to Coachella.com to download the app and receive push notifications.
The City of Indio’s Public Arts and Historic Preservation Commission is looking for artists to create art on its traffic signal boxes across the city to enhance the pedestrian and driving experience by incorporating artwork directly into the streetscape. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2018. Click here for more information.
All construction work on the Highway 111 Street Improvement Project will be suspended from Wednesday, April 11th to Monday, April 30th to ease traffic during the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals, and allow access to local Indio businesses on Highway 111. Construction will resume on Tuesday, May 1st and continue until its completion by Thanksgiving.
Indio is the largest City in the Coachella Valley, expanding to the horizon from the San Bernardino Mountains on the north across the valley towards the Santa Rosa Mountains to the south. As a part of the City’s beautification programs and further acquisition of art for the City’s collection, the Public Arts and Historic Preservation Commission wishes to decrease the instances of graffiti on traffic signal boxes while making them artful objects. The traffic signal box beautification program enhances the pedestrian and driving experience by incorporating artwork directly into the streetscape.
Being a teenager around this time is empowering – from preventing gun violence at schools to showing school pride at the 2018 Riverside County Fair School Spirit Competition.
The City of Indio’s Fantasia Comic Con comes into its second year and is creating a big splash with some premier guests and events to draw fans of all ages.
The volunteer-based workforce provided 7,871 procedures and $668,672 in critical care at no charge to those served.
Since 2011, the City of Indio has been meeting with communities surrounding the Empire and El Dorado Polo Grounds to work with residents who may be affected by the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Stagecoach Country Music Festival
To effectively regulate Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones) within the City of Indio in order to promote health, safety and the general welfare of its residents, the City is implementing appropriate regulations of drones relate to zoning, land use, privacy, trespassing and law enforcement operations.
Habitat for Humanity Coachella Valley (HFHCV) and its partners, The Home Depot Foundation, The City of Indio and Coachella Valley Housing Coalition, brought over 400 Home Depot volunteers, including vendors and executives, to work on several exciting major projects in Indio.
Please observe all traffic signage and detours during the festivals, and use alternative routes. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival takes place April 13-15 and April 20-22, and Stagecoach California’s Country Music Festival on April 27-29, 2018. Both events will be held at the Empire Polo Club on 81-800 Avenue 51. For concert questions or problems, please call 760-391-4112 or email to email@example.com.
COD is now the fastest-growing community college in California.
The City of Indio is pleased to welcome Loma Linda University Children’s Health – Indio, Jill and Barry Golden Pavilion -- the largest pediatric clinic in the area. The grand opening was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and the All about Kids Health Expo, Sunday, March 11. Pediatric primary care services are available at the new facility.
Applications must be received in the City Clerk's Office no later than March 30, 2018. Be sure to include all information requested.
Goldenvoice has announced that they are once again offering local valley residents the opportunity to purchase passes to this April’s Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals.
The City of Indio will host its10th Annual ‘Art in the Square’ Chalk Festival on March 10th & 11th. The Festival will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Downtown Indio.
The Coachella Valley community is invited to attend the All About Kids Health Expo at Loma Linda University Children’s Health – Indio Jill and Barry Golden Pavilion on March 11, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., at 82-934 Civic Center Drive.
Those who attend the 2018 Heritage Festival – scheduled to take place Saturday, March 17 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on the grounds of the Coachella Valley History Museum in Indio – will have the opportunity to step back in time and learn about the cultures that led to the settlement of the Coachella Valley.
Desert Theatreworks (DTW) KidsWorks Summer Musical Theatre Camp is coming back to the Indio Performing Arts Center! DTW is happy to announce that this successful summer theatre program is presented in partnership with the City of Indio and Pathways Academy.
The Cabazon Band Of Mission Indians welcomes golfers and volunteers to participate in the 7th Annual Drive Against Hunger Golf Tournament on March 23, 2018 – benefiting the Galilee Center in their efforts to help feed neighbors in need throughout the East Coachella Valley.
It is generally agreed that an accident is a “sudden and unexpected event that results in property damage or bodily injury.” The key word is “unexpected” – with the belief that there was nothing that could have been done to avoid it – it was just an accident.
California CareForce – a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing free health, dental, and vision services to residents all over California – returns to the Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio for its Coachella Valley Clinic March 23-25, 2018.
Haagen Company officially acquired the Indio Fashion Mall on February 28, 2018. Redevelopment plans are for a vibrant retail and entertainment destination.
The Arbor Day Foundation has just announced the City of Indio as a Tree City USA for the 11th straight year! Indio is the ONLY Tree City USA in the Coachella Valley. Congratulations!
Council shows commitment to reducing obesity and promoting healthier lifestyles.
The Indio Police Department is pleased to welcome Christopher C. Shaefer as its new Assistant Police Chief, overseeing Support Services.
The Alzheimer’s Association of the Coachella Valley partners with Indio Library.
See how your Measure X sales tax has been spent and allocated.
The City of Indio welcomes Sabdi Sanchez as its new City Clerk Administrator for the City of Indio.
The City of Indio will move forward with a Multi-Modal Feasibility Study as part of a California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant.
The Indio Police Department is pleased to welcome Brian Tully as its new Assistant Police Chief, overseeing Field Services.
Chalk artists wanted for 10th Annual Art ‘Art in the Square’ Chalk Festival March 11 & 12, 2018 in Downtown Indio. Click here to fill in and submit an application. Artist application deadline extended to March 2.
The Desert Sun has announced that the City of Indio will sponsor the 2018 Tachevah showcase series, which is moving to Indio from Palm Springs.
The 7thAnnual Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience (RWB) returns to Empire Polo Club’s fields on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018.
The first-of-its-kind ‘Más Indio’ music and art show, featuring local bands and artists, will be held from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at the Indio Performing Arts Center on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Presented by the City of Indio, Desert Theatreworks and Palma City.
Indio Middle School is one of 18 high-performing schools in California recognized as academically excellent, developmentally responsive, socially equitable, and structured for success. Award presentation to take place on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.
Want to play an active role in shaping clean and healthy environment, preserving cultural and historic resources, promoting community engagement and creating a thriving economy in Indio? Join the Sustainability Commission! Deadline to apply Monday, February 19, 2018.
Two $5,000 scholarships available for graduating high school seniors from the Coachella Valley who will be pursuing a degree from a community college, trade school, four-year College or university with a major in civil engineering, public works, or a related field. Appilcation deadline is April 2, 2018.
Artists of all original art disciplines are encouraged to apply to be a chalk artist at the 10th Annual Art in the School Chalk Art Festival in Indio!
The CareerBuilder Challenge is coming up, and while it’s known for bringing the national spotlight to the Coachella Valley with 4 days of professional golf play and other entertainment amenities, the PGA TOUR event is significant to the local community for another reason: its meaningful contributions to local nonprofits.
On December 7, 2017, the City of Indio celebrated its 11th Annual Arbor Day event at Dr. Carreon Park.
Nina Cabanyog Nina, a 7th Grader at John Glenn Middle School and Indio resident, had the opportunity to be the City of Indio’s “Mayor for a Day” on December 13, 2017, after her parents won it as an auction item at Amelia Earhart Elementary School’s annual gala fundraiser.
As an increasing number of visitors are biking in and around the City of Festivals, Indio has recognized the need to enhance its roadways for bicyclists and will move forward with two bike lane improvement projects this spring.
Western Motor Home Association (WMHA) – one of nine areas that make up Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) – will be hosting its 30th Annual Area Gathering Rally at the Riverside County Fairgrounds on January 10-14, 2018. As many as 2,100 motor homes are anticipated to be in attendance.
Synapse Sports will host the 11th Annual Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival on January 13-14 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. A record 368 boys’ and girls’ teams – comprised of middle and high school players – are slated to compete on 60 fields in the 2018 event sponsored by Gatorade.
Construction from January 16 to December 1, 2018, between Rubidoux St and west of Madison St, will widen the street to three lanes, replace all traffic signals, and improve and repave all pavement, sidewalks, access ramps and driveways.
Department recognized for enhancing community wellness through highly effective engagement and outreach strategies.
The Alzheimer’s Association has been serving the Coachella Valley for over twenty years. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s disease, and our work reflects our dedication to provide support, education, information and referral assistance that will help our local community living with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.
For years, the Indio Performing Arts Center has been bringing culturally diverse theatre and musical performances to the Valley. With the recent launch of its new website, it will be easier than ever to discover the exciting events this non-profit hosts.
The Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its 21st annual Peace Officer & Public Safety Awards luncheon on November 14th – honoring 64 local heroes including 4 outstanding individuals representing the City of Indio.
Indio Performing Arts Center launches new website.
FIND Food Bank, which is based in Indio, is the only regional food bank serving eastern Riverside and southern San Bernardino Counties in southern California. The organization distributes 10+ million pounds of food assistance annually to an average 90,000 individuals each month across our service area.
Read about everything happening in January at Empire Polo Club.
Residents have been enjoying the holidays in Indio for more than 100 years. In this photo courtesy of the Coachella Valley History Museum, Mrs. Laura Gellum, Laura Drummond, Mrs. Bruce Drummond celebrate Christmas at the Date Garden in 1915.
HowToStartanLLC.org releases rankings for Top 100 Cities to Start a Business in the U.S. based on cost of living, economic development data, and the Kauffman index.
Tamale and festival lovers everywhere are counting the days before the world’s largest tamale festival once again will bring tasty tamales and family fun to Indio!
Employees at the city of Indio have shown great dedication to the Workplace Wellness Challeng
The city of Indio announced it has been awarded grants that will add new resources in public safety for the community.
The city of Indio, in partnership with the Public Arts and Historic Preservation Commission, unveiled innovative new public art at the Coachella Valley History Museum on Thursday, October 12th.
Soon, Indio residents will see their Measure X dollars hard at work.
This is the time of year when we in the Coachella Valley can count on pleasant temperatures, the return of the tourist trade and … the overseeding of lawns to rejuvenate the grass, fill in thin areas, and possibly incorporate low maintenance seed mixes that require less water and fertilizer.
Video captures community spirit and why Indio is the best place to be RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW
Queen Scheherazade Scholarship Pageant and Magic Carpet Music Scholarship Competition due October 11 & 18, respectively
In a collaboration with the Coachella Valley History Museum, The Coachella Valley Art Center will feature the works of three war veterans in the exhibition Ways of Remembering.
See the new state-of-the-art projection system light up the water tower at the Coachella Valley History Museum!
Business in Indio has just experienced a SONIC boom with the opening of the drive-in restaurant chain’s newest location in the city.
Nearly 80 residents gave feedback regarding the future of Indio.
Closure will cause traffic delays due to Requa Sewer Project.
The dog park on Golf Center Parkway – which opened in January 2017 – has received its official name: Station 87 Dog Park.
This year marks the 3rd annual Indio California BBQ State Championship and Festival.
We need your input! Help us shape the future of Indio by attending the Community Workshop at the Indio Senior Center on September 19th at 6PM.
Park undergoing pest control services for pet safety
CVWD to install water connection at Indian Springs Golf Club from July 17-22, 2017
Long-time Indio teacher recognized by the city for commitment to educating our children.
The California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) conducted a community workshop last Thursday at the Indio Performing Arts Center
Chief Twiss recognized for committment to evidence-based policing.
Expect traffic delays and road closures between June 26, 2017 to December 31, 2017.
Guidelines on equal enforcement of the law and equal service to the public.
Addendum No. 1 to the RFQ for the 9/11 First Respoders Memorial Project is now available. Visit the link provided.
The new hotel is scheduled to open in Spring of 2018.
Expect traffic delays & nightwork on Madison St. & Hwy 111.
Desert Theatreworks presents the live radio playof SUNSET BOULEVARD.
Two performances only, at the Indio Performing Arts Center on Sunday, June 18, 2017.
Indio Participates in Take Your Child to Work Day.
Last month, community members and 6 teens from the Youth Advisory Council met at the Indio Teen Center to update the Youth Master Plan.
Are you searching for a new job, changing careers, or looking to learn new skills to become more marketable?
Notice of Public Availability of Draft Program Environmental Impact Report and Notice of Public Hearing for Indio Downtown Specific Plan
Proposed Sale of Property Pursuant to California Health and Safety Code Section 341759 (b) and Section 34181(a)
Contest open to all Pre-K – 12th grades and adults!
The City of Indio, in conjunction with the City of La Quinta and promoter Goldenvoice, have announced planned road closures and designated access routes for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
The City of Indio is requesting proposals for Janitorial Services for the City of Indio. The deadline for submission is April 12, 2017, at 3 p.m.
The City of Indio is requesting proposals for Park Design Services for the Jackson & Kenner Public Art Project. The deadline for submission is March 24, 2017, at 4 p.m.
Deadline for submissions: February 23, 2017, at 5:00pm
Work will occur on Fred Waring Dr. between Jefferson St. and Monroe St., and on Madison St. from Fred Waring Dr. to Indio Blvd.
Work from December 5 to 13 will cause traffic disruptions and lane closures
The deadline for the RFP Community Building & Marketing Services has now been extended to Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 5:00 PM.
“We are excited to have Loma Linda University permanently located here in the City of Indio and the Coachella Valley to provide exceptional healthcare services for our children and families,” said Mayor Glenn Miller. “We also see this as a key piece in revitalizing our downtown that will bring more residents and visitors to the area.”
Construction will continue through December 2016, with only limited/intermittent interruption to vehicular and pedestrian traffic during construction.
The City of Indio is in the process of developing Miles Avenue Park Master Plan. Obtaining your feedback is important to help us ascertain the needs and satisfaction of park facilities. We appreciate you taking your time to complete this survey.