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Construction Update: Boe Del Heights Water Improvements

February 13, 2019 

Indio Water Authority is proud to report that the water improvement project in the Boe Del Heights community is nearing completion. The improvement is part of the consolidation of the defunct Boe Del Heights Mutual Water Association into the Indio Water Authority.

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Legislative Update: Proposed Statewide Water Tax

February 13, 2019 

Governor Newsom's proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 includes a recommendation for a Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund. The revenue for this fund would largely come from a statewide water tax on drinking water imposed on water customers such as you, which would be sent to the state for distribution to distribution to disadvantaged communities.

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City Manager's Message - February 2019

February 11, 2019 

The City of Indio is making progress in attracting new businesses, building new housing, enhancing arts programming, and improving infrastructure. We also celebrate the hiring and promotions of several employees.

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Southwest Arts Festival 2019 at Empire Polo Club

January 9, 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.

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Indio Water Authority Awarded EPA Grant

January 9, 2019 

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.

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2019 CV Water Counts Academy

January 7, 2019 

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2019 CV Water Counts Academy, a regional program created for current and emerging civic leaders in the Coachella Valley that desire to learn more about critical regional water issues.

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Indio International Tamale Festival 2018 Awardees

December 18, 2018 

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!

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Queen Scheherazade & Court Crowned for 2019 Date Festival

December 18, 2018 

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.

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Vacation Tips for Residents

December 18, 2018 

Happy Holidays, neighbors! When making your holiday vacation plans, here's a checklist to lower the chances of coming back from vacation to realize you've been the victim of a crime.

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December with Desert TheatreWorks

December 18, 2018 

This month, Desert TheatreWorks will be opening Rodgers & Hammerstein's The Sound of Music featuring classic songs like "My Favorite Things," "Edelweiss," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" and "Do-Re-Mi."

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Veterinarians Wanted

December 18, 2018 

Animal Samaritans is looking for experienced and dedicated Doctors of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at their Indio clinic at the Indio Towne Center, 42150 Jackson Street, Suite 106.

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City Manager's Message - December 2018

December 17, 2018 

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!

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Notice of Commission Vacancies

December 14, 2018 

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.

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City Manager's Message - November 2018

November 14, 2018 

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.

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GCV Small Business Expo Kicks Off Small Business Week

November 14, 2018 

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.

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ADA Feedback Survey

November 14, 2018 

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.

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Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Breaks Ground in Indio

November 13, 2018 

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.

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Academy of Musical Performance Finds New Home in Dowtown Indio

October 17, 2018 

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.

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City Manager's Message - October 2018

October 16, 2018 

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.

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The House that Art Built

October 16, 2018 

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.

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Statement on Click2Gov Data Security Incident

October 12, 2018 

Indio Water Authority (IWA) was informed in September of a cyber-security incident potentially affecting the credit card information of customers who made a one-time water bill payment through Click2Gov, a third party that provides online payment support services to IWA and many public agencies across the country.

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Fall at Desert Theatreworks

September 6, 2018 

Mark your calendars for the 2018-19 season! September 14th will mark the opening of the first show of an 8-show season, which runs through April 2019 presented by Desert Theatreworks at the Indio Performing Arts Center.

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City Manager's Message - September 2018

September 6, 2018 

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.

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City Manager's Message - August 2018

August 7, 2018 

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.

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Indio to Install Iconic Supernova Sculpture in Downtown

August 2, 2018 

The Supernova sculpture from the 2018 Coachella Festival will be installed in downtown Indio at the SW corner of Miles Ave & Smurr St. in Sep. 2018. Supernova will further activate downtown Indio & continue to promote the city as the center for art, music, food and entertainment.

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City Manager's Message - July 2018

July 18, 2018 

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.

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Indio High School Instructor Named Teacher of the Year !

July 18, 2018 

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.

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Desert Recreation District Summer Camps

July 18, 2018 

When school is out, the fun is on! Join in the fun in one of Desert Rec’s camp programs. When on break from school, Desert Rec’s unique camps offer kids exciting adventures, education, explorations and sports.


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Government Day 2018 Recap

July 18, 2018 

The City of Indio hosted Government Day on Thursday, May 31, 2018 and the Council Chambers were completely filled with students and chaperones!

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Indio Partners with Habitat for Humanity to Build Homes for Veterans

July 18, 2018 

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.

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Indio Participates in Emergency Preparedness Exercise

July 18, 2018 

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.

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Annual Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report)

June 25, 2018 

Indio Water Authority's number one priority is providing Indio residents and businesses with a safe and reliable supply of water that can be used with confidence. IWA regularly tests for contaminants and we are proud to report that the water we provide meets or exceeds established State and Federal drinking water standards.

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City Manager's Message - June 2018

June 13, 2018 

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.


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Wedding Venues in the City of Indio

May 28, 2018 

If you or a loved one are saying “I do” and you want to keep the festivities local, look no further than the City of Indio for a diverse mix of wedding venues offering accommodations and cost options for every style and budget.

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Sun Gold Community Street Improvement Project Begins May 14th

May 11, 2018 

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.

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Opening of Camping Delayed for Coachella Festival to Friday, April 20 at 3 a.m.

April 18, 2018 

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.

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Hwy 111 Street Improvement Project Suspended During Festivals

April 5, 2018 

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.

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Request for Proposal

April 5, 2018 

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.

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April 3, 2018 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) along with a variety of public safety and law enforcement agencies across the nation are raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving this month.

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City of Indio Implements Drone Ordinance

March 30, 2018 

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.

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2018 Traffic Impact Information for the Goldenvoice Music Festivals in Indio

March 30, 2018 

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 concertinfo@indio.org.

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Loma Linda University Children’s Health – Indio Now Open

March 30, 2018 

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.

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Who Saved the Most Water?

March 13, 2018 

Look, which area ranks second in the State of California for saving water? The Coachella Valley of course! At IWA, conservation continues and you can still take advantage of our indoor and outdoor rebates.

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The 2018 Heritage Festival Celebrates History & Culture March 17

March 4, 2018 

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.

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Desert Theatreworks Announces KidsWorks Summer Camps

March 4, 2018 

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.

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Is it a Collision or an Accident?

March 4, 2018 

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.

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Tap-In to Tap Water

February 8, 2018 


The tap water from the Indio Water Authority is a preferred beverage of choice; it is always there, safe and clean, and very affordable. So tap into your tap water today...and remember to always use it wisely!

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#TeamTapWater

February 2, 2018 

Do you know the FAQs about tap water? Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help you see the benefits of making the switch from the bottle to the tap!

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Más Indio to Showcase Local Bands

January 30, 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.

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Sustainability Commission Vacancy

January 23, 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.

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Invitation for churches, congregations, or other religious assemblies

January 17, 2018 


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CareerBuilder Challenge Gives Back to Indio-Based Charities

January 10, 2018 

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.

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Notice Inviting Bids

December 19, 2017 

The Indio Water Authority is inviting bids from licensed Class A and/or C-34 contractors for the Highway 111 Water Utility Relocation Project from Madison to Rubidoux (Project No. WT1118).

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Indio Senior Center Offers Alzheimer’s Support Groups

December 7, 2017 

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.

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Planning Commission Vacancy

December 6, 2017 

Want to play an active role in helping shape and define the future of Indio? Join the Planning Commission! Deadline to apply Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

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Discover Indio Performing Arts on New IPAC Website

December 4, 2017 

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.

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FIND: Feeding the Region During the Holidays – And Beyond

December 4, 2017 

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.

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Desert Oasis: Art Exposed

October 8, 2017 

While we all know that music is an art form in and of itself, presentation art and exhibits have become very prevalent in music festivals.

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Indio takes home gold

October 6, 2017 

The City of Indio has been awarded the gold level Beacon Award from the Institute for Local Government (ILG) for sustainability.

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New Street Sweeper

September 13, 2017 

In a city with just 1 current street sweeper and a need for street cleaning help, Measure X sales tax revenue will be used to help with upkeep on Indio streets

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IWA has the BUZZ on Water Education

August 15, 2017 

Thank you art from the Desert Recreation District


Over 1,000 students in the Indio Water Authority (IWA) service area are educated each year about local water supplies as well as the importance of water conservation through innovate graphical presentations and hands-on activities. IWA's leadership, from the Board of Directors to the General Manager, recognizes the importance of educating students about IWA's local groundwater supply and the importance of water conservation.

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2016 Annual Water Quality Report Now Available

June 29, 2017 

We are pleased to announce that our Annual Water Quality Report (also known as a Consumer Confidence Report) is now available on our website in English and Spanish at indiowater.org/ccr2016.


We are not required to monitor all substances each year, therefore, this report shows substances that were sampled in 2016 and the most recent sample data for substances that are not sampled on an annual basis.


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City Manager's Message - May 2017

May 6, 2017 

Another successful April is behind us. In what has become an annual rite of passage to summer, the City successfully hosted three of the largest music festivals in the world.

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Comic Con Comes to Indio

May 6, 2017 

Fans of comic books and cosplay will surely delight in the City of Indio's Fantasia Comic Con, coming to the Riverside County Fairgrounds May 19th-21st.

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Name our new dog park

April 11, 2017 

Winners have been chosen for the Dog Park naming contest. The actual name of the dog park will be decided by the Community Services Commission & City Council based on the suggested names from residents in a few months so stay tuned!


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Indio Sales Tax Increased April 1st

April 9, 2017 

Investing in Indio’s future was a clear priority for its residents during the last November 2016 election, with an overwhelming approval of 73% of Measure X, which will increase sales tax in the City of Indio by 1%.

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Welcome

March 23, 2017 

Welcome to the brand new www.indiopd.org!






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Heritage Festival

March 13, 2017 

On Saturday, March 18, Culture and history will be the name of the game at this year’s Heritage Festival.

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3 Great Events Coming to Indio

March 10, 2017 

This time of the year is swamped with fantastic festivals and parties. Amidst all of this, three one-of-a-kind events take place in downtown Indio. To see more great events in Indio visit our site here.

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Loma Linda University Children's Hospital Clinic to Open in Downtown Indio

November 2, 2016 

“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.”

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Measure X

September 28, 2016 

Learn more about Measure X. Election day is Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Vote-by-Mail ballots may be dropped off at City Hall by 5pm on Monday, November 7, 2016. Go to www.voteinfo.net to find your polling place.

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Miles Avenue Park Master Plan Survey

September 16, 2016 

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.

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