OASIS – Riverside County, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians, Coachella Valley Water District, Office of U.S. Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D., and Office of State Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia will hold the next Eastern Coachella Valley Task Force interagency public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 6 at Oasis Elementary School, 88-175 74th Avenue, Oasis, CA 92274.
County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez will attend the meeting along with the Regional Administrator of U.S. EPA Region 9 and Chairman Thomas Tortez, Jr. of the Torres‑Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians, and representatives of the Coachella Valley Water District, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the State Water Board, Representative Ruiz’s office, Assemblymember Garcia’s office, Pueblo Unido, and more.
Live interpretation in Spanish will be provided.
The meeting will cover the latest progress made with government and Tribal entities regarding drinking water challenges in the region, as well as reports from the three working groups formed to find solutions on housing, enforcement and infrastructure issues.
“This community meeting is to discuss the progress we have made to date on addressing some of the eastern Coachella Valley’s biggest issues,” said Supervisor Perez. “Our goals with these meetings are to keep efforts moving forward and let people know what is going to happen and when, and involve the community and receive input. We are committed to action and to working together with local, county, state and federal agencies, nonprofits and community members towards solutions that improve health and safety in our region.”
Supervisor V. Manuel Perez represents the Fourth Supervisorial District on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. The largest district in the county by geography, the 4th District covers eastern Riverside County, from Whitewater, stretching across the entire Coachella Valley south to the Salton Sea, up Highway 74 to Idyllwild and the mountain communities, and heading east of the Coachella Valley to Blythe and the Colorado River.
Supervisor Perez’s office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.