Desert Sun 7/23 – Palm Springs is an oasis for tourists, but not for the area’s majority low-income students

By providing access to higher education across the valley, primarily in Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs and Rancho Mirage, that focus on our local industries, we can provide better-paying jobs, services and taxes to our cities..

Part of the problem is a lack of exposure to higher education. Although Cal State San Bernardino has a satellite campus in Palm Desert, we have just one community college, College of the Desert, which serves a student body from an area of over 4,000 square miles large.

So, the question remains, why is Bea Gonzalaz, COD Board of Trustee, trying to block the building of the West Valley Campus?

Join other taxpayers and college students and voice your concerns by contacting Bea Gonzalez’s office at 760-773-2500 or email her at

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