On November 16, the Kern County Board of Supervisors ended their redistricting process when they voted 4-1 to adopt Draft Plan A3.
Map plan A3 will only make slight changes to the district boundaries and was selected by the Board of Supervisors over alternative maps that would better benefit minorities and local communities in Kern County.
Kern County is one of 18 locations that Governor Gavin Newson has committed to bridging the digital divide.
Advancing California’s commitment to bridge the digital divide, Newsom announced Wednesday the state will begin working on an open-access middle-mile network that will provide missing infrastructure paths to bring broadband to all communities.
The Arvin City Council is down to four City Manager finalists.
The top candidates are Peter Cosentini from Huntington Beach, California, Jeff Jones, current Financial Director and Interim City Manager, Ricardo Noguera from Cape Coral, Florida, and Donovan Olsen from Ames, Iowa.
The Kern County Board of Supervisors is nearing the end of the redistricting process, and will consider two final draft maps for adoption at a redistricting public hearing on Tuesday.
A coalition of community organizations and residents held a press conference Tuesday calling on the Kern County Board of Supervisors to implement strategies to ensure residents can benefit from the Rental and Utilities Program (RUP) in an expeditious and equitable manner.
As Kern County faces a rise in COVID cases and reaches ICU bed capacity, ICE is putting the lives of detained immigrants and residents in danger because of their decision to transfer inmates during the pandemic.