Equity and equality, are two terms that despite sounding similar have two completely different meanings.
While the idea of equality is nice, some feel that it is not enough.
The City Council’s 2023 appointments and nominations for Bakersfield’s committees started this January. Councilmember Ken Weir and Councilmember Patty Gray were not present and their appointments were not voted on.
Manpreet Kaur and Andrae Gonzales have made history in Bakersfield. Kaur is now the first Sikh woman to serve on the Bakersfield City Council and Gonzales is the first Latino Vice Mayor of Bakersfield.
During Wednesday evening’s Bakersfield City Council meeting, council members voted unanimously to approve the Majestic Gateway Project despite the health and safety concerns posed by residents of South Bakersfield where the warehouse will be built.
The Dolores Huerta Foundation and several other organizations held a candidate forum with Ward 3 candidates Boyd Binninger and Zeferino Barron, and District 3 Board of supervisors candidate Brian Smith.
The Dolores Huerta Foundation and a collaboration of other organizations are hosting a candidate forum 6:00 p.m
Wednesday night the Bakersfield City Council officially adopted map 5B (Unity map).
The map had been submitted by the Jakara movement in hopes of keeping the Punjabi and other communities together as opposed to other maps that would separate them.
Wednesday night the Bakersfield City Council voted to adopt map 5B submitted by the Jakara Movement.
Every ten years after the census data is collected the process of redistricting starts. Redistricting includes the City Council Wards to ensure that each council member is covering an equal number of constituents.