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Governor Gavin Newsom set to visit Bakersfield Thursday as part of homeless initiative

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Posted at 9:56 PM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 21:12:51-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Govenor Gavin Newsom is set to visit Bakersfield Thursday.

Newsom will be visiting Park 20th in downtown Bakersfield which is located on 20th street directly east of Mill Creek Park.

The apartment complex is home to homeless veterans and other low-income families. Those who live there have on-site services provided by the California Veterans Assistance Foundation and Flood Bakersfield Ministries.

Recently, Newsom released millions of dollars in State Emergency Homeless Aid and issued a challenge for cities and counties to partner with the state on immediate impact solutions to tackle homelessness.

The governor will be joined by Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove, Sentaor Melissa Hurtado, Assemblymember Rudy Salas, Assemblymember Vince Fong and Mayor Karen Goh.

This is a private event, but check back with 23ABC for coverage over the visit.