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Kern County Grand Jury releases report on the city of Shafter

Posted at 9:19 AM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 12:21:17-05

The Kern County Grand Jury has released its annual report on the city of Shafter, including recommendations for how the city government should change moving forward.

The grand jury found that the city of Shafter is committed to its residents and displays forward-thinking in the areas of finance, industrial growth, and education.

"The City continues to grow by bringing in new industry, medical clinics, and automotive businesses," read the report.

The grand jury does recommend that the Shafter City Council should annually reconsider converting to a district form of representation to better represent the city's residents.

"The Shafter City Council is aware of lawsuits that have forced other cities to convert from at-large representation to district representation. The City Council has discussed this matter with their City Attorney and has chosen to stay with at-large representation at this time."

You can read the full report below: