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State of the County addresses economic development and the oil and energy industry

Hundreds filled the Kern County Fairgrounds to hear this year's key issues
Posted at 11:42 PM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 02:42:46-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — For the 2020 State of the County Address, hundreds filled the Kern County Fairgrounds to hear this year's key issues.

Leticia Perez, the Kern County Board of Supervisors Chair, said she's concerned with what she's seen and that the county has been under assault in regards to jobs and the oil industry.

"It becomes obvious that national things, global things, have a way of trickling down to Kern County districts, Kern County neighborhoods and Kern County backyards,"

Perez said that Kern County industries and families must be protected. She added that she intends to be the voice of the oil industry this year.

"We are the solution providers, I am confident that if we continue to send that message to Sacramento, continue to offer our partnership to the Governor, and the state leaders that they will listen. That enough voices will make them listen," Perez said.

The State of the County Address was concluded with final comments from Perez. She ended her address with an invitation for neighboring cities and counties to join the county's efforts here in Kern County to be great as well.