For each of the past 16 years, I have welcomed the opportunity to share some insights in this space with readers of the annual Corporate Relocation Issue of Bakersfield Magazine. As I near the end of my fourth and final term as the Mayor of Bakersfield, I am amazed by the many changes our city has experienced during that time.
In 2010 I wrote an article for this magazine discussing the advantages of the various freeway improvements that were being planned for Bakersfield. At that time, there was discussion by the public about whether such building was necessary. Some were asking, because Bakersfield is so big, why should they care about these new roads being built in other parts of town far from their homes?
Bakersfield’s civic facilities continue to serve up exciting new entertainment choices as both the population and business grow…
When our local residents are ambassadors for Bakersfield, we can bring more groups and events here. So why should you care about bringing more group meetings to Bakersfield? Because people who attend those meetings spend money.