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Zack Scrivner speaks to Rotary Club

Rotary Club of Tehachapi

Zack Scrivner, Supervisor District 2 of Kern County recently spoke to Tehachapi's Rotary Club. He began by updating those present on the latest issues surrounding oil extraction processes, policies and controversies in the state of California. He went into some detail about how important the oil industry is in helping poor and uneducated people gain a foothold at the entry level and rise to middle class income levels, a possibility that was freely available to past generations of Americans but has dwindled to scarcity in recent years. The oil industry is vital to California residents and the overall health of our economy, Scrivner asserted. He further stated that "by far," California has the safest and most environmentally sound oil industry of any in the world.

To those who don't think the oil industry has much impact on us here in our corner of Kern County, Scrivner urged, "Think again." The ability to staff the fire departments in Bear Valley Springs and Golden Hills, to increase local library hours, to continue spay and neuter programs and keep Kern County animal shelters "no kill," to equip all Sheriff deputies with body cams and to add more infrastructure to our parks and recreational facilities, are all possible due in great part to the money generated by the oil industry, which is currently under extreme scrutiny. Scrivner's talk also touched on the budget, some issues facing the solar industry and the lawsuit forming against Governor Newsom. Considering that he only had about twenty minutes to speak, Scrivner was able to touch on a wide variety of issues and topics.

For more information on Zack Scrivner and the issues mentioned here, please visit http://www.kerncounty.com/government/board-of-supervisors/district-2 .

The Rotary Club of Tehachapi is a volunteer service organization with the motto "Service Above Self." The Club has 30 members and are currently meeting on Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. If you would like more information about Rotary Club, you can visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofTehachapi/ or contact club President Paul Kaminski, (661) 699-5851.