Feb. 8, 2023 — Kerman City Council

Documented by Trong Yang

During its Feb. 8 meeting, the Kerman City Council learned about the possibility of creating a central valley rural crimes task force and discussed ending virtual meeting participation.

What happened: Since Kerman is now in California’s 27th Assembly District with Esmeralda Soria as Assemblywoman, District Director Gilbert Felix addressed the Kerman City Council at its Feb. 8 meeting.

Felix said there is a possibility of creating a central valley rural crimes task force and that there is a plan to pursue funding to create small, rural community hospitals.  

And also: City Clerk Marci Reyes told the council that Zoom will no longer be an option for the public to attend or participate in future meetings.

In response, Councilmember Bill Nijjer said that there should be an alternative way to stream for the public if Zoom can no longer be an option. A few other council members echoed his sentiments and asked Reyes to look into another option for the public to attend meetings virtually.

Reyes said that City Attorney Hilda Cantu-Montoy will provide further clarification at a future meeting.

Up next: The Kerman City Council is scheduled to meet again on Feb. 22.

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