New Agenda to Address the Problems of Impoverished and Segregated County

Fresno County, a rural area in California’s Central Valley, is one of the poorest and most polluted in the country. Black and Latino residents there suffer disproportionately from poverty and pollution, as the county is among the ten most racially unequal in California. In 2018, community groups in Fresno are getting ready to continue putting the issues affecting the poorest on local government agendas, encouraged by a recent ambitious investment plan to promote social development in the city’s most marginalized and segregated district. Rubén Tapia reports.

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