Senator Hurtado Presents Giant Ceremonial Check to Tulare County

VISALIA, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Bakersfield) presented a ceremonial check to an ensemble of Tulare County leaders and local agencies celebrating $1 million the Senator secured in the state budget to fund repairs to rural roadways.

“It was a privilege to join community members, county supervisors and local leaders in celebrating this important budget win for critical infrastructure. The improvements to our community’s roadways are needed to ensure that the region’s commerce can travel freely, while our residents deserve an upgrade that improve public safety and their quality of life for generations to come,” said Senator Hurtado.

“We appreciate working with Senator Hurtado’s office to secure this funding,” said Larry Micari, Chair of Tulare County Board of Supervisors. “Road funding for all 2,965 miles of Tulare County maintained roads can be a challenge. These funds will be put to work expeditiously to help maintain our road infrastructure.”

“Until the formula for California road maintenance funding can be updated to better support rural communities, we will continue to partner with legislators like Senator Hurtado to advocate for additional road maintenance budget allocations,” said Pete Vander Poel III, Vice-Chair of the Tulare County Board of Supervisors.

“I appreciate Senator Hurtado being responsive to the County’s request for additional assistance for rural road funding,” said Jason Britt, Tulare County CAO.