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Government & Politics

Election 2016: Karen Goh Wants To Improve Bakersfield's Image

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Karen Goh for mayor
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Karen Goh

For the first time in over a decade, Bakersfield will soon have a new mayor. Kyle Carter and Karen Goh both are vying for the spot to lead Kern County's largest city. While it's largely a ceremonial job, as the office of mayor has little official power, Goh says she wants to use the position to improve Bakersfield's image. Goh joined us this week on Valley Edition to talk about her agenda, which includes boosting local business and creating a safer community. We also asked her about recent community controversies, like the allegations of corruption in the Bakersfield Police Department, and tensions between Kern County and the city.