Activists in West Fresno express concern over access to social services
The West Fresno Regional Center is designed to be a one-stop-shop for social services in a community where many are reliant on public transportation. But community activists claim that Fresno County eliminated many of the services once available, forcing people to find rides or take long bus trips to Clovis, where the county consolidated many social services. Fresno County, however, claims it’s actually expanded services in West Fresno. To get a better sense of what’s going on, Valley Edition Host Kathleen Schock spoke to FresnoLand’s Danielle Bergstrom, who reported on this situation for the Fresno Bee. Also joining the conversation were Fresno County Chief Administrative Officer Jean Rousseau, and West Fresno community activists Bob Mitchell and Debbie Darden.