California lawmakers say that Kern County, in the rural Central Valley, is failing to build enough housing. The lawmakers base their conclusion on a California Department of Housing and Community Development report, which cites that all of Kern’s 11 cities and the county itself, are failing to meet state housing construction requirements.
Although California’s Legislature is required to spend cap-and-trade money on carbon emission reduction projects, some experts say that helping rural water districts—namely in the state’s Central Valley—would go a long way toward easing climate change effects.
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