South Kern Sol’s Randy Villegas, wrote the following response to Kern County District Attorney Lisa Green’s recent comments about closing libraries so that the county can put deputies on the streets.

In the commentary, Villegas highlighted, “If you really want to prioritize public safety, you need to attack the real threat: lack of education and lack of opportunity.”

Randy Villegas is a senior at CSU Bakersfield and a youth storyteller for South Kern Sol. He is currently serving as a Congressional Intern in Washington D.C. through the California based Panetta Institute for Public Policy.

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