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The Conversation: Ornelas wants to do more than just be a face on the Fresno County Board of Supervi

FRESNO, CA—It may be of some public knowledge of what the general job of the Fresno County Board of Supervisors entails, but Area 1 candidate Jose Ornelas is ready to educate everyone on its importance to change the lives of people throughout the county.

From their website, the Fresno County Board of Supervisors has this history:

The County of Fresno was formed in 1856 encompassing 6,011 sq. miles, with a population of over million residents. The original county seat was located in the town of Millerton along the San Joaquin River, which was later moved to the city of Fresno due to continued flooding at the river site.

County of Fresno government is defined and authorized under the California Constitution, law, and the Charter of the County of Fresno, and provides countywide services, including elections, voter registration, law enforcement, jails, vital records, property records, tax collection, public health and social services.

In addition the County serves as the local government for all unincorporated areas.

Their simplistic vision includes, “Working together for a quality of life for all," followed by the mission of, “To provide excellent public services to our diverse community.”

However candidate Ornelas feels that specific life enhancement necessities are not only missing in his city of San Joaquin, in which he lives and serves on the council, but the problem is consistent and systematic throughout Fresno County.

"The time to act is now. It cannot be business as usual if we want results," stated Ornelas. "It is time to raise our voice and demand our right to be heard. In the economic sphere, the status quo favors the rich at the expense of the poor. It is time to change and demand equality; and the “Who cares about us" mentality.

Business owner and San Joaquin elected official Ornelas was featured on above online TV show, The Conversation, Sunday night to not only inform viewers of one of the poorest and most air-polluted cities in California he lives in, which is a part of Fresno County, but to discuss ways he would like to change the political environment and access to funding for cities in need.

Watch full interview on The Conversation with Jose Ornelas above and read past story on Ornelas' background in the ONME News here.

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