Tulare Mayor Carlton Jones announced on his personal Facebook page Friday night, he would host a town hall meeting at the Tulare Senior Center, 201 N F St. on Thursday, May 31, from 7-9pm.
The town hall comes after his comments on agriculture gained significant attention, in the community and in the press. In his announcement, he stated he is “pro Ag” and “Anti Cancer, and Anti Valley Fever,” and “pro clean water.”
“I’m pro Ag and that’s why we need to protect bees. Most of my information comes from UC Davis, one of the top Ag Universities in CA. If you are pro prop 68, you support cleaning our drinking water. If I’m wrong about this, I want to hear it from the MJDOA [My Job Depends on Ag] Rep Erik Wilson. If these things are NOT true and I am wrong, we can save money on the Water Bond, The Farm Bíll and Prop 68,” he wrote.
“I was defending Ag in Ca. It is not obliterated. I’ve been attending our World Ag Expo for 15 years and I’ve had my Orange Jacket for 8 years. Every year I see an industry growing and coming up with cleaner and safer ways to farm. I hope MJDOA or their rep isn’t saying these things are no longer concerns of the Ag community. I will be very open about why I think some are making an issue with my comments. I will also be just as open to listen,” he added.
Space will be limited, according to his post.
He requested RSVPs originally to his city email address, [email protected], but subsequently changed it to a personal email address, [email protected].
The Voice intends to attend and stream the forum for its readership.