At California Forward, we like to tell stories about what some local governments are doing to provide better quality services to the people they serve.
The city of Patterson, 27 miles southeast of Tracy, is a prime example of what happens when elected leaders are collaborative. It has a population just over 20,000 and known as the apricot capital of the world, this city–thanks to the local government and the community working together–is gaining postive notice for something other than the fruit.
It’s putting itself on the map as a logistics hub thanks to a big name company who’s decided to make Patterson its new home—internet giant Amazon. How did city leaders do it? It took some time and hard work.
Cheryl Getuiza of California Forward reports.