The City of Arvin’s Police Department requests funds for the purchase of four 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrids to expand its community service and retire two gasoline vehicles in its fleet. Arvin also requests funds for installing EV infrastructure. The vehicles will be used for community service expansion, and to replace 2 existing gas powered vehicles, a 2000 Ford Crown Victoria, and a 2013 Ford Taurus, thereby reducing emissions. Arvin is a severely disadvantaged Latino community, with a high population of at-risk teens, young adults, and history of gang violence. The city has a CalEnviroScreen 2.0 score in the high ranges from 81 to 95 percent with factors like poverty (99th percentile), low educational achievement (97th to 99th), linguistic isolation (89th to 93rd), exposure to ozone (96th to 99%), exposure to PM 2.5 (98th to 99%), exposure to pesticides (98%) and low drinking water quality (91st to 99th%). Arvin has an active public outreach but limited resources for capital purchases.
City of Arvin
Kern County Air Pollution Mitigation Fund, 2017