Future of Bakersfield conference to be held Tuesday

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — More jobs, big business and higher pay. Those are a few of the hot topics up for discussion at a conference Tuesday, which will focus on the city's financial future.

Members of the Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce will get together for the annual "Bakersfield: The Next 5 Years" luncheon at the Marriott at the Convention Center.

They plan to discuss new issues that will effect the city's economy, including the new Tejon Ranch outlet shopping center, the state's new minimum wage law, and water use in the valley.

The meeting costs $75 to attend. It starts at 11:30a.m.