Taft's former County Supervisor was "actively involved in Taft and genuinely cared about the citizens"
The Taft City Council is going to pay tribute to Kern County Supervisor David Couch for caring about the community and entire Westside for the past 5 years.
Couch represented Taft and the Westside since 2013 until a redistricting mandated by a lawsuit redrew district boundaries and Couch no longer represents the area.
He is not forgotten, though.
Arguably the most popular supervisor in the Taft area in since the days of Trice Harvey and Vance Webb more than three decades ago, Couch will be presented with a certificate of commendation at Tuesday night's Taft City Council meeting.
The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Civic Center council chambers, speeding up the demolition of old substandard structures, and the cleanup and repair of others.
He is being recognized for a lot more.
"David was actively involved in Taft and genuinely cared about the citizens, sponsoring movies in the park, making sure county roads were repaired, made infrastructure improvements and organized community events," the commendation reads. " These are just a few of the impacts he made in his service to the West Side."