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City Council declares May as AAPI Month

At its May 8 meeting, the Carpinteria City Council declared the month of May as Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month and called on all residents to raise awareness of the issues affecting the AAPI community and to celebrate the many contributions of AAPI community members. Carpinteria’s history is intertwined with Asian American families, who contributed to the early growth and success of agriculture in the Carpinteria Valley, were some of the founders of the Carpinteria community and helped with the establishment and success of the City of Carpinteria.