Kern County is one of 58 counties in California. Its county seat is in Bakersfield.
- Main article: Evaluation of California county websites
- The names and contact information for all board of supervisors members is provided.
- Board of supervisor meeting agendas and minutes are published.
- The current budget is published.
- Information on taxes is provided.
- Information on building permits and zoning is provided.
- Information on contracts is provided.
- Main article: California government sector lobbying
In 2008, Kern County reported $90,000 spent on lobbying the federal government. 
For 2007 and 2008, Kern County spent $357,576 on lobbying the California legislature. 
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- ↑ Meetings
- ↑ Budget
- ↑ Taxes
- ↑ Audits
- ↑ Building permits
- ↑ Contracts
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- ↑ State-Level Lobbying and Taxpayers: How Much Do We Really Know?, Pacific Research Institute