Vote button trans.png
April's Project of the Month
It's spring time. It's primary election season!
Click here to find all the information you'll need to cast your ballot.




Kern County, California

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
521px-Map of California highlighting Kern County.svg.png
Grade2.pngC
Budget Y
600px-Yes check.png
Meetings Y
600px-Yes check.png
Elected Officials Y
600px-Yes check.png
Administrative Officials N
600px-Red x.png
Permits, zoning Y
600px-Yes check.png
Audits N
600px-Red x.png
Contracts Y
600px-Yes check.png
Lobbying N
600px-Red x.png
Public records N
600px-Red x.png
Local taxes Y
600px-Yes check.png
County websitesGuide.png
Transparency grading process


Kern County is one of 58 counties in California. Its county seat is in Bakersfield.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of California county websites

The good

  • The names and contact information for all board of supervisors members is provided.[1]
  • Board of supervisor meeting agendas and minutes are published.[2]
  • The current budget is published.[3]
  • Information on taxes is provided.[4]
  • Audits are published.[5]
  • Information on building permits and zoning is provided.[6]
  • Information on contracts is provided.[7]

The bad

Lobbying

Main article: California government sector lobbying

In 2008, Kern County reported $90,000 spent on lobbying the federal government.[8]

For 2007 and 2008, Kern County spent $357,576 on lobbying the California legislature.[9]

External links

References

  1. Board
  2. Meetings
  3. Budget
  4. Taxes
  5. Audits
  6. Building permits
  7. Contracts
  8. [1]
  9. State-Level Lobbying and Taxpayers: How Much Do We Really Know?, Pacific Research Institute