TODAY, July 12th @ 10:30 a.m.
City of Bakersfield Planning Division
First Floor Conference Room
1715 Chester Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93301
On Friday April 20 the 2012 Kern County Infrastructure Report Card will be presented to the community.
This has been a joint community effort by the local members of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Council of Engineering Companies, American Public Works Association and is being co-sponsored by the Kern Transportation Foundation.
The event is being held at 7:00 a.m. at Hodel’s Country Dining, Heritage Room (5917 Knudsen Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93308) the hyperlink above with provide additional details.
Please be sure to make your reservation in advance.
Combating the Underground Economy - Unlicensed and Uninsured
This seminar is a collaboration between the Statewide Investigative Fraud Team (SWIFT) of the Contractors State License Board, Kern County District Attorney, and the Better Business Bureau. The event is sponsored by the Kern County Home Builders Association, State Compensation Insurance Fund, and the Kern County Builders Exchange.
The seminar is on Thursday June 30th from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. at the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce.
Please share this information with your friends & colleagues .
Click here for more information: Flyer HBA 063011
The Office of the State Fire Marshal in conjunction with the Home Builders Association Tulare Kings (HBATK) has scheduled the SFM Awareness Level Course on Residential Fire Sprinklers and the 2010 California Residential Code May 11, 2011 in Visalia (download flyer from link below). The purpose of this training program is to:
Target Audience for Training:
Fire Department/Fire Prevention Personnel (Plan Review, and Inspections) Building Department Personnel (Plan Review, and Inspections) Water Purveyors (Plan Review, and Inspections) Home Builders (HBA Chapters)/Contractors (Plan Preparation, Submittals, and Installation) Contractors: General Building Contractors [B], Fire Protection Contractor [C-16]).
Code Development and Analysis Division
CAL FIRE – Office of the State Fire Marshal
1131 "S" Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
Tel: (916) 327-4998
Fax: (916) 445-8459
Click here to download flyer - 2011-05-11-Visalia
This report outlines the crucial role of the housing industry in the economic health of California.
On January 10, Governor Jerry Brown released his Proposed 2011-12 Budget. A new CBP analysis provides a "quick and dirty" summary of key provisions of the proposed spending plan. The CBP will update this document as additional details become available. Please check the CBP website for updates and additions.
Kern County Development Services Agency Newsletter - Winter 2010 Edition
Last week, Kern EDC’s Executive Committee voted to encourage the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) to select the Bakersfield-Fresno segment as the initial section for the intrastate rail system.
The Authority’s decision will be made on December 2, 2010.
We now ask you to seriously consider submitting correspondence recommending the Bakersfield-Fresno segment (vs. the Fresno-Merced segment) alternative. (Please find attached a sample letter of support.)
Selection of the Southern San Joaquin Valley option will bring direct economic benefits to Kern County citizens and will even improve existing rail service:
I am also attaching a link to a related article and sample letter that can be copied and put on your letterhead:
City of Bakersfield
Ward 1 – Rudy Salas 1954 votes 43.54%
Ward 3 – Ken Weir 9645 votes 95.42%
Ward 4 – David Couch 12468 votes 82.88%
Ward 7 – Russell Johnson 4107 votes 58.15%
County of Kern
Supervisor, 2nd District – Not final – difference of 330 votes
Zack Scrivner - 16371 votes 50.21 %
Steve Perez – 16041 votes 49.20%
State of California & Federal Congressional Seats
30th Assembly District
16th Senate District
32nd Assembly District
>Holly Spohn-Gross (dropped out) - 35,365 votes 27.6%
18th Senate District
34th Assembly District
Esmeralda Castro - 23,848 votes 30.3%
Connie Conway - 54,737 votes 69.7%
* first woman elected minority leader since 1981
20th Congressional District – Close Contest – not final
37th Assembly District
Ferial Masry - 61,042 votes 41.3%
Jeff Gorell - 86,411 votes 58.7%
22nd Congressional District
State Assembly breakdown
52 Democrats & 28 Republicans
2 votes away from having 2/3rds majority
Republicans lost 1 seat in this election AD 5 which belonged to Roger Niello in a very close race between:
Richard Pan (Dem) – 64,593 votes 48.7% and Andy Pungno (Rep) 61,748 votes 46.6%
State Senate Breakdown
25 Democrats & 15 Republicans
One seat is vacant – SD 28
State Senator Jenny Oropeza passed away in October. The 53-year-old Redondo Beach Democrat represented Long Beach and the South Bay. Even though she had passed away she was re-elected and received 57.9% of the vote.
State of California Propositions:
|No||19 Legalize Marijuana in CA, Regulate and Tax||4,120,634||46.0%||4,822,119||54.0%|
|Yes||20 Redistricting of Congressional Districts||5,177,002||61.5%||3,253,872||38.5%|
|No||21 State Park Funding. Vehicle License Surcharge.||3,716,907||42.2%||5,080,845||57.8%|
|Yes||22 Prohibit State From Taking Some Local Funds||5,159,114||60.8%||3,338,162||39.2%|
|No||23 Suspend Air Pollution Control Law (AB 32)||3,366,163||38.6%||5,348,126||61.4%|
|No||24 Repeal Allowance of Lower Business Tax Liability||3,519,982||41.5%||4,943,571||58.5%|
|Yes||25 Simple Majority Vote to Pass Budget||4,698,601||54.8%||3,883,915||45.2%|
|Yes||26 2/3 Vote for Some State/Local Fees||4,437,704||52.6%||4,004,576||47.4%|
|No||27 Eliminate State Redistricting Commission||3,342,710||40.3%||4,935,355||59.7%|
Bakersfield Californian: Make Legislature fix it: No on Props 25 and 26 – Both propositions have partisan origins, lack pragmatic balance and fail to provide assurances against potential abuse. We suggest voters reject both measures -- but demand that the Legislature take steps to rectify the very real problems they seek to address, albeit heavy-handedly. Bakersfield Californian editorial