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Kern County approves 2019-20 budget declaring end to fiscal emergency

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Posted at 10:49 AM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 13:50:45-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — On Tuesday, The Kern County Board of Supervisors declared the end of its fiscal emergency.

In a tweet, officials said they approved and adopted the 2019-2020 fiscal year budget. The county also congratulated the departments for all their hard work in managing the deficit mitigation plan over the last four years.

Plunging oil prices over the last few years had a direct impact on the county's budget, leading all departments to make cuts across the board.

Back in June, KCSO said if the board didn't act soon the county would would be headed towards a public safety crisis because of retention and recruitment problems.

Due to the budget hearings, there will not be a board of supervisors session Tuesday afternoon.