BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - $2.6 billion dollars is what's needed to keep Kern County running for the 2018-19 fiscal year. That's the Kern County Board of Supervisors preliminary budget they will talk about Tuesday.
In the proposed budget county officials point out the county didn't make as much money from taxes last year and they site a drop in oil and gas property taxes as a major reason for the loss of money coming into the county. Officials also said they're also seeing an increase in cost with the new justice facility open and higher pension costs to retired county employees.
The Board of Supervisors first meet this morning in their chambers on Truxtun Avenue at 9 a.m. Their second meeting is at 2 p.m.