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California’s Luxury State Capitol Robs Taxpayers, Lacks Transparency

California’s Luxury State Capitol Robs Taxpayers, Lacks Transparency

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KernTax’s Executive Director, Michael Turnipseed was featured in Inside Sources to address the Capitol Annex Project – a wasteful venture that needs to be put on hold to protect taxpayers’ pockets. KernTax has joined Save Our Capitol!, a campaign to support alternative solutions to improve the Capitol Annex, preserve history, protect rights, and prioritize environmental protection. Please click here to read the full article.
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Kern County Taxpayers Association 81st Annual Meeting

Kern County Taxpayers Association (KernTax) hosted our 81st Annual Meeting on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. Joining KernTax as a special guest speaker and presenting “Economic & Real Estate Market Outlook,” was Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of Research at the National Association of Realtors (NAR), Dr. Lawrence Yun.

In additional to the main speaker, two local speakers discussed relevant topics happening in Kern County. “Measure N” was presented by Barry Hibbard and “Kern County at Crossroads” was presented by Jess Fredrick.

See the entire presentation by clicking on the video below!

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KernTax 81st Virtual Annual Meeting

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Virtual with live segments

11:30am: Registration & Log-in
11:45am: Welcome by Kern Tax Board President, Kevin Burton
12:00pm: City:  Measure “N” presentation by Barry Hibbard
12:15pm: County: Kern County at Crossroads presentation by Jess Frederick
12:30pm: Dr. Yun presentation on “Economic & Real Estate Market Outlook”
12:50pm:  Closing comments by Kern Tax Board President

Sponsorship Levels

Gold: $2,500
Verbal announcement and recognition at event, event promotions and all Eblasts (logo) and KernTax website (logo)

Silver: $1,000
Verbal announcement and recognition at event, event promotions (logo) and KernTax website (logo)

Bronze: $600
Verbal announcement and recognition at event

KernTax Executive Director, Michael Turnipseed and KGET-TV 17’s, Jim Scott discuss new $3 billion County budget and 7.5% cut in spending!

On this week’s episode of “Kern County In Depth,” Michael Turnipseed and Jim Scott discuss:
  • Kern County Supervisors’ new $3 billion budget and 7.5% cut in general spending
  • Concern for public safety and the importance of investing in law enforcement
Click the video below to watch the full interview (starting at 15:47).

Homelessness in the Community with Dr. Anna Laven

Executive Director of The Bakersfield Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative, Dr. Anna Laven and KernTax Executive Director, Michael Turnipseed discuss homelessness in Kern County.

Click the video below to hear about:
  • Anna Laven’s start with the Homeless Collaborative
  • Major changes in Kern County since 2019’s homeless increase
  • County and City funding
  • Navigation Centers versus Homeless Shelters
  • COVID-19 impacts on homeless and the community

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Back to Business with Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President, Jay Tamsi and KernTax Executive Director, Michael Turnipseed discuss the Chamber’s impact on Kern County businesses.

Click the video below to hear about:
  • Jay Tamsi’s path to becoming CEO of the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Services and opportunities offered to Chamber members
  • Representation of Kern County businesses on a state level
  • How the Chamber is addressing climbing Coronavirus numbers
  • Insight on Kern County’s new loan program for small businesses

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