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Citizens Advisory Committee on Annexations

Legal Authority: Board of Supervisors Minute Order on August 18, 1998. Board action of June 30, 2000 approved continuation of committee upon revising the bylaws. Bylaws further revised per Board action on July 3, 2000, February 19, 2002, February 21, 2006, October 5, 2010, and October 4, 2011.
Membership Qualifications: Seven members, each appointed by majority vote of the Board of Supervisors, composed of one nominee from each Supervisorial District and two members at large nominated by any member of the Board of Supervisors. Committee members must reside within the greater Bakersfield area as defined by the Metropolitan Bakersfield General Plan boundaries. Current City and County officials are ineligible for Committee membership.
Term: Pleasure of the Board
Duties: Monitor legislation affecting the annexation process; monitor local annexation policies and procedures; consult with LAFCo staff and attend LAFCO meetings regarding annexations; examine annexation policies and procedures of selected California jurisdictions for possible application in Kern County; update County annexation materials to ensure accuracy; provide a forum for citizens to discuss annexation issues; advise the Board of Supervisors on annexation issues. The scope of the Committee's duties is geographically limited to the greater Bakersfield area as defined by the Metropolitan Bakersfield General Plan boundaries.
Meeting Place and Time: The meeting place and time of the Committee shall be established by majority vote of the Committee provided that the Committee shall meet quarterly and at regular times.
Compensation: None
Contact: Thomas Brown
County Administrative Office
1115 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 868-3198
  No Oath or Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700) Required
Members When Appointed Appointed By Whom Term Expires
Kathryn M. Benson 2/11/2003 Board of Supervisors - Nominated by District 1 Pleasure of the Board
Ron Fraze 2/19/2013 Board of Supervisors - Nominated by District 2 Pleasure of the Board
Vacant n/a Board of Supervisors - Nominated by District 3 Pleasure of the Board
Vacant n/a Board of Supervisors - Nominated by District 4 Pleasure of the Board
Vacant n/a Board of Supervisors - Nominated by District 5 Pleasure of the Board
Barbara Fields 4/23/2002 Board of Supervisors Pleasure of the Board
Jane Prewett 4/23/2002 Board of Supervisors Pleasure of the Board