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Kern Countywide Oversight Board

Legal Authority: On December 29, 2011, the California Supreme Court upheld ABx1 26, resulting in the dissolution of Redevelopment Agencies (RDA) and the creation of Successor Agencies and Oversight Boards. Per the RDA Dissolution Statutes, all local Oversight Boards for each of the County’s Successor Agencies must consolidate into a countywide board.
Membership Qualifications: Seven members, including: two members appointed by the Board of Supervisors (one member representing the public), one member appointed by the City Selection Committee, one member appointed by the Independent Special District Selection Committee, one member appointed by the County Superintendent of Education, one member appointed by the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, and one member appointed by the recognized employee organization with the largest number of Successor Agency employees (SEIU).
Term: To serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority.
Duties: The Countywide Oversight Board has fiduciary responsibility to holders of enforceable obligations and the taxing entities that benefit from distribution of property tax and other revenues pursuant to Health and Safety Code (HSC) Section 34188 (ABx1 26 as amended by AB 1484).
Meeting Place and Time: Meeting dates and times are scheduled through the County Administrative Office and held in the Board Chambers at 1115 Truxtun Avenue, First Floor.
Compensation: Members shall serve without compensation.
Contact: County Administrative Office
1115 Truxtun Avenue, Fifth Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93301
661-868-3155
  Form 700 Statement of Economic Interests Required
Members When Appointed Appointed By Whom Term Expires
Jason Wiebe 5/1/2018 Board of Supervisors Pleasure of the Board
Romeo Agbalog 5/1/2018 Board of Supervisors Pleasure of the Board
Jim Zervis 5/16/2019 City Selection Committee Pleasure of the Agency
Tim Unruh   Independent Special District Selection Committe Pleasure of the Agency
Gary Bray   County Superintendent of Education Pleasure of the Agency
Debbie Martin   Chancellor of the California Community Colleges Pleasure of the Agency
Jeanine Adams   Recognized Employee Organization (SEIU) Pleasure of the Agency