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County Budget

The Board of Supervisors has designated the Chief Administrative Officer as the official responsible for annually preparing a recommended budget for all funds under the budgetary authority of the Board. County departments submit requests for funding each year, which the County Administrative Office then compiles and prioritizes against the estimated revenues used to fund County services and presents the resulting recommendations to the Board of Supervisors for consideration.

Budget Transparency

Powered by PowerBI, the OpenKern Transparency Portal provides user-friendly access to Kern County's financial data. The OpenKern Transparency Portal provides employees and residents alike with the ability to see the County's current three years of expenditures.

Investor Information

Contains the Annual Disclosure Reports and other investment information.