Dig into Kern County's spending habits with this searchable database of purchase card transactions from the 2016-17 fiscal year. Track spending by county employee, department, transaction amount and retailer. Check into the wide range of items, from African drums to tires and computers, that county officials purchased as they work to shift the majority of the county's small purchases onto convenient credit cards.
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What does Kern County need drums for? A drum circle, of course. Shuffling through the database of purchase card expenses from the county of Kern is at turns pedestrian, surprising and amusing. Streams of purchases of flash drives, airfare, conference registrations and tires give way to acquisitions of 24 polyester mumu dresses, two sets of snow shoes and yes, a Djembe African drum.
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