Ryan Alsop

New Kern County Administrative Officer Ryan Alsop

The Kern County Board of Supervisors approved a three-year contract extension for County Administrative Officer Ryan Alsop at its Tuesday meeting.

Alsop’s contract was set to expire in 2020. The extension extends him until 2023.

Alsop started with the county in early 2017. This is his first contract extension.

The Bakersfield City Council is set to approve a resolution that would establish a citizens' oversight committee that would oversee the funds from the city’s recent sales tax increase at their Wednesday meeting.

The committee would ensure the funds earned from the 1 percent sales tax increase are spent according to how the city has said it would spend the money.

The City Council will appoint the nine proposed members of the committee.

The city has encouraged organizations such as the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, Kern County Taxpayers Association, Bakersfield Association of Realtors and Kern Citizens for Sustainable Government to nominate individuals.

The meeting will begin at 5:15 p.m., and take place at the Council Chambers at 1501 Truxtun Ave.

Kern County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services received approval to apply for state funding to house homeless individuals in Bakersfield.

At a Board of Supervisors meeting, the supervisors voted unanimously on a largely procedural vote to let the department make a go for the funds, made available by a $2 billion state appropriation.

If successful, the department would be able to construct a facility on Stephens Drive to house people directly from the street as they are connected to social services.

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Why! This guy is the crux to most of the counties problems. The CAO and the current BOS = BAD GOVERNMENT! Laughable!

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