How can I get involved and provide input?

A successful General Plan will reflect the community's priorities and your input is needed to confirm the community's values and establish the County’s vision for the future.

There will be many opportunities to participate, including the following:

  • Attending a public workshop, event, or meeting
  • Joining the e-mail list to receive notifications of upcoming events (click the orange “e-mail List” tab on right)
  • Submitting comments via this website (click green “Comments” tab on right)
  • Emailing your comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mailing your comments to:
    Kern County
    Attn: Jared Bradford, Planner I
    2700 “M” Street, Suite 100
    Bakersfield, CA 93301

April 2020 Issue Group Meetings Postponed

Due to the quickly changing situation related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Kern County has cancelled the Issue Group meetings scheduled for April 2020.  When safe to move forward and new dates are identified, they will be posted to this website.

Click here for the more information from the County.

Disadvantaged Unincorporated Communities Issue Group
Economic Development Issue Group
Healthy Communities Issue Group
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