Supervisor vote to place tax ncrease on November ballot

Voters in unincorporated Kern County will vote on Nov. 8 on a proposal to increase sales tax by one cent.The Kern County Board of Supervisors voted...

July 1, 2022
5:46 AM

Voters in unincorporated Kern County will vote on Nov. 8 on a proposal to increase sales tax by one cent.The Kern County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 Tuesday morning seek the increase revenue to replace falling revenues from traditional sources.If approved by the voters, the measure would increase the sales tax in unincorporated Kern County to 8.25 percent and generate about $54 million annually for the county's general fund, according to estimates. Voters in six cities -- Bakersfield, Arvin , Delano, Ridgecrest and Taft -- have already approved a similar tax and are taxed at the 8.