Zack Scrivner for Supervisor 2022
Zack Scrivner for Supervisor 2022

Zack Scrivner 2022 Chairman Kern County Board of Supervisors

 

Press Release

Today, January 2, 2022, the Kern County Board of Supervisors unanimously elected Second District Supervisor Zack Scrivner to serve as this year’s chairman of the Board. Chairman Scrivner was first elected to represent District 2 in 2010 and has spent more than a decade serving the communities of Bakersfield, Boron, Caliente, California City, Maricopa, Mojave, North Edwards, Rosamond, Taft, and Tehachapi.

 

This year, Chairman Scrivner will lead Kern County forward, as an organization grounded in ideas, energy, and innovation. “Kern County is a driving force in California’s economy – the fifth largest in the world. As a hub for aerospace and defense, agriculture, energy, oil, mining, and logistics, our region ranks third in the nation for most diversified economy and fifth in the nation for millennial attraction.

 

I plan to execute our strategic business plan, which sets high-level goals and objectives to guide decision-making across all county functions, supporting measurable outcomes for our organization. Guided by the pillars of innovation, collaboration, accountability, service, financial excellence, and transparency, I am confident Kern County will be a model of excellence in managing our business and workforce, prioritizing enhancing quality of life for all Kern County residents by developing and growing a thriving and resilient regional economy.

 

We will be the very best place to start and grow a business in this state and will attract and support new business in sectors such as carbon management and renewable fuel production and innovation, aerospace, business services, and advanced manufacturing. We will continue to promote and support our position as a national energy and agricultural leader and strengthen our position as a national leader in oil and gas production through responsible, streamlined permitting, long-term planning and industry evolution. We will also support and advocate for the development of state policies on innovative water reuse, banking, surface storage, water capture, and conjunctive use that supports our position as the one of the nation’s top agricultural leaders.

 

"I am confident all of this can be accomplished and look forward to serving as Kern County’s 2022 Chairman of the Board of Supervisors,” Chairman Scrivner said.

The Tehachapi Loop Overlook

Nestled in the Tehachapi Mountains is a world-famous engineering marvel completed in 1876 by the Southern Pacific railroad. It allows trains to negotiate the steep climb up the Tehachapi mountains as they make their way from San Francisco to Los Angeles and beyond. Known as the Tehachapi Loop, a train over 4,000 feet in length, will pass over itself as it ‘loops’ up the grade.
The “Loop" was registered in 1953 as a California Historic Landmark and honored in 1998 as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. While concrete monuments mark the best place to see the trains, the viewing area lacked a spectator overlook platform to see them safely.
My office, with the help of our Kern County Public Works Department, many volunteers and donors, united with Friends of the Tehachapi Depot to build a safe viewing overlook for visitors local and worldwide.
In August, the new viewing platform was completed!

Developing and Growing a Thriving, Resilient Regional Economy

2021 saw the completion of an extensive, County-funded, region-wide market assessment by the Brookings Institution, done in partnership with the City of Bakersfield and other economic stakeholder institutions and leaders from all across our county, known as B3K. B3K will ensure and sustain region wide strategies on economic growth and inclusion, and will serve as a foundational catalyst for our county’s economic diversification in the years to come. We are going to attract and support new business in sectors such as carbon management and renewable fuel production, securing our county’s position as a national clean energy and carbon management center of excellence, and aerospace, business services and advance manufacturing. 
Kern County will be the very best place to start and grow a business in this state, by developing and practicing long-term, comprehensive land use, permitting, and other public policy aligned with regional economic development strategies and industry preferences, by strengthening and sustaining a supportive environment for entrepreneurship and business ecosystem development, support and success, and by continuing to promote and apply our Advance Kern and workforce development incentives to attract, develop and retain new and existing business ventures.  The Board of Supervisors is please that these efforts have directly led to the creation of thousands of new jobs in our county in just the past few years.
Importantly, we will continue to promote and support our position as a national energy and agriculture leader.  This means further strengthening our position as the alternative energy leader among all other counties in this state.  This means doubling down and strengthening our position as a national leader in oil and gas production through responsible, streamlined permitting, long-term planning and industry evolution.  Governor Newsom, and his administration, is leading an all-out, zealous attack on our oil and gas industry. The Newsom Administration’s actions threaten tens of thousands of jobs in our community, along with hundreds of millions in local tax revenue the County relies on to fund critical services for our residents, particularly public safety services provided by the Sheriff and Fire departments.
We believe Newsom’s actions our outside the scope of his authority, and are outside the scope of current state law, which allows for the clean, responsible production of oil and gas in California. This year, the Board of Supervisors filed a lawsuit against the Governor and his administration over these decisions, and we will pursuing this legal action with vigor, on behalf of the nearly 1 million residents of Kern County.
The Board of Supervisors will also work to continue Kern’s position as a national agriculture leader. The State of California is failing to implement smart water supply policies that support our local farmers who are feeding the world. This means supporting and advocating development of state policies on innovative water reuse, banking, surface storage, water capture and conjunctive use.

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Scrivner for Supervisor 2022

P.O. Box 700

Bakersfield, CA 93302

(661) 328-1035

Email: Zack@ZackScrivner.com

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