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Board of Building Appeals

Members

Phone

Ray Chopra

(O) 391-4776 (R) 808-3669

John Dovichi

(O) 397-1184 (R) 665-2254

Phillip L. Foster - Chair

(R) 747-4337

Barbara Lomas

(O) 834-7843 (R) 589-8444

Warren A. Minner

(O) 324-9724 (R) 831-6842

Rick Montoya

(O) 327-3727 (R) 587-9699

Don Simpson

(R) 322-8306

Phil Burns, Building Director
Ex Officio Member and Secretary
Meetings are held at 1715 Chester Avenue, Community Development Building. Contact the Building Department at 326-3720 for specific meeting information.
Members are nominated and appointed by the full Council, and shall be qualified by training and experience in building construction or the building trades. Members serve at the pleasure of Council, and must be residents of the City of Bakersfield. No terms specified. (Municipal Code § 15.04.120

Board of Zoning Adjustment

Members

Phone

Phil Burns, Building Director

(O) 326-3720

Nick Fidler, Public Works Director

(O) 326-3596

Chris Huot, Assistant to the City Manager - Chair

(O) 326-3751

Alternates

Mark Fick, Assistant Building Director

(O) 326-3790

Ted Wright, Assistant Public Works Director

(O) 326-3596

Steven Teglia, Assistant to the City Manager

(O) 326-3751

Meets once a month on the second Tuesday of each month at 3:00 p.m., at City Hall North, 1600 Truxtun Avenue, Conference Room A. Contact the Planning Department, 1715 Chester Avenue at 326-3733 for specific meeting information.
Members are the Building Director, Public Works Director and a member of the City Manager’s office selected by the City Manager. (Municipal Code § 2.28.090)

Fire Civil Service Board

Members

Phone

Term Expires

Dr. Ronald Eaves

(R) 679-6444

Dec. 31, 2014

Thomas Edmonds

(R) 587-7994

Dec. 31, 2016

Mike George

(O) 324-2427 (R) 322-3755

Dec. 31, 2015

Meets the second Monday of each month at 3:00 p.m., Fire Station No. 1, 2101 H Street. Contact Human Resources at 326-3773 for specific meeting information.
Members are nominated and appointed by the full Council, and must be residents of the City of Bakersfield throughout their 3-year term. They shall have no connection to City government. (City Charter § 183)

Golden Empire Transit District

Members

Phone

Appointing Agency

Term Expires

Kathleen Ashland

(R) 322-6235

Kern County

Jan. 8, 2015

Annazetta Henderson

Kern County

Jan. 8, 2017

Patricia Norris

(R) 588-6898

At-Large Representative

Jan. 6, 2015

Cindy Parra

477-1161

City of Bakersfield

Jan 6, 2015

Elliott Kirschenmann

345-5498

City of Bakersfield

Jan. 6, 2017

Karen H. King
Chief Executive Officer
Meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the District Board Room at 1830 Golden State Avenue. Contact Golden Empire Transit District at 324-9874 for specific meeting information.
City Representatives are nominated and appointed by the full Council and must be residents of the City of Bakersfield throughout their 4-year term.
County Representatives are appointed by the Board of Supervisors, and At-Large Representatives are appointed by the Board Members. (Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 72-430 pursuant to Section 10100 et seq. of the Public Utilities Code, AB 2386)

Handicapped Access Appeals Board

Members

Phone

Phillip L. Gaskill

(O) 664-2580

Construction Representative

Derek Holdsworth, Vice-Chair

(O) 834-1331

Construction Representative

Brad Hudiburg

(R) 587-7771

Handicap Representative

Scott Rice

(R) 437-5309

Member at Large

Vacant - Handicap Representative

Phil Burns
Building Director
Meetings are held at the Community Development Building, 1715 Chester Avenue. Contact the Building Department at 326-3720 for specific meeting information
Members are nominated and appointed by the full Council. No terms specified. (Municipal Code § 15.54; California Health & Safety Code § 19955 - 19959)

Historic Preservation Commission

Members

Phone

Term Expires

Brady Scott Bernhart

(O) 336-5236 x1152

Mar. 30, 2015

Cathy Butler

(O) 325-5892 (R) 324-1893

Mar. 30, 2015

Stephen Montgomery

(C) 496-6585

Mar. 30, 2015

Scott Fieber

(O) 852-5863 (R) 325-5850

Mar. 30, 2016

Susan B. Stussy

(R) 664-9807

Mar. 30, 2015

Debbie Scanlan, Staff
Christine Gutierrez, Secretary

Meets the third Tuesday of each month as needed at 4:00 p.m. at Community Development, 2nd Floor Conference room. Contact Community Development at 326-3765 for specific meeting information.
Members are nominated by and confirmed by the full Council. They shall be residents of the City of Bakersfield, but not a specific Ward, throughout their 3-year term. (Municipal Code § 15.72.040)

Keep Bakersfield Beautiful Committee

Member & Ward Appointed

Phone

Term Expires

John Enriquez - Mayor

(C) 342-1431 (R) 589-5674

Jan. 2017

Anna C. Smith – Ward 1

(C) 331-1612 (R) 392-0904

Dec. 2014

Kyle W. Carter – Ward 2

(C) 427-7724 (R) 399-2423

Dec. 2016

Jenifer Pitcher - Ward 3

(C) 331-0484

Dec. 2014

Brenda Ratliff – Ward 4

(O) 395-9787 (R) 873-9948

Dec. 2014

David Taylor (Chair) – Ward 5

(O) 322-8741 (R) 835-0799

Dec. 2016

Bob Lerude – Ward 6

(O) 868-7003 (C) 331-2070

Dec. 2016

Brian Wargo – Ward 7

(O) 663-1352 (C) 805-9193

Dec. 2014

Alternate Board Members

Susan B. Stussy - Mayor

(R) 664-9807

Jan. 2017

Isaiah Crompton – Ward 1

(C) 747-4661

Dec. 2014

Norma Jean Jackson – Ward 2

(R) 324-3747

Dec. 2016

Ray Scott – Ward 3

(O) 831-2321

Dec. 2014

Brooks Douglass - Ward 4

(O) 695-5105

Dec. 2014

Patrick Frase – Ward 5

(R) 444-7100

Dec. 2016

Sophia L. Ramirez – Ward 6

(R) 444-3764

Dec. 2016

Christian Parlier – Ward 7

(O) 496-5476 (R) 398-0808

Dec. 2014

Meets on the second Friday of each month at 12:00 noon, in the Solid Waste Conference Room, City of Bakersfield Corporation Yard, 4101 Truxtun Avenue. Contact the Solid Waste Division at 326-3539 for specific meeting information.
Members terms run concurrent with the nominating Councilmember’s term, and must be residents of the City of Bakersfield throughout their term (Municipal Code Section 2.62)
Alternate members meet with the regular members of the Keep Bakersfield Beautiful Committee. Alternates vote when regular members are absent. Member’s terms run concurrent with the nominating Councilmember’s term, and must be residents of the City of Bakersfield throughout their term (Municipal Code Section 2.62).

Kern Council of Governments (Kern COG)

Jurisdiction

Representative

Alternate

City of Arvin

José Flores

José Gurrola, Jr.

City of Bakersfield

Harold Hanson (Chair)

Bob Smith

City of California City

Jennifer Wood

Ed Fuller

City of Delano

Joe Aguirre

Rueben Pascual

City of Maricopa

John Wilke

Virgil Bell

City of McFarland

Manuel Cantu

Stephen McFarland

City of Ridgecrest

Marshall “Chip” Holloway

Steve Morgan

City of Shafter

Jon Johnston

Cathy Prout

City of Taft

Paul Linder (Vice Chair)

Orchel Krier

City of Tehachapi

Philip Smith

City of Wasco

Cheryl Wegman

Carl Joe Hively

County of Kern

Zack Scrivner

Mike Maggard/

David Couch

Leticia Perez/
Mick Gleeson

Ex-Officio Members:
Scott Kiernan, Joint Planning Policy Board
Gail Miller, Caltrans, District 6

Ahron Hakimi, Executive Director
Meets the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m., Kern COG Conference Room, 3rd Floor, 1401 19th Street, Suite 300, Bakersfield, CA 93301. Contact Kern COG at 861-2191 or e-mail address @ www.kerncog.org for specific meeting information. City Representatives are nominated by the Vice Mayor and appointed by the full Council.

Kern Economic Development Corporation

Members

Phone

Agency

Terrance Alexis

(661) 248-6733

National Cement

John Anderson

(661) 327-1436

Wallace & Smith Contractors

*Dean Brown, Chair

(661) 663-4224

Tejon Ranch Companay

*Rob Duchow, Vice Chair

(661) 393-1501

So. Cal Gas company

Christine

(661) 636-4621

Superintendent of Schools

Dean Ghering

(760) 762-7432

Rio Tinto Minerals

Suzie Geiger

(661) 412-5044

Occidental of Elk Hills/US Borax

Jeff Giumarra

(661) 395-7000

Giumarra Vineyards Corp.

Teresa Hitchcock

(661) 868-5376

Kern County

Tim Hooper

(661) 392-7000

S.C. Anderson, Inc.

Bruce Jay

(661) 716-7012

Valley Republic Bank

Tom Jones

(661) 595-6340

P.G.&E.

Rick Kreiser

(661) 327-1126

Carney’s Bus. Tech Ctr

Wayne Kress

(661) 327-2263

Cushman & Wakefield

Orchel Krier

(661) 763-1222

City of Taft

Legal Counsel to the Board

(661) 322-3051

Borton, Petrini & Conron, LLP

*Supervisor Mike Maggard

(661) 868-3690

Kern County

Dr. Dena P. Maloney

(661) 763-7700

Taft College

Dennis Mullins

(661) 395-1000

Klein, DeNatale, et. al.

*Carla Musser, Ex-Officio Member

(661) 395-6300

Chevron

Michael Myers

(661) 716-7100

GemCare

Michael Neal

(661) 654-2287

CSUB

Steve Perez

(661) 256-3411

Rosamond Comm. Svcs. Dist.

Patty Poire

(661) 845-5275

Grimmway Farms

Cathy Prout

(661) 746-5000

City of Shafter

*Steve Renock, Treasurer

(661) 833-7900

Kern Schools Fed. Credit Union

Tom Saba

(661) 326 0393

Saba Agency

*Supervisor Zack Scrivner

(661) 868-3660

Kern County

Sandra Serrano

(661) 336-5104

Kern Community College Dist.

*Laurel Shockley, Secretary

(661) 257-8217

So. Cal. Edison

Jeff Stone

(661) 637-2605

Wells Fargo Bank

Chris Ward

(661) 663-1000

State Farm Insurance

Ken Weir

(661) 326-3767

City of Bakersfield

John Wells

(661) 395-7227

Bakersfield Californian

Fred West

(661) 758-5348

City of Wasco

Mary Whitlock

(661) 836-6300

Kaplan College

David Womack

(661) 864-3308

Kaiser Permanente

John Wooner

(661) 792-3091

City of McFarland

Mary Lou Zamudio

(661) 822-2200

City of Tehachapi

*Executive Committee

Richard Chapman, President/CEO
(661) 862-5150

Meets the third Wednesday of the month, on a quarterly basis, location to be announced. Contact Kern Economic Development Corporation, 2700 M Street, Suite 200, at (661) 862-5150 for specific meeting information.
City Representatives are nominated and appointed by the full Council; no terms specified.

Kern Mosquito and Vector Control District

Members

Agency

Term Expires

Harmon Clement

Kern County

Dec. 31, 2015

Richard Freeland

Kern County

Dec. 31, 2015

Vacant

City of Bakersfield

Dec. 31, 2013

Roy Johnson

City of Wasco

Dec. 31, 2016

Robert J. Mayborn

Kern County

Dec. 31, 2014

William Prout

City of Shafter

Dec. 31, 2015

J.B. Selvidge

Kern County

Dec. 31, 2014

Tony Richards

City of Arvin

Dec. 31, 2014

Robert A. Quiring, District Manager
Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 11:30 a.m., District Headquarters, 4705 Allen Road, Bakersfield. Contact the District Office at 589-2744 for specific meeting information. One member is nominated and appointed by the Council of each City, and shall be an elector of the City and a resident of that portion of the City which is within the Kern Mosquito and Vector Control District throughout their 2-year term. Four members are appointed by the Kern County Board of Supervisors. (Health & Safety Code § 2240)

Local Agency Formation Commission

Commissioners

Phone

Term Expires

Supervisor, David Couch

(O) 868-3680

Virtue of Office

Public Member, Barbara Fowler

(R) 393-6326

May 2018

Councilmember, Harold Hanson

(O) 326-3767

May 2018

Special District Rep, Adriene Mathews

(R) 634-1400

May 2016

Special District Rep, Mel McLaughlin

(O) 746-3921

May 2018

Public Member, Virginia Mello

(O) 834-6729

May 2015

Councilmember, José Gurrola, Jr

(O) 854-3134

May 2018

Supervisor, Zack Scrivner

(O) 868-3660

Virtue of Office

Councilmember, Fred West

(O) 758-7214

May 2016

Alternates

Public Member, Stuart Baugher

(O) 399-6809

May 2015

Public Member, Jeff Foy

(O) 392-7000

May 2018

Vacant - Special District Representative

May 2016

Supervisor, Mick Gleason

(O) 868-3650

Virtue of Office

Councilmember, Bob Smith

(O) 326-3767

May 2018

Supervisor, Cherylee Wegman

(O) 758-7214

May 2016

Counsel

Thomas F. Schroeter

(O) 327-4189

Rebecca Moore, Executive Officer
Meets the fourth Wednesday of each month in the First Floor Conference Room of the Public Service Building, 2700 M Street, Bakersfield. Contact LAFCO at 716-1076 for specific meeting information. City Representatives are appointed to 4-year terms by the City Selection Committee. (Government Code§56000 et al.) The LAFCO Office is located at 5300 Lennox Ave., Suite #303, Bakersfield, CA 93309

Metropolitan Bakersfield Habitat Conservation Plan Trust Group

Members

Phone

Agency

Martin Ortiz

(661) 326-3786

City of Bakersfield

Lorelei Oviatt

(661) 862-8600

Kern County

Advisors

Annee Ferranti

(559) 243-4014

Calif. Dept. of Fish & Game

Thomas Leeman

(916) 414-6626

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Public member

(661) 437-1459 (661) 336-7906

City of Bakersfield

James Buchanan

Term Expires: September, 2014

Meetings are held at the County of Kern Administrative Center, Fourth Floor Conference Room 1115 Truxtun Ave. Contact Martin Ortiz, Trust Administrative Officer at (661) 326-3786 for specific meeting information.
The City representative is appointed by the full Council. The County representative is appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The City/County alternate appointment of the public member is rotated every two years. The California Department of Fish and Game and U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service advisors are appointed by the wildlife agencies.

Miscellaneous Civil Service Board

Members

Phone

Term Expires

Michael A. Caves

(O) 868-1652 (R) 916-672-2837

Dec. 31, 2016

Tom Dorlis

(O) 663-2636 (R) 665-9587

Dec. 31, 2014

Gregory Klimko

(R) 834-9001

Dec. 31, 2014

Gonzalo E. Ramirez

(R) 871-4935

Dec. 31, 2017

Daniel L. Williams

(R) 831-3627

Dec. 31, 2015

Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 2:00 p.m., at City Hall North, 1600 Truxtun Avenue, Conference Room A, First Floor. Contact Human Resources at 326-3773 for specific meeting information.
Members are nominated and appointed by the full Council, and must be residents of the City of Bakersfield throughout the 3-year term. They shall have no connection with City government. (City Charter § 209)

North of the River Recreation and Parks District

Members

Appointing Agency

Phone

Term Expires

Jim Eckroth, Chair

Kern County

(O) 392-2000

Dec. 20, 2017

Dana Ann Martin

City of Bakersfield

(O) 392-2000 (R) 589-1120

Dec. 31, 2017

Stuart Patteson

City of Bakersfield

(O) 392-2000 (R) 587-0351

Dec. 31, 2015

Bobbie Roberson

Kern County

(O) 392-2000

Dec. 20, 2015

Steve Ruettgers

Kern County

(O) 392-2000

Dec. 20, 2014

Meets on the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m., at the District Office, 405 Galaxy Avenue. If the third Monday falls on a legal State Holiday, the meeting will be held on the Tuesday following the holiday.
392-2000 http://www.norrecreation.org/

Board members serve 4-year terms. Three are appointed by the Kern County Board of Supervisors, and two by the Bakersfield City Council
.

Oversight Board To The Successor Agency Of The Dissolved Bakersfield Redevelopment Agency

Members

Appointing Agency

J. Phillip Bentley (Chair)

County of Kern

Thomas Burke

Kern Community College Dist.

Bud Burrow

Kern County Supt. of Schools

Linda Jay

County of Kern

Rob Quiring

Kern Mosquito & Vector Control

Alan Tandy

City of Bakersfield

Steven Teglia (Vice Chair)

City of Bakersfield

Meets as needed at City Hall North, 1600 Truxtun Avenue, Conference Room A, First Floor. Contact the City Manager’s Office at 326-3751 for specific meeting information. Two members are appointed by the full Council, two members are appointed by the County, and one member is appointed by the Chancellor of the California Community College District, the Kern County Board of Education and the largest special district taxing entity. There are no term limits for this body.

Planning Commission

Members

Phone

Term Expires

David Strong (Ward 1)

(C) 213-7975 (R) 323-2138

Apr. 30, 2015

Bryan Williams (Ward 2)

(R) 760-220-8313

Apr. 30, 2018

Dustin Dodgin (Ward 3)

(O) 328-5397 (O) 395-1000

Apr. 30, 2017

Barbara Lomas (Ward 4)

(O) 834-7483 (R) 589-8444

Apr. 30, 2018

Richard Schwartz (Ward 5)

(O) 665-9110 (R) 706-2535

Apr. 30, 2017

Jeffrey G. Tkac Ward 6)

(O) 589-8800 (R) 663-0784

Apr. 30, 2016

Patrick Wade (Ward 7)

(O) 319-5325 (R) 377-3333

Apr. 30, 2015

Staff Member

Doug McIsaac, Community Development Director

(O) 326-3681

Mark Fick, Assistant Building Director

(O) 326-3790

Andrew Heglund, Deputy City Attorney

(O) 326-3686

Marian Shaw, Civil Engineer IV

(O) 326-3724

City Council Representative

Bob Smith

(O) 326-3767

Dec. 2014

Meets the first and third Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. of each month, City Council Chambers 1501 Truxtun Avenue. Contact the Planning Department at 326-3733 for specific meeting information. Members are nominated and appointed by the full Council, and must be residents of the City of Bakersfield throughout their 4-year term. (Municipal Code Chapter 2.28)

Police Civil Service Board

Members

Phone

Term Expires

Steven C. Anderson, Chair

(O) 392-7000 (R) 664-0700

Dec. 31, 2015

Michael Strong

(C) 809-7268 (R) 663-0747

Dec. 31, 2016

Kenneth E. Vetter

(O) 616-4704 (R) 809-3470

Dec. 31, 2014

Meets the first Wednesday of each month at 8:00 a.m., Police Facilities Building, Executive Conference Room 53, 1601 Truxtun Avenue. Contact Rosalie Molinar at 326-3127 for specific meeting information.
Members are nominated by and confirmed by the full Council, and must be residents of the City of Bakersfield throughout their 3-year term. They shall have no connection with City government. (City Charter § 221

Site Plan Review Board

Hearing Officer

Phone

Doug McIsaac, Community Development Director

(O) 326-3681

Meets twice a month on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 4:00 p.m., in the Community Development Building, First Floor Conference Room 107, 1715 Chester Avenue. Contact the Planning Department at 326-3733 for specific meeting information.
The Community Development Director is authorized to review and approve all site plan review applications. (Municipal Code § 17.08.080

Solid Waste Management Advisory Committee/Local Task Force

Legislative Representatives

Phone

Agency

Supervisor, David Couch

868-3680

Kern County

Supervisor, Leticia Perez

868-3690

Kern County

Councilmember, Ken Weir

326-3767

City of Bakersfield

Franchise Haulers

Bob Hampton

588-2716

Sanitation Services Company

Larry Moxley

393-6699

Kern Refuse Disposal

Public Members at Large

John Duffy

616-5900 x705

Michael Geyer

873-7277

Association of Cities Representative

Mayor, Ed Grimes

822-2200

City of Tehachapi

Recycler

Michael Shain

861-1420

Allanza Recycling

Alternates

Supervisor, Mick Gleason

868-3650

Kern County

Councilmember, Terry Maxwell

326-3767

City of Bakersfield

Meets quarterly (January, April, July, October) at the Public Services Building, 2700 M Street. Contact Kern County Waste Management Department at 862-8900 for specific meeting information.
Membership is determined by the Board of Supervisors and the City Council, no terms specified.

Water Board

Members

Phone

Harold Hanson, Chair

(O) 326-3767

Russell Johnson

(O) 326-3767

Bob Smith

(O) 326-3767

Art Chianello
Water Resources Manager

Meets bi-monthly on Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. in the Water Resources Department Conference Room, 1000 Buena Vista Road. Contact the Water Resources Department at 326-3715 for specific meeting information.
Members are appointed by the full Council. No terms specified. (Municipal Code Chapter 2.18)