Text Box: Kern County Redistricting – November 2021 
Text Box: Business Insider 411
Text Box: Following the U.S. Census every ten years, redistricting takes place to adjust for population shifts and changes. As we have done every 10 years since Kern became a California county in 1866, Kern County is tasked with redrawing our supervisorial district lines again this year. Although this process only happens every ten years, a common story is being told about the desert and mountain areas that make up Eastern Kern County, largely by those who don’t live here.
This tired and familiar story uses a broad brush to paint East Kern into single, blurry picture. This picture fails to recognize the unique and unmistakable characteristics that make up different parts of East Kern. In the same manner that East Kern understands and respects that the valley floor is very diverse despite a similar terrain, we may need to remind some folks across Kern County that East Kern is also diverse. Despite the similar terrain of mountain and desert regions, the differences that exist across East Kern are evident and meaningful.
SchoolsAlthough this is far from a comprehensive description of all Text Box: the differences, I’d like to illustrate a few important examples of these unique characteristics among our diverse communities. Let me start with the differences between the Kern River Valley, currently in District 1, and Tehachapi, currently in District 2. The Kern River Valley is known for its impressive tourism and recreational activities. This includes fishing, hiking, camping, and whitewater rafting. It also has unique cultural events such as Whiskey Flat Days and the Isabella Lake Fishing Derby. While there are plenty of recreational activities in Tehachapi, its economy and the livelihood of its residents largely come from different sources. Agriculture is a key characteristic that supports much of Tehachapi’s economy and residents, including its world-famous apple orchards, award winning vineyards and ideal landscape for livestock. Coupled with Tehachapi’s exceptional wind energy resources and a state prison that employs hundreds, there is a distinct difference from the Kern River Valley’s reliance on recreation and tourism.
The desert areas of East Kern also contain unique characteristics that define each of those communities. Text Box: From Ridgecrest in the northeastern portion of Kern County, to Rosamond in southeastern Kern County near the Los Angeles County line, to all the unique desert communities in between such as California City, Mojave, Boron, and North Edwards among others, several exceptional qualities exist in this vast desert landscape. The China Lake Naval Weapons Station in District 1 is the backbone of Ridgecrest and the Indian Wells Valley, and its high-tech workforce. 






Text Box: 4th Qtr. Issue
Text Box: December 2021
Text Box: Highlights:
Kern County Redistricting  
Trunk or Treat / County Resource Fair
ROSAMOND NEWS / eNEWS
Upcoming Holiday Events 
Real Estate Update
Text Box: Rosamond Chamber of Commerce

Kern County Redistricting – November 2021 , Cont.

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Trunk or Treat / County Resource Fair

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ROSAMOND NEWS / eNEWS

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Chamber Event Center Update

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Rosamond Chamber Future Projects

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Upcoming Holiday Events

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Real Estate Update By Gatton Realty

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Rosamond Chamber Business Members

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Xmas Parade Entry Form

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Text Box: By Supervisor Zack Scrivner, District 2

Supervisor Zack Scrivner, District 2

Text Box: For residents of East Kern, the time for your participation is now and I encourage all of our communities to get involved!

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