Notice of General Election

A General Municipal Election will be held in the City of Wasco on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 for the following officers:
Two (2) Members of the City Council (Full Term of Four Years)
One (1) City Clerk (Full Term of Four Years)
One (1) City Treasurer (Full Term of Four Years)
The nomination period for these offices begins on July 14, 2014, and closes on August 8, 2014 at 5:00p.m.

If no one or only one person is nominated for elective office, appointment to the elective office may be made as prescribed by California Elections Code 10229. The polls will be open between the hours of 7:00a.m. and 8:00p.m.

Those wishing to file may obtain nomination papers from the City Clerk at City Hall, 746 8th Street, Wasco, Monday through Thursday from 7:30am to 12:00p.m and 12:30pm to 5:00p.m. The office is closed every other Friday and the Friday that the office is open the hours are 8:00a.m to 12:00p.m. and 1:00p.m. to 5:00p.m., to confirm the office is open on Friday please call the office at 758- 7214.

High Speed Rail

The California High Speed Rail Authority has released the Final Environmental Impact Report (Final EIR/EIS) for the Fresno to Bakersfield section of the High Speed Rail Project.  Printed copies are available for review at the City of Wasco Planning Department office and at the Wasco Branch Kern County Library.  The document is also available online at the High Speed Rail website;

Stage 2  – Mandatory Water Conservation

As a result of Governor Brown’s recent declaration of a drought, the City Council of the City of Wasco voted on February 18, 2014, to begin the implementation of Stage 2 –Mandatory Compliance Water Shortage Alert as specified in Wasco Municipal Code 13.22.050.  The start date is March 4, 2014.  Please see the attached flyer for further details in English and Spanish.

City Charter Information

A Public Hearing was held on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 6:00p.m. in the City Council Chambers located at 746 8th Street, Wasco, CA.  For further information on the chartering process, please see the documents located below.

Becoming a Charter City – English Presentation
Becoming a Charter City – Spanish Presentation
Charter FAQs – English Version
Charter FAQs – Spanish Version
Draft City Charter – March 18th