Bakersfield Community News

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  • Bakersfield Community Events

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    Thursday, March 21, 2019 (Today)

    5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM
    Planning Commission Meeting

    Saturday, March 23, 2019

    7:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
    Great Strides Walk

    9:00 AM  -  1:00 AM
    Car Seat Check Event

    Monday, March 25, 2019

    12:00 PM
    Budget and Finance Committee Meeting

    Tuesday, March 26, 2019

    1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Litter Subcommittee Meeting

    Thursday, March 28, 2019

    3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Jefferson Park Basketball Courts Ribbon Cutting

    Friday, March 29, 2019

    9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Coffee with a Cop

    Saturday, March 30, 2019

    7:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
    MS Walk

    Public Safety & Vital Services

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    Background

    On November 6, 2018, voters within the City of Bakersfield approved Measure N, known as Bakersfield Public Safety & Vital City Services Measure. The Measure is a locally controlled one-cent sales tax measure that will provide approximately $58 million annually to the City of Bakersfield to address top community priorities including enhancing public safety, reducing homelessness and bolstering economic development activities. The Measure is effective April 1, 2019, within the City of Bakersfield. 

    • Resolution No. 89-18 - Resolution of the City Council placing the Measure on the November 6, 2018 ballot

    • Ordinance No. 4958 - Adds the Bakersfield public safety/vital city services measure transactions and use tax ordinance to the City's Municipal Code

    Investment Priorities

    The Bakersfield Public Safety & Vital City Services Measure was placed on the ballot to maintain and enhance vital city services. This was done after gathering community feedback about their priorities for vital services in the City, including over 30 community-based meetings and receiving input from over 1,000 residents. The ballot measure contains 13 specific priorities that will be addressed through future implementation plans. The spending priorities include:

    For more information, see the complete page here: https://bakersfieldcity.us/gov/depts/city_manager/bakersfield_public_safety_n_vital_services_measure.htm