Bakersfield Community News


  • Bakersfield Community Events


    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 (Today)

    2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Water Board Meeting

    Thursday, November 15, 2018

    9:00 AM
    Safe Neighborhoods & Community Relations Committee CANCELED

    10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Covered California Press Event

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

    Saturday, November 17, 2018

    8:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Litter Cleanup - Steward's Inc.

    8:00 AM  -  1:00 PM
    Arthritis Foundation Walk

    10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM
    Sister City Gardens Festival

    Monday, November 19, 2018

    12:00 PM
    Legislative and Litigation Committee Meeting

    2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018

    4:00 PM
    Cancelled - Historic Preservation Commission

    4:00 PM
    Historic Preservation Commission

    Thursday, November 22, 2018

    All Day Event
    City Holiday

    7:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Turkey Run

    Friday, November 23, 2018

    All Day Event
    City Holiday

    7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
    Full Moon Ride with Bike Bakersfield

    Saturday, November 24, 2018

    5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM
    Tree Lighting at Centennial Plaza

    Monday, November 26, 2018

    12:00 PM
    Budget and Finance Committee Meeting

    Senate Bill 1 (SB1)


    Senate Bill 1 allows the City of Bakersfield to prioritize local streets funding to bring infrastructure improvements and road safety to our communities. 

    What is Senate Bill 1 (SB 1)?
    On April 28, 2017, SB 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 was signed into law by the Governor in order to address the significant multi-modal transportation funding shortfalls statewide.

    SB 1 established the newly created “Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account” (RMRA). SB 1 will be funded by increases in per gallon fuel excise taxes, diesel fuel sales taxes, and vehicle registration fees. RMRA will provide an estimated $54 billion statewide over the next decade to address deferred maintenance needs on both the state highway system and local road systems. RMRA will provide an estimated $1.5 billion annually to cities and counties for maintenance and rehabilitation of local streets and roads.

    Click here for more information on how Bakersfield is benefitting from SB 1. 

    Visit Rebuilding CA and the League of California Cities website for more information.