Bakersfield Community News

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  • Bakersfield Community Events

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    Friday, December 14, 2018 (Today)

    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
    Keep Bakersfield Beautiful Committee Meeting

    Saturday, December 15, 2018

    7:30 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Bakersfield Horseshoe Club

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

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

    Monday, December 17, 2018

    12:00 PM
    Legislative and Litigation Committee Meeting - CANCELED

    Tuesday, December 18, 2018

    4:00 PM
    Cancelled - Historic Preservation Commission

    Thursday, December 20, 2018

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

    Saturday, December 22, 2018

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

    Monday, December 24, 2018

    All Day Event
    City Holiday

    7:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Kern Kringle

    Tuesday, December 25, 2018

    All Day Event
    City Holiday

    Senate Bill 1 (SB1)

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    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.