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Traffic Advisory/Street Closures for Bakersfield Marathon

Street Closures begin 4:30 a.m. Sunday, November 18th


( Bakersfield Marathon Street Closure Information )
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Community Relations Monthly E-Tip: Holiday Shopping Safety

The holiday season has arrived!

November and December are the busiest months for retailers. Although holidays are seen as a time for giving, criminals view the holiday season as a time for taking. Shoppers can be vulnerable to crimes such as, theft, robbery, and assault.


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36th Annual Bakersfield Police Memorial Run

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this annual fundraiser in which we honored our officers who have been killed in the line of duty. Proceeds from the run go directly to the assistance of paying college tuition for children of fallen Bakersfield Police Department personnel and to reassure our local heroes that their children will be taken care of in the event of a tragedy.

Click here for the division results.

Click here for the overall results.


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Cars & Kids

Please join us for the 4th annual car show and kids festival at the Bakersfield Police Activities League (BPAL), Cars & Kids!


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No Changes to City Recycling Program at This Time

City residents should continue to recycle acceptable materials.


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Clear the Shelters

For the second year in a row our local NBC affiliate, KGET-17, is partnering with the City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center for the national “Clear the Shelters” effort. The campaign officially began July 28th with reduced adoption fees leading up to the Clear the Shelters Day event on Saturday, August 18th from 8:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m. at 201 South Mt. Vernon Avenue.


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Text-to-911

In an emergency, dialing 911 is a call for help. But people with hearing loss or those who must remain quiet in a dangerous situation aren’t able to place a call safely or at all. Kern County Public Safety personnel have worked with stakeholders around Kern County in partnership with CalOES 9-1-1 branch to implement Text-to-911. All residents of Kern County are now able to use the service throughout the county and eventually throughout the state of California.


( Text-to-911 Fact Sheet )
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Body Worn Camera Pilot Program Begins

The Bakersfield Police Department has began the use of body worn cameras with our Special Enforcement Unit and Street Impact Team. These units will be testing two brands of body worn cameras: Axon and LensLock. Findings will be reviewed at the end of a twelve month pilot program. For more information, see our Body Worn Camera Policy.


( Body Worn Camera Policy )
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One Day Delay for Trash and Recycling Collection Services Beginning on July 4th Holiday



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National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.


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City Announces Selection of Battalion Chief Anthony Galazaga to lead the Bakersfield Fire Department

City Manager Alan Tandy announced today that he is appointing Bakersfield native Anthony Galagaza as the new Fire Chief for the City of Bakersfield. Galagaza, a twenty-six year veteran with the Bakersfield Fire Department, most recently served as a Battalion Chief since 2013.


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Tips for Having a Crime Free Summer

Summer means a break from school and a chance to take a vacation - unfortunately, summer also provides opportunities for criminal activity in our neighborhoods. You can decrease the chance of becoming a victim this summer by following these tips.


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Now Accepting Applications for Lateral Police Officers

The Bakersfield Police Department is excited to announce that the recruitment for Lateral Police Officer is now open. To apply for this great career opportunity, please click on the "Read More" button below.


( Police Lateral Job Bulletin )
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City of Bakersfield, PG&E Upgrade Streetlights with Energy Efficient Lights

The 13,000 new streetlights will provide more direct and natural light to help improve public safety and lower the city’s energy costs. As a result of this project, Bakersfield will save more than $710,000 annually in energy costs.


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New Submit a Tip Method

NEW SUBMIT A TIP METHOD

The Bakersfield Police Department is offering a new method for sending anonymous tips and information via the internet. This new system will be accessible through a link on the Bakersfield Police Department homepage or by accessing www.p3tips.com.


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Senate Bill 1 Projects Underway in Bakersfield

The City of Bakersfield is estimated to receive $86 million over the next 10 years to fund much-needed street maintenance projects.


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Downtown Bakersfield Parking Study Community Meeting

The City of Bakersfield will be hosting a community meeting to garner public input on the Draft Downtown Bakersfield Parking Study on Monday March 26th, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Further details, including project area, are outlined in the accompanying press release.


( Downtown Bakersfield Parking Study Community Meeting Press Release )
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City Announces Settlement of TCP Lawsuit

City to receive $54 million to treat affected wells; Water customers will not be assessed previously approved increases in July 2018 and 2019.


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Changes to Occur for Trash Pickup During Holiday Period

There will be no trash pick up on Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, 2017 or New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2018.


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Rehab Work to Continue Through End of Year on Multi-Use Path

City crews will be performing work on the Kern River Parkway Multi-Use Path from the Stockdale Highway undercrossing to the State Route 99 undercrossing.


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Holiday Cooking Grease Collection Event

11/27/2017 through 1/5/2018
The City of Bakersfield is providing residents a safe and environmentally friendly way to dispose of used cooking oil and grease.

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( Holiday Cooking Grease Collection Event )

Temporary Street Closures this Sunday for the Bakersfield Marathon

An estimated 2,000 runners will take to the streets of Bakersfield for the 2nd Annual Bakersfield Marathon on Sunday November 12th, street closures will occur throughout the City.


( 2017 Bakersfield Marathon Street Closures )
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Safety Segments - Vehicle Burglary and Auto Theft Prevention

Vehicle burglaries, thefts from unsecured vehicles, and auto thefts are a problem for our city. Criminals are opportunists, and seek to victimize law abiding citizens anytime an opportunity presents itself. This is especially true when it comes to our vehicles.


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City, Tarina Homes Ink Deal for Mesa Marin Naming Rights

The regional park in northeast Bakersfield becomes Tarina Homes Sports Complex at Mesa Marin.


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Section of Kern River Parkway Multi-Use Path to Close for Weed Removal

Path cosure from Allen Road to Enos Lane to be in effect on October 25th from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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City Smartphone App Expanded to Include Code Enforcement Reporting

Users will now be able to report common types of code enforcement issues such as overgrown lawn or weeds, junk, trash and/or debris in a yard, abandoned furniture, algae in swimming pools and vehicles parked on a lawn.


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Youth Leadership Opportunity - High School Students

Applications are now being accepted for open seats on the City's Youth Commission.


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Kern River Groundwater Sustainability Agency to Hold Public Outreach Meeting

Meeting is open to the general public and anyone interested in learning more about California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act


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City Launches Open Budget Platform

New application provides a visual, intuitive means of exploring and analyzing the City's operating and capital budgets.


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Free Fireworks Show Tonight!

Fireworks show starts at 9:15 p.m. tonight at the Park at River Walk!


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Bakersfield Municipal Airport (L45) DBE Goals FY 2016-2018

The City of Bakersfield hereby announces its fiscal years 2016 through 2018 goal of 4.68% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) airport construction Contracts. The proposed goals and rationale is available for inspection between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at the City of Bakersfield, Annex Bldg, 1501 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301 for 30 days from the date of this publication.


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4th of July Event Returns to Park at River Walk

Free event includes fireworks show and live entertainment.


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Illegal Fireworks Usage Subject to $1,000 Citation

Fireworks task forces will be active for July 4th holiday enforcement period


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Traffic Advisory: Reconstruction of California Avenue from Oak Street to South H Street

All work on this project is scheduled to be complete in August 2017.


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Operation Splash to be Held on Monday

New waterslides will be open for the first time to the public!


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City Offices Closed on Monday, May 29th

City offices closed in observance of Memorial Day.


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Section of Kern River Multi-Use Path to Close Temporarily

Closure to allow for aerial mesquito spraying.


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Notice for Public Meeting - Consultation for DBE Program Opportunities at Bakersfield Municipal Airport

As part of establishing the upcoming DBE goals for Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2016/2017/2018, a public meeting will be held on May 31, 2017, at 3:00 PM in the Basement Conference Room at City Hall South, 1501 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA, 93301, for the purpose of discussing potential opportunities for DBE participation in upcoming projects, gain input, and to answer questions.


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Traffic Advisory: Reconstruction of Wilson Road from Wible Road to South H Street

A project to reconstruct the roadway on Wilson Road from Wible Road to South H Street will begin April 10, 2017.


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Traffic Advisory: Reconstruction of Gosford Road from White Lane to Pacheco Road

A project to reconstruct the roadway on Gosford Road from White Lane to Pacheco Road will begin the week of April 10, 2017.


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Kern River Multi-Use Path Reopens

Path reopens from Allen Road to approximately one mile west after emergency repairs to an existing berm were completed.


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City Recruiting for Director of Technology Services

Dynamic and exciting opportunity to lead the City's highly skilled, 38 member Technology Services team.


( Director of Technology Services Information )
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City of Bakersfield Job Opportunities

New Job Opportunities Available


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City Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Government Finance Officers Association recognizes City's Fiscal Year 2016-17 Adopted Budget Document.


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Prepare For Rain Event

A significant rain event is expected to occur Tuesday, March 20 through March 22nd.


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Kern River Parkway Multi-Use Path Reopens (Update #3)

Path reopened after repairs due to washout of a levee.


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Kern River Parkway Multi-Use Path Reopened

Multi-Use path was closed from just west of Coffee Road to the Truxtun Lakes area to the east due to emergency operations within the area.


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Community Meetings Scheduled for Centennial Corridor Project

Three meetings to be held to provide residents with an overview of sewer and utility relocations and the installation of new cul-de-sacs on various streets to be constructed with the future transportation corridor.


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Westside Parkway - Calloway Drive Interchange

Westside Parkway Calloway Drive Interchange

March 2-9


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Statement from Mayor Karen Goh Regarding the Passing of Councilmember Jeff Tkac



( Mayor Karen Goh Statement )
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Statement from City Manager's Office Regarding the Passing of Councilmember Jeff Tkac

Statement from City Manager's Office Regarding the Passing of Councilmember Jeff Tkac


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Safe Digging Starts With Notifying 811

An underground utility line is damaged once every six minutes nationwide. A free call to 811 to have lines properly marked can help prevent dig ins and potentially catastrophic accidents.


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Report A Service Request on your smart phone or online

Bakersfield Mobile App

The City of Bakersfield is improving citizen accessibility with its innovative Bakersfield mobile application.Using the appplication, users are able to report service related issues, including damaged parks equipment, illegal dumping, graffiti, street lights, traffic signals and potholes. Issues can be reported through photos, video, audio or e-mail messages.


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City Holiday Closures and Impacts

See what City services and programs will be impacted due to the Christmas and New Year's holidays.


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New Councilmembers Sworn In

Ceremony held to recognize outgoing and incoming councilmembers.


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Street Closures for Railroad Crossing Improvement on 30th Street

Full street closures will occur in the area of 30th and M Streets to upgrade a railroad crossing.


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Leaf Collection Program to Begin October 17th

Residents can pile leaves in City streets to be removed by City crews.


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BFD & KERN RIVER SAFETY




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Prop 218 Notice to Increase Refuse and Sewer Rates

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing accepting testimony will be held before the Bakersfield City Council at 5:15 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, on Wednesday June 8, 2016 in the Council Chambers of City Hall located at 1501 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, California, for the purpose of considering increases to refuse and sewer rates. The new rates, if adopted, will go into effect on July 1, 2016. In compliance with Proposition 218, affected property owners within the City limits of Bakersfield are hereby informed of the proposed increases to refuse and sewer rates.

See PDF for details


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Solid Waste Contracts With Homeless Center

The Solid Waste Division contracts clients of the Bakersfield Homeless Center. Crews sort items at the composting facility and clean up litter on highways thanks to support from sponsors, and local and state agencies. Crew members are grateful for the opportunity to rebuild their lives.


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State Route 99 at Hosking Avenue Interchange Construction

Contractor preparing for the construction of a new bridge at Hosking and State Route 99. Stay up-to-date on all freeway projects by visiting www.Bakersfieldfreeways.us.


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