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City Holds Second Community Meeting for Homeless Shelter Project

Community discussed proposed homeless shelter locations, concerns

Community members met with City of Bakersfield staff at the second of two planned outreach meetings Monday evening to learn about and discuss the proposed emergency homeless shelter project.

Led by City Manager Alan Tandy, representatives from the City Manager’s Office, Public Works Department, Development Services, Recreation & Parks Department and the Bakersfield Police Department were on-hand at the MLK Community Center to answer questions from residents and to hear their concerns about the proposed homeless shelter project and its potential locations.

The City Council is considering two locations for a future low-barrier, emergency homeless shelter: 1900 East Brundage Lane and 601 Brown Street.

The meeting started with a presentation by Assistant City Manager Jacqui Kitchen, who explained the research behind the project and gave details about the two sites under consideration.The presentation (PDF) can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.After the presentation concluded, the meeting was opened to comments and questions from those in attendance.For more information about the Emergency Shelter project, including the proposed plans for the locations and more, click here: you would like to send a comment about the project, please send it to

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