Bakersfield Community News

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  • Bakersfield Community Events

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    Monday, April 23, 2018 (Today)

    12:00 PM
    Legislative and Litigation Committee Meeting - CANCELED

    Saturday, April 28, 2018

    8:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Celebration

    Monday, April 30, 2018

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

    Wednesday, May 2, 2018

    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Police Civil Service Board Meeting

    Thursday, May 3, 2018

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

    Saturday, May 5, 2018

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

    Senate Bill 1 (SB 1)

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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.