The City of Bakersfield is improving citizen accessibility with its innovative Bakersfield mobile application.
Through the application, users are able to report service related issues for the City to address, including damaged parks equipment, illegal dumping, graffiti, street lights, traffic signals and potholes. A 2017 update to the app now provides users with the ability to report several different code enforcement-related items directly to City staff, including overgrown lawn or weeds, junk, trash and/or debris in a yard, abandoned furniture, algae in swimming pools and vehicles parked on a lawn. Issues can be reported through photos, video, audio or e-mail messages.
The application is free for to download for both Apple and Android platforms by searching for “Bakersfield Mobile” in the respective app store.
Bakersfield Mobile was recognized as the 2014 Kern Council of Government Regional Award of Merit Award Winner in the category of Innovation.