According to NHTSA, 818 bicyclists were killed in 2015 and thousands more were injured in bicycle accidents. Bicycle related collisions can be caused by both the bicyclist’s behavior and lack of attention by motorists. It is important for bicyclists to remember that while on public roads they hold the same rights and responsibilities as motorists, therefore, subject to the same rules and regulations.
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.
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.
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.
On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, the Bakersfield Police Department hosted its annual awards ceremony to recognize the civilian employee of the year, dispatcher of the year, officer of the year and detective of the year.
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.
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.
Please join us for this annual fundraiser, in which we honor 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.
We had a great time on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the 16th Annual Bakersfield Police K9 Unit's Howlin' at the Moon Fun Run! Congratulations to all of the runners. Click on "Read More" to see the race results.
The Bakersfield Police Department is excited to announce that the recruitment for Police Trainee, and Lateral Police Officer is now open. To apply for this great career opportunity, please click on the "Read More" button below.
In the morning hours of Wednesday August, 9, 2017, Bakersfield Police Department Sergeant Dennis Moore suffered a major medical event while at his residence preparing for work. He received emergency medical treatment and was transported to a local hospital. Every effort was made on his behalf, but Sergeant Moore eventually passed away that day at 10:44 am. Sergeant Moore has worked for the Bakersfield Police Department since 1997 and had previously worked for the Arvin Police Department. Sergeant Moore is married and has three adult children.
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.
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.
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.
Please join us for our annual K-9 Trial, showcasing the skills of our police K-9 teams locally and from across the region. Proceeds benefit the Lauren Small Children's Center. There will be fun for the whole family! See the attached flyer for further details on this event.
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.
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.
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.
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.