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Wayside Spray Park Closed

Crews are currently repairing a broken pipe.


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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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Community Relations Monthly E-Tip: Elder Abuse

You witness an elderly person being punched. You hear of a senior citizen’s life savings being swindled away by family members. You know of an elder who is not getting medical or mental health treatment he or she needs. These are just a few examples of elder abuse. June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month and it is important that our community understands what elder abuse is and what steps to take to help


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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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Spray Parks Open May 27th

Recreation and Parks will open their nine Spray Parks beginning Memorial Weekend.


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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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Battle of the Badges

Please join us for the 23rd Annual Bakersfield Police Activities League's Battle of the Badges. See the attached flyer for further details and how to purchase tickets.


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BPD Explorer Testing

The Bakersfield Police Department Explorer Post #521 is currently recruiting and testing for the position of Police Explorer.


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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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BPD K-9 Trial

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.


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Junior Police Academy

The Bakersfield Police Department, partnered with the Bakersfield Police Activities League (BPAL), will be hosting two summer Junior Police Academy sessions. The first session will be for children between the ages 11-13 years old and is scheduled for June 13th through July 6th, 2017. The second session will be for children between the ages of 14-17 years of age and is scheduled for July 18th through August 10th, 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.


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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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Be the Match Event

On Saturday, March 18th, from 10:00 a.m to 2 p.m, the Bakersfield Police Department and the California Highway Patrol will partner with, Be The Match Foundation to hold a bone marrow drive for Sgt. Jorge Chavez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The event will be held at Yokuts Park, 4200 Empire Drive.


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Preparing For Rain and Storms

The City of Bakersfield is taking early, proactive steps to mitigate possible localized flooding within public right-of-ways.


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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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Work Resumes on 24th Street Project Following Appellate Court Decision

Design, property acqusition and structure demolition activities will resume immeidately.


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Assistant Police Chiefs Selected

Bakersfield Police Chief Lyle Martin is pleased to announce that he has selected Greg Terry and Evan Demestihas to fill the Assistant Police Chief positions.


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Traffic Advisory: Westside Parkway Lane Closures

Crews to replace concrete panels and make enhancements to the drainage system between Calloway Drive and Coffee Road.


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



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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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City Announces Appointment of New Community Development Director

Planning DIrector Jacqui Kitchen will lead Planning and Building operations.


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City Announces Appointment of New Chief of Police

28 year Bakersfield Police Department veteran and current Assistant Police Chief Lyle Martin appointed Chief.


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BPD Accepting Applications for Police Trainee

Apply now for an exciting career as a police officer for the Bakersfield Police Department!


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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.

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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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