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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.


( BPD Jr. Police Academy Flyer )
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Kern River Multi-Use Path to Close for Emergency Repair Work

Closure required from Allen Road to approximately one mile west to make emergency repairs to an existing berm due to erosion.


( Path Closure Map )
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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.


( Director of Technology Services Information )
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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.


( Be the Match Event-Flyer )
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Community Relations Monthly e-Tip - Graffiti

Graffiti is a cancer, and if left untreated, will negatively affect the health of our neighborhoods and the lives of the families that live there. Graffiti is far more than a visual annoyance or inconvenience that we simply “spray over” and be done with. It robs our City and County of millions of dollars that are needed for other services, is a gateway crime that often leads to gang and other criminal activity, and adversely affects our sense of pride and safety in our community. Dealing with graffiti requires help from our community.


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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.


( 24th Street Project News Release )
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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



( Mayor Karen Goh Statement )
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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


( Statement from City Manager's Office )
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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!


( Job Bulletin-Police Trainee )
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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 Incident Update [click link below]




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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.

See PDF for details


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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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