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Traffic Advisory: Westside Parkway Lane Closures to Occur Through the Weekend

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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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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Community Relations Monthly e-Tip - Make a Resolution to Prevent Crime

As each new year rolls around, many of us make a “New Year’s Resolution”. Resolutions normally consist of weight loss goals, self-improvement, or quitting bad habits. While these resolutions are certainly important, why not make another resolution, one that not only impacts you, but your family, work place and community? This year, do something different. Make a resolution not only with yourself, but with others to practice crime prevention and personal safety in your community.


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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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Auto Club Gifting Events-Update on Project

In an effort to prevent automobile theft within and throughout the greater metropolitan Bakersfield area, the Bakersfield Police Department partnered with the Kern County Auto Theft Task Force and local merchants to gift the automobile theft deterrent known as, “the Club” to registered owners of the local top five most commonly stolen vehicles (by make, model, and year set).


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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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New Police Chief Appointed

The Bakersfield Police Department is pleased to announce that Lyle Martin has been appointed by the City Manager as Chief of Police of the City of Bakersfield. The promotion ceremony for Chief Martin took place on the morning of Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Commenting on his selection, City Manager Alan Tandy stated, “Lyle Martin has extensive experience in all phases of law enforcement coupled with sensitivity to Bakersfield neighborhoods and history. He is the right choice to deal with the many challenges facing law enforcement in the year 2016 and beyond.”


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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




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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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