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Speakeasy Home Up for Auction

The City has released the invitation to bid guidelines for the “speakeasy” home located at  2312 24th St. The goal of this process is for a private party to purchase and relocate the house to an adjacent City-owned empty lot on Bay Street. The existing location of the house is within the 24th Street Widening Project area. Interested parties can purchase a bid number by contacting the City’s Purchasing Division at (661) 326-3742. The deadline to purchase a bid number is April 26th at 5:00 p.m. The auction is scheduled to be held on April 27th at 10:00 a.m.  

The successful buyer will relocate the house from its current location to the new lot fronting Bay Street. Eligible buyers must be a State-licensed contractor under Chapter 9, Division 3, of the Business and Professions Code, and must have all appropriate licenses, which may include California B or C-21 licenses. Additional information can be found on the TRIP website:

Inquiries regarding further information about the auction and/or relocation should be directed to Janet Wheeler, Public Outreach Manager at or fax (661) 852-2195. Final written questions or comments are due 12:00 p.m., April 18, 2017. Inquiries regarding directions to the office of the Purchasing Division may be directed to Ms. Olimpia Frederick at 661-326-3746.

Invitation to Bid