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City Staff Answers Residents' Questions at Community Outreach Meeting

Community discussed proposed homeless shelter project

Dozens of community members attended the first of two planned Community Outreach Meetings where residents can voice their concerns and ask questions about the proposed homeless shelter project and its potential locations.

Staff from the City of Bakersfield were available to answer those questions and address those concerns directly. Led by City Manager Alan Tandy, representatives from the City Manager’s Office, Public Works Department, Development Services, Recreation & Parks Department and the Bakersfield Police Department attended the meeting at Jerusalem Mission Church.

The meeting started with a presentation by Assistant City Manager Jacqui Kitchen, who explained the proposal and the two sites the City is considering: 1900 East Brundage Lane and 601 Brown Street.

The presentation (PDF) can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.

After the presentation concluded, the meeting was opened to comments and questions from those in attendance.

For more information about the Emergency Shelter project, including the proposed plans for the locations and more, click here:

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