Another Bakersfield homeless camp site cleaned

City: Clean-ups planned as weather gets warmer

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The city has cleared out another collection of homeless camps today.

On Wednesday, April 17, at around 11 a.m., the city was pushing homeless people away from the Chester Bridge riverbed and cleaned the area.

Two weeks ago, on April 3, the city did a similar clean-up near Yokuts Park.  

The city said the series of clean-ups was planned to beautify the bike trail as the weather gets warmer.

On the third, homeless people told 23ABC that they live along the river so they can be out of sight and out of mind, but if they can't stay there they said they will become more visible around the city.

The city originally said there are health and safety issues in the camps and that is why they are being taken down one at a time.

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