Emergency call boxes in Bakersfield may become extinct
Call boxes cause litter problems
Last Updated: 60 days ago
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Emergency call boxes may soon be a thing of the past in Bakersfield and now the entire county.
The Kern Council of Governments met last night to discuss removing call boxes and redirecting money set aside for them to help combat Bakersfield's growing litter problem.
The plan was originally created for just the city, but Kern COG Executive Director, Ahron Hakimi, said he now hopes to present a contract with the county and possibly CHP.
If everything works out, roughly $300,000 from the call box fund would be designated to help fight the litter problem.
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