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Measure N helping clean up trash throughout Bakersfield

Measure N trash clean up
Posted at 12:27 PM, Oct 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-18 15:27:34-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — One way that Measure N is keeping areas safe and clean in Bakersfield is clearing trash out of encampments and parks.

During the first full week of October, the City of Bakersfield Recreation & Parks Department cleaned up nearly 15,000 pounds of trash after clearing out encampments and picking up trash at parks, the department wrote in a Facebook post.

Measure N was approved by voters in November 2019 and is a one cent sales tax increase that went into effect April 2019. The tax provides about $58 million annually to the City of Bakersfield, according to the City of Bakersfield.