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Bakersfield City Council unanimously approves economic relief plan

City of Bakersfield City Hall
Posted at 6:28 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 21:28:36-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — On Wednesday, the Bakersfield City Council unanimously approved an economic relief plan meant to assist those affected by coronavirus pandemic.

As part of the economic relief plan, the following measures will be put in place:

  • Suspending all delinquent fees and related interest for City charges for service and utilities (both commercial and residential), effective immediately, through June 30.
  • Deferring of payment of transient occupancy tax and waiver of late penalty fees, of collections made through May 31 delaying payment for that time period until July 1.
  • Automatically and uniformly enacting the extension of the payment deadline for Business License Permits to August 1. Traditionally these permit fees are due in July.
  • Formally delay the update of the City’s Master Fee Schedule by one calendar year from May 6, 2020 to May 2021.

The City also said that any of the deadlines for the first three items listed may be extended by City Manager Christian Clegg.