BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The city has initiated various safety measures including canceling or postponing nonessential events, these precautions will stay in effect through May 1.
Police and fire reponse, water, wastewater, solid waste, streets, rapid response team , fleet support to health and safety services and technology support to health and safety services will not be effected by these measures.
Services that have been closed or postponed include bid openings; all employment recruitment except for public safety; the low-cost monthly pet vaccinations; nonessential board, commission and committee meetings; all city-hosted community meetings; previously permitted special event at city parks; Recreation and Parks Department programs with the exception of the after school meal programs; city community centers and pools; Mesa Marin Sports Complex, Kaiser Permanente Sports Village and Aera Park and certain scheduled events at the Mechanics Banks Arena and the Convention Center and Theater.
The City will also take additional steps for the April 8 City Council Meetings, which are planned to take place as originally scheduled. Some meetings will have no public access while others will have limited access.
Public comments will be accepted for items on the agenda for meetings; the public is encouraged to participate in one of two ways, outlined below:
Public comment may be submitted by email via the City Clerk’s Office at email@example.com by 1 p.m. the day of the meeting; or by leaving a voicemail comment by calling 661-326-3100. Voicemail messages must be three minutes or shorter. Messages must be received by 4 p.m. the Tuesday before the meeting.
Operations in City Hall North continue in support of essential services, however, some offices are closed o City Treasury activities are open for licenses and permits by phone or online, however, the service window on the first floor of City Hall North is closed until May 1.
Anyone with business with the Treasury division is asked to call 661-326-3762, or do so online at www.bakersfieldcity.us.
Police reporting: For non-emergency reports, the public is strongly encouraged to submit reports by phone and online. The non-emergency number for Bakersfield Police is 661-327-7111.
Three notices outlining these precautions can be found below: