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Bakersfield City Council to look at funds for homeless crisis

Posted at 9:20 AM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 12:20:17-05

The Bakersfield City Council will consider approving mid-year budget appropriations for the new city and county homeless shelters during Wednesday's council meeting.

The funding for the appropriations would be coming from the $5.4 million raised in sales tax revenue from Measure N.

The city council will be considering an $822,000 allocation to the city to address homeless services. The bulk of the money, $500,000 would go to Kern County to help with expenses for its new homeless shelter at 2900 M Street. The rest of the money would go to support the city's shelter, to be located at 1900 East Brundage Lane.

The city council meeting will be held at 5:15 p.m. in the board room at 1501 Truxtun Avenue.