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Oildale residents come out to address crime and concerns through neighborhood walk

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Posted at 2:54 PM, May 28, 2024

OILDALE, Calif. (KERO) — The Oildale Community Action Team is holding its first Community Walk this year. Residents will go down McCray Street and Ann Arbor Drive looking for issues concerning litter, lighting, and more.

  • Kern County Supervisor Jeff Flores's staff is part of the walk.
  • The walks being on McCray St. and Ann Arbor Dr in Oildale.
  • Other issues they keep an eye out for are homeless encampments, stray shopping carts, and visible drug usage and dealing.
  • This is a story Veronica Morley continues to cover, watch her previous story here.

For the first time this year, the Oildale Community Action Team is holding a Community Walk where residents will go down McCray Street and Ann Arbor Drive looking for issues concerning crime, infrastructure and more.

Third District Supervisor Jeff Flores's staff will be tagging along on the walk in order to receive feedback from concerned neighbors. Things that they'll be on the lookout for include:

  • litter/dumping
  • poor lighting
  • damage to parks
  • visible drug dealing/usage
  • shopping carts
  • encampments
  • abandoned homes/cars
  • rundown storefronts

The goal of these walks is to connect residents with resources and help they need depending on their concerns. OCAT also looks to empower residents to be able to continue these efforts and walks on their own.
The walk will begin on the corner of McCray St. and Ann Arbor Dr. at 6 p.m.


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