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City of Bakersfield Rapid Response Team cleans up encampments at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Park

City of Bakersfield Cleanup
City of Bakersfield Cleanup
City of Bakersfield Cleanup
City of Bakersfield Cleanup
City of Bakersfield Cleanup
City of Bakersfield Cleanup
City of Bakersfield Cleanup
Posted at 10:54 AM, Oct 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 13:54:17-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The City of Bakersfield Recreation & Parks Department Rapid Response Team cleaned up five encampments in East Bakersfield over a two-day span.

According to the city's Facebook post, crews removed more than 1,000 pounds of debris left behind at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Park before taking it to the landfill.

The city encouraged for the community to report encampments, illegal dumping, graffiti, damage or vandalism with the Bakersfield Mobile app.