Posts Tagged as "Bakersfield city council"

Activist arrested after alleged threat to Bakersfield City Council sparks community response

April 18, 2024 / By
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During the Bakersfield City Council meeting a pro-Palestinian protester was arrested and accused of 18 felony counts after they made threatening remarks towards the city council members on April 10. 

The United Liberation Front hosts movie night despite KCSO attempt to cancel

January 31, 2024 / By
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The United Liberation Front (ULF) released a statement regarding the attempt Kern County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) made to stop ULF’s latest movie showing of “Gueto 2009,” a Spanish film depicting a Palestinian story, on January 26.

Bakersfield City Council rejects additional funding for Eviction Prevention Services program

June 30, 2023 / By
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During their June 28 meeting, the Bakersfield City Council chose not to allocate additional funding from the Fiscal Year 2024 budget to create the Eviction Prevention Services program, the comprehensive right-to-counsel program that would provide tenant rights education and outreach, legal services, and advice for landlord/tenant issues, and attorney representation for tenants in court. 

Bakersfield City Council members discuss equity versus equality in funding

March 31, 2023 / By
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Equity and equality, are two terms that despite sounding similar have two completely different meanings. 

While the idea of equality is nice, some feel that it is not enough.

Bakersfield Citizens and Council Members are Appointed Into Committees

January 27, 2023 / By
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The City Council’s 2023 appointments and nominations for Bakersfield’s committees started this January. Councilmember Ken Weir and Councilmember Patty Gray were not present and their appointments were not voted on. 

Historical changes are made on the Bakersfield City Council

December 23, 2022 / By
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Manpreet Kaur and Andrae Gonzales have made history in Bakersfield. Kaur is now the first Sikh woman to serve on the Bakersfield City Council and Gonzales is the first Latino Vice Mayor of Bakersfield. 

Bakersfield City Council approves warehouse project against community wishes

November 21, 2022 / By

During Wednesday evening’s Bakersfield City Council meeting, council members voted unanimously to approve the Majestic Gateway Project despite the health and safety concerns posed by residents of South Bakersfield where the warehouse will be built. 

Dolores Huerta Foundation and other organizations host a candidate forum

September 22, 2022 / By
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The Dolores Huerta Foundation and several other organizations held a candidate forum with Ward 3 candidates Boyd Binninger and Zeferino Barron, and District 3 Board of supervisors candidate Brian Smith.

Community organizations will be hosting a candidate forum

September 12, 2022 / By
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The Dolores Huerta Foundation and a collaboration of other organizations are hosting a candidate forum 6:00 p.m

Bakersfield City Council officially adopts map 5B

April 9, 2022 / By
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Wednesday night the Bakersfield City Council officially adopted map 5B (Unity map).

The map had been submitted by the Jakara movement in hopes of keeping the Punjabi and other communities together as opposed to other maps that would separate them.