Education

Chair

The Education committee serves members by providing, promoting and developing timely, high-quality educational opportunities for members. Provides courses that will assist members in maximizing their ability to successfully conduct their individual businesses.

Scott Knoeb

Frontier Real Estate
18912 Clarisse Street, Bakersfield CA 93314

Contact Scott

Vice-Chair

The Education committee serves members by providing, promoting and developing timely, high-quality educational opportunities for members. Provides courses that will assist members in maximizing their ability to successfully conduct their individual businesses.

Carrie Williams

Chaddick Williams Realty
1930 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield CA, 93301

Contact Carrie

Staff Liaison

The Education committee serves members by providing, promoting and developing timely, high-quality educational opportunities for members. Provides courses that will assist members in maximizing their ability to successfully conduct their individual businesses.

Cindy Kiser

Manager of Education

Contact Cindy

Commercial Investment

Chair

The Commercial Investment committee plans and organizes monthly Commercial Investment meetings, including pitch sessions and educational speakers geared towards commercial and industrial real estate.

Clint Bear

RE/MAX Golden Empire
3955 Coffee Road, Bakersfield CA, 93308

Contact Clint

Vice-Chair

The Commercial Investment committee plans and organizes monthly Commercial Investment meetings, including pitch sessions and educational speakers geared towards commercial and industrial real estate.

Kevin Palla

Broker
9800 Oak Kroll Court, Bakersfield CA, 93311

Contact Kevin

Staff Liaison

The Commercial Investment committee plans and organizes monthly Commercial Investment meetings, including pitch sessions and educational speakers geared towards commercial and industrial real estate.

Claudia Bugarin

Professional Standards Administrator

Contact Claudia

Membership / Orientation

Chair

The Membership Development / Orientation committee promotes membership in the Association by presenting benefits of membership, encouraging participation, and seeking ways to enhance the value of membership. They plan and conduct orientation sessions for new members of the Association.

Jenny Magana

Miramar International - Downtown
1700 K Street, Suite 220, Bakersfield CA, 93301

Contact Jenny

Vice-Chair

The Membership Development / Orientation committee promotes membership in the Association by presenting benefits of membership, encouraging participation, and seeking ways to enhance the value of membership. They plan and conduct orientation sessions for new members of the Association.

John Houchin

Coldwell Banker Preferred, Ming Office
One University Centre, 9100 Minge Ave. #100, Bakersfield CA, 93311

Contact John

Staff Liaison

The Membership Development / Orientation committee promotes membership in the Association by presenting benefits of membership, encouraging participation, and seeking ways to enhance the value of membership. They plan and conduct orientation sessions for new members of the Association.

Linda Curutchague

Member Services Manager

Contact Linda

Cindy Kiser

Manager of Education

Contact Cindy

Technology

Co-Chair

The Technology committee increases the comfort and skill level of our members with technology. This committee advocates best use practices which will enhance member professionalism and efficiency.

AJ Bhuee

Watson Realy ERA
9101 Camino Media, Bakersfield CA, 93311

Contact AJ

Co-Chair

The Technology committee increases the comfort and skill level of our members with technology. This committee advocates best use practices which will enhance member professionalism and efficiency.

Anna Albiar

Coldwell Banker Preferred
3820 Coffee Road, #1, Bakersfield CA, 93308

Contact Anna

Staff Liaison

The Technology committee increases the comfort and skill level of our members with technology. This committee advocates best use practices which will enhance member professionalism and efficiency.

Jamey Lyster

Manager of IT & MLS Services

Contact Jamey

Affiliates

Chair

The Affiliate support our members and their participation has always been a vital part of our Association’s membership experience.

Jeff Aguilera

Cornerstone Mortgage
200 New Stine Road, Suite 115, Bakersfield CA, 93309

Contact Jeff

Vice-Chair

The Affiliate support our members and their participation has always been a vital part of our Association’s membership experience.

Deana Witwer

Built Right Home Inspection
7850 White Lane, Suite E198, Bakersfield CA, 93309

Contact Deana

Staff Liaison

The Affiliate support our members and their participation has always been a vital part of our Association’s membership experience.

Marrisa Williams

Member Services Specialist

Contact Marrisa

Attendance & Reception

Chair

The Attendance & Reception committee promotes attendance at Association events. This committee encourages membership participation in programs and activities that enhance cooperation and harmony among all members. This committee assists in planning and arranging for special events.

Martha Johnson

Keller Williams Realty
5601 Truxtun Avenue, Suite 150, Bakersfield CA, 93309

Contact Martha

Co-Vice Chair

The Attendance & Reception committee promotes attendance at Association events. This committee encourages membership participation in programs and activities that enhance cooperation and harmony among all members. This committee assists in planning and arranging for special events.

Vanessa Hartwig

Ascend Real Estate
4801 Calloway Drive, #101, Bakersfield CA, 93312

Contact Vanessa

Shari George

Agape Mortgage
5001 California Avenue, #200, Bakersfield CA, 93309

Contact Shari

Staff Liaison

The Attendance & Reception committee promotes attendance at Association events. This committee encourages membership participation in programs and activities that enhance cooperation and harmony among all members. This committee assists in planning and arranging for special events.

Cindy Kiser

Manager of Professional Development

Contact Cindy

Brokers Advisory Group

Chair

Drawing on the experience, knowledge and strategic wisdom of our Broker community, this forum is a vehicle for the sharing of ideas and perspectives in order to identify opportunities to enhance services for our Broker partners.

Glenn Porter

RE/MAX Golden Empire
3955 Coffee Road, Bakersfield CA, 93308

Contact Glenn

Vice-Chair

The Bakersfield Association of REALTORS®

Saul Bernal

Miramar International, Panama
4701 Panama Lane, Suite E2-3

Contact Saul

Staff Liaison

The Bakersfield Association of REALTORS®

Linda Jay

RCE, CEO

Contact Linda

Brokers Forum

Chair

The Brokers Forum provides a forum for dissemination of information to brokers and sales managers. They foster communication between designated REALTORS® by setting regular, informal meetings for the purpose of sharing ideas. This committee provides input to the Board of Directors on industry policies and practices.

Tony Ayon

Miramar International - Downtown
1700 K Street, Suite 220, Bakersfield CA, 93301

Contact Tony

Vice-Chair

The Brokers Forum provides a forum for dissemination of information to brokers and sales managers. They foster communication between designated REALTORS® by setting regular, informal meetings for the purpose of sharing ideas. This committee provides input to the Board of Directors on industry policies and practices.

Vali Nemetz

John Balfanz Homes, Inc.
8701 Swigert Court, Bakersfield CA, 93311

Contact Vali

Staff Liaison

The Brokers Forum provides a forum for dissemination of information to brokers and sales managers. They foster communication between designated REALTORS® by setting regular, informal meetings for the purpose of sharing ideas. This committee provides input to the Board of Directors on industry policies and practices.

Linda Jay

RCE, CEO

Contact Linda

Communications & Public Relations (CPR)

Chair

The Communications & Public Relations (CPR) committee keeps a strong pulse on our membership and our community through effective communication and feedback.

Derek Sprague

Mossy Oak Properties
3400 Unicorn, Suite 109, Bakersfield CA, 93308

Contact Derek

Vice-Chair

The Communications & Public Relations (CPR) committee keeps a strong pulse on our membership and our community through effective communication and feedback.

Ronda Newport

Watson Realty ERA
9101 Camino Media, Bakersfield CA, 93311

Contact Ronda

Staff Liaison

The Communications & Public Relations (CPR) committee keeps a strong pulse on our membership and our community through effective communication and feedback.

Linda Jay

RCE, CEO

Contact Linda

MLS Open Forum

Chair

The MLS Open Forum committee engages our MLS participants and subscribers for educational purposes. It's about obtaining feedback regarding ways to improve MLS services.

John Houchin

Coldwell Banker Preferred, Ming
One University Centre
9100 Ming Avenue, Suite 100, Bakersfield CA, 93311

Contact John

Vice-Chair

The MLS Open Forum committee engages our MLS participants and subscribers for educational purposes. It's about obtaining feedback regarding ways to improve MLS services.

Melinda Clemmer

Clemmer and Company Real Estate
2816 Stagecoach Street, Bakersfield CA, 93314

Contact Melinda

Staff Liaison

The MLS Open Forum committee engages our MLS participants and subscribers for educational purposes. It's about obtaining feedback regarding ways to improve MLS services.

Jamey Lyster

Manager of IT & MLS Services

Contact Jamey

YPN

Chair

The Young Professionals Network (YPN) focuses on building tomorrow’s leaders by being inclusive and proactively engages our younger REALTOR® members. Helps members excel in their careers through leadership opportunities, gaining industry knowledge, networking with their peers, and participating in community activities.

Nik Boone

Ascend Real Estate
4801 Calloway Drive, Suite 101, Bakersfield CA, 93312

Contact Nik

Vice-Chair

The Young Professionals Network (YPN) focuses on building tomorrow’s leaders by being inclusive and proactively engages our younger REALTOR® members. Helps members excel in their careers through leadership opportunities, gaining industry knowledge, networking with their peers, and participating in community activities.

Michelle Valverde

Performance Realtors, Inc.
8800 Stockdale Hwy, Suite 100, Bakersfield CA, 93311

Contact Michelle

Staff Liaison

The Young Professionals Network (YPN) focuses on building tomorrow’s leaders by being inclusive and proactively engages our younger REALTOR® members. Helps members excel in their careers through leadership opportunities, gaining industry knowledge, networking with their peers, and participating in community activities.

Tim Carrizales

Member Services Specialist

Contact Tim

WCR

President

A network of successful REALTORS®, advancing women as professionals and leaders in business, the industry and the communities they serve.

Theresa Olson

Soper Homes Realty
2235 H Street, Suite B, Bakersfield CA, 93301

Contact Theresa

Grievance

Chair

The grievance committee analyzes complaints involving alleged violations of the Code of Ethics, membership duties or bylaws, and makes recommendations regarding disposition of said complaints.

Frank Abbot

Broker
3701 Madrona Avenue, Bakersfield CA, 93307

Contact Frank

Vice-Chair

The grievance committee analyzes complaints involving alleged violations of the Code of Ethics, membership duties or bylaws, and makes recommendations regarding disposition of said complaints.

Fabby Dees

Forward Real Estate
1401 Alta Vista Drive, Bakersfield CA, 93305

Contact Fabby

Staff Liaison

The grievance committee analyzes complaints involving alleged violations of the Code of Ethics, membership duties or bylaws, and makes recommendations regarding disposition of said complaints.

Claudia Bugarin

Professional Standards Administrator

Contact Claudia

Leadership Academy

Chair

The Leadership Academy committee consist of a team of seasoned Association leaders whose objective is developing effective leaders, who create value within our Association. By appointment only.

Sheri Anthes

Colwell Banker Preferred, Ming
One University Centre
9100 Ming Avenue, Suite 100, Bakersfield CA, 93311

Contact Sheri

Vice-Chair

The grievance committee analyzes complaints involving alleged violations of the Code of Ethics, membership duties or bylaws, and makes recommendations regarding disposition of said complaints.

Bill Redmond

Watson Realty ERA
9101 Camino Media, Bakersfield CA, 93311

Contact Bill

Staff Liaison

The Leadership Academy committee consist of a team of seasoned Association leaders whose objective is developing effective leaders, who create value within our Association. By appointment only.

Linda Jay

RCE, CEO

Contact Linda

Professional Standards

Chair

The Professional Standards committee promotes and enforces the Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS® and conducts ethics and arbitration hearings.
*Note: This committee consists of REALTORS® with sufficient background to make informed and objective determinations.

Bill Mell

Bill Mell & Associates
3512 Coffee Road, Suite A, Bakersfield CA, 93308

Contact Bill

Vice-Chair

The Professional Standards committee promotes and enforces the Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS® and conducts ethics and arbitration hearings.
*Note: This committee consists of REALTORS® with sufficient background to make informed and objective determinations.

Traci Garza

Coastal Connection Real Estate
2200 Wild Oak Court, Bakersfield CA, 93311

Contact Traci

Staff Liaison

The Professional Standards committee promotes and enforces the Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS® and conducts ethics and arbitration hearings.
*Note: This committee consists of REALTORS® with sufficient background to make informed and objective determinations.

Claudia Bugarin

Professional Standards Administrator

Contact Claudia

Strategic Planning Finance

Chair

The Strategic Planning and Finance committee coordinates the planning and budgetary activities of the Association. It is responsible for setting the long-term direction for the Association by identifying critical issues. By appointment only.

Scott Knoeb

Frontier Real Estate
18912 Clarisse Street, Bakersfield CA, 93314

Contact Scott

Vice-Chair

The Strategic Planning and Finance committee coordinates the planning and budgetary activities of the Association. It is responsible for setting the long-term direction for the Association by identifying critical issues. By appointment only.

Wayland Louie

RE/MAX Golden Empire
3955 Coffee Road, Bakersfield CA, 93308

Contact Wayland

Staff Liaison

The Strategic Planning and Finance committee coordinates the planning and budgetary activities of the Association. It is responsible for setting the long-term direction for the Association by identifying critical issues. By appointment only.

Linda Jay

RCE, CEO

Contact Linda

Nominating

Chair

The Nominating Committee is appointed by the President. It's a committee of REALTOR® members specially appointed for the purpose of reviewing, vetting and interviewing Officer and Director Candidate applicants.

Midge Jimerson

Boydstun Realty Co., Inc.
326 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield CA, 93301

Contact Midge

Staff Liaison

The Nominating Committee is appointed by the President. It's a committee of REALTOR® members specially appointed for the purpose of reviewing, vetting and interviewing Officer and Director Candidate applicants.

Linda Jay

RCE, CEO

Contact Linda

YPN Advisory

Chair

The YPN Advisory committee is a team of successful young REALTOR® professionals. They plan and promote YPN educational programs and provide insights to Association leadership when requested, and offers overall direction for YPN activities.

Nik Boone

Ascend Real Estate
4801 Calloway Drive, Suite 101, Bakersfield CA, 93312

Contact Nik

Vice-Chair

The YPN Advisory committee is a team of successful young REALTOR® professionals. They plan and promote YPN educational programs and provide insights to Association leadership when requested, and offers overall direction for YPN activities.

Michelle Valverde

Performance Realtors, Inc.
8800 Stockdale Hwy, Suite 100, Bakersfield CA, 93311

Contact Michelle

Staff Liaison

The YPN Advisory committee is a team of successful young REALTOR® professionals. They plan and promote YPN educational programs and provide insights to Association leadership when requested, and offers overall direction for YPN activities.

Tim Carrizales

Member Services Specialist

Contact Tim

LCRC

Chair

The LCRC is our local political action committee, funded by voluntary contributions from REALTORS® to support candidates for public office who understand the importance of REALTOR® issues and who will take positions on those issues that help promote the cause of housing and private property rights.

Wayland Louie

RE/MAX Golden Empire
3955 Coffee Road, Bakersfield CA, 93308

Contact Wayland

Staff Liaison

The LCRC is our local political action committee, funded by voluntary contributions from REALTORS® to support candidates for public office who understand the importance of REALTOR® issues and who will take positions on those issues that help promote the cause of housing and private property rights.

Kim Schaefer

Government Affairs Director

Contact Kim

RGR

Chair

The RGR Council creates a forum for members to engage in local, regional and national issues that affect our industry. Members meet to review local government policies, ordinances and programs that impact real estate transactions. They serve as advisors to the Board of Directors regarding the Association’s position on issues.

Sheri Anthes

Coldwell Banker Preferred, Ming
One University Centre
9100 Ming Avenue, Suite 100, Bakersfield CA, 93311

Contact Sheri

Vice-Chair

The RGR Council creates a forum for members to engage in local, regional and national issues that affect our industry. Members meet to review local government policies, ordinances and programs that impact real estate transactions. They serve as advisors to the Board of Directors regarding the Association’s position on issues.

Bill Redmond

Watson Realty ERA
9101 Camino Media, Bakersfield CA, 93311

Contact Bill

Staff Liaison

The RGR Council creates a forum for members to engage in local, regional and national issues that affect our industry. Members meet to review local government policies, ordinances and programs that impact real estate transactions. They serve as advisors to the Board of Directors regarding the Association’s position on issues.

Kim Schaefer

Government Affairs Director

Contact Kim

Bakersfield Association of REALTORS® Charitable Foundation, Inc

President

The Bakersfield Association of REALTORS® Charitable Foundation was established in 2015. Still in its infancy, the foundation is legally categorized as a nonprofit organization, 501(c)(3), that will typically either donate funds and support to other organizations, or provide the source of funding for its own charitable purposes. As Realtors®, the highest return on our investment is in the heart of giving back to our community. Realtors® do make a difference!

Midge Jimerson

Boydstun Realty Co. Inc.
326 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield CA, 93301

Contact Midge

Staff Liaison

The Bakersfield Association of REALTORS® Charitable Foundation was established in 2015. Still in its infancy, the foundation is legally categorized as a nonprofit organization, 501(c)(3), that will typically either donate funds and support to other organizations, or provide the source of funding for its own charitable purposes. As Realtors®, the highest return on our investment is in the heart of giving back to our community. Realtors® do make a difference!

Linda Jay

RCE, CEO

Contact Linda

Bakersfield Association of REALTORS® Scholarship Trustees

President

The Bakersfield Association of REALTORS® Charitable Foundation was established in 2015. Still in its infancy, the foundation is legally categorized as a nonprofit organization, 501(c)(3), that will typically either donate funds and support to other organizations, or provide the source of funding for its own charitable purposes. As Realtors®, the highest return on our investment is in the heart of giving back to our community. Realtors® do make a difference!

Midge Jimerson

Boydstun Realty Co. Inc.
326 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield CA, 93301

Contact Midge

Staff Liaison

The Bakersfield Association of REALTORS® Charitable Foundation was established in 2015. Still in its infancy, the foundation is legally categorized as a nonprofit organization, 501(c)(3), that will typically either donate funds and support to other organizations, or provide the source of funding for its own charitable purposes. As Realtors®, the highest return on our investment is in the heart of giving back to our community. Realtors® do make a difference!

Claudia Bugarin

Professional Standards Administrator

Contact Claudia

Linda Jay

RCE, CEO

Contact Linda

Diversity & Equal Opportunity

Chair

The Diversity and Equal Opportunity committee promotes the benefits of diversity and inclusiveness within our organization and community. This committee plans and promotes outreach activities and initiatives which address our multicultural community and real estate market. They provide education and best practices for members on how they can effectively work with our diverse populations.

William Chicas

Watson Realty ERA
9101 Camino Media, Bakersfield CA, 93311

Contact William

Vice-Chair

The Diversity and Equal Opportunity committee promotes the benefits of diversity and inclusiveness within our organization and community. This committee plans and promotes outreach activities and initiatives which address our multicultural community and real estate market. They provide education and best practices for members on how they can effectively work with our diverse populations.

Anna Albiar

Coldwell Banker Preferred, CO
3820 Coffee Road, Suite 1, Bakersfield CA, 93308

Contact Anna

Staff Liaison

The Diversity and Equal Opportunity committee promotes the benefits of diversity and inclusiveness within our organization and community. This committee plans and promotes outreach activities and initiatives which address our multicultural community and real estate market. They provide education and best practices for members on how they can effectively work with our diverse populations.

Claudia Bugarin

Professional Standards Administrator

Contact Claudia

Sally's Place

Chair

Sally's Place is a seniors hot lunch program. It’s a partnership with the Salvation Army where volunteers serve to feed a hot meal to the elderly in our community.

Cheri Romero

Miramar International - Mill Rock
1518 Mill Rock Avenue, Bakersfield CA, 93311

Contact Cheri

Vice-Chair

Sally's Place is a seniors hot lunch program. It’s a partnership with the Salvation Army where volunteers serve to feed a hot meal to the elderly in our community.

Lisa Hook-Estes

The Mortgage House
8500 Stockdale Hwy, Suite 150, Bakersfield CA, 93311

Contact Lisa

Staff Liaison

Sally's Place is a seniors hot lunch program. It’s a partnership with the Salvation Army where volunteers serve to feed a hot meal to the elderly in our community.

Claudia Bugarin

Professional Standards Administrator

Contact Claudia

Golf Tournament

Chair

The Golf Tournament committee plans, promotes and coordinates the annual REALTOR® Golf Tournament. They bring together members in a relaxed setting and environment that promotes goodwill and fellowship. The proceeds from this tournament benefit local organizations.

Tim Roberts

Watson Realty ERA
9101 Camino Media, Bakersfield CA, 93311

Contact Tim

Vice-Chair

The Golf Tournament committee plans, promotes and coordinates the annual REALTOR® Golf Tournament. They bring together members in a relaxed setting and environment that promotes goodwill and fellowship. The proceeds from this tournament benefit local organizations.

Walt Newport

Watson Realty ERA
9101 Camino Media, Bakersfield CA, 93311

Contact Walt

Staff Liaison

The Golf Tournament committee plans, promotes and coordinates the annual REALTOR® Golf Tournament. They bring together members in a relaxed setting and environment that promotes goodwill and fellowship. The proceeds from this tournament benefit local organizations.

Linda Curutchague

Member Services Manager

Contact Linda

Bringing Home the Cure

Chair

Bringing Home the Cure consist of passionate members who come together to raise funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement and the Campout Against Cancer Event.

Debi Roberson

Miramar International - Mill Rock
1518 Mill Rock Avenue, Bakersfield CA, 93311

Contact Debi

Kym Plivelich

Marcom Real Estate
1100 Mohawk Street, Suite 170, Bakersfield CA, 93309

Contact Kym

Michele Cooper

San Joaquin Valley Mortgage
9101 Camino Media, Bakersfield CA, 93311

Contact Michele

Vice-Chair

Bringing Home the Cure consist of passionate members who come together to raise funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement and the Campout Against Cancer Event.

Michele Cooper

San Joaquin Valley Mortgage

Contact Michele

Staff Liaison

Bringing Home the Cure consist of passionate members who come together to raise funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement and the Campout Against Cancer Event.

Cindy Kiser

Manager of Professional Development

Contact Cindy

Boys and Girls Club

Chair

Bringing Home the Cure consist of passionate members who come together to raise funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement and the Campout Against Cancer Event.

AJ Bhuee

Watson Realty, ERA
9101 Camino Media, Bakersfield CA, 93311

Contact AJ

Vice-Chair

Bringing Home the Cure consist of passionate members who come together to raise funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement and the Campout Against Cancer Event.

Pam Epps

Miramar International - Truxtun
3434 Truxtun Ave, Suite 155, Bakersfield CA, 93301

Contact Pam

Misty Jeffries

Placer Title Company
4180 Coffee Road, Bakersfield CA, 93308

Contact Misty

Staff Liaison

Bringing Home the Cure consist of passionate members who come together to raise funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement and the Campout Against Cancer Event.

Claudia Bugarin

Professional Standards Administrator

Contact Claudia


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Septic Systems Focus of Proposed New Statewide Policy- Kern County Department of Public Health Looks to REALTOR® Members to Help Educate Consumers- Regulations in effect August 1, 2017
Latest policy effort follows rounds of public workshops, review and feedback to ensure that surface waters and groundwater used for drinking is safe for consumption.

Overview
The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) has drafted a new policy to meet the legal mandate that requires the State Water Board to develop statewide regulations or standards for septic systems. This proposed policy was rewritten in response to public comments made regarding the prior proposed regulation. This overview is to explain what the policy requires of owners of small, domestic septic systems and other types of onsite wastewater treatment systems that fall under the proposed policy.
In this and all documents related to the State Water Board's proposed policy, the term Onsite Wastewater Treatment System(s) (OWTS) is used. (OWTS are commonly referred to as septic systems or septic tanks, however other types of onsite wastewater treatment systems are occasionally used and covered by this proposed Policy.) Read More

California High-Speed Rail Releases Draft Supplemental Environmental Document for Fresno to Bakersfield Project Section

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today released for public review and comment, a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement Draft Supplemental EIR/EIS) for the Fresno to Bakersfield Project Section of the California High-Speed Rail System.

This document supplements the 2014 Final EIR/EIS for the Fresno to Bakersfield Project Section and is focused on the southern portion of the alignment between Poplar Avenue in Shafter and a station location in Bakersfield. The 2014 Final EIR/EIS evaluated alignments that generally followed the existing BNSF tracks from Shafter into Bakersfield. Since then, a new alignment was developed, known as the Locally Generated Alternative, extending from Shafter east towards State Route 99 and the existing Union Pacific tracks, then southward into Bakersfield.

The Draft Supplemental EIR/EIS provides a detailed analysis of the Locally Generated Alternative and compares that alignment to the Preferred Alternative identified in the 2014 Final EIR/EIS for the same geographic area between Shafter and Bakersfield. Recognizing that the comment period includes the holiday season, the Authority has lengthened the public comment period to 60 days from the required minimum of 45 days. The official comment period begins Thursday, November 9, 2017 and ends Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

There are several ways to submit a comment regarding the Draft Supplemental EIR/EIS for the Fresno to Bakersfield Project Section including:

Online via our web comment form Via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mail your comment to: Attn: Draft Supplemental EIR/EIS for the Fresno to Bakersfield Project Section California High-Speed Rail Authority 770 L Street, Suite 620 MS-1 Sacramento, CA 95814

A public hearing will be offered to solicit verbal comments: December 19, 2017 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Bakersfield Marriott Hotel 801 Truxtun Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93301

Verbal and written comments received during the public comment period will be reviewed and will be addressed in the Final Supplemental EIR/EIS document.

To view the full contents of the Draft Supplemental Environmental EIR/EIS, Click Here

 

The 2014 Final EIR/EIS for the Fresno to Bakersfield Project Section can be reviewed Here.

Congratulations to our Leadership Academy for winning second place on their video "Why Leadership". They developed, and produced the video to submit to the Leadership Forum for C.A.R.'s October Meetings. This year's theme was "Why Leadership", and their video showcases and promotes the Association's programs, products and services. Congratulations everyone!

Leadership Academy Resources

2018 Leadership Academy Application Click here

Leadership Academy Article - 2017 Leadership Academy Chair, Sheri Anthes (pdf)*

Developing Leaders of Tomorrow Article - 2017 Leadership Academy Chair, Sheri Anthes (pdf)

Local Leadership Article - 2017 Leadership Academy Chair, Sheri Anthes (pdf)

Leadership Academy Description with 2017 Leadership Academy Application (pdf)

2017 Graduating Class

2017 Leadership Graduating Class Celebration Photos