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Posted on: February 15, 2024

City Receives Two Finance Awards

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The City of Tehachapi’s Finance Department received the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers Operating Budget Excellence Award for the 2023-2024 Fiscal Year and the Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Present...

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Posted on: February 15, 2024

City Council Approves City-Led Recreation Facilities

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City Council Approves City-Led Recreation Opportunities 

The Tehachapi City Council approved the construction of pickleball courts at the Tehachapi Police Department and acknowledged the new walking group program at Monday’s city council meeting.&...

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Posted on: October 23, 2023

CTC Awards $257 Million for Highway 58 Projects Impacting Tehachapi

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The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated more than $3.7 billion in funding to improve the state’s transportation infrastructure; this includes $257 million dedicated to the Keene Pavement and State Route 58 Truck Climbing Lane Pr...

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Posted on: August 24, 2023

Pauer Sworn in as District 2 Council Member

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On Monday August 21, the Tehachapi City Council appointed Jeanette Pauer to fill the open council seat for the remainder of its term. 

Pauer will serve the remainder of the district 2 council seat term vacated by Keith Sakewitz on June 26, 2023. C...

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Posted on: June 27, 2023

City of Tehachapi Passes Balanced Budget

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On Monday, June 26, the Tehachapi City Council approved a balanced $39.7 million budget for fiscal year 2023-24. The approved budget also addressed subsequent balanced years through 2027-28. The budget includes all operating funds within the City includin...

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Posted on: June 27, 2023

TPD Officers Honored for DUI Arrests by M.A.D.D.

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On Thursday June 22, 2023, Tehachapi Police Officers Amy Smith and Kevin Archuleta were honored for their DUI arrests at the annual Mother Against Drug Driving Awards in Bakersfield California. Law enforcement agencies throughout Kern County attended the ...

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Posted on: May 24, 2023

Earth Day Makeup Day a Huge Success

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On Tuesday May 23, 2023, more than 20 volunteers from the Tehachapi community came out to the rescheduled Earth Day litter removal event. Due to rain and snow in April the litter removal was postponed for safety concerns. Today more than 460 pounds of lit...

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Posted on: May 24, 2023

CMTA Certifies City Investment Policy

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(Sacramento, California) – The California Municipal Treasurers Association (CMTA) Investment Policy Certification has been granted to the City of Tehachapi.  

 This Investment Policy Certification recognizes that CMTA has valida...

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Posted on: April 25, 2023

Tehachapi Names New Police Chief

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Date: April 25 2023 

The City of Tehachapi is pleased to announce the hiring of new Police Chief Richard Standridge. Chief Standridge will be joining the City of Tehachapi team bringing 24 years of law enforcement experience ...

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Posted on: April 19, 2023

Officers and Dispatcher Recognized

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Acting Lt. Jason Dunham opened a recent city staff meeting by recognizing several Tehachapi Police Department members for their actions at a housefire on March 8, in the City of Tehachapi. Sergeant James Clark, Officer Jared McCombs, Officer Richard Kiser...

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Posted on: April 19, 2023

Road Construction Season Underway

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Several City of Tehachapi neighborhood streets will be slurry sealed in the coming days. Listed below are the streets to receive the work. The work will take place over multiple days to allow trash service to remain on schedule and have minimal impact on ...

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Posted on: April 4, 2023

City Council Unanimously Approves Resolution to Oppose Measure to Remove Local Control

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On Monday, April 4th the Tehachapi City Council unanimously approved a resolution opposing Initiative 21-0042A1 which has collected enough signatures to appear on the Statewide November 2024 ballot.

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