City of Bakersfield Settlement
$3,500 in Fines Paid by City of Bakersfield
In October, 2008, the City of Bakersfield agreed to pay $25,500 in penalties; $19,125 to the California Air Pollution Fund, $3,187.50 to the Peralta Community College District, and $3,187.50 to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority for violating air quality regulations. An investigation by the ARB showed that the City of Bakersfield failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSI). To settle the case, the City of Bakersfield agreed to the $25,500 penalty and to comply with the PSI and other ARB programs.