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By Pat Doody
staff writer 

Council approves advertising policy

City Council Update

 

April 13, 2024



At the April 1 City Council meeting, Assistant City Manager Corey Costelloe presented a new advertising policy for the city.

Costelloe said the city was proposing a uniform advertising policy that would include promotions at the new Five-A-Side soccer field located in the new Valley Park, the public pickleball courts at the Tehachapi Police Department and the billboards at the airport along Highway 58. The new policies also included guidelines for expanded advertising offerings for events like Farmers Market, All American 4th of July and Hometown Christmas.

Also addressed in the new policies is prioritization of advertising space for businesses located within the city limits over those of the Greater Tehachapi Area or those completely outside of Tehachapi. Other new policies address duration of advertising for each facility, advertising standards and the prohibition against using the City of Tehachapi logo for promotional purposes. Any appearance that any product or service is endorsed or recommended by any department of the city is also prohibited. Violations of the policy will result in the removal of the advertising. Costelloe also mentioned that there will be no advertising at the pickleball courts except during tournaments.

For full information and policies, contact City Hall at (661) 822-2200.

There were a few updates that were not on the agenda. Costelloe told the council that four city employees (including Costelloe) would be running in the Bakersfield Marathon on April 7. The city also had a few employees who ran the half marathon and the 6K.

Police Chief Richard Standridge said the departments new cadet Christian Laverne is now attending field training along with Nicole Turpin, who has joined the TPD from the CCC in Cummings Valley.

Development Services Director Jay Schlosser reported that the city will be putting fencing up along the Tehachapi Blvd. bike path from Hayes St. to Steuber Rd. (which began April 8) and followed by the Brentwood Sidewalk project.

Not to be outdone, Public Work Director Don Marsh announced that his department will be replacing the concrete entrance to the American Legion Hall and placing another new bench there made from recycled wind turbine blades.

The Tehachapi City Council meets on the first and third Monday of the month at 6 p.m. They are currently meeting at the Police Department Community Room, 220 W. C St.

 
 

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