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Bakersfield City Council candidates eye seats

Crime, homelessness and road improvements were common talking points in conversations with the various candidates for four Bakersfield City Council seats that will be on the November ballot for city residents.

With the city’s recently released list of candidates who’ve qualified for the ballot, the races that voters can decide on — depending on whether they live in Ward 1, 3, 4 or 7 — has crystallized.