After years of cutbacks, the Bakersfield Police, Fire and Public Works departments are looking to secure more money from next year's budget.
The Public Works department wants 12 new positions filled to help fix street lights, repave roads and fill in potholes.
The City Fire department is asking for an additional 2 million dollars this year to help hire a training division captain and repair older firehouses.
The Bakersfield Police department is looking to hire 5 officers and 10 civilian positions.
The civilian positions include dispatchers, an additional animal control officer, clerks, and 3 police service technicians.
"They allow the officer to stay on the street and respond to crimes in progress, where a service tech is trained to handle a traffic accident or to investigate a crime that has happened," said Bakersfield City Councilman David Couch.
The 5 new officers Police Chief Greg Williamson is asking for would bring the total number of sworn officers to 368, close to the same number the city had back in 2007.