At the Bakersfield City Council meeting, the board was considering zoning changes off Rosedale and Allen that had neighbors upset.
And we also got a glimpse at the city's portion of funding for all the Thomas Roads Improvement Projects in town.
The number is staggering but it's not all bad news.
The city will have to borrow nearly half a billion dollars to finish all the TRIP projects in the city.
But City Manager Alan Tandy says they are in good shape to cover the loans.
Also the City Council approved the a housing project off Rosedale Highway.
And council members fast tracked a new spray park so kids can in enjoy it this summer.
The bare land near the intersection of Rosedale Highway and Allen Road in northwest Bakersfield is on its way to becoming an apartment complex.
But, those who have called the area home for a while, aren't happy.
They fear it will bring an increase in crime and traffic, and affect the overall look of their estate-sized lots.
"The builder could change his mind and amend his 225 unit plan to an even high density. Well over 300 by right with an HMR designation. Black Ops has stated they were going to start slow and build in phases as the market dictates." said Jonathan Gearson, who lives in the area.
Wednesday night the City Council weighed in, trying to please both sides.
With the agreement of the land developer, the empty lot will be capped at 200 units.
In other action, the council learned that the city's financial obligations for Thomas Roads Improvement Project could reach over $400 million.
Money that will have to be borrowed.
"Staff has a good plan to pay for it with a buffer that does not affect our general fund. And that's important because as we go forward with those funding mechanisms in place, and it doesn't affect the general fund, it doesn't hurt our ability to put police on the streets and keep our community safe and fill pot holes." said Councilman Russell Johnson.
And at Siemon park, the city approved funding to get a new splash park up and running for this summer to replace the 1960's era pool.