Dear Friends of the Fresno Center for Nonviolence: Please see the email below from Radley Reep about the Board of Supervisors Hearing on June 20th.
June 3, 2017
Please add to your calendars the date for an IMPORTANT hearing before the Fresno County Board of Supervisors. ON JUNE 20, 2017, at a time yet to be determined, the Board will hold a hearing on FUNDING PRIORITIES FOR 2017/2018.
At that same time, the Board will make PLANS FOR A FUTURE ½-DAY WORKSHOP on revising/updating the County’s Vision and Mission Statements, as well as the components of a County document titled “Community Values of the Fresno Region – Guiding Principles for Civic Transformation,” which were last updated by the Board at a retreat held April 10, 2007.
(Supervisor Magsig seems to leading the charge on these items. Note: In support of job creation, he recently convinced the Board to add “business parks that include manufacturing, processing and distribution” to a theme of the Fresno County General Plan that up to that point had only included the “enhancement and expansion of the [county’s] agricultural economic base. He also got the Board agree that the pending EIR for the revision of the General Plan should include support for agriculture along the I-5 corridor only where there is sufficient water to support that industry – and I think most people will agree that nowhere on the Westside is there a guarantee of sufficient water for agriculture.)
I’m telling you this so that you will be prepared on June 20 to let the Board know what you think the Board’s funding priorities should be and exactly what you expect in the way of public participation at the future workshop.