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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

District 1 Residents, 

Best wishes for a season filled with love, joy, and comfort. May you enjoy your time spent with loved ones this holiday season!

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, it is important to mask up and get boosted, in order to protect your loved ones.


Residentes del Distrito Uno, 

Los mejores deseos para una temporada llena de amor, alegría y consuelo. ¡Que lo pases en grande con tus seres queridos en esta temporada navideña!

Con los casos de COVID-19 en aumento, es importante enmascararse y aumentarse, para proteger a sus seres queridos.


Contact our office with any questions at (559) 621-7817 or at 

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Fresno City Hall, 2nd Floor
2600 Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93721

Congressman Jim Costa Launches Re-election Campaign

Congressman Jim Costa Launches Re-election Campaign

Today, Congressman Jim Costa (D-Fresno) announced he is running for re-election to the United States Congress and issued the following statement:

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December 21, 2021

Contact: Alfreda Sebasto
(559) 285-1237

Congressman Jim Costa Launches
Re-election Campaign

Today, Congressman Jim Costa (D-Fresno) announced he is running for re-election to the United States Congress and issued the following statement:

“I’ve spent my career working to ensure everyone has the chance to be a part of a strong middle-class and has what they need to raise their families in safe, healthy communities.  Navigating the global pandemic and expanding access to quality healthcare, especially in our rural and underserved communities, delivering cleaner air and protecting critically needed access to water for our families and farmers requires steady, battle-tested leadership.

“That’s why I am proud to announce that I will be running for re-election to Congress, to continue being that leader.  In Congress, I will continue my commitment to ensuring our families, children and small business owners can thrive in a post-quarantine world and come back even stronger.  I am looking forward to the road ahead and continuing to serve our Valley and all Californians.  I look forward to campaigning vigorously and earning the vote of those who call our Valley home.”

Jim Costa was first elected to Congress in 2004 and was most recently re-elected in 2020, soundly defeating a Democratic challenger in the primary and a Republican opponent in the general election.  He is a farmer and has been one of the Valley’s leading advocates for good paying jobs, reliable access to water, cleaner air, and quality health care.

Congressman Costa is running for California’s 21st Congressional District, which includes the cities of Fresno, Dinuba, Exeter, Parlier, Reedley, Sanger, Selma and other communities in Fresno and Tulare Counties.  Congressman Costa has previously represented many of these communities over the course of his career in public service. 

The 2022 primary will be held on June 7, 2022.

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REMINDER: CADEM 2022 Midterm Endorsement Process

REMINDER: CADEM 2022 Midterm Endorsement Process

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The California Democratic Party kicked off its 2022 Midterm Endorsement Process on Wednesday, December 1, 2022.

As a reminder, candidates for Federal and State office in California have until February 3, 2022 to register for consideration by our Delegates and party activists.

Legislative Candidates will first be considered at our Pre-Endorsement Conference on February 12, 2022 and all endorsements will be voted on and approved at our 2022 Endorsing Convention in Los Angeles between March 3 – 6, 2022.

To stay up to date with CADEM’s 2022 Midterm Endorsement Process, here are some key resources:
2022 CADEM Endorsement Key Dates
2022 CADEM Endorsement Website

If you have any questions, please email me at

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California Democratic Party


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American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 – Request for Project Ideas

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 – Request for Project Ideas

Good Afternoon,


You are receiving this email because you or your designee subscribed to receive notices for upcoming Fresno County events or updates.


On December 10, 2021, the County of Fresno issued a Press Release to invite representatives of local organizations, such as DBAs, LLCs, incorporations, 501(c)3 organizations, or special districts, to submit a “Statement of Interest” for potentially available American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding and attend one of the upcoming Zoom webinars scheduled at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 15, and Wednesday, December 22, 2021.   


The webinar will provide attendees an opportunity to learn about the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) and potential ARPA funding for allowable use categories.  Participants will also be introduced to the “Statement of Interest” and learn how to submit a “Statement of Interest” to the County of Fresno for potentially available ARPA funds. Click here for additional event information. 


Please note, this email and the submittal of a “Statement of Interest”, are not an offer by the County for ARPA funds and do not commit the County to grant any amount of ARPA funding to any type of recipient, or for any type of project activity.


For additional information, please visit Fresno County’s dedicated ARPA webpage at: 


If you have questions or comments on ARPA, you may contact County staff by emailing the following address:

Fresno District 3 Updates

Fresno District 3 Updates

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the families and community leaders who joined us to celebrate the reopening of the Maxie L. Parks Community Center! ???? It was a successful event and it was all thanks to the PARCS Department, West Fresno Family Resource Center, and their dedicated staff! We are beyond excited to have our residents use the center once again. Please check out the December calendar below for the all activities and gym hours they have available.


After last year’s Christmas Parade cancellation, we are excited for it to be back this year! Our office will be participating, so look out for our ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ themed float. 

The parade will go down Fulton Street, beginning at Tulare St. and Ventura St. After the parade concludes, a tree lighting ceremony will take place at Mariposa Plaza.

Please join us at this delightful event for an afternoon full of fun, food, and craft vendors!

WHO: Downtown Fresno Partnership and District 3
WHERE: Fulton Street
WHEN: Saturday, December 11 at 1 p.m.


Exciting update for the Southwest Fresno Trail Project! During the 12/9/21 Council Meeting, the City Council approved an agreement for engineering services with Sherwood Design Engineers, Inc. The TCC funded project includes a Class I trail, trees, trail lighting, and street lighting.

There will be opportunities for the community to provide input for the trail design. Stay tuned!


Hinton Park will soon see more lighting on the playfields!????⚽️????

Currently, Hinton Park has field lights at the baseball field, but the area between the baseball field and the parking lot is unlit and too dark for sporting activities. During the 12/9/21 Council Meeting, the City Council approved a construction contract with C2 Electrical for the installation of additional LED light fixtures.

We have a projected completion date of early Summer 2022. Our office will keep you updated.


The new home development project will feature almost 600 single-family homes and a community park on the east and west sides of S. Valentine Ave. north of W. Madison Ave.

This will create opportunities for first-time homebuyers and working families to own homes and build generational wealth. The City and my office committed to working with the community and the developer to create a new community that supports the need for green space and single-family homes.


Do you have any large items you wish to dispose of? For the month of December, the City’s Operation Clean Up will be picking up bulky items in Central Fresno neighborhoods. To view a detailed map and a list of Do’s & Don’ts, please visit the Department of Public Utilities page:

Please note that the program is currently one week behind.
If you witness any illegal dumping, remember you can call the 3-1-1 number to report.

For any questions on the delay, please call our office at (559) 621-7832.


West Fresno Family Resource Center
Fresno Covid-19 Equity Project
UCSF Fresno

COVID-19 vaccinations are being provided at the Mary Ella Brown Center every 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month.  Whether it will be your first or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine, or your single dose of the J&J Janssen vaccine, staff from UCSF will be able to answer any questions you may have about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Please keep in mind that the Pfizer vaccine is available for ages 5+ and J&J Janssen for ages 18+. Get your booster shot if six months have passed since getting your second Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or at least two months if you got Johnson & Johnson.

Address: 1350 E Annandale Ave Fresno
Date:  every 1st & 3rd Thursday
Time: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

African American Coalition
Fresno Covid-19 Equity Project

(by appointment)

1025 Fulton Street
Call the Vaccine Support Line: (559) 312-8044

1221 Fulton Street
Call: (559) 600-3550
Fresno County Dep. of Public Health
Immunization Program



As a reminder, City of Fresno residents are encouraged to apply for assistance if they are unable to pay the full amount of rent and utilities since April 1, 2020. Eligible renters can receive up to three months of prospective rent. The City, along with 6 Community-Benefit Organizations (CBOs) will process the applications.

For more details about the program, visit:

Contact one of the partner organizations to apply or apply directly at:

Reading and Beyond: 559-214-0317
The Fresno Center: 559-898-2565
Centro la Familia: 559-237-2961
Jakara Movement: 559-549-4088
West Fresno Family Resource Center: 559-621-2967
Education and Leadership Foundation: 559-291-5428


Como recordatorio, los residentes de la Ciudad de Fresno pueden presentar su solicitud si estan atrasados con la renta o con los pagos de servicios publicos desde el 1 de Abril 2020. Inquilinos elegibles pueden recibir hasta tres meses de pago adelantado de alquiler. La Ciudad de Fresno, junto con 6 organizaciones de beneficio comunitario, procesaran las solicitudes. 

Para obtener mas detalles sobre la programa, visite:

Comuniquese con una de las organizaciones asociadas para presentar una solicitud o puede aplicar directamente en:

Reading and Beyond: 559-214-0317
The Fresno Center: 559-898-2565
Centro la Familia: 559-237-2961
Jakara Movement: 559-549-4088
West Fresno Family Resource Center: 559-621-2967
Education and Leadership Foundation: 559-291-5428

We are here for you. Estamos Aquí Para Usted.

Our staff remains readily available through COVID-19.

Call us at (559) 621-7832 or email us at
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Fresno City Hall
2nd Floor Executive Offices
2600 Fresno Street
Fresno, California, 93721

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