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Hello District 3 Residents!

Cooler weather is upon us! Enjoy the cool temperatures outside while enjoying some of the upcoming events below, but first I want to say thank you to everyone who helped clean up the area near Maxie L. Parks Community Center this past Saturday. Some of our volunteers were our amazing youth from Edison High School Key Club and District 3 Youth Interns who collected 1,037 lbs. of trash!

I would also like to thank Assemblymember, Dr. Joaquin Arambula, for leading the Central Valley housing tour. Yesterday, City of Fresno officials had the opportunity to have a frank conversation with State Assemblymembers to discuss the obstacles we face to make housing more affordable and available for Fresno residents, who include the 26% who earn less than $25K a year and the 52% who are renters. The housing tour included different housing elements located in District 3 to show what our City is doing to support our unhoused community and working families. The tour included Hotel Fresno which is set to be completed in January 2022. This seven-story historic jewel will soon have 79 affordable housing units over ground floor office, retail, and common area space. The Monarch @ Chinatown, a four-story housing community that will create 57 affordable housing units with commercial space. We toured Poverello House to show the emergency shelter pallets and lastly, Valley Inn. This recently acquired motel in Parkway Drive has been renovated for transitional housing and it has 107 rooms (currently housing 110 people).

Now let’s talk about meetings scheduled for next week. On Thursday, October 14th there will be a regular City Council Meeting. Council agendas can be found at and are always posted the Friday before the meeting by 5:00 p.m. On Saturday, October 16th the City of Fresno will hold three public hearings regarding redistricting. Please join one of the three hearings to provide your input on where district lines should be drawn. These hearings will take place at Hoover High School, Fresno City College, and at City Hall. On Wednesday, October 27th we have a Special City Council Meeting to hear retail cannabis appeals (details below).

Lastly, I want to share with all dog owners who frequent the Roeding Dog Park that the design rendering for the new dog park relocation is here! Please check them out below and provide your feedback to our email: or by giving our office a call at (559) 621-7832. We heard your suggestions and requests at our previous community meeting, and the PARCS Department has come up with a design. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please send us an email or give as a call.

We are eager to continue building with the entire District 3 community by sharing what is happening in Fresno, so please join us at these events.


Miguel Angel Arias
Councilmember, District 3




Submit feedback to District3@fresnogov or (559) 621-7832


Thursday, October 7th was the grand opening of the Día de Muertos exhibition at Arte Américas!  The exhibit will run from Oct. 7 thru Nov. 7, 2021. Stop by any of these dates/times.

Thursdays & Fridays 2pm – 6pm
(jueves y viernes)
Saturdays 12pm- 5pm (sábado)
Sundays 12pm – 4pm (domingo)

ALL guests will be asked to wear a mask while at Arte Américas.


Tomorrow, October 9th join us to learn about upcoming homeownership opportunities in the area through the Mutual Self-Help Housing Program, local health and community programs, active transportation organizations and more.

Bring your family to enjoy some food and pick up a free pumpkin!

WHERE: 1515 E. Annadale Ave
WHEN: October 9 from 12 – 2 p.m.


Have any unwanted items in your home? Make sure to stop be this weekend, Saturday & Sunday. You must be a City of Fresno resident, so please be ready to provide a City utility bill AND a State issued ID. Please check the flyer to see what items will be and will not be accepted.
Help keep our dump free!

Who: City of Fresno residents
What: Dump Event
Where: 3457 S Cedar Avenue
When: October 9-10 & 23-24


Fresno City Council is proud to have proclaimed October 11, 2021 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day to recognize and acknowledge the local natives of these lands such as the Yokuts, Mono and Miwoks community. Additionally, the migrant native communities who speak Mixteco, Zapoteco, Triqui, and Náhuatl.

Join us on Monday, October 11 for an Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration at 11:00 a.m. in front of City Hall.


To learn more about the redistricting process and propose your map of how City of Fresno districts should look like please visit:

Saturday 10/16 PUBLIC HEARING

Hoover High School (North Fresno) at 10:00 a.m.
Fresno City College (Central Fresno) at 2:00 p.m.
City Hall, Council Chambers (South Fresno) at 6:00 p.m.


DATE: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
TIME: 9:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as it may be heard
LOCATION: Fresno City Hall – 2600 Fresno Street – in person and/or electronic. You are invited to participate in person or watch the live broadcast via the Zoom link located on the Council Agenda found at the City’s website

HEARING – Consideration of an appeal of the City Manager’s decision to approve retail Commercial Cannabis Business Permit No. C-20-108, filed by Joe Velasquez of Haven #20 LLC, for property located at 335 W Olive Avenue, on the southeast corner of West Olive Avenue and North Vagedes Avenue (Council District 3)

HEARING – Consideration of an appeal of the City Manager’s decision to approve retail Commercial Cannabis Business Permit No. C-20-44, filed by Alejandro Calleres of Fresno Public Verde, Inc, for property located at 1220 E Olive Ave Avenue, on East Olive and North Popular Avenue (Council District 3)

Information on the process as well as the applications can be found on the Office of Cannabis Oversight website:
Please note that due to Municipal Code restrictions, the Councilmembers are not permitted to discuss these applications or appeals outside the public meeting.



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 and Mary Ella Brown Center are there to answer any questions you may have about the COVID-19 vaccines.
Please keep in mind that the Pfizer vaccine is available for ages 12+ and J&J Janssen for ages 18+.

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 from April 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021. 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, hasta el 30 de Septiembre de 2021. 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


¿Tiene algún artículo no deseado en su casa? Asegúrese de parar este fin de semana, sábado y domingo. Debe ser residente de la ciudad de Fresno, así que esté listo para proporcionar una factura de servicios públicos de la ciudad e identificación. Consulte el folleto para ver qué artículos se aceptarán y cuáles no.
¡Ayuda a mantener limpia nuestra ciudad!

Quién: Residentes de la ciudad de Fresno
Qué: Dia de dompe
Dónde: 3457 S Cedar Avenue
Cuándo: 9-10 y 23-24 de octubre



Venga el sábado 9 de octubre para aprender sobre las oportunidades de ser dueño de casa en el área y colaborar con varias organizaciones.

¡No olvide traer a su familia para disfrutar de comida gratis y recoger una calabaza gratis!

DÓNDE: 1515 E. Annadale Ave
CUÁNDO: Sábado 9 de octubre a partir de las 12:00 p.m. hasta las 2:00 p.m.


Centro de Recursos Familiares de West Fresno, Proyecto de Equidad Fresno Covid-19, UCSF Fresno

Las vacunas COVID-19 se administran en el Centro Mary Ella Brown cada 1er y 3er jueves del mes. Ya sea que sea su primera o segunda dosis de la vacuna Pfizer, o su dosis única de la vacuna J&J Janssen, el personal de UCSF y Mary Ella Brown Center están allí para responder cualquier pregunta que pueda tener sobre las vacunas COVID-19.
Tenga en cuenta que la vacuna Pfizer está disponible para mayores de 12 años y J&J Janssen para mayores de 18 años.


Dirección: 1350 E Annandale Ave Fresno
Fecha: cada 1er y 3er jueves
Hora: 12 p.m. a 2 p.m.

Coalición Afroamericana
Proyecto de equidad Fresno Covid-19
(con cita)

1025 Fulton Street
Llame a la línea de asistencia para vacunas: (559) 312-8044

-1221 Fulton Street
Llame: (559) 600-3550
Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Fresno
Programa de inmunizaciones


Para obtener más información sobre el proceso de redistribución de distritos y proponer su mapa de cómo deberían verse los distritos de la Ciudad de Fresno, haga clic en el botón de abajo.

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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