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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
Llamenos al (559) 621-7832 o envíenos un correo electrónico a

Our Fresno City Hall Mailing Address is:
Fresno City Hall
2nd Floor Executive Offices
2600 Fresno Street
Fresno, California, 93721

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