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I hope everyone had a great holiday season and is starting the new year with a positive outlook. We have great news coming to our district and I look forward to your feedback and participation in the upcoming meetings. Unfortunately, we did not leave COVID-19 behind us; therefore, you will find testing and vaccination site locations below. 

Espero que todos hayan tenido una gran temporada navideña y estén comenzando el nuevo año con una perspectiva positiva. Tenemos excelentes noticias para nuestro distrito y espero sus comentarios y participación en las próximas reuniones. Desafortunadamente, no dejamos atrás el COVID-19, por lo que he compartido sitios que puede visitar para hacerse pruebas y vacunas.

-Miguel Arias


Join us for tomorrow’s City Council Meeting at 9:00 a.m.
Some agenda items for tomorrow’s meeting include:


1Q – Emergency Solution Grant provided by the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Community Development (HUD CPD). Actions pertaining to:
-Housing Authority City of Fresno
-Marjaree Mason Center
-Poverello House
-Ambassador Inn and Villa Motel Operations
-UCSF Covid-19 Vaccination and Testing Events
1U – New South Tower Park, Ted C. Wills Soccer Fields, San Pablo Park
1V – Regional Fire Training Center
1W – Final Map of Tract No. 6187: Self-Help Enterprises, Inc. to construct 22 single-family homes on the Northwest corner of E. Annadale Ave. and S. Ivy Ave.
1Z – Resolution of Intention to vacate a portion of Stanislaus St. and L St. adjacent to Block 89 of the City, and a portion of an alley in Block 89 of the City for a proposed multi-family and retail project on a vacant site.
1AA – Annual Tree Trimmings
1FF – Ordinance (for introduction) – Amending Unlawful Dumping FMC section 10-611


Click on the link below to view all agendas, supporting documents, and to make public comments.

1/13/2022 Agenda:

Register for Zoom:

WHO: Fresno City Council
WHERE: City Hall and Zoom
WHEN: Thursday, January 13 at 9 a.m.


We need your input for the design of the Park at MLK Magnet Core coming to Southwest Fresno!
Join our office for a virtual community meeting on the 19th of January to help launch the planning and design process.
*Spanish and Hmong interpretation will be provided.*

Zoom Link:

To learn more about the future park please visit:

WHO: District 3, Transform Fresno, & Studio-MLA
WHEN: Wednesday, January 19 at 6 p.m.


Friday, January 14, 2022Opening Garlanding Ceremony, 11:45 A.M. – 12:45 P.M.
Location: Fresno County Courthouse Park (at MLK Memorial Bust, on the west side of park facing Van Ness) 1100 Van Ness Avenue Fresno, CA. 93724. 

Saturday, January 15, 2022 – M.L.K. Candlelight Peace Vigil, 6:00 P.M. Location: Fresno City Hall Breezeway, 2600 Fresno Street Fresno, CA. 93721 Virtual: Fresno Martin Luther King Unity Committee Facebook Page and City of Fresno Facebook Page and on Zoom (ID: 870 4811 5825) Candles will be provided.

Monday, January 17, 2022 – M.L.K. Community March, 9:15 A.M. – 10:45 A.M. Location: St. John Cathedral, 2814 Mariposa Avenue Fresno, CA. 93721. Virtual: Fresno Martin Luther King Unity Committee Facebook Page and City of Fresno Facebook Page and on Zoom (ID: 870 4811 5825) Marchers assemble at 9:30 A.M. March begins at 10:00 A.M., stops at City Hall then proceeds to Veterans Memorial Auditorium (2425 Fresno Street) where the program will conclude.

As part of part Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day of Service, we have partnered with Beautify Fresno for 2 Beautify Fresno events on January 17th! We will be cleaning up Downtown Fresno and the Clinton/Marks area.
Join us with your friends, family, or group by registering at

Como parte del Día de Servicio del Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., nos hemos asociado con Beautify Fresno para 2 eventos de Beautify Fresno el 17 de enero. Limpiaremos el centro de Fresno y el área de Clinton y Marks.
Trae a sus amigos, familiares o grupo para ayudarnos en mejorar nuestro distrito! Registrese en


Complete the survey to help plan and allocate Measure P funds for the years ahead! Your participation and feedback are extremely important in this process.
Measure P funds are used to:

????Improve & maintain safe, clean neighborhood parks & playgrounds.
????New neighborhood parks; senior & youth recreation facilities.
????Youth & senior recreation programs; after-school programs; & job training for youth & veterans.
????Expanded access to arts & culture.
????Safe walking & biking trails; street beautification & litter removal; & the San Joaquin river parkway.
????Program implementation, planning & plan updates, program & project innovation, & audit & oversight support.





The City Administration has introduced a Text Amendment: Neighborhood Industrial Overlay for public review. The overlay proposal aims to preserve existing uses for parcels currently zoned mixed-use, but where the use and zoning are not aligned. The text amendment will be heard by all Council District Project Review Committees and the Planning Commission before coming to City Council.

We have requested that the District 3 Committee meeting be heard after the holidays to ensure our residents are able to engage in the discussion. District 3’s Committee meeting will meet virtually on January 25th at 5:30 p.m.

Zoom Link will be available on Friday, January 14, 2022. A separate email will be sent as soon as link becomes available.



The developer-led neighborhood meeting will be held to introduce their project, Busseto Foods New Campus, at the proposed location, 2325 S. West Avenue / 995 W. Church Avenue. 

This meeting will be held to introduce the project to neighbors and to answer any questions. For additional information regarding this project, contact:

-Randy Hergenroeder, Busseto Foods, 559-485-9882 /
-Armen Devejian, Associated Design & Engineering, Inc., 559-431-2389 /


WHO: Busseto Foods New Campus – Neighborhood Meeting
WHERE: Zoom and audio-only option
WHEN: Wednesday, January 26 at 6:15 p.m.

LINK: BussetoFoodsMeeting
Meeting ID: 823 0142 4735
Passcode: 623052
Audio Only: +1 408 638 0968 US


With this investment, we are calling on our community partners to collaborate with the City to ensure Fresno fully recovers from the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic.

Community-Based Organization proposals will be accepted through January 31, 2022.


The Fresno Arts Council and the City of Fresno are looking for a Consultant to help us develop the Cultural Arts Plan! Under Measure P, the plan will be a community-wide public participation process that will define priority outcomes and investments for the future of Fresno arts and cultural programs. Please spread the word!


Extended Deadline! Tuesday, February 7, 2022, by 2:00 p.m.


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



California homeowners can now get mortgage relief through a $1 billion program. If you are falling behind on mortgage payments and have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you might be eligible for assistance.

Los propietarios de viviendas de California ahora pueden obtener alivio hipotecario a través de un programa de $1 mil millones. Si se está atrasando en los pagos de la hipoteca y ha experimentado dificultades financieras debido a la pandemia de COVID-19, es posible que sea elegible para recibir asistencia. El cuestionario está disponible en varios idiomas.


How to apply: CA Mortgage Relief


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. There are 6 Community-Benefit Organizations (CBOs) that will process the applications.


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. Hay 6 organizaciones de beneficio comunitario que procesaran las solicitudes. 

Contact an organization below to get started:
Comuníquese con una de las organizaciones siguientes:

More information/Para más informació

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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