Say his name: Daunte Wright

Say his name: Daunte Wright

The California Democratic Party is committed to ending racism and violence perpetrated against Black people.

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This is a call to action — it is incumbent upon all of us to fight against the deep-seated prejudice, discrimination, and structural racism that has long plagued our country.

Daunte Wright should be alive today. No well meaning thoughts, hopeful prayers or profound tweets will bring him back. But in the face of this unspeakable tragedy, we can and must honor his memory by standing up, speaking out, and taking action.

For a lot of us — it starts at home and in our communities. Now is the time for positive change through collective action, and we will be undeterred by the efforts of those who will try to distract and divide us.

We can and will continue to have tough conversations at the kitchen table, support Black artists and creatives, and financially contribute to groups doing necessary work on the ground like Black Lives Matter, NAACP, and Color of Change, to name just a few.

George Floyd’s girlfriend once taught Daunte Wright in school — the tangled web of pain caused by the systemic failures of our justice system is inexcusable. Until traffic stops are no longer execution sites for Black and Brown people in America, we have fallen woefully short of our highest collective calling — to ensure “liberty and justice for all.”

The California Democratic Party is committed to ending the racism and violence perpetrated against Black people each and every day, creating culture change, tackling systemic racism, and lifting the voices of underserved communities across California through CADEM’s Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion program.

As long as they cannot breathe, we cannot and will not rest.

In solidarity,

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National Great American Clean-Up! 

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Dear Resident, 

Join us in celebration of the 23rd year of the NATIONAL GREAT AMERICAN CLEAN-UP! Help us beautify our Lions Park neighborhood as part of this year’s Earth Day celebrations throughout the City of Fresno! 
A neighborhood beautification clean-up is scheduled for Saturday, April 24th from 10am-12pm in the area around Lions Skate Park (4650 N Marks Ave). We will be beautifying the area along Marks and Rialto Ave and down the median on Emerson Ave from Marks to Hughes. 
As part of this Earth Day celebration, we will also unveil plans for green space improvements along Emerson Avenue that will provide additional recreation space for the surrounding neighborhood. 
Events like these could not be possible without your help! We are in need of 75-100 volunteers to help us beautify the neighborhood and be the first to get a sneak peek at the transformation of this green space!
If you are available to volunteer, please contact us via email at or at (559) 621-7817. 

You can register to volunteer here:

If event link is full, you can register on site! 




Esmeralda Soria
Fresno City Councilmember
District 1 





Querido residente,

¡Únase a nosotros en la celebración del 23 ° año de la GRAN LIMPIEZA NACIONAL ESTADOUNIDENSE! ¡Ayúdenos a embellecer nuestra comunidad de Lions Park como parte de las celebraciones del Día de la Tierra de este año en toda la ciudad de Fresno!

Una limpieza de embellecimiento de la comunidad está programada para el sábado 24 de abril de 10 am a 12 pm en el área alrededor del Lions Skate Park (4650 N Marks Ave). Embelleceremos el área a lo largo de Marks y Rialto Ave y bajaremos por la mediana en Emerson Ave desde Marks hasta Hughes.

Como parte de esta celebración del Día de la Tierra, también revelaremos planes para mejoras de espacios verdes a lo largo de Emerson Avenue que proporcionarán espacio de recreación adicional para la comunidad circundante.

¡Eventos como estos no podrían ser posibles sin su ayuda! ¡Necesitamos 75-100 voluntarios para ayudarnos a embellecer la comunidad y ser los primeros en ver la transformación de este espacio verde!

Si está disponible para ser voluntario, comuníquese con nosotros por correo electrónico a o al (559) 621-7817.

Puede registrarse para ser voluntario aquí:


Si el enlace está lleno, puedes registrarte el día del evento! 



Esmeralda Soria
Concejal de la Ciudad de Fresno
Distrito 1 



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As of April 1, 2021, individuals age 50+ are eligible to make an appointment to receive the vaccine and as of April 15, 2021 all individuals age 16+ will also be eligible for the vaccine.  

Fresno County COVID Vaccinations Sites:

Fresno County – Pharmacy COVID Vaccination Sites:




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Fresno County Moves Into Red Tier
The California Department of Public Health announced that Fresno County has moved to the less restrictive red or “substantial” tier as of Tuesday, March 30, 2021.
What does this mean for the City of Fresno?





Businesses allowed to operate indoors at a max 25% capacity
Restaurants, movie theaters, museums, zoos, and places of worship.

Businesses allowed to operate indoors at a max 10% capacity
Gyms and fitness centers.

Businesses allowed to operate indoors at a max 50% capacity
Clothing and shoe stores.

Still Closed:
Concert venues
Convention centers
Bars (if it does not serve food)



Please contact us at (559) 621-8000 or via email at


Effective Thursday, April 15, 2021

ALL individuals 16+ years and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine. You can call MyTurn at 1-833-422-4255 or visit MyTurn.CA.GOV to schedule an appointment near you.

While you wait for your vaccination date, please continue to stay safe and get tested for COVID-19 when necessary. 
Tuesdays – Fresno EOC Plaza 3PM-5PM
Wednesdays – The Valley Inn 2PM-4PM (every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month)
Thursdays – Mary Ella Brown Community Center 12PM-3PM




District 3 Community Budget Meetings

We are gearing up for the next fiscal year, and I’d love to hear from District 3 Constituents! Join me at our community budget meetings for a brief update on previous fiscal year investments in our District, and an engaging dialogue as you highlight your priorities for our neighborhoods.
Monday, April 12 – Central Fresno
Tuesday, April 13 – Southwest Fresno
Wednesday, April 14 – Tower District
Thursday, April 15 – Downtown

Join Us!

Dial-In Number: +1 669 900 9128
Webinar ID: 936 5386 2046



Community Connection

Photo recaps of the Beautify Fresno and Food Distribution events from this past Saturday, March 27, 2021. Special thanks to Refinery Church and Westside Church of God for serving hundreds of families through food distribution and COVID testing, and Mary Ella Brown Center and community members for participating in Beautify Fresno’s Mary Ella Brown neighborhood cleanup project!
If you would like to participate, there will be 12 individual cleanup and beautification events on Saturday, April 24 from 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Once the events are over, volunteers are invited to attend a rally in the H Street parking lot across the street from Chukchansi Park for free food, music, and fun.
See you there!







Our next City Council Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 9:00 A.M. 
As always, you can watch the Council Meeting live on our
Facebook page, the City of Fresno’s Facebook page, TV Comcast Channel 96, TV AT&T channel 99, or on CMAC.TV/GOV/. Comments for agenda items can be emailed to

Emergency Rental Assistance – City of Fresno residents are encouraged to apply if they are unable to pay their full amount of rent and utilities from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021. The City along with six community-benefit organizations (CBOs) will process applications. 

For more details about the program, visit:

Contact one of the partner organizations to apply or apply directly at ERA.FRESNO.GOV

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

Eviction Moratorium – On January 29, 2021 Governor Newsom signed SB 91 extending the statewide eviction moratorium through June 30, 2021.

Food Distributions  As COVID-19 continues to strain families across our city, the Fresno City Council has approved CARES Act funding to trusted community organizations to provide food relief resources. Councilmember Arias, District 3 has created a comprehensive list of drive thru food distribution events. To see the full food distribution list click here.


We are here for you. Estamos Aquí Para Usted.

Our staff remains readily available through COVID-19.

Call us at (559) 621-8000 or email us at
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Our Fresno City Hall Mailing Address is:
Fresno City Hall 
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2600 Fresno Street 
Fresno, California, 93721

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