Thanks to residents, $70M is Coming to Fresno!
Thanks to the hard work of residents, the Transformative Climate Communities program (AB 2722) was established. Now, $70 million from the program is headed to Fresno to transform communities hurt by pollution and lack of investment.
The goals of the program are to:
40% of neighborhoods in Fresno are impacted by pollution and are the unhealthiest communities in California. Southwest Fresno, like the 93706 zip code, is one of these communities. Residents who live in the 93706 zip code live in neighborhoods that are more polluted than anywhere else in the State.
Residents from Southwest Fresno have already established a vision for transformation through the Southwest Fresno Specific Plan. The Southwest Fresno Specific Plan is a community-based plan meant to improve the quality of life for Southwest Fresno residents by providing them with the essentials needed to live a healthy life. The plan envisions a healthy and vibrant community with:
- More and better parks
- Living wage jobs
- Healthy and affordable housing
- Absolutely NO pollution
Join Us and Learn More
Join us for a discussion with local and state public officials about how these funds from the Transformative Climate Communities program should be spent to transform our community.
Where: Saint Rest Baptist Church, 1550 E. Rev. Chester Riggins Avenue
When: Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Spanish and Hmong translation will be available.
RSVP for child care by calling (559) 825-6189
Meeting will be hosted by Fresno City Councilmember Oliver Baines and Randall Winston, Executive Director of the California Strategic Growth Council