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 our friends with Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability for a Neighborhood Workshop on the Transformative Climate Communities program.
Where: Hinton Community Center, 2385 S. Fairview Avenue
When: Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Meeting will be hosted by Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability.
Join us for a discussion with representatives with the Strategic Growth Council about how these funds from the Transformative Climate Communities program should be spent to transform our community.
Where: Yokomi Elementary School, 2323 E. McKenzie Avenue
When: Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Meeting will be hosted by the Strategic Growth Council.