Feb. 6, 2023 — Fresno Parks, Recreation & Arts Commission
Documented by Kendra Staub
What happened: At the Feb. 6 Fresno Parks, Recreation and Arts Commission meeting, residents showed support for extending the date of operation for city warming centers through February.
Due to continuous cold temperatures, the City of Fresno has extended some warming centers through 8 a.m. on Feb. 28. According to the city, the Maxie L. Parks Community Center, Mosqueda Community Center and Ted C. Wills Community Center will continue to be open from 6 p.m. through 8 a.m. However, starting on Feb. 9 at 8 a.m. the Pinedale Community Center will no longer serve as a warming center.
And also: Residents voiced concerns about needing more access to information on PARCS and Measure P funding in order to provide pertinent public comment. They would like to know how the money is being spent.
Lastly: Due to the end of the emergency order and implementation of the usual Brown Act requirements, the commission will now meet once per month, instead of two. They will meet in-person on the third Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m., but virtual meeting participation options will continue.