The Fresno City Council makes decisions on the scope, direction and financing of city services, such as water, sewer, police and fire protection. It also establishes policy that is administered and implemented by city staff, as well as establishing land-use policies through the General Plan and zoning regulations.
Meetings usually occur at 9 a.m. on Thursdays at the Fresno City Hall, 2600 Fresno Street. They are also available to participate in via Zoom and are webcast.
In Fresno, the city clerk and the city attorney serve the council, not the mayor.
Who are the Fresno City Council Members:
Tyler Maxwell, President, District 4
Annalisa Perea, Vice President, District 1
Mike Karbassi, District 2
Miguel Arias, District 3
Luis Chavez, District 5
Garry Bredefeld, District 6
Nelson Esparza, District 7
(As of January 2023)
Fresno City Council (11/3/22) New city controller + One Fresno Housing initiatives approved + energy study tabled
The council approved the hiring of the new City Controller Santino Danisi, several housing initiatives: including a Voucher Incentive Program, Land Trust agreement, Central Fresno Neighborhood Trust and establishing the No Place Like Home initiative, which includes down payment assistance and two tiny home villages.
Fresno City Council (10/13/22) SW Fresno industrial rezone + food plant location approved + increased density
The council voted to increase density in all districts where mixed-use development is permitted, the location of the Busseto food plant in southwest Fresno and partially approved rezoning a larger parcel to light industrial.
The council approved electrified fencing in more zones, a Verizon mono-pine tower, putting Measure V on the Nov. 8 ballot and the Downtown Fresno PBID ballots were counted with 84% voting in favor.
Fresno City Council (6/16/22) Measure C workshop + $1.6 million for Travel Inn shelter + SB 1 road maintenance projects
The council heard comments and a workshop on whether Measure C should proceed on the ballot or be delayed until 2024, approved a cannabis loan agreement, $1.6 million for Travel Inn emergency shelter and a list of public works projects for SB 1 funds.
Fresno City Council (6/9/22) Interim city attorney agreement + code enforcement/water supply workshops
The Fresno City Council approved an agreement for the interim city attorney and went through workshops on water supply and code enforcement. Live-tweeting by Andy Hansen-Smith