A congregation of resident leaders joined statewide group Tenants Together to demand an end to slumlord housing in the city of Fresno. The demonstration called on City Council and Mayor Swearengin to act in favor of tenants across the city that are struggling with poor living conditions and high rents.
Decades of poor planning and environmental injustices cannot be fixed in one year. The decline of equity within our city has been increasingly noticeable and documented. Last year, the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal-EPA), released a report that identified 93706 as the most disadvantaged zip code in our state. More specifically, CalEnviroScreen 1.0 showed that […]
“Reverend Sophia DeWitt, co-director of Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries, speaks in favor of Bus Rapid Transit” January 17, 2014 Community leaders representing Building Healthy Communities, The Know, FIRM, Coalition for Clean Air, Fresno Metro Ministry and CCEJN among others, gathered on Thursday at high noon to advocate for the development of a Bus Rapid Transit […]
According to the last census, most of Fresno’s population – eighty-five percent according to the most recent United States census – consists of minorities, women, youth, the elderly, and low-income people. But the 1% of the population that cycles regularly comes from the remaining fifteen percent of Fresnans! That one percent is largely male, white, […]