IMAPCT: Make District 3 (City West) a choice community where people feel safe, valued, and hopeful for opportunities.
WHAT’S THE PLAN?
Foundation: Building Trust & Transparency
- Restore residents and business owners trust in their local government with regular communication and engagement about their community.
- Establish a Community Advisory Committee that ensures accountability, opportunities to share information down into the community, and expand the reach of the council office.
- Restore the District Three Implementation Committee to provide residents and stakeholders review of upcoming projects and to help safeguard the General and Specific Plans.
- Host quarterly Neighborhood Check-In that brings city and community resources to the people and allow for questions and information.
- Work collaboratively with the mayor, peer council members and other electeds to address district and city-wide priorities.
- Report annually how City dollars and resources have been used related to and for the benefit of district stakeholders.
- Advocate the District’s equitable share of federal and state funding earmarked to address social and economic challenges (tax credits, grant funds, federal allocations).
- Ensure various stakeholders are represented and have voices at the table for advisory board & commissions, my appointments, and in my Council office.
Vibrant Urban Economy
- Target $1 billion of new public and private investments in the district that will grow jobs, expand businesses, increase retail services and improve the built environment.
- Support and incentivize in-fill development through concierge-styled development assistance, fee reductions, and leveraging state and federal tax incentives or zones.
- Identify local, state and federal resources for the needed infrastructure (water, streets, sidewalks, utilities) to support redevelopment and new development.
- Encouraging local entrepreneurship and small business expansion with first year sales tax/fee reductions.
- Create an ordinance that increases the City’s utilization of local, small and diverse businesses in construction and professional services and annually reporting its outcomes.
- Support quality high density and transit-oriented development in downtown and Chinatown and in job corridors like on Elm and Blackstone Avenues.
- Advocate and enforce the community-led General, Downtown, Tower, and Southwest Specific Plans and Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) that act as roadmaps for good development for the next 20 years.
- Expand FAX and public transportation services so it becomes a reliable, preferable source for students and workers in the District.
- Attract and locate retail shopping in District that best fits the neighborhoods needs and culture.
- Support the growth of Downtown as a regional economic hub and Fulton District as an entertainment destination.
Restore Our Historic Neighborhoods
- Develop and share a comprehensive street, sidewalk and tree maintenance and improvement schedule to preserve our established neighborhoods.
- Ensure parks are safe, secure and viable resources for neighborhood and regional recreation.
- Re-establish the City’s home rehabilitation program to assist seniors and low-income homeowners with basic repairs and enhancements.
- Partner with City administration, County of Fresno, Fresno Housing Authority, the Continuum of Care and other nonprofits to implement a comprehensive plan to address chronic homelessness through housing first and access to support services.
- Encouraging in-fill development that brings needed services and yet honors the neighborhoods and residents.
- Develop a new policy to make it easier for residents to close their alley to reduce dumping and other illegal activities.
Safety for All
- Enhance police presence in our neighborhoods with additional patrolling.
- Increasing the number of police officers that will allow for greater community policing.
- Encouraging crime reporting by facilitating positive law enforcement interactions.
- Ensure that FAX bus stops are safe locations with proper lighting and an emergency contact system.
- Restore a sense of safety for victims with a visit from the police department for non-violent crimes like home and auto theft.
- Continue professional training for officers that will enhance their capacity to service (diffuse issues, non-lethal resolution, etc.).
- Continued enforcement and special units against hate crime, human trafficking and domestic violence.
- Explore alternative strategies like Richmond’s Office of Neighborhood Safety to reduce gun violence.
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