Pastor Juan Saavedra (far left) and other southeast Fresno residents look on as Jose Leon-Barraza (third from left) speaks to reporters Thursday in front of Fresno City Hall. Leon-Barraza is the CEO of the Southeast Fresno Regional Park and Soccer Complex Authority, which wants the city of Fresno to join its effort to build a park and soccer fields at a former U.S. Department of Agriculture research center on Peach Avenue south of Butler Avenue.
Pastor Juan Saavedra (far left) and other southeast Fresno residents look on as Jose Leon-Barraza (third from left) speaks to reporters Thursday in front of Fresno City Hall. Leon-Barraza is the CEO of the Southeast Fresno Regional Park and Soccer Complex Authority, which wants the city of Fresno to join its effort to build a park and soccer fields at a former U.S. Department of Agriculture research center on Peach Avenue south of Butler Avenue. TIM SHEEHAN tsheehan@fresnobee.com
Pastor Juan Saavedra (far left) and other southeast Fresno residents look on as Jose Leon-Barraza (third from left) speaks to reporters Thursday in front of Fresno City Hall. Leon-Barraza is the CEO of the Southeast Fresno Regional Park and Soccer Complex Authority, which wants the city of Fresno to join its effort to build a park and soccer fields at a former U.S. Department of Agriculture research center on Peach Avenue south of Butler Avenue. TIM SHEEHAN tsheehan@fresnobee.com

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