A plan is only as good as its execution. If a plan doesn’t turn into hard work that gets results, then it’s just an idea.
Hundreds of residents, along with many organizations, teamed with Fresno Building Healthy Communities to demand a General Plan that will lead to safer neighborhoods that have improved street lights, affordable homes, houses that aren’t boarded up, and more parks with better services and plenty of green space.
The Fresno City Council passed a General Plan in December that includes good policy, and works toward these goals, but the plan won’t create streets paved with gold, end poverty and eliminate sprawl. There is still work to do and more policies to enact to make sure we create one healthy Fresno, where the south and west side of town receive the same investments that have been heading north for generations.
We worked with the council to pass a plan. Now we are ready to help the council create a development code that puts the plan into action and begins to invest in south and west Fresno neighborhoods and neighbors. Mayor Swearengin and other city leaders: Let’s get to work.