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In 2016, we asked over 1,000 Fresnans of all backgrounds what issues they wanted to see prioritized by their next Mayor. We brought over 600 people together in April 2016 to hear from the candidates what they would do on those issues if elected and in the fall we spoke with thousands of new and infrequent voters in a non-partisan civic engagement campaign. Of the top issues identified by our communities, two of those were substandard housing and rebuilding community-police trust. On February 2, 2017, after years of organizing for safe and healthy housing, tenants, faith leaders, students and partners…
Our Work in Fresno
Through a massive outreach and listening campaign, Faith in Fresno leaders have developed a comprehensive vision for change focused on safe and decent housing, jobs and poverty, environmental justice, parks, and police accountability and gun violence.
Our key issues include:
- Safe, Healthy and Affordable Housing
- Live Free: Police Reform, Incarceration Reform and Reducing Gun Violence
- Clean Energy, Jobs and Air
- No One Stands Alone: Rapid Response and Accompaniment
Our Key Accomplishments
Organizing toward the creation of a mandatory Interior Inspection program to address the unsafe and unhealthy housing conditions that are impacting local families
Our leaders gained the Fresno’s commitment to adopt 21st Century Policing and have helped to oversee its gradual implementation, including implicit bias training for officers, and improved transparency through public access to data on police contact with students on school sites
Our leaders also are working to create a stronger Office of Independent Review by giving the independent auditor subpoena powers
Our work is leading to the development of a Community Advisory Board to create greater transparency and trust with the Police Department