Friends of Fresno is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving
the quality of life of all the citizens of our community.
will strive to foster and support initiatives by other civic-minded
groups to achieve this goal. We are committed to ensure that
public officials and governmental agencies make decisions, especially
those regarding land use and development, that work toward this goal by
meeting these criteria:
they are the result of a planning
and deliberative process that complies fully with the
law and allows public scrutiny and
they have no deleterious effect on
the public's health;
they encourage the development and use
of public transportation;
they preserve the community's
architectural heritage and show respect
for its ethnic diversity;
they do not contribute to urban
and they serve to benefit the
entire community rather than
to enrich a few.
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NEW TO THE 1000 FRIENDS WEB SITE
on current air quality conditions, and tomorrow's forecast for
partiicles (PM2.5) and ozone and the American Lung Association's State
of the Air for Fresno County in
Fresno received an F for High Ozone
F for Particle
Pollution (24-hour), and an F
for Particle Pollution (Annual).
Also new to the Air Quality page are online interactive games for kids,
with air quality recources for teachers and parents.
California, is the only community in the United States to have received
of F from the Natural Resources Defense Council
for protection of our source
we received grades of D for Water Quality and Compliance, and for
Right-to-Know Reports. Our watersheds have been rated as among the
dirtiest/worst in the nation on the Environmental Scorecard.
Sources of Toxic Releases and Hazard
Waste in Fresno
The Fresno County
Transportation Authority is responsible for
administering Measure C funds to maintain our roads and freeways. The
current Agenda and Minutes for the FCTA
given on the Transportation page, as well as information about Fresno Area
Express routes, cost
of passes, Fresno Airport information, Fresno and Clovis bikeways
and maps and Fresno County parkways and trails.
Livable Communities: List of
positive options for everyday life, including sources for
humane, vegetarian shoes and clothes,
by Tom Cotter (MySpace, Choix Du Jour). Also, information from 1000
Friends of New Mexico about the Albuquerque Alliance
for Active Living (Take a Friend for a Walk for Your Health).
report by Population Connection ranked the top 100 cities and
metropolitan areas on community, health and education criteria. Factors
included percentage of impoverished children, rates of violent crime
and number of environmental education programs. USA
- Downtown Fresno
To contact your Fresno City Council
member about the proposed decisions a ffecting the Fulton Mall,
please see the 1000 Friends of Fresno Elected
page, which provides addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and
district maps of all City Council members. To listen live to the Fresno
City Council meetings held on Tuesdays, click on the Listen Live icon.
Fresno Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides: New information
about their mission and meeting dates, contributed by FresCAMP member
Judy Stege. FresCAMP has introduced policy changes and educated
FUSD Board members and staff on the
merits of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) which emphasizes
awareness, prevention, and least toxic treatment.
New information about Fresno's
recycling program , contributed by Patti Toews of the City of Fresno
Recycling Program, including places to recycle
E-Waste . Lots of sources of recycling games for kids and
educational resources for teachers. Also, information about the
E-Waste Recycling Program
California State University, Fresno.
forms developed by the League of Conservation Voters and the Institute
on Money in State Politics that allow a person to enter their zip code
or their representative's name to see their voting
or to see who their contributors
and the amounts
contributed . City Council and Board of Supervisors maps are
shown, and information about how to listen to the live
City Council and Board of Supervisors meetings.
Arts in Fresno: Information about ongoing events,
including Arthop and Bikehop
with interactive maps of the galleries
Information about theatres, performing arts, venues, art organizations
and communities; film, photography, and fine art was contributed by
Links for local newspapers, television, radio
stations, Internet media sources, and major media.
Calendar: Information and links to hundreds
of Valley events in the categories of general events, events in the
arts, and environmental events.