District Priorities/Accomplishments
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Oliver L. Baines III, Councilmember
2600 Fresno St.
Room 2097
Fresno, CA 93721
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  • Economic Development and Business Support
  • Internal Neighborhood Investment & Community Revitalization
  • Youth Program and Education:
    • Every child be able to read at the thrid grade reading level, by the end of their thrid grade year.
    • Every child complete¬†their education through high school ready for higher education or the workplace.
  • Job Readiness/Creation
  • Building Community Leaders
  • Operational Effetiveness
  • Development of a Specific Plan for West Fresno
  • Development of a Neighborhood Targeted Hire Plan for the City of Fresno

Accomplishments 2011-Present


  • Authored Legislation to reform and provide oversight of Payday Lenders in the City of Fresno, which was supported by the City Council
  • Authored Immigration Reform Resolution supporting immediate Congressional action
  • Responded to constituent requests for pothole repairs
  • Responded to request for graffiti removal
  • Held Job Fair for more than 1,000 persons with 200 people hired through the effort
  • Supported the General Plan-A
  • Became a member of the FUSD Graduation Taskforce
  • Supported the "No on G" campaign
  • Supported permanent housing for the homeless
  • Responded to requests for streetlight repairs (including those due to copper wire theft)
  • Created the G.O.A.L. Awards, a local scholarship program. This program has awarded $30,000 in local scholarships.

Southwest (West of State Route 99/South of Highway 180)

  • Successfully obtained $750,000 to develop the Southwest Fresno Specific Planning Grrant, including an Environmental Impact Report
  • Supported the Downtown Neighborhoods Plan
  • Supported the completion of the Veterans Home
  • Worked towards street improvements for Almy and Roy Avenues (estimated completion in 2015)
  • Responded to calls for illegal dumping clean-ups
  • Worked to ensure that community pools remained open and free swim lessons were offered on hot summer days
  • Committed to the development of the retail space now open on Jensen Avenue between Elm Avenue and Freeway 41
  • Focused on the California Avenue Corridor, which consists of North Avenue, Freeway 41, and the sothern industrial area of Northpointe, where Fed Ex now has its ground opertations.
  • Worked to ensure the removal and cleanup of oleanders along Weber Avenue

Northwest (West of State 99/North of 180)

  • Sought State grants for planning the area west of State Route 99
  • Worked to ensure installation of traffic signals at McKinley and Marks Avenues, and McKinley and Hughes Avenues
  • Attended meetings held by Jane Addams Elementary School parents

Tower District/Downtown

  • Supported completion of the Tower Streetscape project
  • Supported the rehabilitation of the Ted C. Wills Community Center
  • Supported infill housing projects
  • Supported alley closures
  • Dealt with vacant homes Code Enforcement cases
  • Worked on possible Porperty-Based Improvement District with Tower District Merchants
  • Supported increased police patrols, leading to a dedicated "Tower 1" Unit Thursdays through Sundays for the 2014-2015 Budget Year
  • Secured adding Bike Officers in the Tower District (with former Councilmember Blong Xiong)