Lee Brand, District 6
Welcome to the District 6 website. District 6 encompasses Northeast Fresno (see district map). It is my privilege to serve you. All City Council Members are elected by district but we serve the entire City of Fresno. My goal is to make Fresno a better place to live and raise our children.
**Friant Road Improvement Project to Impact Traffic Beginning May 20
Road improvements on Friant Road between Chaplain and Copper will impact traffic in that area beginning Monday, May 20, until June 27.
Temporary striping work will begin on Wednesday, May 15. The improvement work will begin on Monday, May 20, with removal and replacement of concrete. The concrete removal and replacement portion of the project will continue until Monday, June 10. During that time, traffic will be reduced to one lane each direction between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. for northbound Friant and 9 a.m.to 7 p.m. for southbound Friant.
Paving operations will begin on Tuesday, June 11, and are expected to be completed by Thursday, June 27. Traffic will be moved to one side of the median island with one lane in each direction. Work will be performed between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. for this phase.
The $1.5 million project is funded primarily through a competitive federal grant program.
**The City of Fresno has secured a combination of Federal grant funding and developer fees for installing a traffic signal at the intersection of Chestnut Avenue and Shepherd Avenue. The $370,000 project is scheduled to go out to bid and a contract awarded by mid-2013 and start actual construction in Fall 2013. Signal turn-on is scheduled to occur in early 2014.
As your representative my priorities are as follows:
- Respond to the needs of the residents of District 6;
- Keep our streets safe through support of public safety services;
- Maintain a balanced budget and carefully scrutinize all city operations to insure that our tax dollars are spent wisely while maintaining delivery of vital city services;
- Carefully research and evaluate City business practices/financial management to develop new policies, where needed, to reduce costs and improve delivery of services.
- Improve economic development and reduce the chronic unemployment in our city through better coordination of agencies; partnering with the private sector; and using a combined strategy of promoting and supporting growth of home grown business and marketing for outside business to our area;
- Follow the guidelines of the 2025 General Plan to implement smart growth policies that include high density, mixed use projects and promote infill.
- Promote and encourage the development of improved public transportation including Bus Rapid Transit to reduce traffic congestion, improve our air quality, and provide a cost efficient alternative to automobiles;
- Follow, enforce and expand our Fresno Green initiative policies;
- Revitalize our downtown core with a market driven strategy that promotes development of both small and large projects; addresses the infrastructure requirements; preserves the historic integrity of the area; and wisely spends tax payer dollars;
- Work for consolidation of public safety between the City and the County to improve delivery of services in a more cost efficient manner;
- Improve relations between the City and County to eliminate redundant services; promote better land use planning; and improve delivery of services;
- Support Fresno Unified School District through joint meetings of the school board and city council; after school programs run by the city recreation department; on campus police support; and engagement of the private sector for student mentoring and support; and
- In coordination with the county and other agencies, develop a comprehensive plan to resolve our homeless problem.
On these pages there is biographical information about me, contact information for my staff, and other issues affecting District 6 and the City of Fresno. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at:
Phone: (559) 621-8000
Fax: (559) 621-7896