City Clarifies Homeless Encampment Cleanup Activity
01/05/2009

On Wednesday, January 7, the City of Fresno will begin the process of removing garbage that has accumulated in several locations south of the downtown area.

It is important to note that NO INDIVIDUALS OR PERSONAL PROPERTY WILL BE REMOVED.

The City, however, is faced with a tremendous health and safety issue with the recent population growth in those encampments-- in the area of Santa Clara between E and G Streets, and G Street and the Freeway 99 overpass.

Steps are being taken to find safer, cleaner living areas for these individuals. Those actions will be announced at a later date.

For further information, contact Mr. Greg Barfield at 621-7770

CONTACT: John Wallace, Public Affairs Officer (559) 621-7777

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