City Council

District 2

Councilmember Steve Brandau

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Steve Brandau

Councilmember Steve Brandau was born and raised just outside of Fresno, in the small town of Selma, known as the Raisin Capital of the world. Steve and his family moved to Fresno after he graduated from Selma High School. He then attended Fresno State earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. Shortly after, Steve started a carpet cleaning business, Blue Ribbon Carpet Care, which he has successfully run for 19 years.

In 2012, Steve decided he wanted to become more active in the community by serving in the public sector. He won the Fresno City Council race for district 2 and now represents 73,000 constituents in the northwest Fresno area. He was sworn into office in January of 2013 and was elected Council President in January of 2014.

Steve currently serves as the Chair of the San Joaquin River Conservancy, is a board member to both the Fresno County Transportation Authority and Economic Development Corporation. He was also recently appointed to represent Fresno as the voting delegate for the California League of Cities.

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Biography

Councilman Steve Brandau was born and raised just outside of Fresno, in the small town of Selma, known as the Raisin Capital of the world. Steve and his family moved to Fresno after he graduated from Selma High School. He then attended Fresno State earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. Shortly after, Steve started a carpet cleaning business, Blue Ribbon Carpet Care, which he has successfully run for 19 years. In 2012, Steve decided he wanted to become more active in the community by serving in the public sector. He won the Fresno City Council race for district 2 and now represents 73,000 constituents in the northwest Fresno area. He was sworn into office in January of 2013 and was elected Council President in January of 2014. Steve currently serves as the Chair of the San Joaquin River Conservancy, is a board member to both the Fresno County Transportation Authority and Economic Development Corporation. He was also recently appointed to represent Fresno as the voting delegate for the California League of Cities.

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Lindsay Barsamian

Lindsay Barsamian
Chief of Staff

Lindsay Barsamian is Chief of Staff to Councilman Steve Brandau, District 2. Lindsay oversees the daily operations of the district office and manages the staff. Her responsibilities include meeting with key stakeholders, community leaders and various organizations on behalf of Councilman Brandau. Lindsay assists with city-related and key legislative issues. She also oversees the District 2 budget. She was also Chief of Staff to former Councilman Andreas Borgeas who represented District 2 prior to Councilman Brandau.

Lindsay previously held the position of Senior Account Executive for Passantino Andersen Communications which specializes in government relations, branding and marketing, media relations, coalition building and events management. Prior to that, she served in the Schwarzenegger Administration, as Field Representative, Deputy Director and Director of the Governor’s Central Valley Office. Lindsay was the youngest District Director during both of the Governor’s terms.

As Director, Lindsay counseled the Governor on issues confronting the Valley and helped establish his unprecedented focus on the region. Among her achievements, Lindsay garnered broad-based and bi-partisan support for the Governor’s policies while developing solid relationships with local, state and federal government officials, as well as widely diverse interest groups within the eleven county region. She played a leadership role in planning the 2009 “March for Water,” bringing national attention to the water shortage impacting Westside agricultural. A gifted crisis manager, Lindsay also represented the Governor’s Office in working with the Office of Emergency Services to assess the needs of frontline evacuation centers during the 2007 San Diego wildfires, as well as fires in Mariposa and Tehachapi.

Lindsay served several times as a Delegate to the California Republican Party upon appointments by former Assemblyman Mike Villines and former Congressman George Radanovich.

Lindsay was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to the Summer and Intersession Enrichment Legislative Task Force, which studies options to provide year-round wellness programs and safe, supervised places for low-income children during the summer months.
Lindsay also serves on the Board of Directors of Fresno’s Leading Young Professionals (FLYP) as the Social Chair and is a member of the California Women’s Leadership Association.

Lindsay was named the Central California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 2010 Member of the Year. Recently, Lindsay was selected as one of the 40 Under 40 honorees for 2011.

Lindsay was raised in Fresno and attended Clovis schools. She holds a B.A. in Politics from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

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Code Violation Guide

Code Violations (559) 621-8400

  1. Car Parked On Lawn
  2. InOp In Driveway (cob webs, flat tires, wrecked)
  3. InOp In Yard
  4. Car Over Unpaved Surface
  5. Boat Stored In Driveway
  6. Trailer Stored In Driveway
  7. Trailer Stored In Yard
  8. Boat Stored In Yard
  9. Tall Weeds, 6″ Tall
  10. Dry, Tall Weeds
  11. Vacant Unsecured House
  12. Trash In Yard
  13. Trash In Driveway
  14. Trash At Gutter
  15. Junk And Appliances In Driveway
  16. Junk And Appliances In Yard
  17. Canopy In Driveway
  18. Basketball Hoop On Sidewalk
  19. Parked Car On Sidewalk
  20. Trash And Junk In Alley
  21. Weeds, Dry, Tall In Alley
  22. Auto Repair On Property
  23. A Fence Taller Than 6 Feet Or Shorter Than 3 Feet
  24. Mobil Home In Driveway
  25. Mobil Home In Yard
  26. Yard Sale Signs on Trees, in Medians, or on Poles

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Police Violations (559) 621-8000

  1. InOp Parked In Street (cob webs, flat tires, wrecked)
  2. Boat Stored In Street
  3. Trailer Stored In Street
  4. Basketball Hoop In Street
  5. Mobile Home Parked In Street W/Power Hooked Up

Public Works (559) 621-8650

  1. Sign Replacement/Repair
  2. Sidewalk, Curb, Gutter Repairs
  3. Tree Removal/Replacement And Trimming
  4. Street Lights
  5. Traffic Lights
  6. Standing Water

Community Sanitation Graffiti Reporting Form On-Line

  1. Graffiti Reporting (fences, trees, parks, building and signs)
Press Releases

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