City Council

District 4

Councilmember Tyler Maxwell

Tyler Maxwell

Tyler Maxwell

It is an honor to serve as your Councilmember for District 4 covering East and Central Fresno. I was born and raised in District 4 and am part of the four generations before me who have also called our district home. As a public servant, I pledge to be your voice in policy-making decisions and work to uplift all of our community.

From increasing the quality of life to ensuring potholes are filled and graffiti is removed, I am committed to building stronger, safer, and more vibrant neighborhoods. I pride myself on being accessible and I am dedicated to addressing your concerns. Our team looks forward to serving you for the years to come.

Sincerely,
Tyler Maxwell
Councilmember, District 4

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Biography

Tyler Maxwell was born and raised in District 4 representing East and Central Fresno. He is part of four generations who have called District 4 home. He has dedicated himself to fighting for the community by assisting victims of violent crimes, working directly with youth in rehabilitation programs, and served as a Big Brother with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. In his short time in office, Councilmember Tyler Maxwell has brought forward the Zero Fare Clean Air Act, making Fresno the largest city with a bus fare suspension through COVID-19 which went into effect on March 1st. He also planted 100 trees in his district within his first 100 days in office to beautify our community and help clean our air. Councilmember Tyler Maxwell serves on a variety of committees within the City of Fresno including the Measure P Implementation Committee, Transportation Committee, Community Development Block Grant Committee, and the Census Redistricting Committee. Councilmember Tyler Maxwell proudly serves as the youngest member on the Fresno City Council.

Staff
Laura Garcia

Laura Garcia Chief of Staff

Laura Garcia
Chief of Staff

Born and raised in Southeast Fresno, Laura Garcia is a proud graduate of Fresno State. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and a double minor in Sociology and Philanthropic and Community Based Leadership. Laura began to work with the City of Fresno in early 2019 as a council assistant overseeing the district’s community outreach, events, communications, and special projects. She earned recognition as Employee of the Quarter in the City of Fresno in 2020. Laura currently serves as a board member to the Calwa Rec and Park District and serves as Fresno’s youngest Chief of Staff to Councilmember Tyler Maxwell

Carmen Iñiguez

Carmen Iñiguez

Carmen Iñiguez
District Director

Carmen Iniguez comes from the CA State Senate. She immigrated from Mexico with her parents and sister at the age of five, growing up in Los Angeles until her parents bought a home in Fresno. In her professional career, Carmen quickly learned the importance of hard work. As a Tax Professional, Insurance Broker, and Notary Public she dedicated herself to serving others in the Central Valley. As a senate employee, Carmen went above and beyond in helping constituents in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Carmen is also a full-time single parent of 3 wonderful children.

Dayana Jiselle

Dayana Jiselle

Dayana Jiselle
Communications Director

Dayana Jiselle was born and raised in southeast Fresno’s District 7 and currently resides in District 4. She graduated from Fresno State in 2015 with a B.A. in Mass Communication and Journalism and completed her M.A. in Humanities last Spring. Dayana has worked with iHeartMedia as a radio personality, community outreach coordinator for Fresno EOC WIC, and most recently was the engagement reporter for Fresnoland at the Fresno Bee. She is also a mother of a three-year-old.

Nabil Kherfan

Nabil Kherfan

Nabil Kherfan
Deputy District Director

Nabil Kherfan is a life-long resident of Fresno and the son of immigrants. Nabil earned his B.A. in Political Science from UC Santa Cruz and is proud to be the first in his family to graduate from college. During his studies, Nabil interned with the National Education Association.

Upon returning to Fresno, Nabil has worked on various political campaigns for City Council, County Supervisor, Congress, and a statewide ballot initiative. His passion for serving the community is what drew him to joining Councilmember Maxwell’s team.

McKay Duran

McKay Duran

McKay Duran
Council Aide

McKay Duran is a senior at Fresno State studying political science.  He is serving as an intern in Fresno City Councilmember Tyler Maxwell’s Office for District 4 through the Maddy Institute. McKay has enjoyed seeing how local government works in Fresno and the ways someone can make a difference for their community. Following graduation, McKay plans to continue working in the Valley towards effective, inclusive and empowering community development.

Lillian Hammerstrom

Lillian Hammerstrom

Lillian Hammerstrom
Council Aide

Lillian Hammerstrom is a rising sophomore Political Science and Spanish major at Fresno State and is a member of the Smittcamp Family Honors College. She is currently serving as an intern for District 4 City Councilmember Tyler Maxwell’s office. Born and raised in the Central Valley, Lillian has always been fascinated with local politics and is excited to learn more about how local government works. Lillian has a passion for public policy, law, and serving others, and hopes to attend law school after graduating from Fresno State in order to later pursue a career in the field of immigration advocacy.

Contact Our Office!
Phone: (559) 621-8000
Email: District4@fresno.gov

Policy Initiatives

Zero Fare Clean Air Act

On March 1st, 2021, the “Zero Fare Clean Air Act” was approved, making Fresno the largest city with a bus fare suspension system that will support working families and Fresno residents. Zero fare provides relief to those families dealing with the immediate consequences of COVID-19. Long-term, it will help provide economic and environmental equity to our most disadvantaged neighborhoods.

FAX Bus

100 Days, 100 Trees Initiative

(Thursday, April 22nd, 2021) The 100 Days, 100 Trees initiative included planting 100 trees in District 4 throughout Councilmember Maxwell’s first 100 days in office. The 100th tree was planted on Earth Day at Robinson Park in District 4

Tree Planting

Water Rebate Program

(May 13th, 2021) Seeing the need for the city to be more conscious of water usage, Councilmember Maxwell initiated increase rebates for residents to save water. By voluntarily replacing lawn with water-friendly landscaping, residents now have more incentive to do so with increased rebate amounts. The revamped program takes effect July 1st with the following updates: rebate amount will increase to $1.00 per square foot from $0.50 and instead of a rebate for 1,000 square feet, 1,500 square feet may now be claimed.

Landscape

Eviction Protection Program

With this policy, the City of Fresno will offer additional protections for vulnerable residents and families who may face unfair eviction. Under the leadership of Councilmember Maxwell and council colleagues, the city is now making this issue a priority.

Maxwell giving speech
Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The City of Fresno’s Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program began on March 15, 2021 and is currently available to residents of the City of Fresno.

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Tenant Eligibility Requirements:

  • Rental Property is located in the City of Fresno
  • Tenant must meet income requirements
  • Tenant must be unable to pay the full amount of rent because of a loss of income due to COVID-19
  • Tenant must provide qualification of unemployment benefits or experience a reduction in income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship due directly or indirectly to COVID-19
  • Tenant must provide documentation that rent areas and/or utility areas is owed
  • Tenant must complete the tenant portion of the online application

Landlord Eligibility Requirements:

  • Rental Property is located in the City of Fresno
  • Tenant must meet income requirements
  • Tenant must be unable to pay the full amount of rent because of a loss of income due to COVID-19
  • Landlord must complete the landlord portion of the online application
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)
Internship Program Opportunity

Want to gain new skills for the workforce and serve your community? Become a Council Intern! Councilmember Tyler Maxwell is providing valuable work experience through the District 4 Fresno City Council Internship Program.

Participants will be given work experience that can prepare them for permanent positions.

The minimum number of hours a Council Intern should be available to work is 12 hours per week. During semester or vacation breaks Council Interns can work more hours than they are normally scheduled to work, if available.

REQUIREMENTS FOR COUNCIL INTERNS:

  1. Must be at least 16 years of age.
  2. Must be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited high school, college or university; proof of enrollment must be submitted.
  3. Student must submit a short letter expressing their interest in becoming a Council Intern.
  4. Student must fill out Councilmember Tyler Maxwell’s Internship Application and apply directly with his office. Find application attached at the bottom of this page.

HOW TO APPLY:

E-mail the following items as a PDF packet to District4@fresno.gov

  1. Complete the Councilmember Tyler Maxwell Internship Application.
  2. Provide proof of enrollment.
  3. Include a letter of interest.
  4. Submit 2 References (cannot be a relative).
Download Intern Application
In the News

Fresno’s new mayor officially takes office; formal ceremony set for Thursday
(January 2, 2021) Councilmember Tyler Maxwell along with the rest of his city council colleagues were sworn in for a new term in office.

Fresno city council member wants to plant 100 trees in the next 100 days
(Feb. 9, 2021) Fresno Councilmember Tyler Maxwell worked to and completed the goal of planting 100 trees throughout District 4 in his first 100 days in office. The 100th tree was planted on Earth Day in Robinson Park.

Fresno council member: Making city buses free to ride will boost the economy, clean the air
(Feb. 10) Fresno Councilmember Tyler Maxwell writes in this Fresno Bee article how eliminating fare fees in the city will boost the economy and clean the air as well. Accessibility to schools, doctor appointments, and essential store visits can help residents financially succeed.

Fresno councilman wants to make FAX bus free for everyone. How will the city pay for it?
(Feb. 3rd) Fresno Councilmember Tyler Maxwell worked toward the fare-free bus rides in the city through extensive research. Finding the solution to possible funding hurdles, the city was able to approve the final plan.

Fresno City Council passes Eviction Protection Program, still finalizing details
(May 13th, 2021) The City of Fresno under the leadership of Councilmember Maxwell will now offer additional protection to residents of housing across the city. With Fresno’s Eviction Protection Program, families can feel secure knowing their family is safe and secure in their housing, despite temporary economic hardship.

Fresno mayor, City Council drop fight against Measure P, in victory for parks advocates
(January 8th, 2021) In his first vote and resolution passed on the council, Councilmember Maxwell has affirmed Fresno’s support of parks and greenspace for all. Generations of residents will be able to enjoy the safe and engaging spaces Measure “P” will help create.

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