City Council

District 6

Councilmember Garry Bredefeld

Garry Bredefeld

Councilmember Garry Bredefeld

Welcome to the Fresno City Council, District 6 website.  It is a tremendous honor and privilege to once again serve the residents of District 6.  District 6 is located in the Northeastern part of the city and is home to the largest regional park in the Central Valley.  Woodward Park is comprised of 300 acres and features a multi-use amphitheater, the Shinzen Japanese Garden, the Art of Life Healing Garden, fenced dog park, equestrian trail, children’s playgrounds, as well as five miles of multi-purpose trails that wrap around a lake and three small ponds.

The district is also home to River Park shopping center which is utilized by people throughout the entire Central Valley.  From new restaurants and businesses, fitness centers, and many shopping areas, Fresno’s Sixth District provides numerous amenities that rivals larger cities.  There are many cultural, artistic, and leisure opportunities that enrich quality of life and contribute to a vibrant community. The area is also home to top notch education from K-12 in both the Fresno and Clovis Unified School Districts and an outstanding community college.

While there is so much to be proud of regarding our community, we will continue to ensure the public’s safety.  Increasing the staffing levels of our police and firefighters and ensuring they have all available resources needed to serve our city at the highest level will always remain my top priority.  We will work at mitigating our homelessness problem and ensuring the business and economic climate continues to improve throughout the city.  These are just some of the issues our office will continue to work on.

Please contact our office anytime to share any concerns you might have.  My staff and I will be holding district meetings throughout the year in order to also address any concerns and to apprise you of issues/events that are occurring in the city and our district.  We will notify you of these meetings through this website, social media and by mail.

Once again, I am grateful for the opportunity to serve you and look forward to moving our city forward in bold and positive ways.

Sincerely,
Garry Bredefeld
Council Member
District 6

Phone: (559) 621-8000
Fax: (559) 457-1245
Email: District6@fresno.gov

District Map
Biography

About Garry
After graduating from Rutgers University in New Jersey with a Bachelor’s Degree and then obtaining his Master’s Degree from Yeshiva University in New York, Garry came to Fresno in 1982 to attend graduate school. In 1983, he met and married his wife Susan, who has lived in Fresno since she was a teenager. In 1985, he obtained his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in Fresno. Wanting to serve his country, he became a Lieutenant in the United States Navy and served for three years as a clinical psychologist. He and Susan then returned to Fresno in 1988 where Garry, a self-employed professional, maintained a private practice. In 1992, he began working at the Fresno Veterans Hospital and provided psychological services to veterans until 2019. Susan recently retired as a primary teacher with the Fresno Unified School District.

Susan and Garry raised their three children in Fresno. The focus and incredible joy in both of their lives has always been their family. Their daughter now makes children’s animated movies for a major film studio while their two sons are lawyers.

Veteran
Garry proudly served in the United States Navy from 1985-1988. He was a Lieutenant and was stationed for one year at The National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, which is considered one of the nation’s largest and most renowned military medical centers. He was then transferred to the Naval Medical Clinic in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii where he worked with both Marines and Naval personnel. With tremendous pride, Garry served veterans for 27 years as a psychologist at the Fresno Veterans Hospital.

Community Leader
In the mid to late 1990s, Garry and Susan like so many other people were alarmed by the high crime rates, unemployment, and the overall negative direction Fresno was headed. In order to help make the city safer, Garry ran for and was elected in 1997 to the Fresno City Council. Because of his efforts and the efforts of other Council Members and the Mayor, tremendous positive strides were made in Fresno. The city became safer as hundreds of police officers were hired, greater emphasis was placed on traffic enforcement, Fresno became an All-America City, graffiti was significantly reduced throughout the city, and parks and green space were increased. Garry’s strong and principled leadership mitigated the long history of poor planning and urban sprawl. He worked tirelessly to enhance the downtown area by supporting the new Exhibit Hall, Federal Courthouse, expansion of the Regional Medical Center, and building of the downtown baseball stadium. Since Garry has returned to the City Council, he has continued his history listening to all sides of an issue and then always making a principled decision on what is best for the people of District 6 and Fresno.

Staff

Nicole DeMera
Chief of Staff

Nicole has worked as the Chief of Staff to Councilmember Garry Bredefeld in District 6 since January 2017.  She provides support to the Councilmember, handles the calendar and the daily operations in the office.  Nicole oversees the District 6 budget and plans the infrastructure projects for the Northeast area.

(559) 621-7861
Nicole.demera@fresno.gov

City Legislation Authored by Councilman Brand
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

Report Code Violations with FresGo

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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)
Important Information
Online Service Request
District 6 Online Service Request

Requestor's Information

Location/Description of Problem

Contact Councilmember Garry Bredefeld's Office
Contact District 6