City Council

District 7

Council President Nelson Esparza

Nelson Esparza

Greetings,

It is an honor to serve as the Councilmember representing District 7 in the City of Fresno. It takes all of us working together to ensure that our community is thriving and that our city is moving forward.

As your Councilmember, I am committed to building a strong local economy, fighting for safer & healthier neighborhoods, providing access to City Hall resources, and ensuring that our city’s future is brighter than our past.

The District 7 Team is here to be accessible, present and responsive to your needs.We welcome your input regarding District 7 and the City of Fresno. If you have questions, concerns or recommendations, please contact our office at (559) 621-8000 or via email at District7@fresno.gov. We are here to serve you!

– Councilmember Nelson Esparza

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Staff

Araceli Garcia Munoz
Chief of Staff

In her capacity as Chief of Staff, Araceli is responsible for overseeing all operations of Councilmember Esparza’s Office.

Araceli began her career in public service working for a state-wide non-profit where her work focused on executing public education campaigns, performing leadership development, and supporting the local implementation of the California Voter’s Rights Act. Since then, Araceli has served as Congressional and State government staff. Most recently, Araceli served as the Central California Regional Coordinator of External Affairs for Governor Newsom where she served as a liaison to the Governor’s Administration for stakeholders across an 11-county region. Araceli’s work in public service is driven by a passion to create government access for disadvantaged groups of people.

Araceli is a lifelong resident of the Central Valley and earned her B.A. in English Literature from the University of California, Merced.

In her free time Araceli enjoys visiting the California coast, reading, and spending time with her niece and nephew, Adaline and Alessio.

Leefong Mouavangsou

Leefong Mouavangsou

Leefong Mouavangsou
Deputy Chief of Staff

In his capacity as Deputy Chief of Staff, Leefong manages the Councilmember’s schedule, leads community events, assists with constituent services, and performs policy research for Councilmember Esparza’s Office.

Leefong began his career working as an Ambassador for CAL-SOAP leading financial aid workshops for college aged students and their parents. Since then, Leefong has served as a Graduate Research Assistant at a Sacramento-based research institute where his work focused on public opinion and public engagement. Leefong has additional experience working within the non-profit sector providing administrative and logistical support to staff and the public.

Leefong was born and raised in the City of Fresno and a proud alumnus of Herbert Hoover High School. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from CSU Fresno and Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration from CSU Sacramento.

In his free time, Leefong enjoys playing recreational sports and reading. Leefong also volunteers his time as an assistant coach to the Boys’ Volleyball program at Herbert Hoover High School.

David Vazquez

David Vazquez

David Vazquez
District Director

In his capacity as District Director, David is responsible for overseeing constituent services, maintaining interdepartmental relationships, and implementing office operational plans for Councilmember Esparza’s Office.

David began his career working for the Office of Community and Economic Development at CSU Fresno where his work focused on grant planning, implementation, and reporting. David holds extensive experience, having worked for the City of Fresno in constituent services prior to joining Councilmember Esparza’s Office in early 2019.

David was raised in Fresno and is a proud alumnus of Sunnyside High School. Additionally, David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from CSU Fresno.

In his free time David enjoys hiking, playing recreational sports, and spending time with his spouse and son.

Johnathon Burrows
Public Relations Assistant

In his capacity as Public Relations Assistant, Johnathon is responsible for coordinating community events, leading special projects, and managing media relations for Councilmember Esparza’s Office.

Johnathon is an experienced community organizer, utilizing his public relations and movement-building skills to communicate vital City information to the residents of District 7. His work is driven by a passion for public service and community engagement.

Johnathon was born and raised in the City of Fresno and is a proud alumnus of Bullard High School. He earned an Associates of Arts in Political Science from Fresno City College and Bachelor of Arts in Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

In his free time, Johnathon enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and walking his dog, Waylon, around the City of Fresno.

Carson Trigueiro

Carson Trigueiro

Carson Trigueiro
Constituent Services Assistant

In his role as Constituent Service Assistant, Carson assists in resolving constituent cases, executing special projects, and performing community outreach for Councilmember Esparza’s Office.

Carson began his career working for UCLA Recreational Sports facilitating on-campus intramural and club sporting events. Additionally, Carson has performed extensive volunteer work with the One Love Foundation and the Central Valley Project at UCLA where he has helped spread awareness of relationship abuse on college campuses and assisted Central Valley students in becoming college ready.

Carson was born and raised in Fresno County and is a proud alumnus of Caruthers High School. He holds three associate degrees from West Hills College, Coalinga. Carson obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in Political Theory from UCLA and is an aspiring licensed attorney.

In his free time Carson enjoys playing baseball, reading, studying history, and spending time with family.

Navkaran Singh Gurm

Navkaran Singh Gurm

Navkaran Singh Gurm
Legislative Assistant

In his capacity as Legislative Assistant, Navkaran conducts policy research, coordinates special projects, and aides in constituent services for Councilmember Esparza’s Office.

Navkaran began his career while attending UCLA as an undergraduate student working for the Luskin School of Public Affairs where his work focused on large-scale event planning hosting renowned scholars and public figures. Most recently, Navkaran worked for the UCLA Academic Advancement Program (AAP) as a Supplemental Economics Instructor. In this capacity, Navkaran taught introductory microeconomics to small groups of AAP students. Navkaran has also had the privilege of completing numerous government internships at the local, state, and federal level.

Navkaran is a long-time resident of Fresno County and a proud alumnus of Caruthers High School. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Public Affairs from UCLA and is an aspiring licensed attorney.

In his free time Navkaran enjoys watching sports, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Diana Gallardo
Council Assistant

In her role as Council Assistant, Diana assists the public in resolving neighborhood issues, executes special projects, and performs community outreach for Councilmember Esparza’s Office.

Diana holds experience in operations and community engagement, skills that will be used in serving the residents of District 7. She has had the privilege of completing numerous local, state-wide, and national internships. Her work is driven by a passion for public service.

Diana was born and raised in the City of Fresno and is an alumna of Central High School East. She earned her Associate of Arts in Political Science from Fresno City College and is currently working towards a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State University, Fresno.

Diana enjoys reading, listening to music, cooking, and spending time with family in her free time.

Eviction Protection Program (EPP)

WHAT IS EPP?

The Eviction Protection Program (EPP) protects tenants renting apartments or homes from unlawful evictions. If the City determines you are potentially facing such an unlawful eviction, you may be eligible to receive a City-sponsored attorney or legal services to assist you in the judicial process at no charge.

This program is open to any City of Fresno resident who is facing an unlawful eviction regardless of financial or documented status. Common reasons for unlawful evictions include the inability to pay rent because of income loss from COVID-19, retaliation for reporting code enforcement violations, discrimination, unlawful rent increases, and many more.

Once your case is reviewed, the City Attorney’s Office will determine if you need an Attorney or Legal Mediation Services.

WHO QUALIFIES?

This program is for residential tenants renting in the City of Fresno.

HOW CAN EPP HELP?

Once your case is reviewed, the City Attorney’s Office will determine if you need an Attorney or Legal Mediation Services.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

More Information About the EPP

Frequently Asked Questions About Evictions

If you are behind in your rent because of COVID-19, learn more about the Emergency Rental Assistance Program

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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

Report Code Violations with FresGo

FresGo - Report an Issue

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)
Online Service Request
District 7 Online Service Request

Requestor's Information

Location/Description of Problem

Contact Councilmember Nelson Esparza's Office
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