City Council

District 7

Council President Nelson Esparza

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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 [email protected]. We are here to serve you!

– Councilmember Nelson Esparza

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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.

David Vazquez

David Vazquez
Deputy Chief of Staff

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


Celida Garcia Lopez
District Director

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

Celida holds extensive experience, having worked for the City of Fresno since 2019. Celida began her career working for the District One Office of Councilmember Esmeralda Soria where she served as Deputy Chief of Staff prior to joining Councilmember Esparza’s Office in late 2022.

Celida was born and raised in Fresno and is a proud alumnus of Edison High School. Additionally, Celida holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Criminology from California State University, Fresno.

In her free time Celida enjoys attending concerts, traveling, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.

Omar Hernandez

Omar Hernandez
Field Representative

In his role as Field Representative, Omar focuses on community outreach, special projects, and event planning for Councilmember Nelson Esparza’s Office.

Omar began his public service career while attending California State University, Fresno. He participated as an Agricultural Ambassador providing farm tours, recruitment, and special projects. Among those special projects he assisted with the California Future Farmers of America (FFA) State Conference Committee and volunteered at multiple FFA field days held on campus. In 2019, Omar was elected to serve as the President and CEO of the Associated Students Incorporated where he had the privilege of serving the 25,000 students at Fresno State. During his term he fought to protect students on more than 40 campus boards and fought to secure resources for students impacted by the pandemic.

Omar was born and raised in Fresno County and is an alumnus of Riverdale High School. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science emphasizing in Livestock Business Management.

In his free time Omar enjoys traveling, exercising, reading, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

Diana Gallardo
Constituent Service 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.

Claire Carrillo
Public Relations Assistant

In her capacity as Public Relations Assistant, Claire assists in coordinating community events and managing media relations for Councilmember Nelson Esparza’s Office.

Claire began her career studying Public Relations as an undergraduate while performing extensive volunteer work for local marketing agencies utilizing her skills in public relations and communications. She is experienced in organizing local events for Fresno’s Cultural Arts District that take place every month in Downtown Fresno.

Clarissa was born and raised in the City of Sanger, California and is a proud alumna of Sanger High School. She holds an Associates of Arts in Communications from Clovis Community College and Bachelor of Arts in Media Communications and Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations from California State University, Fresno.

In her free time, Clarissa enjoys being outdoors, traveling up and down California, and visiting new museums with her family and friends.

Eviction Protection Program (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.


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


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


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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