City Council

District 7

Council Vice-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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Aida S. Macedo

Aida S. Macedo

Aida S. Macedo
Chief of Staff

Aida S. Macedo serves as Chief of Staff for the Office of Fresno City Councilmember Nelson Esparza. For the previous five years, she was a practicing attorney with the plaintiffs’ law firm of Miles, Sears, & Eanni in the city of Fresno. She is also the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of a private consulting firm. Previously she was an Equal Justice Works Legal Fellow with Central California Legal Services, focusing on providing free legal assistance to low-income communities in the Central Valley.

Aida graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) with her B.A. in Political Science and Chicana/o studies, and earned her law degree from the University of California, Davis. During her time at UCI, she was a Congressional Intern in Washington, DC working on national policy. In law school, Aida worked on civil rights litigation at various public interest organizations and worked as a law clerk for United States District Judges, including the Honorable Lawrence K. Karlton and the Honorable Fernando M. Olguin. Additionally, she had the honor of clerking for former California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso.

During her time in California’s Central Valley, Aida has launched a number of successful initiatives, including the Election Protection Project to protect voting rights; the Central Valley Unaccompanied Minors Collaborative for immigrant children needing legal representation; and the National Lawyers Guild- Central Valley Chapter. She has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Fresno County Bar Association’s 2018 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, Rising Star in Super Lawyers Magazine, and Top Women Attorneys in Northern California. Aida is a current homeowner and resident of District 7.

David Vazquez

David Vazquez

David Vazquez
District Director

David Vazquez serves as District Director for the Office of Councilmember Nelson Esparza in Fresno City Council District 7. In his role, David oversees all district office operations.  David develops and implements objectives, strategies and operating plans for the Councilmember’s district office. He directs all activities and staff of the Councilmember’s district office.

David was raised in Fresno, CA. Attending Lane Elementary, Kings Canyon, Elizabeth Terronez Middle School and graduation from Sunnyside High School. Upon completing a bachelor’s degree at CSU-Fresno, David began his career working within the community and economic development area. David successfully lead several programs while at the Office of Community and Economic Development Center; including the Small Business Development Center and Fresno State Parent University. David also previously worked as Council Assistant for Constituents in District 3. Most recently, David served as Program Manager for a San Francisco non-profit organization focused on business and economic development.

David enjoys hiking at our local Kings Canyon National Park and in Yosemite. David has proudly been part of the coaching staff as an assistant coach at Mclane High School with the boys’ soccer program since Fall 2015.

Leefong Mouavangsou

Leefong Mouavangsou

Leefong Mouavangsou
Deputy District Director

Leefong Mouavangsou serves as the Deputy District Director for the Office of Councilmember Nelson Esparza. In his role, Leefong leads the office in coordinating community events, special projects, and assisting with constituent services.

Leefong was born and raised in Fresno, attending Centennial Elementary, Tioga Middle School, and Herbert Hoover High School. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from CSU Fresno and Master of Arts in Public Policy and Public Administration from CSU Sacramento. Leefong began his career by volunteering at local non-profit organizations and dedicating his work to serving the public. He has worked as an Ambassador for CAL-SOAP, leading financial aid workshops, and educating parents and students about financial tools for college. Additionally, he worked as a Graduate Research Assistant at a social research institution, focusing on public opinion and public engagement in the Sacramento region. Leefong also has experience working for a non-profit association in Roseville, providing administrative and logistical support to both staff and the public.

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.

Dayana Jiselle

Dayana Jiselle

Dayana Jiselle Contreras
Communications Director

Dayana Jiselle was born and raised in southeast Fresno’s District 7 and currently resides in District 4. Her grandparents migrated to the Valley as seasonal farmworkers picking grapes, where they eventually settled. Her parents, born in Mexico, met at Roosevelt High School and dropped out to become teen parents. Dayana attended Fresno State and graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor’s in Mass Communication and Journalism, with an emphasis in broadcasting, and her Master’s in Humanities through CSU, Northridge in 2020. She began her work within the community through jobs in radio and promotions. Through college, she interned with iHeartMedia’s B95 and was eventually hired as a radio personality. She also served as the Communications Assistant for Fresno State’s student body government, ASI. Most recently, she served as the Community Outreach Coordinator for Fresno EOC WIC and the Engagement Reporter for Fresnoland at the Fresno Bee.

Dayana has been awarded the Excellence Award by the City of Fresno for her support in education and community involvement, and the MiLB CommUNITY award by the Fresno Grizzlies. She was highlighted by the Fresno Boys & Girls Club for her support and has been featured on CBS 47 Fresno’s “Girl Power” segment for her work in the community. Dayana is also the mother of a three-year old girl.

Carson Trigueiro

Carson Trigueiro

Carson Trigueiro
Constituent Services Assistant

Carson Trigueiro serves as a Constituent Services Assistant for the Office of Councilmember Nelson Esparza. In his role, Carson assists the office in resolving constituent cases, community outreach, and special projects.

Carson was born and raised in Fresno County, attending Caruthers Elementary School and Caruthers High School. Carson graduated with 3 Associate’s Degrees from West Hills College Coalinga where he was a member of the baseball team and served as a Resident Assistant, a role in which he was frequently active in the community. From there he transferred to UCLA, where he recently obtained his Bachelors of Arts majoring in Political Science with a concentration in Political Theory and a minor in History. He worked for UCLA Recreational Sports helping to facilitate and officiate on-campus intramural and club sporting events and has worked in food service in the local community. Carson has done volunteer work through the One Love Foundation, assisting in spreading awareness about the issue of relationship abuse on college campuses and providing resources to victims. Carson was also a volunteer with the Central Valley Project at UCLA that assists local students with college readiness and applications.

Outside of public service, Carson enjoys playing baseball, reading, studying history, and spending time with family.

Navkaran Singh Gurm

Navkaran Singh Gurm

Navkaran Singh Gurm
Legislative Assistant

Navkaran Singh Gurm serves as the Legislative Assistant for the Office of Councilmember Nelson Esparza. In his role, Navkaran assists the office on policy development and research, special projects, and constituent services.

Navkaran is a lifelong resident of Fresno County, attending Caruthers Elementary School and Caruthers High School. He recently obtained his Bachelors of Arts from UCLA graduating with a double major in Economics and Public Affairs. During his time at UCLA, he worked for the Luskin School of Public Affairs as an Events Assistant where he helped plan large-scale events that featured renowned public intellectuals, scholars, as well as national and local leaders. Most recently, Navkaran worked for the UCLA Academic Advancement Program (AAP) as a Supplemental Economics Instructor. In this capacity, he was tasked with lesson planning and teaching introductory microeconomics to small groups of AAP students. Navkaran also has previous experience in government through a number of internships in Los Angeles and Fresno at the local, state, and federal levels.

Outside of public service, Navkaran enjoys watching sports, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

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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