Fresno Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Transactions and Use Tax
(also known as Measure P)

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TAKE OUR SURVEY!

The purpose of the survey is to inform the Cultural Arts Plan which will identify needs in the arts and cultural community, prioritize outcomes and investments, and develop a vision and goals for the future of Fresno. The survey is linked below and available in English, Hmong/Hmoob, Punjabi/ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ, Spanish/Espanol.

Cultural Arts Community Survey
(link to survey)

What is Measure P?

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Measure P helps ensure Fresno’s neighborhoods receive funding to improve and maintain our parks and facilities, create new parks and trails, and fund recreation, community, and arts programs.

The Fresno City Council adopted the Fresno Parks Master Plan, which was developed with extensive community input and feedback. It showed 80% of Fresno’s parks are in fair or poor condition and laid out a plan to improve our parks system. Measure P is a solution to make those improvements a reality.

The proceeds are utilized to fund specific purposes defined in the Measure P Ordinance.

  1. Improving and Maintaining Safe, Clean Neighborhood Parks and Playgrounds.
  2. New Neighborhood Parks; Senior and Youth Recreation Facilities.
  3. Youth and Senior Recreation Programs; After School Programs; and Job Training for Youth and Veterans.
  4. Expanded Access to Arts and Culture.
  5. Safe Walking and Biking Trails; Street Beautification and Litter Removal; and the San Joaquin River Parkway.
  6. Program implementation, planning and plan updates, program and project innovation, and audit and oversight support.

Read the Measure P Ordinance

How Do I Get Involved?

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  • The Parks Recreation and Arts Commission meets twice a month on Monday evenings at 5:30 pm. For a full view of the Commission’s meeting calendar, click the below link.
  • Agendas for the Parks Recreation and Arts Commission meetings can be found on the City of Fresno website. To view upcoming and previous agendas, click the below link.
  • Online Survey: Measure P will help Fresno pay for much-needed improvements to parks, recreation, and trails all over our city, but especially in high-need neighborhoods. The purpose of the below survey is to help plan and allocate Measure P funds in the years ahead. Your participation and feedback are extremely important in this process. Your specific answers to the presented questions will remain anonymous. Thank you in advance for your participation!

English
Hmong/Hmoob
Punjabi/ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ
Spanish/Espanol

  • Hearings: The Parks Recreation and Arts Commission is currently conducting hearings at the Commission Meetings to receive public input regarding allocations related to Measure P and the PARCS Department Budget. The City Council Chambers are open for public participation; however, members of the public are encouraged to participate electronically because of the reduced capacity of seating in the Chambers to allow for social distancing. Participants may register electronically in advance through the zoom link available on each meeting agenda.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do Measure P dollars benefit our community?
Investing in Fresno’s parks, trails, facilities, and programs helps keep the City of Fresno a desirable place to live, work, and raise a family. This continued investment improves the quality of life for all Fresnans while promoting community cohesion and engagement, from our youth to our seniors.

What types of programs and projects does Measure P fund?
Measure P funds are allocated for programs and projects that do one of the following:

  1. Provide clean, safe neighborhoods parks for all Fresno residents;
  2. Reduce crime and homelessness in parks;
  3. Update and maintain park bathrooms and playgrounds;
  4. Reduce graffiti and vandalism in parks;
  5. Maintain and improve after-school, youth, and senior recreational programs;
  6. Provide job training for at-risk youth and veterans;
  7. Beautify landscaping and remove weeds and litter along major roads and highways;
  8. Create parks in neighborhoods that don’t have good park access, including soccer and sports fields;
  9. Improve walking and biking access to parks and trails, including the San Joaquin River Parkway;
  10. Expand access to local arts and cultural programs.

Where do Measure P funds come from?
Measure P provides a guaranteed, local funding source for Fresno’s parks through a 3/8-cent sales tax in the City of Fresno. That’s an average of $39 per household each year (or just $3.25 each month), while items like groceries and medicine remain exempt from sales taxes. The initiative raises approximately $37.5 million per year and requires voter approval for renewal after 30 years.

What if I have more questions?
For questions or comments, please contact the City of Fresno PARCS Department at PRAC@fresno.gov

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Flyers
October 18th Parks Recreation and Arts Commission Meeting Workshop Flyer
October 25th Parks Recreation and Arts Commission Meeting Workshop Flyer
Survey Flyer

Presentations and Videos

Video recordings of the Parks Recreation and Arts Commission Meetings and materials presented can be found on the City’s Website. The agendas include hyperlinks to the meeting’s presentations.
Meetings: November 2021 to Current
Meetings: May 2021 to October 2021

Parks Recreation and Arts Commission

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The Parks Recreation and Arts Commission consists of nine (9) members. The nine-member Commission has been appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council. The membership of the Commission reflects the cultural, demographic, and geographic diversity of the City, with at least one-third of the Commissioners residing in the highest-need neighborhoods

What is the Commission’s role?

The Commission’s primary authority on behalf of the City is to conduct hearings and receive public input on programs, facilities, and services funded with Measure P, and to make recommendations to the City Council for the adoption of Measure P expenditures in connection with the annual budget process.

Who serves on the Commission?

Chair – Kimberly McCoy
Vice Chair – Jon Dohlin
Commissioner – Dr. Francine Oputa
Commissioner – Harman Singh
Commissioner – Jose Leon Barraza
Commissioner – Maiyer Vang
Commissioner – Mona Nyandoro Cummings
Commissioner – Sarah Parkes
Commissioner – Scott Miller

Cultural Arts Plan

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We’re hard at work developing a new Cultural Arts Plan for our City. If you didn’t get a chance to fill out the Cultural Arts Community Survey, it’s not too late to share your input! Over the next three weeks we are hosting several community meetings in-person and online. All residents are welcome, even if you filled out a survey.

In-person meetings

Monday, 10/24/22 at 6:00 pm – Fresno High School Cafeteria, 1839 N Echo Ave, Fresno, CA 93704

Tuesday, 10/25/22 at 6:00 pm – Roosevelt High School Cafeteria, 4250 E Tulare Ave, Fresno, CA 93702

Wednesday, 10/26/22 at 6:00 pm – Edison High School Cafeteria, 540 E California Ave, Fresno, CA 93706

Thursday, 10/27/22 at 6:00 pm – Vinland Elementary School Cafeteria, 4666 N Maple Ave, Fresno, CA 93726

Thursday, 11/3/22 at 6:00 pm – Pinedale Community Center, 7170 N San Pablo Ave, Fresno, CA 93650

Youth-Oriented Community Meeting – Wednesday, 11/9/22 at 4:30pm – Ted C. Wills Community Center, 770 N. San Pablo Ave, Fresno, CA 93728

Virtual meetings

Wednesday,  11/2/22 at 6:00 pm
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/93402448321
Join by phone: +1 669 900 9128

Community Virtual Event Feedback Form Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/culturalartsplanevent

Tuesday, 11/8/22 at 6:00 pm
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/93700718230
Join by phone: +1 669 444 9171

Community Virtual Event Feedback Form Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/culturalartsplanevent

Spanish/Espanol

Estamos trabajando arduamente para desarrollar un nuevo plan de artes culturales, o Cultural Arts Plan para nuestra ciudad. Si aun no ha tomado la encuesta comunitaria sobre las artes culturales, ¡aun hay tiempo para compartir su opinión! Durante las próximas tres semanas ofreceremos varias reuniones comunitarias en persona y en línea. Todos los residentes son bienvenidos, incluso si ha tomado  la encuesta.

Las reuniones se llevaran acabo los días 24, 25, 26 y 27 de octubre a las 6 p.m. ¿No puede asistir en persona? Las reuniones virtuales serán el 2 y el 8 de noviembre a las 6 p.m.

Hmong/Hmoob

Peb sib zog ua hauj lwm los tsim kho ib qho tshiab cov Teej Tug Kab Lis Kev Cai Ntawm Ib Pab Pawg Neeg rau hauv peb Lub Nroog.

Yog koj tsis tau teb cov nqe lus txog Kev Tshawb Fawb Hauv Zog Txog Teej Tug Kab Lis Kev Cai Ntawm Ib Pab Pawg Neeg, nws tseem tsis tau lig rau koj los mus qhia tej lus xam pom! Nyob rau 3 lub lim tiam  yav tom ntej no peb muaj lub rooj sib tham hauv zej zos tim ntsej tim muag thiab hauv online. Zoo siab txais tos txhua tus neeg tuaj koom, txawm tias koj twb teb cov nqe lus tshawb fawb lawm los xij yeej tuaj koom tau.

Cov rooj sib tham no yuav muaj rau 10/24, 10/25, 10/26 thiab 10/27 thaum 6 teev tsaus ntuj. Yog tuaj koom tsis tau tim ntsej tim muag? Cov rooj sib tham virtual yuav muaj rau thaum 11/2 thiab 11/8 thaum 6 teev tsaus ntuj.
 

Punjabi/ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ 

ਅਸੀਂ ਆਪਣੇ ਸ਼ਹਿਰ ਲਈ ਇੱਕ ਨਵੀਂ ਸੱਭਿਆਚਾਰਕ ਕਲਾ ਯੋਜਨਾ ਤਿਆਰ ਕਰਨ ਵਿੱਚ ਕੜੀ ਮਿਹਨਤ ਕਰ ਰਹੇ ਹਾਂ। ਜੇਕਰ ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਸੱਭਿਆਚਾਰਿਕ ਕਲਾ ਸਮੁਦਾਇ ਸਰਵੇਖਣ ਨੂੰ ਭਰਨ ਦਾ ਮੌਕਾ ਨਹੀਂ ਮਿਲਿਆ ਸੀ, ਤਾਂ ਆਪਣੀ ਰਾਏ ਸਾਂਝਾ ਕਰਨ ਵਿੱਚ ਹਾਲੇ ਦੇਰ ਨਹੀਂ ਹੋਈ ਹੈ! ਅਗਲੇ ਤਿੰਨ ਹਫ਼ਤਿਆਂ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਅਸੀਂ ਕਈ ਵਿਅਕਤੀਗਤ ਅਤੇ ਔਨਲਾਈਨ ਸਮੁਦਾਇਕ ਮੁਲਾਕਾਤਾਂ ਦੀ ਮੇਜ਼ਬਾਨੀ ਕਰ ਰਹੇ ਹਾਂ। ਸਾਰੇ ਰਿਹਾਇਸ਼ੀਆਂ ਦਾ ਸੁਆਗਤ ਹੈ, ਭਾਵੇਂ ਤੁਸੀਂ ਸਰਵੇਖਣ ਭਰਿਆ ਹੋਵੇ।ਇਹ ਮੁਲਾਕਾਤਾਂ 10/24, 10/25, 10/26 ਅਤੇ 10/27 ਨੂੰ ਸ਼ਾਮ 6 ਵਜੇ ਹੋਣਗੀਆਂ। ਕੀ ਤੁਸੀਂ ਵਿਅਕਤੀਗਤ ਤੌਰ ‘ਤੇ ਨਹੀਂ ਸ਼ਾਮਲ ਹੋ ਸਕਦੇ ਹੋ? ਵਰਚੁਅਲ ਮੁਲਾਕਾਤਾਂ 11/2 ਅਤੇ 11/8 ਨੂੰ ਸ਼ਾਮ 6

Share your creativity!

Fresno is home to hundreds of artists and creative makers. If you’re interested in sharing a piece of original art/creative work (painting, photo, poetry, etc.) for possible inclusion in the City of Fresno’s final Cultural Arts Plan, please email a photograph of your artwork and fill out this attached waiver. The completed waiver should be emailed to: PRAC@fresno.gov.

*Please note: We will only be able to accept creative work in the form of doc, pdf or jpeg. If a waiver is not submitted, we will not be able to use your art/creative work.