Fresno City Council
Fresno City Council meetings take place at Fresno City Hall. Address: 2600 Fresno St, Fresno, CA 93721
The City Council follows a specific agenda. Agenda’s are public and can be found on the City of Fresno’s website. Agenda’s must be posted at least 72 hours before the council meeting per the Brown Act.
Link to agenda and council calendar here.
HOW TO ATTEND A FRESNO CITY COUNCIL MEETING?
You have several options to attend a Fresno City Council meeting. We recommend that you do what works best for you. You can attend in person, Zoom, or watch live on Community Media Access Collaborative (CMAC) streaming platform. If attending in person you can go to the Council Chamber on the 2nd floor of Fresno City Hall. You will have to enter through the first floor and through security. From the first floor you will take the elevator to the 2nd floor and the council chamber will be to your right. It’s hard to miss.
Watch live or re-watch council meetings on CMAC here.
In Person: If you are attending in person and want to give public comment you will need to fill out a speaker card inside the Council Chamber or approach the speaker podium during the call for public comment. You will only have 3 minutes to speak, no exception. You can not give your time to someone else. Speaking in front of the city council can be scary but you will do just fine. Take a deep breath and take your time. If it helps, write a few notes that you can read out loud. As a resident of Fresno, its your right to address your city council.
Via Zoom: You can also attend a Fresno City Council meeting via Zoom. You will have to RSVP in advance to participate. Once you RSVP, you will receive a confirmation email containing additional details about joining the meeting. To give a public comment you will have to “Raise Hand” on the Zoom platform and be asked to unmute when your name is called in order to speak. You won’t be shown on screen or have the ability to share your screen.
Link to RSVP for Zoom meetings here.
Submitting A Comment: You also have the option to submit a comment via eComment or by emailing the Clerk’s office.
1) eComment: You can submit a comment for a specific agenda which will be part of the official city record. eComments must be submitted 24 hrs prior to the council meeting.
2) Email: You can email the Clerk’s office at email@example.com
Its important that the emails include the agenda date, and agenda item number you are commenting on.
To find out when Fresno City Council meetings are taking place you can check out our calendar on our website. We try our best to update this calendar every month. Calendar has FUSD board meetings, Board of Supervisors meetings, and Fresno City Council meetings. We also include specific calls to actions on the calendar via link in bio. Consider supporting our work on Patreon.
The Fresno People’s Commission
The Fresno People’s Commission on Policing Report – November 2020
The People’s Commission is a group of individuals and organizations united in the summer of 2020 to prioritize the voices of community members most impacted by concentrated police presence and violence. Many of these organizations and individuals have worked with impacted communities for decades, while others represent powerful youth voices that call for a better future. Over the last several months, we have engaged in listening sessions with the community to collectively plan for a Fresno that is safe, resourced, and equitable.