(February 25, 2016) — Fresno State student leaders are seeking support from the Fresno City Council this morning for their efforts to revitalize the Sierra Madre neighborhood next to campus.
They will address the Council at about 10 a.m. during its meeting at Fresno City Hall, shortly after opening comments.
A student delegation led by Simone Leighty, senator of parking and safety for the Associated Students, Inc., will present ASI’s Student Action Plan.
The ASI has urged students to show their support by writing letters to elected officials and attending this morning’s 8:30 a.m. meeting to help improve the neighborhood south of Shaw Avenue and to create safer communities surrounding campus, Leighty said.
The plan’s purpose is “to improve the safety and sense of community in this neighborhood by increasing communication and collaboration between stake holders, including students, residents, property owners, businesses, government agencies and faith-based organizations.” (See full plan below).
The presentation team includes Abigail Hudson, student body president; Cameron Patterson, senator of Athletics on behalf of the Sigma Nu Fraternity that resides in the neighborhood; and Navrattan Kaur, the ASI Scholar in Service Intern. Members of ASI’s Student Task Force on Revitalization for Sierra Madre will also be present.
Larry Salinas, executive director of Governmental Relations, also will attend for administration support of the students.
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