An ordinance named the Responsible Neighborhood Market Act is being proposed at City Hall. While this ordinance is intended to reduce the number of liquor stores in Fresno, it actually imposes barriers on bringing quality markets to our neighborhoods, without addressing the current problem.

The biggest violators of city code are now the most protected people in Fresno. 

Beware of unintented

Read the Ordinance currently being proposed by our city council:

“I strongly believe that the better course of action is to go after the main violators who are dragging our neighborhoods down... Help the good guys and go after the bad guys should be the direction the city takes. This ordinance doesn’t do that. Wonderful idea, wrong approach!”

– Sam Bogdanovich, broker at Commercial Retail Associates

Help us bring more to Fresno

Send a Message to our City Council Members TODAY

Smaller markets can be built in neighborhoods all over our city, assuring universal walkable access to every community member. These cleaner, safer, more well-designed markets will stimulate nearby investments and reduce blight. Although the economic model for these smaller markets requires the sale of beer, wine, and in some cases, liquor, we can revise this ordinance to demand that only a small percentage of shelf space is dedicated to these products. Unfortunately, if this ordinance goes through as it is written today, it will make this small market model almost impossible to build in so many food desert areas of our city.

Email Your City Council Representative:

District 1: Esmeralda Soria [email protected]
District 2: Mike Karbassi [email protected]
District 3: Miguel Arias [email protected]
District 4: Paul Caprioglio [email protected]
District 5: Luis Chavez [email protected]
District 6: Garry Bredefeld [email protected]

District 7: Nelson Esparza
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