Accomplishments

On the Fresno City Council, MIKE KARBASSI has...

DELIVERED RECORD NUMBER OF COPS & FIREFIGHTERS

Mike Karbassi proudly signed the Safer Fresno Budget Pledge, vowing to only vote for budgets that add police officers and firefighters to keep Fresno safe. He kept his promise and Fresno has a historic 900 police officers and 375 firefighters working to keep our neighborhoods safe.

KEPT OUR ROADS SAFE FOR FRESNO FAMILIES

Mike spearheaded Fresno’s crackdown on illegal street racing and sideshows while delivering millions to create Safe Routes to Schools in northwest Fresno by improving street lights, intersection patterns, and sidewalks.

IMPROVED NW FRESNO ONE BLOCK AT-A-TIME

Since taking office, Mike has delivered $5 million to District 2 and $15 million citywide to improve streets, sidewalks, gutters. He also led the charge to complete Veterans Boulevard, a critical connection to Highway 99 and west Fresno.

PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS FOR DISTRICT 2

Veterans Boulevard

Completing construction and NOW OPEN to traffic. New freeway interchange at SR 99, railroad overpass and connections from Shaw to Herndon Avenues. Traffic signals at Shaw, Barstow, Bullard, Hayes and Herndon Avenues.

River West Eaton Trail

The City of Fresno and the San Joaquin River Conservancy are working together to extend the existing Lewis S. Eaton Trail from SR 41 at Woodward Park to Spano Park near Palm and Nees, including miles of new trails, trailhead parking and amenities.

Planning Studies

  • Audubon Corridor Study
  • “Vision Zero” Safety Action Plan
  • Active Transportation Plan (ATP) Update

Design Phase

  • Herndon Avenue bridge widening with multipurpose trail, Polk to Milburn Avenues
  • Blackstone Avenue repaving, Minarets to Nees Avenues
  • Shaw Avenue repaving, Fruit to east of Palm Avenues (City limit)
  • Herndon Avenue repaving, Valentine to Marks Avenues
  • Shaw Avenue widening to four lanes, Veterans Boulevard to Polk Avenue
  • Palm Avenue traffic synchronization, Herndon to Shaw Avenues
  • Audubon & Lexington Roundabout

Traffic Signal Construction

  • Blythe and Gates Avenues
  • Sierra and West Avenues (Left turn phasing – Nearing Completion)
  • Barstow and Palm Avenues (left turn phasing)
  • Del Mar and Audubon
  • Audubon and Nees Dual Left Turns (Completed)
  • Grantland Avenue – Herndon Barstow Elementary HAWK

Impact Fee Funded Traffic Signal Construction

  • Herndon & Brawley (Dual left turn lanes)
  • Grantland & Barstow
  • Grantland & Shaw

Upcoming Paving Projects

  • Maroa Avenue – Sierra to Herndon
  • Forkner Avenue – Shaw to Magill Avenues (City/County Joint Project)
  • Van Ness – Shaw to Herndon (Paving & Slurry)
  • Alluvial/West/Herndon/Van Ness Neighborhood North

Concrete Repair & Slurry Seal

  • Oswego/Tamera/Browning/Rafael Concrete Repair- October 2023
  • Herndon/Fruit/Sierra/West Concrete Repair – Starting 2024
  • Stuart Alignment/Figarden/Marks Concrete Repair – Starting 2025
  • Alluvial/West/Herndon/Van Ness South Side Neighborhood Slurry
  • Alluvial/Polk/Railroad Slurry
  • Browning/Dante/Weber/Wheeler Slurry
  • Palo Alto/ Pleasant/Sierra/Marks Slurry
  • Warner/Forkner/Magill/Sequoia Slurry

Tree Trimming for Spring 2024

  • GeoBase 1055 – River/SR41/Audubon Drive/Nees
  • GeoBase 1248 – Alluvial/Valentine/herndon/Brawley
  • GeoBase 1451 – Sierra/West/Bullard/Van Ness (City Limits)
  • GeoBase 1641- Barstow/Grantland/Shaw/Garfield

Speed Hump Installation

  • San Marcos – Corona to San Jose
  • Palo Alto – Hayes to Riverside
  • Riverside – Spruce to Alluvial
  • Applications for 2024 Closing October 31, 2024