2600 Fresno Street  
Fresno, CA 93721  
City of Fresno  
Meeting Minutes - Final  
City Council  
President - Tyler Maxwell  
Vice President - Annalisa Perea  
Mike Karbassi, Miguel Angel Arias, Luis Chavez,  
Garry Bredefeld, Nelson Esparza  
City Manager - Georgeanne A. White  
City Attorney - Andrew Janz  
City Clerk - Todd Stermer, CMC  
10:00 AM  
Thursday, May 18, 2023  
Council Chambers (In  
Person and/or Electronic)  
The City Council met in special session in the Council Chamber, City Hall, on the  
date and time above written.  
10:05 A.M. ROLL CALL  
Present: 7 - Councilmember Nelson Esparza  
Council President Tyler Maxwell  
Vice President Annalisa Perea  
Councilmember Mike Karbassi  
Councilmember Miguel Angel Arias  
Councilmember Luis Chavez  
Councilmember Garry Bredefeld  
On motion of Councilmember Esparza, seconded by Vice President  
Perea, the above AGENDA was APPROVED. The motion carried by the  
following vote:  
Aye: 7 - Esparza, Maxwell, Perea, Karbassi, Arias, Chavez and  
Revised Notice of Special Meeting - Signed  
Upon Call, the following members of the public addressed Council:  
Fernando Elizando, Ruben Espinoza, Brandi Nuse-Villegas, Nishea  
Balajadia, Ashley Rojas, Camila Rivera, Lisa Flores, and Karla Martinez.  
RESOLUTION - of Intention to Annex Parcel Map Number 2007-41 as  
Annexation Number 58 to the City of Fresno Community Facilities  
District Number 9 and to Authorize the Levy of Special Taxes; and  
setting the Public Hearing for Monday, June 5, 2023, at 10:00 am  
(Northeast and Southeast corners of East Tulare Avenue and North  
Clovis Avenue) (Council District 5)  
There was no staff presentation on the above item. Upon call for public  
comment, no member of the public addressed Council and there was no  
Council discussion.  
On motion of Councilmember Chavez, seconded by Vice President  
Perea, that the above Action Item be APPROVED. The motion carried  
by the following vote:  
Aye: 7 - Esparza, Maxwell, Perea, Karbassi, Arias, Chavez and  
Presentation of Mayor’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2024 Budget  
The above item was presented to Council by Mayor Dyer.  
Council discussion on this item included: general funds and grants;  
MuniServices sale tax projection; Measure "P" sales tax and status of  
spending; historical data of vacancies; comparison to last year's reserve;  
transparency of increased expenditures; correlation between police  
resources and reduction in crime; increased resources reflecting improved  
public services; how certain percentages were allocated and distributed;  
budget gaps in solid waste funds; new hire of Firefighters; the cost of utilities  
including PG&E; funding towards bonding capacity or other deferred  
maintenance; Fresno County's responsibility regarding wrap around  
services; congratulated staff for increased credit rating; appreciated addition  
of potholes crews; opportunities to grow tax space without raising taxes;  
affordable housing and commercial properties; Convention Center's future  
economic role; investments in traffic infrastructure and increased traffic  
enforcement for public safety, and; mentioned Camp Fresno and the need  
for services for affected youth.  
Councilmember Chavez directed staff to provide a breakdown of the actual  
general funds and additional dollars.  
Council President Maxwell directed staff to provide updated list of  
uncompleted or partially funded infrastructure, motions over the last two  
fiscal budget years no later than Monday, May 22, 2023, and reference to  
proposed budget page number related to eviction protection program, zero  
fair, and senior center.  
Council adjourned from special session at 12:02 p.m.  
The above minutes were approved by unanimous vote of the City Council during  
the May 25, 2023, regular meeting.