California attorney general urging rejection of plans that would re-zone southwest Fresno areas

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- California's Attorney General is calling on Fresno city leaders to reject plans that would re-zone areas in southwest Fres...

October 13, 2022
6:00 AM

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- California's Attorney General is calling on Fresno city leaders to reject plans that would re-zone areas in southwest Fresno for industrial use. In a letter Wednesday, AG Rob Bonta calls the Southwest Fresno Rezone Project "misguided" and "potentially unlawful." It includes proposals that would change almost 100 acres from "neighborhood mixed-use" to "light industrial." Residents have pushed back against re-zones, citing impacts to the environment and quality of life. Bonta says he's concerned about those impacts and urges the city council to consider broader efforts to address historical inequities.