ONME Local Fresno: A neighborhood is developing, elected official on hot-seat, and sex victims speak

By ONME Newswire

In this episode of It's ONME Local - Fresno, producer host Julia Dudley Najieb reviews the latest headlines in Fresno County: Fresno Housing Boards of Commissioners appoint new CEO; Southwest Fresno college and housing development is moving forward; Residents of 93706 address Fresno County Supervisor Brian Pacheco in media briefing concerning his removal of social services from the community; Gov. Newsom signs bill, AB 262, introduced by Assemblymember Jim Patterson to help sex trafficking-victim survivors clear their names and restart their lives.


Fresno Housing Boards of Commissioners appoint new CEO at Tuesday’s board meeting

Fresno Housing Boards of Commissioners announced that Tyrone Roderick Williams has been named as the next Chief Executive Officer. Williams will begin on November 1st leading the organization in providing quality, affordable housing to nearly 50,000 residents throughout Fresno County.

Williams has more than 25 years of experience in urban revitalization. His development activities have been at the forefront of neighborhood transformation efforts in Boston, Houston, Atlanta, and Sacramento.

Southwest Fresno college and housing development is moving forward

At a community meeting held last month at the Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church, led by Pastor B. T. Lewis in Fresno, CA, attendees got to take a sneak-peek of the land developments surrounding the upcoming FCC: West Fresno Satellite Campus. West Fresno residents will have an opportunity to purchase plots of land starting in 2022.

Long-time resident and business owner Slyvesta M. Hall is one of the key real estate developers along with business partners, the Shehadey family. Hall, the president of land and real estate development company, Blue Ocean Development America, LLC , formed 2500 MLK, LLC to be a partnership between the Shehadey family and his company team.

As the houses, businesses and other developments will be constructed around the new State Center Community Collage campus, Hall and his partners' goal is to make sure residents have the first opportunity to be home owners. Hall said they are working with other community partners to outreach and teach free classes on home ownership, credit building and other subjects related to the process to get residents prepared for home ownership.

The ONME Network will keep you posted on this project as more news comes. Video from this community briefing will be available soon.