1000 Friends of Fresno is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of all the citizens of our community. We will strive to foster and support initiatives by other civic-minded groups to achieve this goal. We are committed to ensure that public officials and governmental agencies make decisions, especially those regarding land use and development, that work toward this goal by meeting these criteria:

>..they are the result of a planning and deliberative process that complies fully with the law and allows public scrutiny and participation;

>..they have no deleterious effect on the public’s health;

>..they encourage the development and use of public transportation;

>..they preserve the community’s architectural heritage and show respect for its ethnic diversity;

>..they do not contribute to urban sprawl; and

>..they serve to benefit the entire community rather than to enrich a few.