Fresno City Council passes the Responsible Neighborhood Market Act

October 15, 2020 · 

After 8 years of partnership and educating Fresno City Council on the issue of density of alcohol retailers around youth spaces like schools and parks, as well as in the low-income Black and brown communities of Southwest and West Fresno, the Fresno City Council passed the Responsible Neighborhood Market Act on October 15, 2020.

This Act places a cap on the number of liquor licenses in the City of Fresno at 478, extends distance to youth spaces from 500 feet to 1000 feet, requires the purchase of 2 existing liquor licenses for new establishments, reduces storefront advertising to 5%, and directed the city’s code enforcement to create an inspection process to ensure retailers are in compliance.

Read about it in this Fresno Bee article!