In 2012, youth and church members from the South East Neighborhood Transformation Team (SENTT FNL) shared their stories of liquor store saturation and negative advertising in their neighborhoods with City officials.
On May 2nd, after 7 years of passionate advocacy, commitment, faith, and love, City Council passed in a unanimous vote the Responsible Neighborhood Market Ordinance. Fresno is one of the most liquor store saturated cities in the nation. The ordinance is set to change that by capping alcohol retailer licenses and restricting the number of liquor stores being built near parks or schools.
The kNOw, YLI’s youth media program in Fresno, documented the win in a series of gorgeous photos – click here to check them out.
The story was also covered by the Fresno Bee’s article, ‘Drunkest City in America no more. Fresno passes liquor license reforms.