September 24, 2019

Pinedale Community Association

September 24, 2019


President Lisa Guzman called the meeting to order at 6:35 pm.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

The minutes from the August meeting were approved as presented.


Community Associate Reports:

Fresno Police Department:  Lt. Jennifer Horsford

The department is in the process of hiring a new Community Service Officer.  Hopefully, this will be done by mid-October.

There have been a few burglaries and thefts. They found casings from shots fired report. Lisa Guzman expressed concern about the traffic on Minarets. Lt. Horsford suggested to talk to Councilman Karbassi about getting stop signs put up to slow traffic. Also, talk to traffic safety to do a study.

Parks and Recreation: George Martin

George Martin will be filling in for Melody Tracy while she is on maternity leave. He can be contacted with concerns and questions at

Upcoming activities: They will be taking the children to the beach on September 28. On October 17 they will visit the Pumpkin Patch and on October 25, they will visit a haunted house.  A Thanksgiving luncheon will be served for 80-100 guests. There is a need for donations of food. Santa’s Village is scheduled for December 13. They will need donations of gift baskets and prizes. Captain Burke will resume his role of being Santa. There will be a trackless train going down the streets, as well as entertainment.

Pinedale History Project and Museum:  David Rodriquez

There were 200 visitors to the museum the first week it was open. He has a picture of Ambassador Sanchez with President Nixon, which visitors found especially interesting.  There are many other pictures of Pinedale history including the school, Camp Pinedale, and the internment camp. Jessica Lyn encouraged those present to come and visit the museum. She shared that she started drawing as a child form a picture in a book, she checked out of the Pinedale Library. The museum will have a children’s corner where they can create a project. Community artists can display their art.

Saint Agnes Church: 

The carnival was a great success.

New Business:

Community Health Meeting:  Lee Her

There will be a community health meeting to hear the initial finding of the Fresno Community Health Needs Assessment on October 9 at the Pinedale School. It will be held from 6:00-730 pm.  A total of 480 county-wide residents participated in the 39 focus groups and/or key informant interviews. A flyer was distributed for those interested.

Guest resident speaker:  Tyler Mackey

He introduced himself and said he is a community activist.  He is a resident of Pinedale. He would like to contact Mike Karbassi and encourage him to attend the meetings.  He would like to have a debate between Chief Dyer and Andrew Janz at the Paula Guzman Pinedale Community Center as we did for the candidates for City Council District 2. There will be a summit held on October 2 at the UCSF office on First Street. Concerns about community development will be discussed.  They want to encourage community developers to include a community park in any development.

At the September 27 Planning Commission Meeting there will be a discussion about two pieces of property in Pinedale.

Boys and Girls Club:  Laqusha Locke

Family night will be held on Friday, September 27, from 4:00-6:00 pm.  There will be a raffle held.


There was no other business.  The meeting was adjourned at 6:25 pm.



MaryAnn Dews

Recording Secretary