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Streetsblog Looking for Fresno Writer!

If you would have asked me previously which would most likely come to Fresno, Streetsblog or Jetblue, I would have guessed Jetblue (but not seriously).

And yet on Friday this happened:


Following the launch of Streetsblog in Texas, Ohio, Saint Louis, and
the Southeast, we have more good news to bring. Starting in early April,
Streetsblog will launch its newest news site, Streetsblog California.

As part of the grant from The California Endowment that will allow us
to launch the new Streetsblog, we’ll be hiring a writer in Fresno to
cover the Livable Streets beat in the Central and San Joaquin Valleys.
Click to read more!

What Fresno can learn from Oklahoma City

Streetsblog recently ran an interesting series of articles about Oklahoma City and the changes implemented by their current mayor to make the city a more attractive, more liveable and healthier place. The lessons for Fresno are extremely relevant.

Cornett’s zeal to make Oklahoma City a healthier city led him to take
a hard look at the built environment. He realized that car-centric,
pedestrian-unfriendly streets weren’t just costing residents their
health, they were costing brainpower — too many of Oklahoma City’s
talented young people were leaving. Businesses didn’t want to locate
there because their employees didn’t want to live there. Click to read more!