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Homeless Advocate Argues with Bredefeld, Is Ejected From Chambers
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By Jahz Tello, Video Production Assistant
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June 21, 2024
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Homeless advocate Dez Martinez is removed by police from the Fresno City Council meeting, Thursday, June 20, 2024. (GV Wire/Jahz Tello)

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After homeless advocates complained about the city’s homeless response team, Fresno City Councilmember Garry Bredefeld responded. He said the team does a good job and the city is spending hundreds of millions of dollars on services to homeless people.

Bredefeld, a clinical psychologist, also said that homeless people — particularly those battling substance abuse — must take personal responsibility for their situation.

Homeless advocate Dez Martinez shot back, arguing from her seat in the audience.

After issuing a warning, City Council President Annalisa Perea ejected Martinez from the chamber for continuing to disrupt the meeting.

 

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Jahz Tello,
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Jahz joined GV Wire in early 2018 as a Video Production Assistant and is now a Videographer. He came to us with experience in video editing and production, most recently with Fresno State Athletics. Jahz received a Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia from Fresno State in 2014. He has a passion for video, music and film. In his spare time, Jahz likes to cook, catch up on current events, listen to music and exercise. You can contact him at 559-492-4016 or Send an Email .

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