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‘Dismal’ number of new homes is Fresno’s failure, councilman says. Is there a solution?

Fresno City Councilmember Luis Chavez is pushing a new plan to expand the city’s sphere of influence — an issue past councils have argued could lead to more urban sprawl.

Chavez, who represents southeastern District 5, will be asking the City Council to re-open the discussion on how it regulates home building, saying the city’s General Plan is failing.