Fresno neighborhood left behind - Local -

Five years ago, top City Hall officials gathered in front of the southwest Fresno home of Andrew and Alice Guardado and portrayed the couple as the perfect example of why the city desperately needed No Neighborhood Left Behind.

At a news conference unveiling the proposed $45 million project, with the Guardados standing next to them, city officials said the couple's life would be much improved with curbs, gutters and sidewalks in their neighborhood.

No Neighborhood Left Behind is essentially done, and the Guardados still don't have their curbs, gutters and sidewalks. City Hall forgot about them.

"I feel betrayed," says Alice Guardado, 54.

Adds Andrew Guardado, also 54: "They used us."


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