Bill McEwen

Immigrants Built Fresno. And We’re Better for It

Opinion By Bill McEwen Immigrants helped build this city. That's something we should never forget. The ingenuity, enterprise, capital investment and back-breaking labor of immigrants are splashed all over Fresno. You can see their vi...

Business-Friendly Fresno Is a Must. Not An Option

Opinion by Bill McEwen There is spin. There is illusionary anecdotal information. And there are the unvarnished numbers. The unvarnished numbers say that Fresno is the eighth-worst city in America (out of 182) to look for a job. WalletH...

This is What the Fresno City Council Should Be Paid

Opinion by Bill McEwen Here we are again debating the salaries of Fresno City Councilmembers. The last time we visited the subject, circa 2006, the council boosted its pay to $5,416 a month or about $65,000 a year. Some residents protes...

Will Orman Exit Cozy Little Team Brand Put in Place?

Opinion By Bill McEwen   Fresno Mayor Lee Brand sure is a swell guy. Last year, he paid Tim Orman, the political consultant who helped him edge Henry R. Perea in the mayoral race, a $30,000 "win bonus." Then Brand turned around and hir...
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