Why is ‘Affordable Housing’ so Expensive to Build?

On a block dotted with blight and auto-related businesses, land at Blackstone and McKinley avenues in central Fresno soon could be transformed into an affordable housing complex. Most of the cost of the project would be taxpayer funded. As a result, the $38...
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Rob Poythress Banks on Experience in State Race

Rob Poythress says Sacramento has ignored the needs of the Central Valley for too long. The Madera businessman and farmer is one of several candidates running for the state Senate District 12 seat occupied b...

Esparza Fined for Fresno Campaign Infraction

Nelson Esparza will be punished for accusations of illegal campaign transfers for his upcoming 2018 Fresno city council run. GV Wire has learned that Esparza signed a settlement letter with the City of Fresn...

City Update: Marijuana Debate in 150 Seconds and More

The recycling and convenience store industries packed Fresno City Hall council chambers for Wednesday night’s (August 2) Planning Commission meeting, hoping to beat back proposals that would increase city regulations on their respective industries. And for the...

Will Fresno Trust in God?

The phrase “In God We Trust” became America’s national motto by act of congress in 1956. It appears at the chambers of the United States House of Representatives. It has appeared on coins since the Civil War. N...

Fresno Seeks to Extend Federal Lobbying Deal

In an action scheduled for this Thursday’s (April 27) meeting, the Fresno City Council will vote to extend a contract with Simon & Co., a Washington, D.C. lobbying group. The group, headed by Len Simon, has...

City Votes to Add to New Home Fees

New home owners will see their price to achieve the American Dream increase thanks to a decision made Thursday (April 6) by the Fresno city council. By a 5-1 vote, the city will increase fees charged to developers from an average of $2500 to $4246. It was a...