Tate Hill, part 2: PLAs, Where to Spend $70M

In part two of GV Wire's conversation with Fresno council candidate Tate Hill, we talk about his thoughts on project labor agreements and how $70 million in Cap & Trade funds should be spent in the city? ...

Council Rejects Immigrant Defense Fund

The national immigration debate served as the main event during the Fresno city council budget motions today (June 20). A proposal to add $200,000 from the city budget to provide a legal defense fund for unauth...

Tate Hill on Immigration, Housing

Tate Hill wants to bring his business experience to the Fresno city council. The former CEO of the Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce has announced his intention for the district three seat, currently held ...

National Motto Added to Fresno Council Chambers

The phrase “In God We Trust” became America’s national motto by act of congress in 1956. Now, that motto is prominently displayed in the City Council chamber at Fresno City Hall. “It’s about faith, can’t dispu...

Council Thursday: Art, Budget and Solar

City council heard Mayor Lee Brand’s presentation of the $1.1 billion budget at a meeting on Thursday (May 25). Just like his public introduction earlier this week, Brand highlighted the public safety compon...

Fresno Council Welcomes God

Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindu. People of faith and atheist. They all filled the Fresno City Council chambers on Thursday (May 11) night to tell them all their thoughts on God.  And the council responded w...

$6M in Contracts on the Line at Fresno Council

The city council will decide on nearly $6 million in contracts at Thursday’s meeting. Many of the requests for spending are for consultants. Some highlights: In an action scheduled for this Thursday’s (April...

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...

Fresno Promotes New City Manager From Within

It turns out that a nationwide search to fill a top role in Mayor Lee Brand’s administration was just down the hall. Today (April 20), Brand announced Wilma Quan-Schecter as new city manager. It is a promotion ...