Fresno’s Caglia Project Debate in 90 Seconds

David Taub Politics 101 The Fresno City Council unanimously approved a 2 million-square-foot industrial project in south Fresno. The facility, proposed by Caglia Environmental, drew opposition from ne...

Making Fresno Business Friendly Becomes a Hostile Battle

It’s safe to say Mayor Lee Brand won’t invite Councilman Garry Bredefeld to his Super Bowl party. And vice versa. Last week, the two Fresno political leaders engaged in verbal battles in print and on the radio. The main source of friction was their dueling ...

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...

Bumper Sticker Solutions Sound Good But Rarely Work

Opinion By Bill McEwen I feel Steve Brandau's pain. The Fresno city councilman has sticker shock over the cost of a proposed Blackstone Avenue affordable housing project. Upon doing the math, Brandau announced to the world that the per-unit cost ...