Politics 101: New Downtown Hotel; Westerlund Appointed

A new four-story hotel is planned for downtown Fresno on a long-empty dirt lot between the New Exhibit Hall and the Saroyan Theatre. Metro Hospitality Services, Inc., wants to purchase the 0.74 acre parcel at Inyo and M streets for $644,688 (or $20 a square...

Fresno County Budget Hits $3 Billion for First Time

Big but balanced. That describes the proposed budget announced by Fresno County Board of Supervisors Chairman Brian Pacheco in his State of the County speech Thursday at an event hosted by the Fresno Chamber of Commerce. The budget is a tad over $3 billi...

Breakdown of Fresno’s Proposed 2018 Budget: Police

Under Mayor Lee Brand’s proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year, the Fresno Police Department will see a 3.9 percent increase in funding, from $169,088,600 to $176,053,100. Likewise, the revenue collected by the department is projected to rise by 33.4 percent...