Mayor Brand Cuts Advance Peace, $1.3M from Fresno Budget

A handful of community service officers for the Fresno Police Department and a controversial anti-gang initiative are among $1.3 million sliced from city's next budget by Mayor Lee Brand. Brand laid out seven line-item veto cuts as he announced approval Mon...
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Hurtado Announces $15M for Valley Drinking Water

Failing water systems throughout the southern San Joaquin Valley will get a $15 million boost thanks to the efforts of state Sen. Melissa Hurtado, a Sanger Democrat. “Access to clean drinking water is one of...
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911 Upgrade Could Cost Californians Despite Budget Surplus

SACRAMENTO — A $214.8 billion budget approved Thursday by California lawmakers would upgrade the state's aging 911 system following the most devastating wildfire season in state history and help middle class families pay their monthly health insurance premiums...

Brand Touts Higher Rainy Day Fund In ‘Status Quo’ Budget

Mayor Lee Brand described his proposed 2020 Fresno budget as “status quo.” Not much is different in FY 2020’s $1.187 billion spending plan, a 3.5% increase from FY 2019. "By all accounts, we are one of the best-managed cities in America." — Fresno Mayor ...