Incumbents Headed Toward Clovis Re-Election

Three Clovis city council incumbents appear headed for re-election, preliminary results show. Bob Whalen With 100% of the precincts reporting, Bob Whalen (32%), Drew Bessinger (31%) and Jose Flores (29%) appear to be headed back to City Hall. Challenger...
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Four Candidates Run for Three Spots in 2019 Clovis Election

Four candidates will vie for three positions in the Clovis City Council election this March. Incumbents Drew Bessinger, Jose Flores, and Bob Whalen are seeking re-election, while Maeketah Rivera hopes to unseat one of them. Clovis elects its members-at-l...

Clovis Councilman Defends ‘Riffraff’ Renters

During last week’s debate about approving a Clovis housing development, a comment from the audience set off Councilman Vong Mouanoutoua. He delivered a passionate retort, defending apartment renters like himsel...

Politics 101: Should Clovis Tax Airbnb Rentals?

Should Clovis residents who rent out their homes through services such as Airbnb be taxed? The Clovis City Council will ask staff to come up with a plan at Monday’s (Oct. 9) meeting, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. There have been a number of complaints, c...