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 with a unanimous vote to place the phrase “In God 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 successfully served Fresno in a formal capacity s...

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 ...

Water Fee Vote Still on Horizon for Fresno

The Fresno city council took a complicated issue like water storage and made it complicateder. Coming back after a three month delay on how much to charge developers for water fees on new home construction projects, the council last Thursday (March 23) asked f...

Bredefeld dumps another consultant contract

Garry Bredefeld is establishing himself as a bloat destroying machine. The councilman, representing Fresno’s sixth district, killed a $139,000 consultant contract at today’s (March 9) council meeting. This is t...