Council preview: God and $70/hr. for Admin Assistant?

While the question of whether God will be part of Fresno city council meetings is the main event, some interesting line items inside consultant contracts will also be voted on. The 4 p.m. hearing Thursday (May 11) on placing “In God We Trust” on the wall be...

$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...

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 for Quan-Schecter, currently the assistant city ma...

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 proj...

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...