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Mayor Brand Takes Heat for Vetoing Ban on Retroactive Raises

In the latest chapter of the bubbling fight over separation of power in Fresno City Hall, Mayor Lee Brand vetoed a resolution that attempted to restrict how staff pay raises are regulated. The city council voted 6-0 on July 25 to bar retroactive raises afte...
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Could Mayor’s First Veto Be Over Office Space?

Councilman Luis Chavez says the city council needs more office space. And the members are willing to take a chunk from the city manager’s office to make it happen. Politics 101 David Taub “I wouldn’t call it a turf war. I would call it mor...

Fresno Honors Seven as Women of the Year

Fresno honored seven women last week whose contributions range from political activism to delivering the news to thousands each night. The city council held its fourth Women of the Year ceremony. Each counci...
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Will Brand Be Kingmaker in Council Races?

Mayor Lee Brand is taking an active role in the Fresno City Council races. Tate Hill is the latest candidate to receive the mayor's blessing. Brand sent a fundraising email Thursday on Hill’s behalf, asking donors to contribute to the campaign of the Distri...

Better Business By Bickering? Brand & Bredefeld Bash Away.

Two Fresno leaders went head-to-head Thursday over the best way for the city to improve its business climate. And their months-long war of words continued on the city council dais, each trading insults and accusations. "The fact that this item is not up for...