Unique Urban Farm Sprouts from SW Fresno’s $66M Climate Grant

Organizers broke ground Tuesday on a 7.5 acre 'urban farm' in southwest Fresno designed to expand access to healthy food in an area challenged by persistent poverty. When it opens, the unique community space will give residents in the area access to plantin...

300K to Expand ShotSpotter? Get It Done Today.

What if you could keep Fresno residents safer, significantly reduce gunfire, and take more guns off the street for $300,000? Most folks would say that's a great deal — let's do it today. Opinion Bill McEwen But that's not how things wor...

Brand: The Public Spoke on Parks-Only Tax

Measure P failed. Mayor Lee Brand acknowledges the ball is now in his court. Brand led the effort to defeat the city sales tax initiative that would have specifically benefited parks and cultural arts in Fre...

Brand Joins Trump Meeting at White House

Politics 101 David Taub Fresno Mayor Lee Brand is in Washington as part of the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting. He heard from President Donald Trump in a morning session in the East Room of...
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Why Was Mayor Brand Last to Know About Big Meeting?

Opinion By Bill McEwen   Fresno City Hall messed up big time Wednesday by skipping an important meeting of the State Lands Commission. As a result, Mayor Lee Brand or someone from his team missed an opportunity to weigh in on the best lo...