Mayor Brand Cuts Advance Peace, $1.3M from Fresno Budget

A handful of community service officers for the Fresno Police Department and a controversial anti-gang initiative are among $1.3 million sliced from city's next budget by Mayor Lee Brand. Brand laid out seven line-item veto cuts as he announced approval Mon...

Water Returns to Fresno Splash Pads, For Now

The sounds of summer finally returned to two broken splash pads in Fresno. Kids giggled and screamed as a giant bucket dumped cool, refreshing water on them. Water cannons quelled the heat as the temperature...

Brand’s New Initiative Would Take Out the Trash

Mayor Lee Brand wants to take out the trash. Speaking Wednesday to nearly 900 people at his State of the City address at the convention center, Brand announced an initiative he called Keep Fresno Beautiful. As the name implies, the goal is to pick up tra...

Dyer Expected to Launch Mayoral Bid on Wednesday

Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer is expected to announce his entry into the 2020 mayoral race at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Manchester Center. ABC30s Corin Hoggard, citing emails sent to pastors and business leaders, first reported Dyer's expected event on Twitter....
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Brand Still Can Be a Political Kingmaker

What does Mayor Lee Brand plan to do with his $450,000 political war chest? Brand amassed most of that amount in 2018, taking contributions from the who’s who of Fresno business and politics — public safety ...

Brand Touts Higher Rainy Day Fund In ‘Status Quo’ Budget

Mayor Lee Brand described his proposed 2020 Fresno budget as “status quo.” Not much is different in FY 2020’s $1.187 billion spending plan, a 3.5% increase from FY 2019. "By all accounts, we are one of the best-managed cities in America." — Fresno Mayor ...