Dear Council, Please Show Up. It’s Your Job.

Are city council members more effective advocating for the city attending out-of-town conventions or actually voting on issues? The absence of Fresno councilwoman Esmeralda Soria last Thursday spotlights the issue of council members missing votes. ...
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The Days of Rubber-Stamping Liquor Licenses Are Over

The shameful City Hall ritual of rubber-stamping liquor licenses finally faces its deserved demise. For decades, residents, school officials, and ministers have sought to convince city officials the last thing Fresno needed was another place selling booze. ...
Illustration of scales of justice with city of Fresno and Measure P logos

Fresno Parks Tax: Dueling Lawsuits But Ultimately One Winner

Dueling lawsuits in Fresno Superior Court ask the same question: Did Measure P pass with 52% of the vote? As instructed by the Fresno City Council last week, the city attorney filed suit asking a judge to settle the controversy. Did the measure that would r...