Is Mayor Brand Free to Lead, a Lame Duck, or Both?

Last year produced the election that knocked City Hall off of its right-leaning political axis, propelled it sharply left, and made "patience" a word for a bygone era. Bill McEwen Opinion Deliberative, consensus-building Mayor Lee Brand sa...

Fresno Parks Director No Longer with City

Multiple sources have confirmed to GV Wire that Fresno’s parks director is no longer with the city. Parvin Neloms Junior’s last day was Feb. 22. The city hired Neloms in Oct. 2017 at a base salary of $150,000. “He was always a help. He cares about par...

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...

A Quick Look at Fresno Voter Turnout

There are still 77,000 ballots in Fresno County left to process, and many of those will be within the city of Fresno. But, early numbers show a disparity in turnout based on geography. In the latest results ...

The KMJ Measure P Debate: Both Sides Square Off

Leading figures on both sides of the Fresno parks sales tax proposal debated their positions this week on KMJ580 in a conversation moderated by talk-show host Ray Appleton. No on P advocate and housing devel...
Photo of Fresno for Parks supporters

Step Up, Fresno: Vote ‘Yes’ on Measure P!

I am a new reader of GV Wire, so it was with great interest that I turned to your Voter Guide. I was quite shocked to see the content of the “No” commentary on Measure P. First, the opponents of Measure P ar...

Measure P Ballot Error Could Wind Up in Court

Fresno’s city clerk erred when she sent the wrong ballot language to the county clerk regarding Measure P, the proposed sales tax to benefit parks, City Hall said Monday. What voters see on the ballot omits a few lines specifying areas the initiative would ...