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Did Fresno Parks Tax Pass? Court Delays Its Ruling.

Update, 7/08/19, 3:15 p.m.: A Fresno County Superior Court judge delayed a tentative ruling expected today on Measure P. Judge Kimberly Gaab pushed back a decision on whether the Fresno sales tax for parks was approved by voters with 53% of the vote. The...

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...

City Hall and Fresno Unified Team Up to Make a Splash

For the third straight year, City Hall and Fresno Unified School District will partner to open up pools and school fields during the summer. The city will provide staff for the parks and pools; the district provides the facilities. Fresno Unified Superin...

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...

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 Fresno. The city's voters said no, with 51% rejecting...

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 developer Darius Assemi squared off with David McDonald...