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 police department K9 teams at swearing in ceremony.

Good Boy! Meet Fresno’s Newest Police K9’s

Three new Fresno police dogs and their officer handlers were sworn in as members of the department's K9 Unit on Wednesday. The highly-trained dogs range in age from 16 months to 22 months and were introduced at...

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...

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...
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...