How Chief Dyer Torpedoed Panhandling Ordinance

Police Chief Jerry Dyer sank a city council proposal Thursday that supporters said was focused on public safety, but opponents criticized as a mean-spirited attack on the poor. After three and a half hours of public comments, council debate, catcalls, and r...
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Can City Ordinance “STOP” Panhandling?

UPDATE, 3/20/2019: Councilmembers Miguel Arias, Esmeralda Soria and Nelson Esparza formally announced their opposition to the ordinance written about below. They are holding news conference Wednesday (March 20)...

Next! Candidates Line Up for NW Fresno Council Seat

With Steve Brandau holding a commanding lead in the special election for Fresno County supervisor, attention now turns to his Fresno City Council seat. At least five candidates are planning to run in the subsequent special election to fulfill the remain...

Is Clovis Economic Boom Headed for Slow Down?

At tonight’s Clovis council meeting (March 4), the board will hear a five-year economic forecast. The report indicates trouble looming: “The General Fund forecast continues to be much more constrained during...

Face-Off for Fresno Supervisor: Brandau, Hosey, Johnson

The election for a vacant Fresno County supervisorial seat is less than six weeks away. And, the three candidates vying to represent north and central Fresno and parts of Clovis are getting ready. Fresno City Councilman Steve Brandau may have some built-in ...