This Week at City Hall - Local Companies are Focus of Fresno Food Expo
Local Companies are Focus of Fresno Food Expo
Did you know that Jim Maxey of Fresno-based Certified Meat Products was one of the first suppliers to the McDonald’s hamburger chain that built its first franchised operation in Fresno?  Or thattwo Fresno sisters started The Brownie Baker in the city in 1979 using a favorite family recipe for truly gourmet brownies and now distributes their products throughout central California?
Those companies are among the approximately 85 exhibitors that will be providing a diverse offering of food products for about 250 buyers expected to attend the second annual Fresno Food Expo next month.  While the offerings are diverse, the companies all have one thing in common:  They are located in the San Joaquin Valley, the region for fresh, quality food.
The Food Expo will be held at the Fresno Convention Center, 848 M Street, on Thursday, March 8. 
This year, there will be more than 20 new products debuting at the Fresno Food Expo. Below are a few of the new products being highlighted:
A limited number of tickets for the public to sample the products featured at the Food Expo are still available.  The tickets can be purchased for $40 at; a limited number are available at the Lime Lite, 1054 W. Shaw, for $30.

The public portion will be held from 5 to 8 p.m.

More information on the Fresno Food Expo is available at
Mayor Swearengin’s Activities
While some of these activities outlined below are not public meetings, these are some of the issues being addressed this week by Mayor Swearengin:
  • Meeting with Caltrans officials to discuss transportation issues in the downtown area;
  • Conducting internal meetings on high-speed rail;
  • Joining representatives of the Children’s Musical Theaterworks at a news conference to announce the opening of the new musical, “Yo, Vikings!” in Fresno;
  • Participating in a meeting of the Fresno County Zoo Authority;
 ‘Go Green and Clean’ at Rotary East Park
The “Go Green and Clean” park beautification program will be held at Rotary East Park, 6464 N. Cedar, on Saturday, March 3.
In the program, volunteers participate in basic park care through litter removal, flower bed raking, pruning, painting, graffiti removal and other light tasks from 8 a.m. to noon.
Volunteers are encouraged to wear long pants, hats, gloves and sun block and bring plenty of drinking water. Basic work tools and supplies will be provided by the City of Fresno.  Each volunteer will be required to complete a volunteer form and waiver.
This Week’s Meetings
Here are city-related meetings this week:
  • District 5 Plan Advisory Committee, City Hall Room 3054, Monday, Feb. 27, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Historic Preservation Commission, City Hall Room 2165N, Monday, Feb. 27, 5:340-6:30 p.m.
  • District 2 Plan Implementation Committee, City Hall Room 3078, Monday, Feb. 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • District 4 Implementation Committee, City Hall Room 3054S, Monday, Feb. 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Fresno City Council, Council Chambers, Thursday, March 1, 8:30 a.m.
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