NE Surface Water Treatment Facility Back Online March 1

The City of Fresno Department of Public Utilities (DPU) announces that the Northeast Surface Water Treatment Facility (NESWTF) will return online on March 1, 2017. The treatment facility was taken offline in September 2016 to allow the Fresno Irrigation District to conduct its annual maintenance period. During the shutdown period, the water provided to our […]

Mayor Brand Statement on the Passing of Joe Williams

Mayor Lee Brand released the following statement on the death of Joe Williams, Fresno’s first elected African-American city councilman:  “Joe Williams was a pioneer in our community, a true visionary who overcame discrimination to become Fresno’s first African-American councilmember. He dedicated his career to transforming our city into a place where opportunity is available to […]

Fresno Yosemite International Airport Celebrates Historic Year of Passenger Traffic

Passenger traffic for Fresno Yosemite International Airport reached a historic new level in 2016 with 1,540,623 departing and arriving passengers. The milestone year represents a 10 percent increase in travelers served in 2016 compared to 2015 totals and significantly outperforms the previous record held in 2014 by nearly 100,000 passengers. Airline transitions to larger jet […]

City Council Approves Mayor Brand’s Rental Housing Improvement Act

FRESNO, CA – Fresno City Council today approved the Rental Housing Improvement Act, a plan submitted by Mayor Lee Brand that will implement a pro-active rental housing inspection program for the purpose of improving the quality of rental housing in the city of Fresno. The Act received public support from a strong coalition that included […]

Mayor Brand’s Statement on Fresno Immigration Policy

Good morning and thank you to everyone for coming today. I am here to set the record straight and to calm the fears and anxieties of so many people in our community who feel threatened by the flurry of announcements and actions coming from Washington, DC and Sacramento. Since I made comments to The Fresno […]