Monthly Archives: April 2020

Trillium Flow Technologies Announces Merger of Salt Lake City Plant to Fresno

Posted: April 30, 2020

Trillium Flow Technologies, a global designer, manufacturer and aftermarket services provider of engineered valves and pumps used in energy and broader industrial applications, has announced the merger of their facility in Salt Lake City, Utah to Fresno.  The company currently employs 137 people in the City of Fresno and this merger is expected to generate over […]

Mayor’s Fresno Recovery Committee Update

Posted: April 29, 2020

Mayor Lee Brand today provided a report on hisFresno Recovery Committee (FRC), which held its first meeting yesterday afternoon and included future plans for the advisory group. Two additional members were added to the FRC prior to yesterday’s initial meeting.  Dr. John Moua, Board-Certified in Pediatric Pulmonology and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of […]

Mayor Announces Pet Groomers Can Operate as Essential Businesses

Posted: April 28, 2020

Mayor Lee Brand today announced that pet grooming can be allowed as an essential business under the State of California’s Shelter in Place Order. This decision was made after discussion with the Mayor’s Fresno Recovery Committee yesterday. The City reviewed Governor Newsom’s emergency order and after determining that it does not state a prohibition against […]

Mayor Announces Fresno Recovery Advisory Committee

Posted: April 22, 2020

Fresno Mayor Lee Brand, in collaboration with Council President Miguel Arias and Councilmembers Luis Chavez and Michael Karbassi, today announced the formation of the Mayor’s Fresno Recovery Committee (FRC), an advisory panel to discuss best practices to kick-start Fresno’s economy and get the people of Fresno back to work within the parameters of community health […]

Mayor Announces Extension, Changes to City’s State of Emergency for COVID-19

Posted: April 10, 2020

Fresno Mayor Lee Brand today announced that Emergency Orders 2020-02 and 2020-08 calling for all individuals living in the City of Fresno to shelter at their place of residence, except to provide or receive essential services or engage in essential activities, has been extended through midnight Wednesday, May 6, 2020.  The new emergency order, 2020-13, […]

City Announces Details on COVID-19 Small Business Loan-to-Grant Program

Posted: April 6, 2020

Fresno Mayor Lee Brand joined Councilmembers Mike Karbassi and Esmeralda Soria, and Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (EOC) CEO Emilia Reyes to announce joint economic relief action to help small businesses in Fresno affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The partnership between the City of Fresno, Fresno EOC and Access Plus Capital, a local small business loan […]

City Announces Additional Closures to Facilities at City Parks

Posted: April 3, 2020

The City of Fresno today announced additional measures to protect the health of the community by reducing opportunities for close contact between people at City of Fresno parks. The City of Fresno Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services (PARCS) Department staff will lock basketball and tennis courts where possible in an effort to discourage […]

City Manager Announces City Police, Fire to Wear Protective Masks

Posted: April 3, 2020

City Manager Wilma Quan announced today that, effective immediately, the City of Fresno will be providing protective face masks to as many police officers and firefighters as possible and requiring them to wear them while they are at work.  These will primarily be surgical and cloth masks.  “Our community needs every police officer and firefighter […]

Fresno City Council Moves to Online Meetings to Reduce COVID-19 Exposure Risk

Posted: April 3, 2020

Effective immediately, all City public meetings, including but not limited to Planning Commission and Council meetings, shall be conducted electronically through web services and telephone. “In an effort to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and flatten the curve, City Council meetings will be held electronically while providing the public several options to participate,” said […]

Mayor Brand Announces Closure of City Parks on Easter Weekend

Posted: April 1, 2020

Mayor Lee Brand today announced that the City of Fresno’s Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services (PARCS) Department will be closing all City-owned parks on Easter Weekend, Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12, 2020.  The closure includes the City’s two regional parks, Roeding and Woodward. Traditionally, these are two of the busiest days […]