Monthly Archives: May 2020

Mayor Brand Statement on the Passing of Former Fresno State Coach Bob Bennett

Posted: May 31, 2020

Mayor Lee Brand released the following statement on the passing of former Fresno State baseball coach Bob Bennett: “The Central Valley has lost another legend and college baseball has lost a visionary.  His impact on the Fresno State program and indeed, on our university, can be measured not just in wins and championships, but in […]

Mayor Brand Statement on Death of George Floyd

Posted: May 30, 2020

Mayor Lee Brand released the following statement on the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020 and the varying reactions to this national tragedy: “The killing of George Floyd was senseless and unjustifiable, and I condemn both the actions and the inactions of the police officers in Minneapolis who caused it and […]

Mayor Announces COVID-19 Guidelines for Yard Sales

Posted: May 29, 2020

Mayor Lee Brand today announced that yard sales and other sales of personal property conducted by residents on their premises are considered an authorized activity, under State and Fresno County health and safety guidelines. As part of the announcement, the City of Fresno reminds residents that all current public health protocols, including wearing personal protective […]

Mayor Announces Continuing Resolution Proposal for City of Fresno Budget

Posted: May 27, 2020

Fresno Mayor Lee Brand today announced that he is submitting a continuing resolution (CR) budget to City Council that would “roll over” the amended appropriations for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 into the first quarter of FY2021 to provide a bridge that would allow the City of Fresno to continue to provide essential services to the […]

City Affirms State, County Reopening of Hair Salons and Barbershops

Posted: May 26, 2020

The City of Fresno today announced that hair salons and barbershops in the City of Fresno can open immediately as long as they follow the health and safety measures directed by the Fresno County Department of Public Health, as well as the guidelines for hair salons and barbershops recommended by the State of California and […]

Cooling Centers to Open Tomorrow

Posted: May 26, 2020

The National Weather Service in Hanford expects temperatures to be at, or above, 105 degrees in Fresno tomorrow, May 27, 2020.  As a result,the City of Fresno Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services (PARCS) Department will open its cooling centers tomorrow. Cooling centers will be open from 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the […]

Mayor Announces Mask Donations for Small Businesses

Posted: May 26, 2020

Fresno Mayor Lee Brand today announced a personal protective equipment (PPE) donation campaign for small businesses, an initiative to assist Fresno residents in the battle against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  The City of Fresno is providing an initial donation of 10,000 disposable surgical masks to hand out to small businesses for their customers, with another […]

City Announces Phase Two of Emergency Small Business Relief Program

Posted: May 25, 2020

Fresno Mayor Lee Brand joins Councilmembers Miguel Arias, Esmeralda Soria, and Mike Karbassi to announce the City of Fresno’s second phase of joint economic relief action to help small businesses in Fresno affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The second phase, approved by City Council on May 14, 2020, appropriates $2 million in federal relief funding […]

Memorial Day Holiday Schedule for City of Fresno Offices

Posted: May 21, 2020

City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, 2020.  The delivery of some City services may be affected.  Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, May 26.  Here is the schedule for City of Fresno operations for the holiday: Airports:  Administrative offices closed;  Terminal, concessions and airlines normal operations […]

Mayor Announces Major Changes to Emergency Orders, Opens More Businesses

Posted: May 21, 2020

Fresno Mayor Lee Brand today announced that Emergency Order 2020-16 has been modified extensively to rename business categories and announce a new phase of businesses to re-open in a safe and responsible manner.  The new emergency order, 2020-17 signed by City Manager Wilma Quan this afternoon, becomes effective at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, […]