Monthly Archives: June 2020

Mayor Brand Presents First-Ever Televised State of the City Address

Posted: June 30, 2020

In a historic change to the annual tradition of live luncheon presentations, Mayor Lee Brand presented his 2020 State of the City address in a televised event this evening on KSEE-TV. The broadcast, arranged by the Fresno Chamber of Commerce because of COVID-19 concerns, was the final State of the City address for Mayor Brand, whose […]

Mayor Issues Statement on Adoption of Continuing Resolution for City of Fresno Budget

Posted: June 30, 2020

Mayor Lee Brand today issued the following statement after City Council passed a modified continuing resolution (CR) budget that rolls over amended appropriations for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 into the first quarter of FY2021 and factors in Council motions to provide a bridge that allows the City of Fresno to continue to provide essential services […]

Parking at City Parks Will Reopen Monday

Posted: June 19, 2020

The City of Fresno announced today that on Monday, June 22, 2020, parking at Parks, After School, Recreation, and Community Services (PARCS) facilities, including all City parks, will re-open.  Parking lots at City parks will close at 7:00 p.m. daily.  Staffed hours for SP+ entry gates at Woodward and Roeding Parks are 7:30 a.m. to […]

Mayor, City Council Announce Members of New Police Reform Commission

Posted: June 19, 2020

Mayor Lee Brand, Fresno Council President Miguel Arias, and Councilmembers Luis Chavez and Esmeralda Soria today announced the members of the newly established Fresno Commission for Police Reform. In response to local and national demands for changes in policing to address decades of inequalities, City leaders have been working to identify actions that will prevent […]

City of Fresno and UCSF Fresno Partner to Expand COVID-19 Testing and Improve Health in Underserved Communities

Posted: June 19, 2020

The Fresno City Council voted today to approve a grant agreement with UCSF Fresno to significantly expand testing for COVID-19, especially in underserved communities and vulnerable populations that have been particularly hard hit by the highly contagious virus.  The agreement, proposed by Mayor Lee Brand and City Manager Wilma Quan, appropriates $5 million from the […]

City to Join DJ Kay Rich to Sponsor Street Art Event in Support of Racial Justice

Posted: June 14, 2020

After further discussing the City of Fresno’s role in supporting the Black community, the street art event originally planned for Monday, June 15, 2020 has been postponed and revised to support efforts for community art and expression already planned by local radio personality and community leader DJ Kay Rich. The City of Fresno is committed […]

City Dog Parks Will Open Monday

Posted: June 11, 2020

The City of Fresno today announced that dog parks at Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services (PARCS) facilities will re-open on Monday, June 15, 2020, with modifications. Dog park visitors must follow social distancing recommendations: Maintain a minimum of six feet apart from others No group congregation allowed No physical contact with others Do […]

City’s Save Our Small Businesses Emergency Grant Deadline Extended

Posted: June 5, 2020

The application deadline for the City of Fresno’s “Save Our Small Businesses” Program has been extended by one week, to 11:59 p.m., June 12, 2020.  The City’s Economic Development Office has received several hundred applications; however, many businesses have expressed that they have been pre-occupied with getting prepared to re-open and the deadline extension will […]

City Announces Resuming Daily Cleanups on Santa Clara Street This Month

Posted: June 1, 2020

Fresno Mayor Lee Brand today announced that the City of Fresno, in coordination with Council President Miguel Arias and Community Based Organizations serving the homeless, will begin a 30-day notification of individuals experiencing homelessness in the vicinity of Santa Clara and G Streets that the City will be reinstituting daily clean ups of the area. […]

Mayor Brand Statement on a Weekend of Protests

Posted: June 1, 2020

Mayor Lee Brand released the following statement following a weekend of protests in Fresno surrounding the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis: “To the thousands of people who gathered along the streets of Fresno over the past three days to pray and march and speak out against injustice – thank you for showing the […]