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City Press Releases and News

The City of Fresno Wins $20,000 ‘Meet Me at the Park’ Grant for Local Park Improvement Project

Posted: May 18, 2017

Grants awarded by the National Recreation and Park Association and The Walt Disney Company The Highway City Community Science Center has been selected as a winner of the national Meet Me at the Park campaign and will receive a $20,000 grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Walt Disney Company, including […]

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Mayor and Board Chairman Announce First Joint County-City Meeting of 2017

Posted: May 17, 2017

Mayor Lee Brand and Chairman Brian Pacheco today officially announced the first of many special joint meetings between the City of Fresno and the Fresno County Board of Supervisors, scheduled for Fresno City Hall on May 30 at 1:30 p.m. The joint meeting, the first such gathering in recent history, will be chaired by Mayor […]

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Mayor Seeks Candidates for Citizens’ Public Safety Advisory Board

Posted: May 16, 2017

Mayor Lee Brand is looking for members of the community who would like to be a part of his newly-formed Citizen’s Public Safety Advisory Board. The nine voting members of the board will be appointed by the mayor and reflect the rich diversity of the City of Fresno.  Applications and information is available in two […]

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City of Fresno Announces District Meeting Schedule for Parks Master Plan Update

Posted: May 3, 2017

The City of Fresno announced a series of community workshops to give citizens the opportunity to provide input on its Parks Master Plan Update, a plan that will guide the growth and management of Fresno’s park system into the future. The workshops are scheduled in each City Council district, starting May 10 and ending May […]

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FAX Providing Free Service this Weekend

Posted: May 2, 2017

FAX is offering free service for all passengers this Saturday, May 6th and Sunday May 7th. The service is to promote the newly launched extended weekday night hours on the most highly traveled sections of five of its routes and more frequent 30 minute service seven days a week on five of its popular routes. […]

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Mayor Brand Statement on FFA Convention in Fresno

Posted: April 26, 2017

Mayor Lee Brand released the following statement on the announcement from the California Future Farmers of America that they are planning to hold their next state convention in Anaheim: “Fresno State President Dr. Joe Castro and I met with an FFA official this afternoon and had a very productive conversation. We understand that their annual […]

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FAX Announces Improvements to its Bus Service

Posted: April 25, 2017

Mayor Lee Brand, along with Transportation Director Brian Marshall, announced today that Fresno Area Express (FAX) is making improvements to its bus service during a press conference held at the FAX Complex, 2223 G Street, Fresno, CA 93706. On Monday, May 1, 2017, FAX will begin serving the community with extended weekday night hours on […]

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Mayor Brand Announces Wilma Quan-Schecter as Fresno’s Next City Manager

Posted: April 20, 2017

Mayor Lee Brand today announced that Wilma Quan-Schecter, who currently serves as assistant city manager, will become Fresno’s next city manager, effective July 10, 2017. Mrs. Quan-Schecter will replace City Manager Bruce Rudd, who is retiring after 41 years of service to the City of Fresno. Mrs. Quan-Schecter is the first female city manager in [...]

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Mayor Brand Statement on Today’s Shooting in Central Fresno

Posted: April 18, 2017

Mayor Lee Brand released the following statement in the aftermath of three people shot and killed in a shooting spree today in central Fresno: “This is a sad day for us all.  My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims. None of us can imagine what they must be going through. I am […]

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Mayor Brand Statement on the Passing of Armando Rodríguez

Posted: April 6, 2017

Mayor Lee Brand released the following statement on the passing of Judge Armando O. Rodríguez: “I am saddened by the passing of Judge Armando O. Rodríguez. He was a titan in Fresno County history, a man who didn’t just serve in multiple public capacities, but also did so as the first Latino in many of […]

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