Category: News

City Press Releases and News

City of Fresno and Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce join forces to expand financing opportunities to small businesses through a Kiva Hub

Posted: April 1, 2021

As part of Mayor Jerry Dyer’s One Fresno mission to build a more prosperous and inclusive city, the City of Fresno (COF) Mayor’s Office of Economic Development today announced a partnership with the Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce (FMBCC) to launch a first-of-its-kind-in-Fresno “microfinancing” platform that will fill a much-needed gap in the city’s [...]

Beautify Fresno Announces Great American Cleanup Event with 12 Citywide Locations and Over 800 Volunteers

Posted: March 29, 2021

Beautify Fresno today announced the 12 projects and locations for its citywide Great American Cleanup taking place on Saturday, April 24, 2021.  They are as follows: 1.     Downtown Fresno – co-hosted by the Downtown Fresno Partnership             The event will clean up the Brewery District downtown bordered by Tulare, G             Street, Ventura and L Street […]

FAX Temporarily Suspending Fares Starting Monday

Posted: February 26, 2021

Effective Monday, March 1, 2021, Fresno Area Express (FAX) will provide free rides on its fixed route and Handy Ride paratransit vehicles. This temporary fare-free service was approved by the Fresno City Council on February 18, 2021 to assist passengers experiencing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All passengers and bus drivers are required […]

Emergency Rental Assistance Application Process/Regulations under Review

Posted: January 21, 2021

Dozens of Fresno residents have already inquired about how they can apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program.  Mayor Jerry Dyer would like the community to know that the City of Fresno received 15.8 million dollars Wednesday from the Treasury Department. This money will help thousands of residents who are struggling to pay their […]

MLK Day Holiday Schedule for City of Fresno Offices

Posted: January 15, 2021

City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day on Monday, January 18, 2021.  Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, January 19.  Here is the schedule for City of Fresno operations for the holiday: Airports:  Administrative offices closed; Terminal, concessions, and airlines normal operations otherwise. Business License:  Office closed.  The Business Tax […]

New Year’s Holiday Schedule for City of Fresno Offices

Posted: December 29, 2020

City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of the New Year’s holiday on Friday, January 1, 2021.  Normal operations will resume on Monday, January 4.  Here is the schedule for City of Fresno operations for the holiday: Airports:  Administrative offices closed;  Terminal, concessions and airlines normal operations otherwise. Business License:  Office closed.  The Business Tax […]

Christmas Holiday Schedule for City of Fresno Offices

Posted: December 22, 2020

City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of the Christmas holiday on Friday, December 25, 2020.  Normal operations will resume on Monday, December 28.  Here is the schedule for City of Fresno operations for the holiday: Airports:  Administrative offices closed;  Terminal, concessions and airlines normal operations otherwise. Business License:  Office closed.  The Business Tax Web […]

Mayor, Mayor-Elect Issue Statements on Southwest Airlines Announcement

Posted: December 16, 2020

Mayor Lee Brand and Mayor-elect Jerry Dyer today issued the following statements in response to the news that Southwest Airlines announced their intention to launch its first-ever air service at Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) in Spring 2021: “This is the best holiday present that Fresno could have imagined. Local travelers have been waiting patiently […]

Mayor, City Manager Officially Announce Fresno’s Next Chief of Police

Posted: December 8, 2020

Mayor Lee Brand and City Manager Wilma Quan today announced that Juan F. “Paco” Balderrama will be Fresno’s next Chief of Police at a virtual press conference held at Police Headquarters.  Balderrama, a 21-year veteran of the Oklahoma City Police Department (OCPD), will become the first Hispanic Police Chief in Fresno’s history when he is […]

The City of Fresno Activates Its First HAWK Pedestrian Beacon at Janet Young Elementary School

Posted: November 23, 2020

o improve pedestrian safety for students, the City of Fresno has activated the first pedestrian hybrid beacon in the City of Fresno, known as a “HAWK” (high intensity activated crosswalk).  The HAWK was installed by Clovis Unified School District at the intersection of Locan Avenue at Cortland Avenue, to provide increased pedestrian safety for the […]