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City Press Releases and News

Memorial Day Holiday Schedule for City of Fresno Offices

Posted: May 23, 2019

City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, 2019.  The delivery of some City services may be affected.  Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, May 28.  Here is the schedule for City of Fresno operations for the holiday: Airports:  Administrative offices closed;  Terminal, concessions and airlines normal […]

Mayor Announces FY2020 Budget

Posted: May 22, 2019

Mayor Lee Brand, along with City Manager Wilma Quan, today announced the proposed City of Fresno budget for Fiscal Year 2020 during a press conference at City Hall.  The $1.187 billion budget, which includes $346 million for the General Fund, puts an emphasis on continuing the City’s long-term financial stability, with a focus on economic […]

Mayor Announces He Will Not Run For Second Term

Posted: May 20, 2019

Mayor Lee Brand today made the following announcement about the 2020 mayoral campaign: “Last month, I turned 70 years old and the occasion caused me to reflect on my life, my career and my time as your Mayor.  As a result of this self-reflection, I had an open and honest discussion with my family about […]

Holiday Schedule for Regional Parks

Posted: April 19, 2019

The entry fee for the City of Fresno Regional Parks – Woodward Park, Roeding Park, and the Regional Sports Complex – will be $7 on Sunday, April 21, 2019, due to the Easter Holiday. The Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services (PARCS) Department institutes the $7 fee as part of its holiday schedule.  Those […]

Mayor Announces Series of Citizen-led Community Meetings to Start Police Chief Search

Posted: April 15, 2019

Mayor Lee Brand today announced more details of an extensive process to gather as much input as possible from the community on what qualities, characteristics, priorities, issues and other attributes they would like to see in the next Fresno Police Chief.  The current chief, Jerry Dyer, officially retires on October 16, 2019. In order to […]

City Introduces eComment for Meeting Participation

Posted: April 2, 2019

The City of Fresno has added eComment to its website, a new feature that provides residents with an additional opportunity for participation in local government when they cannot attend a City Council meeting in person.  Using eComment allows any person anywhere to leave a comment on an agenda item via the internet. To leave a […]

Two-Day Watering Schedule Begins Monday

Posted: March 29, 2019

The City of Fresno begin its two-day watering schedule Monday, April 1, and will remain in effect for the months of April and May.  The City is implementing its two-day watering schedule to reflect residents need to provide more water for their gardens and lawns as temperatures increase during the spring months. Residents with addresses […]

Mayor Launches New Human Trafficking Initiative

Posted: March 27, 2019

Mayor Brand today announced the launch of his Human Trafficking Initiative, a program designed to bring together local agencies and departments that seek to expose and prosecute violators, and care for those who have experienced human rights violations associated with trafficking to keep Fresno on the path to securing community wellbeing for all. “In the […]

City Launches New 3-1-1 Customer Service Call Center

Posted: March 11, 2019

The City of Fresno today officially launched Fresno 311, a new, modernized customer service call center that makes it even easier for residents and visitors to access city services, report issues and get information on a City-related subjects through an updated system that’s more accessible, transparent, and user-friendly. The City also announced that it will […]

City Announces Interim Director of PARCS

Posted: February 28, 2019

Mayor Lee Brand and City Manager Wilma Quan today announced that T.J. Miller has been named interim Director of the City’s Parks, After School, Recreation, and Community Services (PARCS) Department, effective immediately. Miller will continue to serve as Director of Customer Relations and Analytics, where she has been successfully streamlining customer service delivery through the […]