Category: News

City Press Releases and News

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, […]

City of Fresno and High-Speed Rail Authority Celebrate Groundbreaking of Veterans Boulevard Grade Separation

Posted: May 19, 2020

The City of Fresno and the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority), today announced that construction is starting this week on the second phase of the Veterans Boulevard Project, known as the Veterans Boulevard Grade Separation.  The City has awarded a $20 million contract to Granite Construction utilizing funding provided by the Authority’s project.  Through collaboration, […]

Mayor Lee Brand Statement on the Passing of George Hostetter

Posted: May 8, 2020

Mayor Lee Brand released the following statement on the passing of longtime Central Valley reporter George Hostetter: “George Hostetter was the consummate journalist – tough, dogged, curious and always fair.  His passing is a gigantic loss not just to journalism, but to Fresno as well.  Not much escaped George’s keen eye in his pursuit of the […]

Mayor Announces First Phase of Re-Opening Authorized Businesses in Fresno

Posted: May 5, 2020

Fresno Mayor Lee Brand today announced the first major step in Fresno’s economic recovery, presenting the first phase of the new category of authorized businesses to re-open.  The announcement was made after consultation with the Mayor’s Recovery Committee, City Manager Wilma Quan, her emergency team, Fresno City Council and the County of Fresno. This plan […]

Mayor Modifies Policy on Medical and Dental Services

Posted: May 4, 2020

 Mayor Lee Brand today announced that the City of Fresno has clarified its policy on medical and dental services during the COVID-19 pandemic after discussions with the Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) and local health care officials. Healthcare providers — doctors, dentists, mental health professionals, nurses, optometrists, hospice, etc. – should follow the […]

Mayor Announces Update to Policy on Golf Courses

Posted: May 4, 2020

In accordance with Governor Newsom’s recent announcement, Mayor Lee Brand today updated the City of Fresno’s policy on golf courses which now expands the public’s ability to enjoy outdoor exercise. It also opens public golf at Airways and Riverside Golf Courses. Disc golf at Woodward Park will re-open as soon as signage with the appropriate health […]

Mayor Announces Extension, Changes to the City’s State of Emergency for COVID-19

Posted: May 1, 2020

Fresno Mayor Lee Brand today announced that Emergency Order 2020-13 directing all individuals living in the City of Fresno to shelter at their place of residence, except to provide or receive essential services or engage in essential activities, has been modified extensively to create a process to allow businesses that are currently closed to re-open […]

Trillium Flow Technologies Announces Merger of Salt Lake City Plant to Fresno

Posted: April 30, 2020

Trillium Flow Technologies, a global designer, manufacturer and aftermarket services provider of engineered valves and pumps used in energy and broader industrial applications, has announced the merger of their facility in Salt Lake City, Utah to Fresno.  The company currently employs 137 people in the City of Fresno and this merger is expected to generate over […]