Category: News

City Press Releases and News

Fulton Street to Open in Stages

Posted: July 18, 2017

The City of Fresno announced today that it will open the northern and southern “superblocks” of Fulton Street to traffic in late August with the grand re-opening and celebration of the entire Fulton Street Reconstruction Project set for Saturday, October 21, 2017. The northern super block is the section of Fulton Street that runs between […]

Wilma Quan-Schecter Takes Over as City Manager

Posted: July 10, 2017

New Fresno City Manager Wilma Quan-Schecter begins her post today, July 10, 2017, replacing Bruce Rudd, who is wrapping up 41 years of service to the City of Fresno.  Mrs. Quan-Schecter is the first woman to hold the top administrative post at Fresno City Hall. Mrs. Quan-Schecter previously served as both assistant city manager and […]

Cooling Centers to Open This Friday Through Sunday

Posted: July 6, 2017

The National Weather Service in Hanford has forecasted the temperature to be at, or above, 105°F in Fresno for Friday, July 7th through Sunday, July 9th, 2017.  Therefore the City of Fresno Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services Department (PARCS) will be opening its cooling centers during this time. Cooling centers will be open […]

Mayor Brand Statement on the Passing of Mike McGarvin

Posted: July 3, 2017

Mayor Lee Brand released the following statement on the passing of Poverello House founder Mike McGarvin: “As I have said many times before, collaboration makes things happen and Mike McGarvin was Fresno’s symbol of collaboration. When poverty and homelessness seemed impossible to change, ‘Papa Mike’ showed us the way. His courage and compassion will be […]

Independence Day Holiday Schedule for City of Fresno Offices

Posted: June 30, 2017

City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4.  The delivery of some City services may be affected by the holiday as well.  Please see the list below for details. Here is the schedule for City of Fresno operations for the holiday: Airports: Administrative offices closed; Terminal, concessions […]

City Cancels “Movies in the Park” Tomorrow Due To Heat

Posted: June 22, 2017

Tomorrow’s “Movies in the Park” presented by the City of Fresno’s PARCs Department and Comcast at Eaton Plaza has been cancelled due to the record heat wave and the poor air quality that is impacting the valley at this time. The annual program offers a free movie every Friday night during the summer and had planned […]

Mayor Brand Presents His First State of the City

Posted: June 21, 2017

Mayor Lee Brand addressed a crowd of nearly nine hundred attendees, including elected officials, business and community leaders during Wednesday’s State of the City luncheon held in Downtown Fresno.  The annual event, sponsored by the Fresno Chamber of Commerce, was the first State of the City address for Mayor Brand, who officially took office in […]

Cooling Centers to Stay Open Through Friday

Posted: June 19, 2017

The City of Fresno Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services Department (PARCS) will keep its cooling centers open through Friday due to the extreme heat expected this week. Cooling centers are activated when the temperature in Fresno is forecast to be 105°F or above by the National Weather Service in Hanford.  The cooling centers […]

Cooling Centers to Open This Weekend

Posted: June 16, 2017

The City of Fresno Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services Department (PARCS) will be opening its cooling centers this weekend due to the extreme heat expected during that time. Cooling centers are activated when the temperature in Fresno is forecast to be 105°F or above by the National Weather Service in Hanford.  The cooling […]

City of Fresno and Fresno Unified School District Partner to Offer Blue Space to Residents

Posted: June 2, 2017

Mayor Lee Brand and Fresno Unified interim superintendent Bob Nelson introduced a new partnership at a press conference to announce the addition of Blue Space to its existing Community Open Space Program. The City of Fresno provides recreational swimming and swim lessons at its three community pools located at Mary Ella Brown Community Center, Frank […]