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City Press Releases and News

Independence Day Holiday Schedule for City of Fresno Offices

Posted: July 2, 2018

City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4.  The delivery of some City services may be affected.  Normal operations will resume on Thursday, July 5.  Here is the schedule for City of Fresno operations for the holiday: Airports:  Administrative offices closed;  Terminal, concessions, and airlines normal operations […]

Funding for Major Blackstone Project Approved by California Strategic Growth Council

Posted: June 29, 2018

The California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) has awarded $16 million from the State of California Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program to the Blackstone & McKinley Transit Oriented Development project (BMTOD) located at 1501 N. Blackstone Avenue, a mixed-use affordable housing development approved by the Fresno City Council in December of 2017. The award provides […]

Mayor Brand Issues Statement on Adoption of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Posted: June 28, 2018

Mayor Lee Brand today issued the following statement after City Council adopted the Fiscal Year 2019 budget by a 5-2 vote: “I want to thank our Councilmembers for their support in passing our second budget together.  We had a considerable debate over the fairest and most sensible way to achieve our goals, but in the […]

Mayor Brand’s Statement on Status of Parks and Public Safety Sales Tax Initiative

Posted: June 28, 2018

Mayor Lee Brand today released the following statement on the status of the proposed sales tax initiative to support Fresno’s parks and public safety expenditures: “It is with a mixture of both regret and hope that I am announcing the withdrawal of the parks and public safety ballot measure I introduced to Council. “There are […]

City of Fresno’s Rental Housing Registry Begins Inspections Today

Posted: June 26, 2018

The City of Fresno’s Rental Housing Registry begins its pro-active random inspection program today, the next step of the Rental Housing Improvement Act, an effort to improve the quality of rental housing in the city of Fresno. While the City has conducted several volunteer inspections over the last few months, inspection notices for properties randomly […]

Cooling Centers to Open This Weekend

Posted: June 22, 2018

The National Weather Service in Hanford expects temperatures to be at, or above, 105°F in Fresno for Saturday, June 23, 2018, and Sunday, June 24, 2018.  As a result, the City of Fresno Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services (PARCS) Department will open its cooling centers for those days. Cooling centers will be open […]

Mayor Brand Presents Annual State of the City Address

Posted: June 20, 2018

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 second State of the City address for Mayor Brand, who officially took office in […]

Three-Day Watering Schedule Begins Today

Posted: June 1, 2018

The City of Fresno begin its three-day watering schedule today, June 1, and will remain in effect for the months of June, July, and August. The City is implementing its three-day watering schedule to reflect residents need to provide more water for their gardens and lawns during the dry summer months. Residents with addresses ending […]

City Launches New Online Permitting And Planning System

Posted: May 31, 2018

Mayor Lee Brand introduced a new online customer service portal today that will dramatically improve the permitting and planning process at City Hall.  The new system, called FAASTER – which stand for, Fresno’s Accelerated Applications System to Track Electronic Reviews – was developed by Accela, the leading provider of cloud-based productivity and civic engagement solutions […]

City Introduces “EyeOnWater” Customer Service Portal

Posted: May 25, 2018

The City of Fresno has introduced its newest customer service portal, called “EyeOnWater,” which allows Fresno water customers to monitor their water usage, view water usage history, discover short and long-term water trends and easily connect to their Department of Public Utilities (DPU) account directly from their computer, smartphone or mobile device. EyeOnWater gives water […]