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City Press Releases and News

Accessible Fresno Small Business Initiative to Help Businesses With ADA Compliance as they Reopen Following Covid-19 Closures

Posted: July 16, 2020

The City of Fresno is offering free access inspections through the Accessible Fresno Small Business Initiative (Accessible Fresno). As businesses reopen, or prepare to reopen, following closures due to COVID-19, the City of Fresno recognizes the need to assist small businesses with their accessibility compliance efforts.  The City is providing eligible small businesses with free […]

City begins a nationwide search for a new Chief of Police

Posted: July 15, 2020

On June 30, at the Annual State of the City address, Mayor Lee Brand announced that the City of Fresno is conducting a nationwide search for the next Police Chief. The City is looking for a leader with a thorough understanding of community policing and a track record of working well with diverse populations.  We are […]

City’s Response to Public Concerns over Harvard Block Sale

Posted: July 10, 2020

Due to concerns over the public health and safety risks that have arisen over the annual Harvard Block Sale in District 1, the Mayor and City Council want to clarify that while yard sales and other sales of personal property conducted by residents on their premises are considered an authorized activity, this particular event exceeds […]

FAX Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

Posted: July 2, 2020

On Monday evening, June 29, a Fresno Area Express (FAX) employee tested positive for COVID-19 and a second employee suspected of having COVID has been tested and is awaiting results. In an effort to be completely transparent with FAX riders, and in keeping with coronavirus protocol, the following is being provided: The positive employee’s last […]

Mayor Brand Presents First-Ever Televised State of the City Address

Posted: June 30, 2020

In a historic change to the annual tradition of live luncheon presentations, Mayor Lee Brand presented his 2020 State of the City address in a televised event this evening on KSEE-TV. The broadcast, arranged by the Fresno Chamber of Commerce because of COVID-19 concerns, was the final State of the City address for Mayor Brand, whose […]

Mayor Issues Statement on Adoption of Continuing Resolution for City of Fresno Budget

Posted: June 30, 2020

Mayor Lee Brand today issued the following statement after City Council passed a modified continuing resolution (CR) budget that rolls over amended appropriations for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 into the first quarter of FY2021 and factors in Council motions to provide a bridge that allows the City of Fresno to continue to provide essential services […]

Parking at City Parks Will Reopen Monday

Posted: June 19, 2020

The City of Fresno announced today that on Monday, June 22, 2020, parking at Parks, After School, Recreation, and Community Services (PARCS) facilities, including all City parks, will re-open.  Parking lots at City parks will close at 7:00 p.m. daily.  Staffed hours for SP+ entry gates at Woodward and Roeding Parks are 7:30 a.m. to […]

Mayor, City Council Announce Members of New Police Reform Commission

Posted: June 19, 2020

Mayor Lee Brand, Fresno Council President Miguel Arias, and Councilmembers Luis Chavez and Esmeralda Soria today announced the members of the newly established Fresno Commission for Police Reform. In response to local and national demands for changes in policing to address decades of inequalities, City leaders have been working to identify actions that will prevent […]

City of Fresno and UCSF Fresno Partner to Expand COVID-19 Testing and Improve Health in Underserved Communities

Posted: June 19, 2020

The Fresno City Council voted today to approve a grant agreement with UCSF Fresno to significantly expand testing for COVID-19, especially in underserved communities and vulnerable populations that have been particularly hard hit by the highly contagious virus.  The agreement, proposed by Mayor Lee Brand and City Manager Wilma Quan, appropriates $5 million from the […]

City to Join DJ Kay Rich to Sponsor Street Art Event in Support of Racial Justice

Posted: June 14, 2020

After further discussing the City of Fresno’s role in supporting the Black community, the street art event originally planned for Monday, June 15, 2020 has been postponed and revised to support efforts for community art and expression already planned by local radio personality and community leader DJ Kay Rich. The City of Fresno is committed […]