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City Press Releases and News

Mayor Brand Statement on the Passing of Ambassador Phillip Sanchez

Posted: October 17, 2017

Mayor Lee Brand released the following statement on the passing of former U.S. Ambassador Phillip V. Sanchez: “Fresno has lost another giant.  Phillip Sanchez served as the highest-ranking Hispanic official for three U.S. Presidents, as Ambassador to both Honduras and Colombia, and as Assistant Director in the Office of Economic Opportunity.  He rose from poverty, […]

Residents shine in collaborative process to select $70 million in TCC funding

Posted: October 9, 2017

Residents of Southwest Fresno, Chinatown and Downtown Fresno came together over the course of nine public meetings facilitated by the City of Fresno to select a package that will invest $70 million of cap-and-trade funding from the State of California through the Transformative Climate Communities program. Residents and business owners in the area were invited […]

Mayor Brand Statement on Tragedy in Las Vegas

Posted: October 2, 2017

Mayor Lee Brand released the following statement on the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas last night: “I want to offer my condolences and prayers to everyone affected by this act of madness.  This senseless tragedy has shocked our nation, and we should be grateful for the quick response by Las Vegas police and emergency […]

City of Fresno Announces New Transportation Director

Posted: September 25, 2017

Mayor Lee Brand and City Manager Wilma Quan-Schecter today announced that Jim Schaad has been named the City of Fresno’s new Director of Transportation, effective September 25, 2017.  Schaad, who had been serving as Assistant Director for the Department of Transportation, replaces interim Transportation Director Bruce Rudd. “We are fortunate to have someone of Jim’s […]

Mayor Brand Statement on Trump Administration’s DACA Announcement

Posted: September 5, 2017

Mayor Lee Brand released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s announcement on DACA: “I have consistently called for immigration reform, including joining my Council colleagues in December 2015 to unanimously support comprehensive immigration legislation, so I appreciate the fact that the President has given Congress a six-month window to act on this important issue. […]

Labor Day Holiday Schedule for City of Fresno Offices

Posted: September 1, 2017

City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 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, […]

Mayor Announces New Independent Police Reviewer & Citizens’ Public Advisory Board

Posted: August 30, 2017

Mayor Lee Brand introduced the new Independent Police Reviewer for the Office of Independent Review (OIR), John A. Gliatta, at a press conference this morning at City Hall.  Gliatta comes to the City of Fresno from the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, where he worked as a Crime Analyst for their Patrol Division. Mr. Gliatta has […]

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 […]