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City Press Releases and News

City Announces Re-Opening of Planning Department Public-Facing Counters

Posted: October 23, 2020

The City of Fresno today announced that the Planning and Development Department will offer limited appointments at its public services counter in the Building Division and Current Planning Division, effective Monday, October 26, 2020.  Appointments will be taken for Tuesdays and Wednesday only between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and limited to […]

City of Fresno Announces Application Process for $830,000 Revolving Loan Fund to Help Small Businesses

Posted: October 21, 2020

The City of Fresno’s Economic Development Department announced today that it will begin accepting applications for a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) that will provide critical gap financing to small businesses and entrepreneurs adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic in Fresno.  The City was awarded $830,000 in CARES Act Recovery Assistance funding from the U.S. Department of […]

Joint Statement from Mayor and City Council on Business Re-opening

Posted: September 29, 2020

Mayor Lee Brand and Fresno City Council have discussed how the City of Fresno will move forward with the movement of Fresno County from the State of California’s Tier 1 designation (or purple tier, the most restrictive level) to the State’s Tier 2 or red designation.  The updated tier assignment, announced by the California Department […]

City Manager Quan Statement on Public Concerns Over Independent Police Auditor Report

Posted: September 25, 2020

City Manager Wilma Quan today released the following statement with respect to public concerns over the report made by the Office of Independent Review (OIR) regarding the London Wallace incident: “In order to address public comments over the issue of transparency, I have consulted with our Independent Reviewer and he has agreed to publish a […]

City, Poverello House Announce New Shelters, Services for Village of Hope

Posted: September 23, 2020

The City of Fresno and the Poverello House today unveiled a new installation at the non-profit service provider that replaces the Tuff Sheds used for housing with 30 new pallet shelters designed and built by people with life experience as homeless individuals.  In addition to the Village of Hope project, the Poverello House also plans […]

City, Commission Announce Public Outreach Program on Police Reform

Posted: September 4, 2020

The City of Fresno and the Commission for Police Reform (CPR) today announced a comprehensive public outreach campaign to gather input from residents on different aspects of police operations, procedures and policies in response to local and national demands for changes in policing. The Community Input Sub-Committee of the Commission has created a website at www.fresno-cpr.com that […]

Labor Day Holiday Schedule for City of Fresno Offices

Posted: September 3, 2020

City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 7, 2020.  The delivery of some City services may be affected.  Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, September 8.  Here is the schedule for City of Fresno operations for the holiday: Airports:  Administrative offices closed;  Terminal, concessions and airlines normal operations […]

City’s Transform Fresno Community Engagement Process Wins Awards from the American Planning Association

Posted: August 12, 2020

The City of Fresno today announced that its community engagement plan and process to select a package that will invest $66.5 million of cap-and-trade funding from the State of California through the Transformative Climate Communities program has won multiple awards from the American Planning Association (APA).  The Transform Fresno Inclusive Community Engagement Process and Plan […]

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 […]