Mayor and Board Chairman Announce First Joint County-City Meeting of 2017

Mayor Lee Brand and Chairman Brian Pacheco today officially announced the first of many special joint meetings between the City of Fresno and the Fresno County Board of Supervisors, scheduled for Fresno City Hall on May 30 at 1:30 p.m.

The joint meeting, the first such gathering in recent history, will be chaired by Mayor Brand and includes all City Councilmembers and County Supervisors, as well as City Manager Bruce Rudd and County Administrator Jean Rousseau. This historic event is free and open to the public.

“We have a significant number of issues that affect both the City and the County, and I’m pleased that we are able to work with the County to develop a shared vision and shared solutions,” said Mayor Brand. “This is just the start of a new era of collaboration and communication between the City and the County, and the real winners are the citizens we serve.”

“We have already had two Ad Hoc Subcommittee meetings with the Mayor and members of the Council and have achieved significant progress on several fronts,” said Chairman Pacheco. “There is much more we can do and this joint meeting of the Board and the Council is a giant step in that direction.”

The first joint meeting will concentrate on discussions about public safety, marijuana legislation, and animal control. There will be a public comment section at the end of the meeting reserved for residents desiring to address the officials on any matter on the agenda.

Requests for disability-related modification or accommodation for translation services must be made to the City Clerk at (559) 621-7650 no later than Friday, May 26, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.