Mayor Brand Issues Statement on Adoption of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

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 end, the public will benefit from a budget that addresses the most critical needs in our city.

“Moving forward, we must continue to utilize our limited resources to their fullest extent to provide the best possible service to our residents, and keep our focus on building our economy and developing new revenue streams to properly fund our priorities and make Fresno a better and safer place to live.”