Mayor Lee Brand today issued the following statement on the Measure P election results:
“The results for Measure P are bittersweet for me. I agree that Fresno’s parks need to be improved and expanded, but a 30-year tax with a $2 billion price tag was not the answer. I respect the hard work and passion of everyone involved with the Yes on P campaign and I believe once we’re able to move past the results, we will come together for the benefit of the people of Fresno.
“Now the real work begins. Starting today, I will call on my friends on both sides of this issue to join me in developing sensible solutions for Fresno’s biggest problems with the first of many meetings starting in January. This means parks and public safety but could also include homelessness, blight, job creation, and infrastructure. We need a broad-based approach to address all of our city’s priorities reasonably and fairly.
“As Mayor, my first and foremost job is the safety and well-being of the people of this great community. I will continue that focus today and every day that I am your Mayor”