Mayor Lee Brand today issued the following statement after City Council passed a modified continuing resolution (CR) budget that rolls over amended appropriations for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 into the first quarter of FY2021 and factors in Council motions to provide a bridge that allows the City of Fresno to continue to provide essential services to the community and the employees that provide those services until the fiscal picture becomes clearer. Council approved the modified CR unanimously by a 7-0 vote, as well as an amended resolution for an expenditure plan for $92.8 million in coronavirus funding from the Federal government::
“Thank you to our Councilmembers for their support in passing a modified continuing resolution that allows the City to continue fulfilling its responsibilities to our residents while giving us the necessary time to better understand the fiscal impacts of this pandemic and propose sensible steps to address any shortfalls.
“This is an unprecedented measure for an unprecedented moment in our City’s history. I look forward to working with Council in the coming months to discuss our financial status with the courage and commitment to weather this storm and come through this crisis as a better, safer and more united community.”