City Introduces eComment for Meeting Participation

The City of Fresno has added eComment to its website, a new feature that provides residents with an additional opportunity for participation in local government when they cannot attend a City Council meeting in person.  Using eComment allows any person anywhere to leave a comment on an agenda item via the internet.

To leave a comment users can click on “eComment” on the Fresno City Council’s agenda page, https://fresno.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx, select the current agenda, then select the item they wish to comment on and submit your written comment.

eComment begins at 5:00 p.m. on Friday prior to the Thursday Council meeting and closes at 9 a.m on the Wednesday prior to the Thursday meeting.  Comments are exported into a report and distributed to the Mayor, City Council, City Attorney, City Manager, and Department Directors

eComment is also a valuable tool for staff.  Significant staff time savings can be realized by encouraging constituents to post their comments using eComment as opposed to sending emails or leaving phone messages.  Having a central repository for comments ensures that the City Council and City staff is in compliance with the Brown Act by having a transparent, predictable process for managing public comment.

City Introduces eComment for Meeting Participation

Posted: April 2, 2019

The City of Fresno has added eComment to its website, a new feature that provides residents with an additional opportunity for participation in local government when they cannot attend a City Council meeting in person.  Using eComment allows any person anywhere to leave a comment on an agenda item via the internet. To leave a […]

Two-Day Watering Schedule Begins Monday

Posted: March 29, 2019

The City of Fresno begin its two-day watering schedule Monday, April 1, and will remain in effect for the months of April and May.  The City is implementing its two-day watering schedule to reflect residents need to provide more water for their gardens and lawns as temperatures increase during the spring months. Residents with addresses […]

Mayor Launches New Human Trafficking Initiative

Posted: March 27, 2019

Mayor Brand today announced the launch of his Human Trafficking Initiative, a program designed to bring together local agencies and departments that seek to expose and prosecute violators, and care for those who have experienced human rights violations associated with trafficking to keep Fresno on the path to securing community wellbeing for all. “In the […]

City Launches New 3-1-1 Customer Service Call Center

Posted: March 11, 2019

The City of Fresno today officially launched Fresno 311, a new, modernized customer service call center that makes it even easier for residents and visitors to access city services, report issues and get information on a City-related subjects through an updated system that’s more accessible, transparent, and user-friendly. The City also announced that it will […]

City Announces Interim Director of PARCS

Posted: February 28, 2019

Mayor Lee Brand and City Manager Wilma Quan today announced that T.J. Miller has been named interim Director of the City’s Parks, After School, Recreation, and Community Services (PARCS) Department, effective immediately. Miller will continue to serve as Director of Customer Relations and Analytics, where she has been successfully streamlining customer service delivery through the […]

Mayor Announces Signing of Master Grant Agreement for Transformative Climate Communities Funding

Posted: February 26, 2019

Mayor Lee Brand, along with local civic leaders and partner agencies, today announced the signing of the Master Grant Agreement (MGA) with the Strategic Growth Council for the Transformative Climate Communities Collaborative program.  Mayor Brand will ask that the City Council approve the MGA for development and implementation of greenhouse gas emissions reduction projects in […]

Presidents Day Holiday Schedule for City of Fresno Offices

Posted: February 14, 2019

City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of the Presidents Day holiday on Monday, February 18, 2019.  Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, February 19.  Here is the schedule for City of Fresno operations for the holiday:  Airports:  Administrative offices closed;  Terminal, concessions and airlines normal operations otherwise. Building & Permitting:  Office closed.  […]

City Announces New Director of Transportation

Posted: January 22, 2019

Mayor Lee Brand and Fresno City Manager Wilma Quan today announced that Gregory Barfield has been named the City of Fresno’s new Director of Transportation, effective Monday.  Mr. Barfield was the interim director since August of 2018 and served as Assistant Director of Transportation for over two years, where he was in charge of Operations, […]

UB&C Payment Plans for Federal Government Shut Down

Posted: January 18, 2019

A MESSAGE FROM THE CITY OF FRESNO The City of Fresno has a hardship payment policy in place that any customer may apply for when they are short on funds. The City can develop reasonable payment plans for customers with a past-due balance that are short on cash and is willing to defer payments if […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Schedule for City of Fresno Offices

Posted: January 17, 2019

City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Monday, January 21, 2019.  Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, January 22.  Here is the schedule for City of Fresno operations for the holiday: Airports:  Administrative offices closed;  Terminal, concessions and airlines normal operations otherwise. Building & […]