Draft Cannabis Regulations released by Council Sub-Committee

Councilmembers Clint Olivier, District7, Councilmember Paul Caprioglio, District 4, and Councilmember Oliver Baines, District 3 have released the Cannabis Sub-Committee’s Draft Regulations for public review.

The release also begins a period of public comment, including a Q&A Forum on Monday, September 17, from 5:00-7:00 PM in City Council Chambers. Comments, input, and suggestions can be e-mailed to cannabisregs@fresno.gov. The public comment period will conclude at a regularly scheduled City Council meeting this fall, date to be determined, where the full City Council will vote on adoption of the final draft of the Regulations.

“These regulations were put together by members of the sub-committee with help from the City Attorney’s Office, City Department Heads, as well as an industry consultant,” said Councilmember Olivier. “We encourage members of the public as well as entrepreneurs in the industry to offer constructive comments to help us improve the regulations for the final draft.”

 

Draft Cannabis Regulations released by Council Sub-Committee

Posted: September 11, 2018

Councilmembers Clint Olivier, District7, Councilmember Paul Caprioglio, District 4, and Councilmember Oliver Baines, District 3 have released the Cannabis Sub-Committee’s Draft Regulations for public review. The release also begins a period of public comment, including a Q&A Forum on Monday, September 17, from 5:00-7:00 PM in City Council Chambers. Comments, input, and suggestions can be […]

City Issues Cease & Desist Letter To Bird Scooters

Posted: September 7, 2018

The City of Fresno has issued a cease-and-desist letter to Bird Rides Inc. (Bird) and given them until Sunday, September 9, 2018, to remove all of their scooters from the City until an operating policy and a business agreement can be reached. Bird, a Santa Monica, CA based company that provides dockless electric motorized scooters […]

Upcoming Recruitment

Posted: September 7, 2018

The City of Fresno is pleased to announce that we will be accepting applications for Emergency Services Dispatcher I starting September 17, 2018, through October 1, 2018. If you or someone you know are interested in this outstanding opportunity and would like to know more about this position, the Fresno Police Department and Personnel Services […]

Labor Day Holiday Schedule for City of Fresno Offices

Posted: August 30, 2018

City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 3.  The delivery of some City services may be affected by the holiday as well.  Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, September 4.  Here is the schedule for City of Fresno operations for the holiday: Airports:  Administrative offices closed;  Terminal, […]

City of Fresno Announces New Assistant City Manager, Interim Director of Transportation

Posted: August 22, 2018

Mayor Lee Brand and Fresno City Manager Wilma Quan-Schecter today announced that Jim Schaad has been named the City of Fresno’s new Assistant City Manager, effective Monday, August 27, 2018.  Mr. Schaad has served as the City’s Director of Transportation since September 2017, where he managed the successful implementation of the new “Q” Bus Rapid […]

City of Fresno Announces New Director of Public Utilities

Posted: July 31, 2018

Mayor Lee Brand and City Manager Wilma Quan-Schecter today announced that Michael Carbajal has been named the City of Fresno’s new Director of Public Utilities, effective August 6, 2018.  He replaces Thomas Esqueda, who left the City earlier this year to join California State University, Fresno as its first associate vice president for Water and […]

Independence Day Holiday Schedule for City of Fresno Offices

Posted: July 2, 2018

City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4.  The delivery of some City services may be affected.  Normal operations will resume on Thursday, July 5.  Here is the schedule for City of Fresno operations for the holiday: Airports:  Administrative offices closed;  Terminal, concessions, and airlines normal operations […]

Funding for Major Blackstone Project Approved by California Strategic Growth Council

Posted: June 29, 2018

The California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) has awarded $16 million from the State of California Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program to the Blackstone & McKinley Transit Oriented Development project (BMTOD) located at 1501 N. Blackstone Avenue, a mixed-use affordable housing development approved by the Fresno City Council in December of 2017. The award provides […]

Mayor Brand Issues Statement on Adoption of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Posted: June 28, 2018

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 […]

Mayor Brand’s Statement on Status of Parks and Public Safety Sales Tax Initiative

Posted: June 28, 2018

Mayor Lee Brand today released the following statement on the status of the proposed sales tax initiative to support Fresno’s parks and public safety expenditures: “It is with a mixture of both regret and hope that I am announcing the withdrawal of the parks and public safety ballot measure I introduced to Council. “There are […]