Developers fees are sitting in bank accounts waiting to be spent beautifying street medians, but few contractors are bidding for projects because local contractors in the current economy are busy.
Fresno City Council will decide the next step for the Fresno for Parks measure this Friday where supporters will apply pressure on electeds in hope of arriving one step closer to a sales tax that would yield 1.5 billion over the next 30 years.
Michael Carbajal, a familiar face and the current interim assistant director for the Department of Public Utilities will now lead the Department as the director for the City of Fresno.
Police Auditor John Gliatta’s report gives insight into Homeless Task Force operations.
Fresno for Parks goes full steam ahead for November vote, while Mayor Lee Brand is left trying to put the pieces together so police and fire receive the needed funding.
Fresno’s 9-1-1 emergency system has high monthly call volume and is understaffed leading to long wait times beyond national norms.
Fresno for Parks coalition received the valid signatures needed and will now head to a City Council vote on August 9.
California taxes on a pack of cigarettes increase the cost to $8-$10, and budget-minded smokers have a strong incentive to get their daily fix on the black market as recent burglaries show.
Transportation Authority Executive Director Mike Leonardo is concerned with repeal efforts of the gas tax as SB 1 is crucial to fixing our roads, and local voters will probably see an extension of Measure C on the ballot in the future.
Fresno for Parks submitted 35,000 signatures and will now wait and see if voters decide the fate of Fresno parks instead of Fresno City politicians.