Newsom announced the formation of a multi-agency strike team whose sole charge is to police businesses out of compliance with the state’s health orders.
Fresno Police Chief Andy Hall, who serves as interim chief, is set to retire in mid-2021 under the City’s deferred retirement program.
After three meetings, Fresno’s Commission on Police Reform spent most of its time debating its own procedures than generating reforms to police procedure.
The county’s firefighters arguably saw the biggest hit, with their overtime pay being pared back to meet the minimum requirements of Federal labor laws.
“…This is the year from hell, but we’ve all done a remarkable job and all the pressure of working together,” Fresno Mayor Lee Brand said.
While case counts grow, Fresno health officials provided a blunt look at the impact of policy changes – including bar shutdowns – and its current response.
The designation means the county will receive extra targeted engagement from the state to combat the coronavirus pandemic.