6 areas Mayor Lee Brand hopes to collaborate with the County of Fresno

Brand and City leaders have their first powwow (of many) with County leaders on April 6 to begin reconciling longstanding icy relations.



Just about every American city anywhere near a freeway wants to attract e-commerce centers and other modern high-volume job producers. Fresno is no different.

Such competition means offering various tax incentives-concessions in exchange for various job- and revenue-guarantees.

The county as well as the city has assets to risk in this game.

“We both potentially can offer concessions,” Brand said. “I think the county needs to be part of the grand strategy going forward.”

Success, Brand added, “will benefit the entire county.”

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