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The Next Mayor: What drives the road to City Hall

LET’S TALK, FRESNO COUNTY

Fresno County supervisors, Perea among them, agreed last week on a plan to spend an extra $13 million. Millions will go toward a new Sheriff’s substation, improved animal control facilities and better offices for the District Attorney.

The City of Fresno has its own responsibilities for law enforcement and animal control.

Remember the days when we talked about city-county consolidation of services? Sure, some bureaucrats might lose turf and power. But the taxpayer and the citizen would win.

There was no talk among the supervisors about consolidation. No one from City Hall showed up to suggest such talk.

Will the next mayor reignite consolidation talks? Or are they gone forever?

George Hostetter is The Sun’s Fresno Civic contributor – covering the City of Fresno, County of Fresno, and Fresno Council of Governments.

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  1. I have known Lee for years. He’s a stand up guy and the only one who has been in business and has run a successful business. He’s been an effective councilmen. With that said, I was unhappy that he supported a lawsuit against McCaffery Homes for building across the river in Madera County. What one person or company chooses to do in another county is none of the business of Fresno other than to figure out how to deal with the loss of revenue. Certainly not with a frivolous law suit. Henry Perea is a snake and a typical career politician. He has done nothing save live off of the tax payer. Time to permanently retire this loser from public life. H. Spees is a good guy and has good leadership skills. I am unsure of his business skills which will be needed in this race.

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