Bredefeld goes off on NFL protestsSeptember 28, 2017
Fresno City Council Member Garry Bredefeld made the following remarks during the “council member comments” period early in Thursday’s council meeting. Several people in the audience applauded when Bredefeld finished. In my experience, that’s a...
Fresno has a new transportation director, same BRT problemsSeptember 27, 2017
Jim Schaad will take on a FAX system with declining ridership and a Bus Rapid Transit rollout that still has many question marks.
Councilwatch: Parsing the new recycling center regulations, SPCA gets the Soria treatmentSeptember 22, 2017
George Hostetter dives into a half-dozen thoughts on yesterday's Council meeting – from marijuana to recycling to West Fresno growth.
Brand readies trip to Spain for HSR, keeps eye on evolving weed battleSeptember 21, 2017
Public policy is all about connecting the dots. Two long-running issues have again pushed their way to the top of Fresno Mayor Lee Brand’s agenda – high-speed rail and marijuana. The bullet train and weed...
Inside City Hall: Recharge Fresno construction, Darling plant relocationSeptember 12, 2017
As big-buck Recharge Fresno projects roll on, City officials are keeping their eyes on Temperance Flat along with residential and commercial water rates.
Georgeanne White, chief to Autry and Swearengin, leaving City HallSeptember 5, 2017
Exclusive from City Hall: Georgeanne White, power broker and chief of staff to two Mayors, will step down as Asst. Public Utilities Director. Jim Verros sits down with Georgeanne.
Delays, consultant tabs have Fresnans wondering: What’s the deal with BRT?September 4, 2017
City officials are fond of public updates on restoring Fulton Street and building Recharge Fresno water facilities. But we’ve heard nothing about BRT.
The next target for Lee Brand: Reorganizing this DARM departmentAugust 28, 2017
The time has come for Mayor Lee Brand to choose: reorganize Development and Resource Management or rename it to the "Grab Bag Department."
Fed probe focuses on Swearengin’s dogged misuse of block grants for code enforcementAugust 17, 2017
HUD's probe notes that City officials were in over their heads administering block grants. What's missing? Ashley Swearengin's role.
HUD inspector general probes Fresno’s mismanaged $8mil in block grantsAugust 15, 2017
Fresno screwed up the spending of more than $8 million in federal grants, a HUD inspector general report reveals.