Years after hammering SMG, Convention Center catering deal gets minimal looksOctober 10, 2017
A smooth-sailing, no-bid contract for catering the City-owned, SMG-operated Convention Center is a departure from then-Councilman Lee Brand's hard-charging attacks on SMG.
How Mims, Dyer are handling dueling immigration commands from Washington, SacramentoOctober 6, 2017
Jerry Brown and Jeff Sessions are in a tug-of-war over local law enforcement cooperation with ICE. Here's what's happening in Fresno.
Fresno officials see Spain magic, tested patience in high-speed rail hopesOctober 5, 2017
Mayor Lee Brand and a handful of civic leaders returned on Saturday from a weeklong trip to Spain where they met with that nation’s top high-speed rail officials.
Ridership in doldrums, FAX fare cut to $1October 3, 2017
The big challenge facing city officials: How does City Hall fix FAX if it doesn’t know why ridership fell by nearly half in a mere seven years?
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.