Government & Politics

First time in 15 years, Madera board meets financial deadline

The Madera County Auditor-Controller announced today that the Board of Supervisors has filed its financial statements with the state before the required March 31 deadline for the first time in at least 15 years.

Rep. Nunes chief of staff leaves for Westlands job

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Tulare) announced that long-time Chief of Staff Johnny Amaral is leaving for a position with Westlands Water District.

Assemblymember Perea to lead Cuba trade mission next week

Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) announced he will lead a high-level trade mission to Cuba next week to establish relationships with key policymakers, farmers and agribusiness representatives.

Valley companies on state's top 500 delinquent tax list

The state has released its latest list of the top 500 sales & use tax delinquencies, with two Central Valley companies cracking the top 20.

Fresno hosting forums for community housing plan

The City of Fresno will host four public forums next week focusing on community development and housing needs in preparation of its next five-year Consolidated Plan. 

Mayor of Fresno won't seek US Senate seat

(AP) — The Republican mayor of the California city of Fresno has decided not to run for the United States Senate, an adviser said.

Group unveils No More Slumlords campaign

A local advocacy group is launching a video campaign it hopes will go viral and raise awareness about Fresno's ongoing slumlord problem. 

Fresno’s new parking vendor shifts into high gear

Sai Moua, a former Ace employee now working for SP+, said he is excited about the transition for the City of Fresno’s downtown lots. “We’re hearing really good things about SP.”SP+ is now in the driver’s seat at 14 downtown Fresno parking facilities.

Mayor promotes water plan before key council vote

Councilman Steve Brandau speaks at Thursday's press conference while the mayor and Council member Paul Caprioglio look on.At a Thursday morning press conference in the shadow of the old Fresno Water Tower, Mayor Ashley Swearengin thanked state officials for agreeing to give the city a low-interest $195 million loan that will help fund a $429 million upgrade to the city’s aging water system.

Fresno selected for program to boost exports

Mayor Ashley Swearengin is joined by county and economic development leaders as she talks about the Fresno region's participation in the Brookings Institution Global Cities Initiative. City and regional leaders gathered today to announce the selection of Fresno as part of the Global Cities Initiative by the Brookings Institution as well as a $300,000 investment from JPMorgan Chase.