Government & Politics

BOE: $457K on its way to Valley businesses

Central Valley businesses have more than $457,000 coming to them as the state Board of Equalization dissolves security deposit requirements for new California corporations and LLCs.

Possible Tower District PBID topic of meeting

A property-based improvement district has been floated for the Tower District.A possible property-based improvement district (PBID) for the Tower District will be the topic of an upcoming community meeting in Fresno.

Valley legislators graded on business votes

The Central Valley's Sacramento delegation mostly received high scores when it came to votes on business-friendly legislation as determined by the National Federation of Independent Business.

Consultant: Swearengin has Fresno at heart with controller run

Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin intends to run for state controller.Mayor Ashley Swearengin has filed papers in Sacramento as part of a bid for the state controller's office.

Valley businesses make Top 500 tax delinquent list

With combined liability of more than $3.1 million, a Selma and Fresno business have been added to the state's quarterly list of the Top 500 sales and use tax delinquencies in California.

Bethel-Fink named to federal health care committee

Elaine Bethel-FinkJudy "Elaine" Bethel-Fink of the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians has been appointed to a federal advisory committee on the delivery of health care in Indian Country.

Business owners want theft of recyclables stopped

Clint Olivier with chain lock.
Local business owners, meeting with Fresno City Council member Clint Olivier on Friday, told Olivier that it’s time to stop thieves who steal goods for recycling.

Swearengin launches Fresno industry council

Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin introduced a new council of industry leaders to address the city's social and economic challenges.Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin announced her resolve to tackle the city's most serious problems with the help of new council made up of local industry leaders.

Runner to host telephone town hall on taxes

Board of Equalization Member George Runner will host a telephone town hall for members of California’s agricultural industry at 10 a.m. March 4.

Sanger declares sales tax holiday

The City of Sanger has declared a tax holiday on March 1 and 2, making the city's tax rate the lowest in Fresno County over the weekend.