Government & Politics

Olivier announces Fresno reelection campaign

Clint Olivier is seeking reelection for Fresno City Council, District 7.Fresno City Councilmember Clint Olivier announced that he is running for reelection to serve District 7 for another four years.

Indian ambassador to visit Fresno

Indian ambassador to the US Nirupama Rao visits Fresno Aug. 29.Rep. Jim Costa (D-Fresno) and Fresno City College will host Nirupama Rao, India's ambassador to the US, on Thursday.

State tax board offers relief due to Rim Fire

As of 2 a.m. on Aug. 26, the Rim Fire had consumed more than 230 square miles of forest in Tuolumne County and parts of Mariposa County. (www.wildfiretoday.com)The Board of Equalization has announced tax relief to business owners affected by the Rim Fire raging across Tuolumne County.

Scharton resigns from City of Fresno for private sector

Craig Scharton has resigned his position with the City of Fresno.Craig Scharton has submitted his resignation as the City of Fresno's business development director to run a downtown eatery.

Decision postponed on Fresno urban farming

The Fresno Planning Commission has postponed a decision on a proposal from Granville Homes to change the city's zoning ordinance to allow commercial farming on residential land.

Orth appointed to state water commission

David-OrthDavid Orth, manager of the Kings River Conservation District, has been appointed to the California Water Commission.

Granville seeks rule change to farm Running Horse site

The former Running Horse site will be planted in almonds pending a decision regarding the City of Fresno's zoning ordinance.Granville Homes seeks a change to the City of Fresno’s zoning ordinance that would allow it to farm almonds at the former Running Horse site in West Fresno.

Workshops to present sustainable communities plan

The Fresno Council of Governments will hold a series of public workshops in the coming month focusing on how to develop more sustainable communities throughout the region.

New Fresno planning director ready to open "bottlenecks"

Jennifer clarkFresno’s new planning director Jennifer Clark said she is ready to start the process of streamlining the planning process as she begins her second month in the area.

Lawmakers seek high-speed rail land audit

A pair of local Assemblymembers have submitted a request to the Joint Legislative Audit Committee to review how the California High-Speed Rail Authority is acquiring private land.