Government & Politics

Sanger honored for financial reporting

The City of Sanger has been honored with the prestigious Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, presented by the Chicago-based Government Finance Officers Association.

Baines eyes changes to urban farming plan

Farm amendment hearing postponed
On the recommendation of District 3 City Councilman Oliver Baines III, the Fresno City Council postponed a hearing Thursday on a farm zoning amendment that would allow for an almond orchard at the former Running Horse property.

Swearengin launches Business Friendly Fresno

Fresno Mayor Ashley SwearenginFresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin launched the Business Friendly Fresno initiative on Thursday, which aims to make Fresno one of the cities most conducive to business in the state.

Perea athlete workers' comp bill signed

Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1309 Tuesday.Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill proposed by Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) to prevent out-of-state professional athletes from collecting workers’ compensation in California.

Brown signs immigrant license bill in Fresno

Gov. Jerry Brown stopped in Fresno Thursday to sign a bill that provides immigrants an opportunity to obtain a driver’s license even if they have not been granted legal status.

Gov. Brown to sign immigrant license bill in Fresno

Gov. Jerry Brown will visit Fresno tomorrow to sign legislation approving driver's licenses for illegal immigrants.

Perea: Fresno County financially sound

Henry Perea
Fresno County Board of Supervisors Chairman Henry Perea described the county as financially sound and poised for growth — especially in agriculture and medical services — as he delivered a state of the county address to Greater Fresno Area Chamber of Commerce members at a breakfast Wednesday.

Fresno County supervisors refuse to vote on term limits

Fresno County Supervisor Andreas Borgeas said he may bring back his plan for term limits after it received a cold reception by the board today.

Fresno Co. to prepare $80M grant for new jail tower

The Fresno County Board of Supervisors today voted to spend about $75,000 to complete an application to the state for an $80-million grant to build a new downtown Fresno jail tower.

Fresno LAFCo seeks alternate public member

The Fresno Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) — charged with preventing urban sprawl and overseeing land use by all governmental agencies in the county — seeks an alternate public member for the five-person board.