Posted by George Hostetter on February 24, 2015
Mayor Ashley Swearengin has a high-profile ally in her pursuit of a $429 million upgrade to Fresno’s water system -- the city’s blue collar union.
Marina Magdaleno, business representative for International Union of Operating Engineers AFL-CIO/Stationary Engineers Local 39, expressed her members’ strong support for the Mayor’s project in a Feb. 23 letter to the City Council. Copies were sent to Swearengin, City Manager Bruce Rudd and Public Utilities Director Thomas Esqueda.
It is a powerful letter.
Posted by George Hostetter on February 9, 2015
The Fresno City Council's big vote on water rates is slated for Feb. 26. The fate of Mayor Ashley Swearengin's proposed $429 million upgrade to the city's water system is in the hands of Thomas Esqueda.
Posted by George Hostetter on January 27, 2015
Fresno City Council President Oliver Baines will attend the My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge meeting in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Jan. 28. The meeting is hosted by the White House.
Posted by George Hostetter on January 26, 2015
The Fresno police department saw a big drop in officer-involved shootings and use-of-force complaints in 2014, the city's police auditor reported Monday.
Posted by George Hostetter on January 22, 2015
Today (Thursday, Jan. 22) is Martin Querin's last day as head of Fresno's water division. Querin has taken a similar position with the northern California city of Vallejo. He begins his new job on Monday.
Posted by George Hostetter on January 20, 2015
Ten thoughts on a busy day spent covering Fresno City Hall: