Political Notebook

Baines touts ‘brief moment’ with Obama in San Francisco

Fresno City Council President Oliver Baines.
Fresno City Council President Oliver Baines. Fresno Bee File Photo

Fresno City Council President Oliver Baines on Friday participated in a public safety panel discussion at the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual conference in San Francisco, and then had what his office termed a “brief moment” with President Barack Obama.

Baines’ office didn’t offer details on the Obama moment other than to call it a “fortunate opportunity.”

As for the panel discussion, it was during the Mayors’ and Police Chiefs’ Task Force meeting, which was chaired by Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin. Baines spoke on recommendations of Obama’s task force on 21st century policing.

Baines also took time to hobnob with elected officials from other cities around the nation on a variet of issues.

  Comments