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March 26, 2018

This Week in Brief: Local Issues The Chamber GAC weighed in to oppose Councilman Garry Bredefeld’s Money Back Guarantee item, and spoke against it along with other community and business leaders at last Thursday’s City Council meeting. The item did not come up for a vote, but we will be monitoring the issue in case […]

April 2, 2018

This Week in Brief: Local Issues At this Thursday’s Fresno City Council meeting, Councilman Luis Chavez will be presenting his Ventura/Kings Canyon Opportunity Zone resolution to the council. The item would help expand business and employment opportunities in that major business corridor. The Council will be ratifying a deal that will help bring 500 new […]

April 9, 2018

This Week in Brief: Local Issues: The Fresno City Council, during last Thursday meeting, voted to ratify a deal that will bring 500 new GAP distribution center jobs to Fresno. The Council also received a presentation on the Anti-Slum Enforcement Team’s (ASET) progress on rental housing inspections. State Issues: The California Chamber of Commerce has just released […]

April 16, 2018

This Week in Brief  City issues- Coming Up at City Council: Ventura/Kings Canyon Economic Investment Zone by Councilman Luis Chavez State Issues: The Governor’s May Revise of the annual state budget GAC has weighed in on two state initiatives on the June and November ballots. Support Prop 69 and Oppose Residential Rent Control Federal Issues: […]

April 23, 2018

This Week in Brief Local Issues: Fresno City Council ratified an incentive zone deal that will make the Ventura/Kings Canyon corridor, east of First Street, an investment priority area within the City of Fresno, the Chamber was supportive and spoke in favor of its passage. The council also passed some additional regulations on Mobile Food […]

May 14, 2018

This Week in Brief Local Issues: The Fresno City Council will be having a workshop on the upcoming 2020 Census at their meeting this Thursday State Issues: The Fresno Chamber has weighed in on 48 bills already in 2018, with many letters sent to legislators in support or opposition. We have weighed in on more […]

May 21, 2018

This Week in Brief Local Issues: Mayor Brand will present his initial plan for the 2018-19 FY City of Fresno Budget The council will hear a presentation on marijuana regulations and taxes State Issues: The Governor Jerry Brown presented his May revision to the annual state budget and warned against using the $7.5 billion currently […]

June 4, 2018

This Week in Brief Local Issues: Mayor Lee Brand has unveiled his $1.115 million fiscal year 2018-19 City of Fresno Budget. Our organization will be reviewing it and possibly weighing in on it in the coming weeks. State Issues: Last Monday was the California State Legislature’s House of Origin deadline, where bills had to make […]

Special Edition This Week in Government Affairs – Issue Tracking

   In Brief: This special edition of This Week in Government Affairs will give you an overview on the issues that we are tracking going into this Summer. From local to state issues — these are our priorities.