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TRACKING THE SOUTH VALLEY FLOODS
Mobile home park residents scored a second victory this week in their now yearslong efforts to keep their Fresno homes. In a 4-0 vote Tuesday, the Mobilehome Park Rent Review and Stabilization Commission rejected an application for a $350 rent increase at La Hacienda Mobile Estates submitted by park owner Harmony Communities. The vote came…
A city commission will hold a hearing today over a proposed rent increase at a Fresno mobile home park that residents say they can’t afford – while the owners say they can’t afford to operate the park without it. The Mobilehome Park Rent Review and Stabilization Commission will decide whether to agree to a proposed…
The Fresno City Council unanimously rejected a proposal to close the La Hacienda Mobile Estates mobile home park. Councilmembers also criticized park owner Harmony Communities, airing various complaints against the company and accusing them of operating in bad faith. Frustrated councilmembers said they were again open to finding a new park owner, and that the…
Resources for Renters
If you are a renter who thinks your housing might be in need of repairs that your landlord is refusing to fix, the City of Fresno’s Anti Slum Enforcement Team may be able to help.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misquoted attorney John Kinsey. The story has been corrected to show that Kinsey said: “I don’t say anything that I think in my heart isn’t accurate.” The earlier version also incorrectly identified at least one of the developers associated with the proposal. The story has been corrected. Following…
‘It’s so weird to say that in Fresno.’ Why Measure P has artists feeling optimistic about the future
Adrianna Sorondo never wanted to leave Fresno. The 35-year-old artist says her hometown, where she grew up admiring the sculptures that once adorned the city’s bygone pedestrian mall, has always been a major influence on her work. “It’s an artists’ city,” she said, “whether it’s recognized by the city at large or not.” But Sorondo…
Fresno Unified teachers landed what union leaders call a “historic” contract with the district last week, featuring raises, reduced class sizes, and other wins for the union. Salaries specifically are set to grow 16% over the next three years. Fresno teacher raises include additional 2.5% bonuses in 2024-25 and 2025-26, ultimately raising the average teacher…
The bargaining teams reached a deal just in time – averting the strike teachers were supposed to begin Wednesday.
Full notes from the Nov. 21 Kings County Board of Supervisors meeting.
Full notes from the Nov. 20 Fresno Parks, Recreation and Arts Commission meeting.