Big rivers kept in check as residents grappled with havoc from streams, and snowmelt in Madera, Fresno counties
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Clovis approves housing element report; residents voice concerns about ‘halfway house’
Clovis officials approved the city’s housing element progress report showing deficiencies in housing for low-income earners and heard from residents concerned about a “halfway house” in their neighborhood.
Could community land trusts make housing more affordable in Fresno?
Fresno County is short over 35,000 affordable homes, according to experts. Escalating land prices play into the difficulty in keeping homes and neighborhoods affordable. Community land trusts are one solution that some places have used to stem this problem – but they have limits.
Tulare County approves rezone for Goshen housing, salary increases for sheriff management positions
The Tulare County Supervisors approved a rezone for a duplex development in Goshen and a 5% salary increase for sheriff management positions.
Resources for Renters
How to report substandard housing conditions in Fresno
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.
Lead keeps poisoning children. It doesn’t have to.
Across the country, the main advice given to families threatened by lead exposure in soil — keep your home clean — doesn’t work, studies show. And federal guidelines about such exposure have thresholds too high to protect children from irreversible harm. But from coast to coast, community leaders, health advocates and academics are pressing for…
Fresno hospitals brace for nursing staff ‘crisis’ as COVID emergency order expires
Fresno hospitals say staffing “crisis,” other challenges will grow as state of California ends COVID-19 emergency declaration.
If you make a low income, here’s how you may qualify for cash back when filing your taxes
California workers who earned less than $30,000 last year may be eligible for as much as $6,000 in tax credits from the California Earned Income Tax Credit, as long as they file their taxes. Aonya McCruiston, press secretary of anti-poverty nonprofit Golden State Opportunity, explained, during a news conference kicking off CalEITC Awareness Week, in…
Overtime law was supposed to help these California workers. Many make less money now
A 2016 California law requiring ag employers to pay overtime to farmworkers led to reduced income for farmworkers, challenges for growers.
Documenters program expands participatory civic media opportunities for all residents
We’re teaming up with City Bureau to expand our Documenters program with a third cohort this fall.
County planning commissioners reject Clovis Unified request for new campus infrastructure site
In a split vote, the Fresno County Planning Commission denied a request from the Clovis Unified School District to allow a 15-acre portion of land zoned for agriculture to be used as a support infrastructure site for the new Terry Bradley Educational Center.
Fresno County Planning Commission (3/23/23)
Full notes from the Fresno County Planning Commission March 23 meeting.
Pedestrian-involved collisions double in the city of Fresno
The City of Fresno’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee met on March 22 and discussed a sharp increase in pedestrian-involved collisions, which they said could be weather-related.
Kings County Supervisors vote to remove park entrance fees
The Kings County Board of Supervisors approved the elimination of county park entrance fees and an amendment to an agreement with the Tachi-Yokut Tribe due to the delay on construction of a county fire station.