published on May 17, 2017 - 9:49 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

Recent history will be made May 30 at 1:30 p.m. at Fresno City Hall.

That’s when the Fresno City Council and Fresno County Board of Supervisors will host the first of what officials say will be a series of joint meetings. It’s the first joint meeting in recent history for the two bodies, which historically have had tense relations.

Mayor Lee Brand will chair the meeting which will include all city councilmembers and county supervisors, as well as City Manager Bruce Rudd and County Administrator Jean Rousseau.

“The historic event is free and open to the public,” according to a news release.

The first meeting will concentrate on public safety, marijuana legislation and animal control.

There will also be a public comment section at the end of the meeting for residents to address the officials on any matter on the agenda.

“We have a significant number of issues that affect both the City and the County, and I’m pleased that we are able to work with the County to develop a shared vision and shared solutions,” Brand said in a statement. “This is just the start of a new era of collaboration and communication between the City and the County, and the real winners are the citizens we serve.”

As Brand revealed in a talk to community members at Fresno Rotary this week, communication between the two bodies has been ongoing.

“We have already had two Ad Hoc Subcommitee meetings with the Mayor and members of the Council and have achieved significant progress on several fronts,” said Fresno County Board Chairman Brian Pacheco in a statement. “There is much more we can do and this joint meeting of the Board and the Council is a giant step in that direction.”
Requests for disability-related modification or accommodation for translation services must be made to the City Clerk at (559) 621-7650 no later than May 26 at 9:00 a.m.

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