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PG&E is offering to remove wood debris from trees PG&E cut down following the 2020 and 2021 wildfires in California. In the Central Valley region, properties impacted by the following fires qualify: KNP Complex Fire, River Fire and Creek Fire. In the past, PG&E left larger trees on-site after cutting them down. This has created a safety issue and is a major burden for landowners who often can’t remove the trees themselves. To participate, PG&E requires a signed waiver giving them permission to remove the wood debris. PG&E will confirm receipt in 1-2 business days. The…
FRESNO – Assemblyman Jim Patterson has selected Fresno-based nonprofit PAIN (Parents & Addicts In Need) as the 2021 Nonprofit of the Year. “The Opioid and Fentanyl crisis continues to have a grip on our community,” said Assemblyman Patterson. “There are sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, moms and dads, whose lives were cut short because of accidental overdoses. I am grateful for PAIN and their never-ending mission to spread the word to anyone who will listen” PAIN was founded in 2009 and provides rehabilitation services at their sober living facility in Fresno and offers ongoing…
START TIME: 5:30PM - I'm told this item will be heard very quickly near the beginning of the meeting. AGENDA ITEM “II” Transportation Action/Discussion Items: https://agendas.fresnocog.org/agenda/read/639 PUBLIC COMMENT VIA ZOOM: https://zoom.us/j/91942140719?pwd=zk91tkvtqutwv2flqtbqwxvjb01xdz09 When public comment starts, click on the "REACTIONS" button at the bottom center of your screen Select the "RAISE HAND" icon. When it's your turn to speak, they will say your name. Make sure you unmute yourself then.  PUBLIC COMMENT VIA PHONE: CALL IN: (669) 900-6833 | PASSCODE: 892347 When public…
I have heard from many confused and concerned people eager to cleanup. There have been many unanswered questions. There are some simple but important things we have learned about property cleanup.  This information has been gathered from reliable sources and has been confirmed by Fresno County. It will soon be available on their website. Until then, this is what we know. Complete property cleanup will begin soon for all with homes destroyed in the Creek Fire with no out-of-pocket cost. If you begin cleaning up your property on your own, you could be disqualified from the government cleanup…
Thousands of beauty and barbering professionals across the state have joined with Assemblyman Jim Patterson and the Professional Beauty Federation of California to ask Governor Gavin Newsom to change a state regulation that is preventing salons from serving clients outdoors following Monday’s statewide order forcing them to close indoor operations. Currently, licensed barbershops and salons cannot operate outside of their facility, which means unlike other industries that have been allowed to adapt – they are not allowed to offer services on patios, sidewalks, breezeways or in parking lots.…