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Lee Brand: Policy Leader On City Council Wants Mayor's Chair

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City of Fresno
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Fresno City Councilmember Lee Brand wants to be the city's next mayor.

Most people in Fresno known Lee Brand as the city council's resident policy guru. The rental property developer and manager has authored or co-authored over a dozen pieces of legislation during his seven year tenure at city hall, covering everything from negotiations with labor unions to city financial safeguards. 

Now Brand hopes to shift gears, from legislator to chief executive of California's fifth largest city. Brand says he's up for the challenge, both on both the policy and leadership sides of the job. 

He joined us on Valley Edition to talk about his vision for the city, including his new economic incentive plan which he says will help create jobs. The plan will create an opportunity for businesses that generate new jobs and make significant investments in the city to receive waivers on certain fees and possibly other tax incentives. 

Joe Moore is the President and General Manager of Valley Public Radio. During his tenure, he's helped lead the station through major programming changes and the COVID-19 pandemic, while maintaining the station's financial health. From 2010-2018 he served as the station's Director of Program Content. In that role, he also served as the host of Valley Edition, and helped launch and grow the station's award-winning local news department. He is a Fresno native and a graduate of California State University, Fresno.
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