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