|Clinton J. Olivier|
|Member of the Fresno City Council from the Seventh District|
December 2, 2010
|Preceded by||Henry T. Perea|
|Fresno City Council President|
January 5, 2012 – January 10, 2013
|Preceded by||Lee Brand|
|Succeeded by||Blong Xiong|
|Born||April 30, 1975
Los Alamitos, California
|Website||District 7 Website|
Clinton J. Olivier is an American politician currently serving as the City Council representative for the City of Fresno's Seventh council district. Olivier was elected to the City Council in June 2010 with 62% of the vote. Olivier was sworn into office on December 2, 2010.
Early Life and Education
Before entering politics, Olivier worked as a news reporter and anchor for Fresno stations KMPH Fox 26 and ABC30 Action News. Olivier majored in Speech Communications at California State University, Long Beach and he served as an air support radioman in the Marine Corps Reserve from 1994-1998.
Shortly after taking office, Olivier helped mediate a new lease agreement between the Fresno Unified School District Adult School and the management of the Manchester Center, enabling the continuance of various programs for senior citizens through the Adult School. He also partnered with Council President Lee Brand to find savings in the 2011 budget and use it to fund a Prostitution and Graffiti Prosecutor position within the City of Fresno. As part of his ongoing effort to abate prostitution in the Seventh District, particularly along Blackstone Avenue, Olivier worked with the Fresno Police Department to implement “Operation Reveal,” which posts online the mugshots of those arrested for prostitution related crime.
In 2013, Olivier developed the BUILD Act, or Best Utilization of Infill Land Development Act. This ordinance exempted certain impact fees when developing vacant lots in existing neighborhoods. The ordinance was designed to incentivize infill development of already vacant lots, rather than building in new areas or tearing down and rebuilding existing structures. The act was passed unanimously and signed by Mayor Swearengin.
In summer 2013, Olivier finished work on his non-fiction historical book, The Last Dance of the Vestris. The book tells the story of the S.S. Vestris, a steamship that sank in 1928 and caused the death of more than 100 people. Olivier published the book himself through an online self-publishing service, and the work is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble Online.
- City of Fresno District 7 Webpage
- Last Dance of the Vestris; Amazon.com
- Last Dance of the Vestris Website
- "Fresno City Council Election Results". ABC30. Retrieved 2012-07-30.
- "Clint Olivier sworn into Fresno City Council office". ABC30. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
- "City Officials Announce 'Operation Reveal' to Crack Down on Prostitution". City of Fresno. Retrieved 31 January 2013.