Clint Olivier

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Clinton J. Olivier
Portrait of Clinton J. Olivier, 2011.jpg
Member of the Fresno City Council from the Seventh District
Assumed office
December 2, 2010
Mayor Ashley Swearengin
Preceded by Henry T. Perea
Fresno City Council President
In office
January 5, 2012 – January 10, 2013
Preceded by Lee Brand
Succeeded by Blong Xiong
Personal details
Born (1975-04-30) April 30, 1975 (age 42)
Los Alamitos, California, U.S.
Spouse(s) Alisha
Children Conrad, Carsten
Residence Fresno, California
Website District 7 Website

Clinton J. Olivier is an American politician 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.[1] Olivier was sworn into office on December 2, 2010.[2] He is currently running for the California State Assembly in the 31st district.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Olivier was born in Los Alamitos, CA. In 1996, he ran for Huntington Beach City Council, coming in 11th out of 12 candidates. Olivier moved to Fresno in 2006 and 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,[4] but did not graduate. Clinton Olivier has an AA degree from Orange Coast College. 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.[5]

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.[6]

Book release[edit]

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 SS Vestris, a British 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.

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