2010 News Releases



12/03/10  Mayor Swearengin Accepts EPA ‘Green Government’ Award for City of Fresno
Mayor Ashley Swearengin today accepted the “Green Government” award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognizing the City of Fresno’s investment in applying smart growth and sustainability principles as the city plans its future. “The City of Fresno and its residents can be proud of our leadership in developing and implementing new and innovative programs that save energy and money, protect the environment and improve the local economy,” Mayor Swearengin said >more 
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12/02/10  City Hall Tree Lighting Friday Evening
Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin will throw the switch Friday evening on 3,500 lights adorning a 70-foot-tall City Hall Christmas tree donated and decorated by local volunteers. The public is invited to take part in the 6 p.m. tree lighting ceremony, which will include Christmas carols, light refreshments and visits with Santa >more 
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12/01/10  Winter Watering Schedule Begins Wednesday
Winter watering schedules go into effect today for all City of Fresno water customers to promote conservation during cooler weather. The rules permit landscape watering one day per week for residential and commercial customers with no restrictions on the time of day that watering can take place. As the weather cools, often bringing fog and rain, the need for landscape watering is significantly reduced. >more 
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11/23/10  Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule for City of Fresno Offices and Services
City offices will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26. The delivery of various City services on Thanksgiving and the following day may be affected by the holiday schedule as well. Please see the list below for details. >more 
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11/23/10  Tips Help Prevent Costly Sewer Back-ups this Holiday Season  
Food scraps, fats and oils washed down the kitchen sink can result in clogged sewer lines and expensive plumbing bills, so the City of Fresno is issuing tips to help residents avoid costly problems this holiday season. Local property owners are responsible for maintaining the pipes that extend from their home to the City’s main sewer line. In most cases, the underground main line is located at about the mid-point of each residential street. >more 
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11/17/10  Mayor’s Recycling Awards
Mayor Ashley Swearengin will present the sixth annual Mayor’s Business Recycling Awards to eight winners during Thursday’s City Council meeting at 8:30 a.m. The Mayor’s Business Recycling Awards were created to publicly recognize commercial businesses in the City of Fresno that actively support recycling in the workplace. >more 
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11/16/10  Council Workshop Reviews Franchising of Commercial Solid Waste
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11/10/10  $5 Million State Grant Awarded for Accessible Park in Fresno
Plans for a new park in Fresno, designed to be fully accessible to disabled and able bodied users alike, has gotten a big boost from the State of California. The City has been awarded a $5 million grant by the California Parks Department to help underwrite the cost of a Universally Accessible Park proposed for Fresno. The total cost for the park is estimated to be $7.25 million >more 
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11/10/10  Mayor Swearengin Praises Federal Grant to Help Lowell Neighborhood, Residents 
Mayor Ashley Swearengin today said a $600,000 federal grant awarded to Fresno City College will add another layer of investment into the ongoing revitalization of the Lowell neighborhood. Fresno City College received the grant from the U.S. >more 
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11/08/10  Fresno Yosemite International Airport To Carry On A Holiday Tradition
A long-standing Christmas tradition of breath-taking, lighted, uniquely decorated Christmas trees will be on display at Fresno Yosemite International Airport during the entire month of December.Twelve Christmas trees will adorn the Airport terminal lobby; each decorated to highlight a specific travel destination, including a tree that pays tribute to our military. The trees represent the diversity of world travel and are sponsored by local businesses, individuals, and agencies that have a connection with a particular destination. >more 
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