2010 News Releases



10/12/10  City of Fresno Officials Announce Availability of Roeding Park/Chaffee Zoo Environmental Impact Report
City of Fresno officials today announced that the Draft Environmental Impact Report for adoption and implementation of the Roeding Regional Park Facility Master Plan and the Fresno Chaffee Zoo Facility Master Plan is available for public comment. The Master Plans contain comprehensive, coordinated proposals designed to extensively renovate Roeding Park and Rotary Playland/Rotary Storyland, and to renovate and expand the Fresno Chaffee Zoo. The documents are available on the city’s website at www.fresno >more 
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10/11/10  Mayor Swearengin Outlines City of Fresno Economic Development Efforts
Calling for a commitment to workforce development and adult education, Mayor Ashley Swearengin on Oct. 7 outlined her administration’s multi-pronged economic development efforts to the Fresno City Council. “Economic development is a team sport, and our goal at the City of Fresno is making sure we’re doing our part the best way we can,” Mayor Swearengin said. “We’re committed to working with our partners in various organizations and agencies throughout the City to meet our economic challenges >more 
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10/07/10  Herndon and Golden State Intersection to Close for Improvements
Starting Monday October 11, the intersection at Herndon Avenue and Golden State Boulevard will be closed for approximately three weeks for a major road improvement project, city officials have announced. Detours will be in place but drivers are encouraged to avoid the area during construction activity. The $4 million road project includes widening the intersection, upgrading traffic signals, replacing worn pavement and improving the adjacent railroad crossing. >more 
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10/07/10  Mayor Swearengin, Council Proclaim ‘Victor Perez Day’ to Honor Hero Who Rescued Abducted Girl
Mayor Ashley Swearengin and Fresno City Council proclaimed today as “Victor Perez Day” in the City of Fresno to honor the local hero who rescued an 8-year-old girl who had been abducted from in front of her Fresno home Monday night. Mayor Swearengin issued the proclamation during a City Hall ceremony. Gov. >more 
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10/06/10  City of Fresno Exceeds Recycling Goals
The City of Fresno Department of Public Utilities is proud to report continued success toward achieving ambitious recycling goals. Previously named as the “#1 recycling city in the nation”, Fresno remains a top performer. The City is currently achieving an impressive 74% landfill diversion rate and is closing in on its goal of reaching 75% diversion by 2012. >more 
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10/05/10  Local Riders Invited to Bike Through History
Bike riders 10 years old and up are invited to join the Fresno County Bicycle Coalition for a 4.5 mile tour through Fresno’s history on Saturday October 9 from 9-11 a.m. >more 
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10/05/10  City Helps Small Business Owners Save Energy & Money
Fresno small business owners learned today that they can receive energy efficient lighting and upgrades free of charge through the Fresno Energy Watch program. Mayor Ashley Swearengin joined representatives from the City’s “Sustainable Fresno” team to share details of the program, which is already helping many small Fresno businesses reduce their energy consumption and increase their bottom line. Fresno Energy Watch provides small business customers a way to save energy through the direct installation of energy efficient measures at no cost to qualified PG&E customers within the City of Fresno. >more 
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10/01/10  AT&T Donation and Community Partnerships Lead to Continuation of Neighborhood Recreation Programs
Almost all neighborhood recreation programs facing closure today due to funding shortfalls will continue operations thanks to partnerships with community organizations and a recent financial contribution from AT&T, Mayor Ashley Swearengin announced today. Since January, staffing for ten recreation programs has been provided through a federal jobs program, which ended yesterday. The City has been working for more than six months to recruit community based organizations to take over operations at the ten neighborhood centers. >more 
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09/28/10  AT&T Boosts City Effort to Sustain Park Programs
AT&T has made a $75,000 contribution to the City of Fresno to help sustain recreation programs in local parks, Mayor Ashley Swearengin announced today. The timely contribution will support the City’s efforts to keep neighborhood recreation centers open through operating partnerships with local community based organizations. “This generous donation from AT&T will help us build capacity among potential community partners,” Mayor Swearengin said. ”It will also help to ensure the long term success of this new and unique model for delivering local services >more 
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09/22/10  Water Meter Education Campaign Receives National Honors 
A comprehensive effort by the City of Fresno to educate the community about the installation of water meters in single family homes has earned national recognition. The City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA) has honored the City’s Public Utilities Department with a 2010 Savvy Award for its public outreach campaign, titled “Are You Ready for Water Meters?” The Savvy Awards salute the very best in strategic marketing and communications planned and carried out by city, county, or local agency marketing professionals. During its 22 year history, 3CMA has received more than 10,000 Savvy entries. >more 
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