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01/08/15  Mayor Swearengin Issues Statement on City Council Ceremony
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin made the following statement on today’s swearing-in ceremony during today’s City Council meeting: "Congratulations to our newly elected and re-elected council members - Councilmembers Quintero, Baines, Olivier, and our newest member, Esmeralda Soria." "The City of Fresno had a productive 2014 as we balanced the budget and established a reserve, paid off our negative Fund balance, improved our ratings outlook, and set a vision for our future with the new general plan and the Fulton Mall and high-speed rail projects. "This new year will give us more exciting opportunities and I'm looking forward to working with each of our councilmembers to continue to move Fresno forward and welcome their leadership in our city. >more 
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01/07/15  Public Swearing-in Ceremony for newly elected Councilmembers to take place on Thursday, January 8  
FRESNO, CA - Incoming President of the Fresno City Council, Oliver L. Baines, III. announces the public Swearing-in Ceremony for Councilmembers is set for Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 10:00 a.m >more 
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12/30/14  New Year’s Day Schedule for City of Fresno Offices
Fresno – City of Fresno offices will be closed on Thursday, Jan. 1, for the New Year’s Day holiday. Normal operations will resume on Friday, Jan. 2 >more 
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12/30/14  City of Fresno Announces New Warming Center Location
FRESNO, CA – To support and shelter our City’s homeless population during this winter’s extreme cold, the City of Fresno has arranged temporary overnight shelter at the Fresno Rescue Mission, 310 G Street. The Rescue Mission will open their warming center whenever the overnight temperature dips below 35 degrees. The warming center is located in the Mission’s Community Care Facility in the Chapel at 310 G Street and is open 24 hours a day. >more 
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12/26/14  City of Fresno Recommends Protecting Water Pipes During Freezing Temperatures
FRESNO, CA - When the weather drops to freezing temperatures, water in exposed pipes expands. If the water expands too much, the pipe can burst. Here are some practical measures homeowners can take to safeguard against frozen water pipes and prevent costly plumbing damage. >more 
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12/23/14  Christmas Holiday Schedule for City of Fresno Offices
Fresno – City of Fresno offices will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 25, for the Christmas holiday. Normal operations will resume on Friday, Dec. 26 >more 
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12/18/14  City Council Approves 2035 General Plan Update
FRESNO, CA – This evening, Fresno City Council approved the Administration’s proposed 2035 General Plan Update by a 5-2 vote, with Councilmembers Baines, Brand, Caprioglio, Quintero and Xiong voting in favor and Councilmembers Brandau and Olivier voting against. “This is a very historic moment,” said Mayor Ashley Swearengin. “Think about it. >more 
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12/18/14  Graduation Set for Youth Job Preparation Program at Edison
FRESNO- Edison High School, in partnership with the City of Fresno PARCS Department is preparing to graduate a 3rd cohort of students for the school year. The graduation will be held in room W117 on the Edison High School campus on Friday, December 19, 2014, at 3:00p.m. >more 
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12/11/14  General Plan Public Forum Tonight at Exhibit Hall
FRESNO, CA – Fresno’s City Council will hold the final public forum for comment on the 2035 General Plan Update tonight at 5:00 p.m. at the new Exhibit Hall in the downtown Convention Center. >more 
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12/04/14  Fresno Among Nation’s Top 10 ‘Strong’ Housing Markets
FRESNO, CA - Fresno made the list of top 10 housing markets to watch in 2015 by real-estate website Trulia.com, putting the city alongside technology hubs and coastal cities like Seattle, San Diego, Boston, and Dallas. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, conspicuously missing from the list of places with “strong fundamentals for housing activity” were hot housing markets San Francisco and Denver. >more 
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