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11/25/15  City of Fresno Retirement Systems Announces New Administrator
FRESNO, CA - The two City of Fresno Retirement Boards announced today that Robert T. Theller has been named the City of Fresno Retirement System’s new Retirement Administrator, effective January 11, 2016. Theller will be the second individual to serve as Retirement Administrator for the Systems following the November 30, 2015, retirement of Stanley L. >more 
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11/24/15  Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule for City of Fresno Offices
FRESNO, CA – City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. >more 
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11/10/15  City of Fresno Water Use Misses Mandated Mark in October
FRESNO, CA – The City of Fresno’s Department of Public Utilities (DPU) today officially reported water production totals for October 2015 did not meet its water conservation target of 28% for the second consecutive month, putting the city in the state’s “short of target” category for overall reduction.October water production totals show a 21% drop in usage from the same month in 2013. This follows a reduction in water consumption of 22% for the month of September 2015, 28% for August 2015, 31% for July 2015 and 30% for the month of June of this year compared to the same months in 2013.Total monthly water production for October 2015, the fifth month in the State’s evaluation period for its mandatory conservation targets, totaled 3,276,608,000 gallons, down from October 2013, when Fresno’s water production totaled 4,135,950,000 gallons >more 
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11/09/15  Veterans Day Holiday Schedule for City of Fresno Offices
FRESNO, CA – City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of the Veterans Day holiday on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. Normal operations will resume on Thursday, November 12. Here is the schedule for City of Fresno operations for the holiday: Airports: Administrative offices closed. >more 
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11/06/15  Mayor Swearengin Statement on Staff Bonus Controversy
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin today released a statement in response to the controversy over bonuses for executive staff members that were not posted on the City of Fresno website, as required by the Transparency in City Government Act. We dropped the ball. In the midst of balancing all the responsibilities of running the City of Fresno and moving major initiatives forward, we let the last two reports required by the City’s Transparency Act lapse. >more 
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10/26/15  Office of Independent Review Quarterly Report Now Available on City’s Website
FRESNO, CA – The City of Fresno Office of Independent Review’s report for the third quarter of 2015 is now available on the City’s website. The report, compiled by Independent Reviewer Rick Rasmussen and Independent Auditor Mark Scharman, covers the period from July 1 through September 30, 2015. The review covers a number of departmental processes, including timelines to complete internal reviews of Officer Involved Shootings (OIS) by Internal Affairs (IA. >more 
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10/02/15  City of Fresno Takes Hit in September Water Consumption
FRESNO, CA – The City of Fresno’s Department of Public Utilities (DPU) today officially reported water production totals for September 2015 did not meet its water conservation target of 28% for the month, setting the city up for the possibility of receiving a fine from state water officials.September water production totals show a 22.3% drop in usage from the same month in 2013. >more 
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09/21/15  City Announces $1.85 Million Federal Grant to Hire 15 Community Policing Officers
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin today announced the City of Fresno has been awarded $1,875,000 in grant funding through the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) COPS Hiring Program (CHP). Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced the award today, which was included in awards to nearly 200 law enforcement agencies across the nation, aimed at creating, and in some cases protecting, 866 law enforcement positions. >more 
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09/17/15  City to Announce New Agreement with Local Investors to Renovate, Operate Granite Park
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin today announced a proposed agreement with the Central Valley Community Sports Foundation (CVCSF) that would give the local non-profit a 25-year lease to operate the Granite Park sports complex in exchange for $2.7 million in improvements and refurbishments. The proposed agreement will be presented to Fresno City Council for their approval at their next meeting on September 24. >more 
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09/16/15  Moody’s Upgrades City of Fresno’s Credit Ratings
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin today announced that Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the City of Fresno’s general obligation bond rating to A3 from Baa1, as well as upgrading Fresno’s lease-backed obligations, Convention Center bonds, pension obligation bonds, and judgment obligation bonds all by one notch. According to Moody’s, the credit rating upgrades reflect improvement in the city’s fundamental economic profile, with recent growth in property values, sales tax collections and employment. The city’s strengthened credit also reflects consecutive operating surpluses, the elimination of negative fund balances, the adoption of updated zoning laws and economic development objectives, a revised reserve policy and a favorable settlement with the police union. >more 
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