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06/18/10  Mayor Swearengin: Additional Measure C Funds Will Allow All City Street Lights to Stay On
Mayor Ashley Swearengin today announced that an unexpected increase in Measure C funds received by the City of Fresno will allow the City to keep all 40,000 of its street lights operating in the next fiscal year. Mayor Swearengin said the City has received about $353,000 more in Measure C funds than anticipated for the current fiscal year. The additional funding, which will be carried over into the City’s fiscal year 2011budget, resulted from a slight increase in sales tax receipts in Fresno County in May. >more 
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06/16/10  Workshop Will Focus on Strengthening and Sustaining Local Independent Businesses
Local business owners will learn strategies for strengthening public support for independent restaurants and retailers at a workshop sponsored by the City of Fresno on Friday. The program, presented by the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA), will highlight the community and economic benefits of sustaining a strong base of local, independently-owned businesses. Workshop participants will hear success stories from other communities which have built a culture of local business support through effective branding, community education and a variety of other efforts. >more 
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06/15/10  Kid’s Camp Shows It’s Cool to Conserve
Over fifty local kids are ready to dive into water conservation in a big way this week at a city-sponsored Kid’s Camp at Woodward Park. The fifth annual half-day camp is free for all eight and nine year old City of Fresno kids and will take place on Wednesday, June 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p >more 
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06/04/10  City Business License Amnesty Deadline Approaches
Unlicensed businesses operating in the City of Fresno have until June 30th to come into compliance with local filing requirements or face potentially steep penalties. All businesses and professionals providing independent services within the City of Fresno (with a few limited exceptions) are required by law to maintain a valid business license. Those who operate without registering with the City are subject to a “failure to file” penalty equal to 20% of a business’ past due taxes. >more 
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06/02/10  FYI Earns “Outstanding Airport” Recognition
Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) has been awarded the Outstanding Western-Pacific Airport by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the significant contributions that have improved or enhanced safety within the Western-Pacific Region during the 2009 fiscal year.The award is being presented to a representative of Fresno Yosemite International today during the 6th Annual FAA Airports Division Conference in Los Angeles, California. Below are the FAA criteria for the award recipient: Outstanding performance in the administration of grants and/or performance/completion of projects under the Airports Improvement Program. >more 
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05/28/10  Memorial Day Schedule for City of Fresno Offices and Services
City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 31. The delivery of some City services on Memorial Day may be affected by the holiday as well. Please see the list below for details. >more 
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05/27/10  Mayor Swearengin Announces Community-Wide Initiative to End Cycle of Homelessness in Fresno
Saying that every City resident can be a part of ending and preventing homelessness in Fresno, Mayor Ashley Swearengin today announced the launch of Fresno First Steps Home, a comprehensive, community-wide initiative to address homelessness in our community. Mayor Swearengin set a goal of raising $1 million a year in private donations to be used for Fresno First Steps Home, a City-sponsored nonprofit that will raise funds through individual donations, local businesses and grants. In turn, the funds raised will be granted to area nonprofits and public service providers who are working to implement Fresno’s 10-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness. >more 
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05/27/10  Mayor's State Of City Address To Be Webcast Live Today
Mayor Ashley Swearengin today will deliver her annual state of the city address to a sold out audience of more than 900 people at the Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center exhibit hall in downtown Fresno. Beginning at noon, the event will be streamed live on the City’s video page - http://www.fresno.gov/video >more 
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05/27/10  Travelers Benefit From A New, Expanded Security Screening Checkpoint At Fresno Yosemite International Airport
Fresno Yosemite International Airport announces the completion of the terminal modernization and improvement work with the opening of the new security screening checkpoint. The screening area has been expanded from 576 square feet to over 5,000 square feet to help minimize passenger congestion during peak travel times and accommodate future passenger growth. Additional improvements include: • Additional seating for post screening convenience • New LCD flight message and safety monitors• Expanded entrance and exits to and from security and boarding gate areas• Three central offices for Transportation Security Administration personnel The opening of the security checkpoint marks the completion of a 3-year, $17. >more 
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05/19/10  Mayor Swearengin Hails Benefits of Bringing Veterans Home to Fresno
Mayor Ashley Swearengin today said a new $158 million veterans home in Fresno will bring significant economic benefits to the City as well as providing high-level care for deserving veterans. Mayor Swearengin joined Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and government and veterans officials at a groundbreaking ceremony for the veterans home in southwest Fresno. >more 
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