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07/16/06  Intersection Closure Temperance Avenue at Shields Avenue
(FRESNO , CA June 16, 2006) Beginning June 19, 2006, the intersection at Temperance Avenue and Shields Avenue will be closed for 10 working days in order to reconstruct the intersection. The reconstruction will include repaving, curb returns, and ADA compliant ramps. Traffic Control devices and a detour will be in place. >more 
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07/10/06  City of Fresno Moves To Complete Herndon Avenue Project
(FRESNO , CA July 10, 2006) - Based upon direction from the City Council, the City of Fresno’s City Attorney Office and Public Works Department continue to work towards the completion of improvements on Herndon Avenue. These activities are complicated by requirements of the agreement with the former contractor, as well as Federal and State requirements which, if not followed, will jeopardize the 1.7 million dollars needed to complete the project. >more 
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07/07/06  New Policy Makes City ParksEnjoyable For All City Residents
(FRESNO , CA July 7, 2006) - In an effort to provide greater opportunity for all Fresno residents to enjoy the City is offering a new, discounted Annual Pass to low-income Fresno residents. To obtain the discounted passes, a family must qualify for and utilize PG&E’s family assistance program, FERA. As of July, 1, 2006, the Annual Regional Parks passes are available to Fresno residents only. >more 
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07/07/06  City Of Fresno Seeks Community Input On Future Of Fulton Mall
Recognizing that community input is critical to the success of the future of the Fulton Mall, the public is invited to share their ideas, concerns and vision for the future of Fresno’s downtown area that is considered to be the Fulton Mall; also known as the Central business District Redevelopment Area, bounded by Tuolumne, Van Ness, Inyo, and Broadway and H streets. The City welcomes citizens to the following meetings: Wednesday, July 12Ted C. Wills Center770 N. >more 
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06/21/06  City Residents Have Opportunity To Rid Themselves Of Their Spare Tires
(FRESNO , CA June 21, 2006) City of Fresno provides residents the opportunity to get rid of their spare tires for free at the City of Fresno Waste Tire Amnesty Day event. The City of Fresno Code Enforcement Waste Tire team will be conducting their second Waste Tire Amnesty Day on Saturday, June 24, 2006 from 8:00am through 1:00pm at a Bullard High School. Citizens who reside in the stated target area may dispose of up to six tires for free while those who reside outside of the target area may dispose of their spare tires for a one dollar fee. >more 
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06/19/06  Rene Ramirez Appointed As Public Utilities Director
(FRESNO , CA June 19, 2006) City of Fresno City Manager, Andy Souza, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rene Ramirez as Public Utilities Director effective June 14, 2006. Through his consistent and deliberate management as Interim Public Utilities Director, the Public Utilities Department continued to offer excellent service to the public, despite several key leadership changes. During this time, Mr. >more 
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06/16/06  Mayor Autry Supports Governors Plan To Provide Healthcare For All Children
(FRESNO , CA June 16, 2006) – City of Fresno, Mayor Alan Autry, is calling on all of the legislature; Republican, Democrat, and Independent to support the Governor’s position on providing healthcare for all children. At a news conference Thursday, Governor Schwarzenegger proposed $22 million of the States’ budget be earmarked for county health-insurance programs to cover all children, including those who are undocumented. Supportive of the Governors proposal, Mayor Autry stated, “To support secure borders and the support of healthcare for all children are not two opposing positions. >more 
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06/14/06  City Of Fresno Budget Hearing Focuses On The Police Department And Public Utilities
(FRESNO , CA June 14, 2006) Fresno’s City Council focuses their attention on the proposed budget initiatives for the Fresno Police and Public Utility Departments for fiscal year 2006-2007on Thursday, June 15, beginning at 6:00 pm in Council Chambers at City Hall. Police Chief, Jerry Dyer, will continue his presentation on the ‘smart policing’ initiatives that include video policing and the Mayor’s Gang Prevention Initiative, a proven, successful model that uses proactive and collaborative approaches to confronting gang violence and social problems facing at-risk youth and residents. Public Utilities Director, Rene Ramirez, will present initiatives that include the formation of a Utility Rate Commission to study current utility rates and service delivery systems, in order to create a long-term, strategic plan that includes community education and outreach on current utility rate structures. >more 
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06/12/06  City Of Fresno Budget Hearing Focuses On City Planning, Personnel And Parks, Recreation And Community Services
(FRESNO , CA June 12, 2006) – Fresno’s City Council takes their budget hearings back to City Hall tonight beginning at 6pm in Council Chambers where presentations will focus on the proposed budgets for the City Planning, Parks, Recreation and Community Services, and Personnel departments for fiscal year 2006-2007. City Planning Director, Nick Yovino, will continue to present proposed initiatives included in the Planning budget that are sure to improve affordable housing and economic development activities for the downtown area. Parks, Recreation and Community Services Director, Randall Cooper, will present the department’s budget which includes on-going initiatives that have proven to empower City youth, save taxpayers money, and improve the City’s General Fund. >more 
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06/09/06  City Management Responds To Allegations Of Filtering Information
(FRESNO , CA June 9, 2006) – City Manager, Andy Souza, together with Assistant City Manager, Jon Ruiz, and Interim Director of Public Utilities, Rene Ramirez, respond to allegations of “filtering information” presented to Council in a report on utility rates. City Council members were presented a draft report for utility rate studies on Wednesday that summarized four independent reports submitted by three individual consultants on four City utility divisions regarding rate structures. In response to Council President Duncan’s allegation that the “information was filtered before it reached Council”, Ramirez responded, “The alleged filtering of information is simply not true. >more 
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