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05/09/13  City Manager Mark Scott Issues Statement on FPOA Offer
FRESNO – City Manager Mark Scott today issued the following statement about an offer by the Fresno Police Officers’ Association:“The offer by the FPOA today is a positive step, only in that they recognize the need to be part of the solution to the City’s financial challenges. However, the proposal presented is not a step forward. The City simply cannot afford the conditions they apply to the concessions. >more 
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05/09/13  Friant Road Improvement Project to Impact Traffic Beginning May 20
Fresno, CA – Road improvements on Friant Road between Chaplain and Copper will impact traffic in that area beginning Monday, May 20, until June 27.Temporary striping work will begin on Wednesday, May 15. The improvement work will begin on Monday, May 20, with removal and replacement of concrete. >more 
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04/29/13  Mayor Swearengin Applauds Nomination of Anthony Foxx As U.S. Transportation Secretary
Fresno, CA – Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin today applauded President Obama’s nomination of Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx as the U.S >more 
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04/22/13  James Tyner Selected as Fresno’s First Poet Laureate
Fresno, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin today announced that James Tyner, a Fresno County Public Library employee who conducts one of the longest-running free poetry series in the San Joaquin Valley, has been selected as the City of Fresno’s first Poet Laureate. His two-year term begins today. “James Tyner has built an impressive record of accomplishment, both through his work as a poet as well as his efforts in promoting community awareness of literary arts and making poetry accessible to a wide range of audiences,” Mayor Swearengin said. “I’m confident that James’ commitment and passion will expand the audience for poetry and promote the accomplishments of our local literary artists >more 
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04/22/13  Mayor Swearengin To Welcome IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Team to Fresno For Three-Week Engagement
Fresno – Mayor Ashley Swearengin will be welcoming a six-member global team from IBM’s Smarter Cities Challenge Grant program to Fresno at a kick-off event in Council Chambers at City Hall on Tuesday, April 23, at 11 a.m. Stakeholders from a number of local agencies and community groups will attend the event.In addition, representatives from federal agencies will discuss the activities of the federal Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) team and how their efforts will complement the work of the IBM team >more 
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04/05/13  City Celebrates Fresno History with Week of Activities May 3-11
FRESNO -- Mayor Ashley Swearengin has proclaimed May 3 – 11 “Historic Preservation Week” as part of the celebratory activities around the United States during the National Trust’s Historic Preservation Month. This year’s theme is “See, Save It, Celebrate It.”There will be plenty to see and celebrate in the variety of activities planned to promote awareness and appreciation for the region’s history and heritage. >more 
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03/28/13  Holiday Hours Set for City of Fresno Regional Parks
FRESNO -- In preparation for the large number of visitors anticipated at Fresno’s regional parks for the Easter holiday, the City of Fresno Department of Parks, After School, Recreation & Community Services (PARCS) will maintain extended hours of operation for Roeding and Woodward parks and the Regional Sports Complex on Sunday, March 31.The entrances to each regional park will be opened and staffed beginning at 6 a.m. >more 
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03/19/13  This Week at City Hall - Fresno Food Expo an Amazing Success
Fresno Food Expo an Amazing Success  By every measure, the third annual Fresno Food Expo, which highlights the San Joaquin Valley as the undisputed food capital of the world, was an amazing success. Last week’s Expo featured 106 food and beverage producers from the eight-county San Joaquin Valley and marked the debut of 55 new innovative products and packaging concepts.  The Valley-based food and beverage producers gained exposure and made connections with 643 regional, national and international foodservice and retail buyers, restaurant chefs and institutions. >more 
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03/18/13  More than 1,700 Buyers and Public Turn Out to Connect with Local Food Producers from the Undisputed Food Capital of the World @FresnoFoodExpo
Fresno, California – March 14, 2013 – The 3rdAnnual Fresno Food Expo, presented by Union Bank, held on March 14, 2013, was a huge success featuring 106 food and beverage producers from the 8-county San Joaquin Valley and marked the debut of 55 new innovative products and packaging concepts. These Valley-based food and beverage producers gained exposure and made connections with 643 pre-qualified regional, national and international foodservice and retail buyers, restaurant chefs and institutions. These record breaking numbers at the 2013 Fresno Food Expo reflect a 65% growth in number of participating exhibitors and a 370% growth in buyers since the first show in 2011. >more 
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03/14/13  Fresno’s Successor Agency Seeks Reversal of State Controller’s Order
FRESNO – The Successor Agency of the City of Fresno today issued a statement regarding the State Controller’s report finding to require the City of Fresno’s Housing Successor to transfer affordable housing assets to the Successor Agency and seek Oversight Board approval before transferring the assets back to the Housing Successor. This order has been anticipated by the City. Councilmember Oliver Baines, Chair of the Successor Agency, issued the following statement: “This is an outrageous finding. >more 
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