Press Releases



04/17/07  Mayor Autry To Address Homeless Needs And Concerns
The City and County are working with the Fresno Rescue Mission and Poverello House to provide temporary housing solutions for the chronically homeless in our community. WHEN: Tuesday, April 17, 2006 at 1:00 pm WHERE: North of the Fresno Rescue Mission on ‘G’ Street Outdoors WHO: Mayor Alan AutryCounty Supervisor, Bob Waterston City Councilmember, Jerry DuncanCity Councilmember, Cynthia SterlingCounty Administrative Officer, Bart BohnFresno City Manager, Andy SouzaCEO, Fresno Rescue Mission, Rev. Larry J. >more 
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04/13/07  City Official Announces Resignation
Deputy Mayor Roger Montero has announced his resignation, effective today. In accepting his resignation, City Manager Andy Souza stated, “I would like to thank Mr. Montero for his six plus years of dedication and hard work on behalf of the people of Fresno. >more 
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04/06/07  City Continues As Environmental Leader
On Tuesday, April 10, 2007, the Fresno City Council will consider a large solar power generating project planned for Fresno Yosemite International Airport. The solar project will cover approximately 25 acres and is just one of the City’s latest initiatives as an environmental leader to improve sustainability and energy efficiency. The Airport solar project will be the single largest solar installation at any airport in the country.Mayor Autry stated, “This project further establishes Fresno as a national leader amongst municipal governments in the innovative use of renewal energy and protecting the environment >more 
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04/05/07  Patrons Find Parking A Plenty On Grizzlies Opening Day
City Parking Services change the way they do business for patrons of the Grizzlies game on opening day and throughout the season. In an effort to provide an enjoyable experience for baseball fans, City of Fresno Parking Services has re-configured the parking meters around Chukchansi Park to provide parking for the entire game, including post game fireworks. Fans will find safe, ample, well lit parking available at surrounding City Parking Garages and the Pedi-cabs will be available for a fun ride on your way to the park. >more 
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03/30/07  FAX Drivers Compete In The 2007 FAX Bus Roadeo
The Department of Transportation/FAX will hold its 2007 Bus Roadeo at the FAX Yard in the Municipal Service Center on Saturday, March 31, 2007, from 8 a.m. to 12 Noon. >more 
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03/27/07  STRONG WINDS, DOWNED TREES FORCE PARK CLOSURE
Effective 3:30pm today, the Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services has closed Roeding Park for the safety of the public. Saturated grounds and heavy wind patterns are to blame for the loss of a large Eucalyptus and a large Pine tree inside the park. No one was injured and crews are working quickly to remove the trees and prevent further damage. >more 
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03/13/07  The City Of Fresno Enhances Free Trolley Service For Midday Customers In The Downtown Area
The City of Fresno Department of Transportation/Fresno Area Express (FAX) is providing more stops, more choices, and greater convenience on its free Midday Trolley service to enhance customer service. Beginning Monday, March 12, 2007, the Midday Trolley stops at five additional locations along its route to add convenience when traveling between downtown destinations such as Courthouse Park, the Galleria, City Hall, Amtrak Station, Convention Center, Fulton Mall, and area restaurants. The Midday Trolley operates in Downtown Fresno weekdays from 11:30 a.m >more 
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03/09/07  Interactive Voice Response System Provides Convenience For City Utility Customers
The City of Fresno initiated an automated system to improve service to customers with questions about their utilities and to schedule permitting inspections. The City of Fresno has implemented an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system for their Utility Billing and Building and Safety divisions. Using a telephone keypad, this computerized system allows the caller to select options from a voice activated menu that interacts with the City’s Utilities and Permitting computer systems. >more 
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03/08/07  City Partners for Repair of Rail Crossings
The City of Fresno Public Works Department received authorization from City Council this week to move forward with a cooperative agreement with the San Joaquin Valley Railroad for the repair of sixteen railroad crossings.This agreement identifies sixteen locations where the City of Fresno and San Joaquin Valley Railroad will work together to repair rough crossings. The City is prohibited from working within the track area so the crossing repairs must be done by the operating railroad San Joaquin Valley Railroad. >more 
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03/08/07  City of Fresno To Remove Traffic Signal on West Avenue just South of Herndon Avenue
The traffic signal on West Avenue just South of Herndon Avenue (near Jack’s Car Wash) will be removed Friday and Saturday, March 16th & 17th, 2007. In response to concerns about traffic congestion, signal spacing, and delays associated with the signal from residents, motorists and property owners, City staff evaluated the signal and determined based on traffic volumes that the signal is not warranted. Public Works Traffic Engineering staff studied the intersection in the Summer of 2006 to evaluate if it met warrants for Left-turn Signal Phasing. >more 
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