2010 News Releases



01/15/10  City Preparing for Predicted Storms
City of Fresno staff are actively monitoring the approaching series of storms and preparing for possible impacts. The National Weather Service is forecasting storms throughout the week, beginning Sunday, which could cumulatively produce 3-6 inches of rainfall. The City’s Streets Maintenance Division is on standby to clear debris from roads and storm drains. >more 
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01/14/10  GRAND OPENING OF FIGARDEN LOOP PARK SET FOR SATURDAY
The newest park facility in the City of Fresno will officially open to the public on Saturday at 1 p.m. with an event showcasing its many unique features. >more 
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01/14/10  City Staff Recognized for Quality of Budget Work
The City of Fresno has been honored with a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from an international organization for meeting “the highest principles of government budgeting.” The award is given by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA), an organization dedicated to enhancing the professional management of governments for the public benefit. The City’s Budget and Management Studies Division received the award for its FY2010 budget presentation. >more 
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01/13/10  City’s Planning and Development Department Receives Historic Preservation Award 
The City of Fresno’s Planning and Development Department has been awarded a 2009 Governor’s Historic Preservation Award for its 2008 publication, Architecture, Ethnicity and Historic Landscapes of California’s San Joaquin Valley.Fresno is one of 12 statewide projects that will be honored at a ceremony and reception at the Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park in Sacramento on January 20th. Karana Hattersley-Drayton, Historic Preservation Officer for the City, will accept the award on behalf of the Department. >more 
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01/05/10  Mayor Swearengin Issues Statement on Met Closing
Mayor Ashley Swearengin today issued the following statement after Fresno Metropolitan Museum officials announced that the museum will be closing its doors indefinitely effective today: “This is a sad day for the City of Fresno and the San Joaquin Valley because the Met has contributed so much to our region over the past 25 years. Today’s announcement is an unfortunate reflection of the challenging economic circumstances that museums throughout the country have been facing in recent years. “The Met’s patrons, supporters and staff deserve our sincere appreciation for the critical role they have played in our City’s cultural landscape since the 1980s. >more 
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