2010 News Releases



11/05/10  Business Disaster Preparedness Expert Comes to Fresno 
An expert on disaster preparedness and recovery will speak to local business people and community leaders in two free workshops next week. Donna Childs, whose small business was directly affected by the events of 9/11, will discuss the steps organizations can take now to prepare for natural and man-made disasters, as well as more common occurrences such as computer failures, power outages, fires, environmental hazards and human errors.Childs, author of ‘Prepare for the Worst, Plan for the Best: Disaster Preparedness and Recovery for Small Businesses,’ will speak at the Governor’s Small Business Conference on Wednesday, November 10. >more 
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11/04/10  Central Valley to Receive $4.3 Billion for High Speed Rail
Mayor Ashley Swearengin celebrated an announcement today by the California High Speed Rail Authority that the Central Valley will now receive approximately $4.3 billion in funding allocated to support construction of the state’s high speed rail system. Newly issued guidelines require all federal and matching funds allocated to date for the project be spent exclusively on either the Merced to Fresno or Fresno to Bakersfield portion of the project. >more 
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11/04/10  City Technology Practices Earn Statewide Recognition
An Award for Excellence in Information Technology Practices has been presented to the City of Fresno by the Municipal Information Systems Association of California (MISAC). The award recognizes local government agencies for exceeding industry standards in the efficient and innovative use of information technology. The award signifies that the City of Fresno Information Services Department has been rated “outstanding” in six MISAC standards, including budget, strategic planning, web services, customer satisfaction, governance and security. >more 
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11/02/10  Two Downtown Buildings Added to Local Register of Historic Resources
Two downtown buildings constructed in the early 1900s have received official historic designation from the Fresno City Council. The Rowell home in the Jefferson neighborhood and the United Grocers Warehouse adjacent to the Santa Fe railroad tracks were added to Fresno’s Local Register of Historic Resources by unanimous vote on October 28. The George and Adelphia Rowell Home, built in 1903, was designed by Alexander Culbertson Swartz, a leading architect in the early 20th century. >more 
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10/26/10  Company Volunteers Clean Up and Repair Legion of Valor
Sixty volunteers affiliated with Pinnacle Property Management will work in shifts to “LOVE the LOV” and beautify the interior and grounds of the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, home to the Legion of Valor (LOV), in downtown Fresno Wednesday, October 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m >more 
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10/26/10  Traffic Bureau Receives Third National Honor
Police Chief Jerry Dyer accepted a first place National Traffic Safety Award today (10/26) at the International Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference in Orlando, Florida. The National Law Enforcement Challenge recognizes and awards the best overall traffic safety programs in the United States. The program focuses on agencies efforts to enforce laws and educate the public about occupant protection, impaired driving and speeding. >more 
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10/26/10  City Recognizes 2010 Disability Advisory Commission Achievement Award Winners
Each year, the City of Fresno Disability Advisory Commission (DAC) recognizes an individual and an organization that have improved the quality of life for individuals with disabilities in Fresno. This year, the winner of the DAC’s individual Achievement Award is Ms. Rosemary Diaz. >more 
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10/22/10  New Directories Will Highlight Fresno Businesses, Encourage Residents and Visitors to Buy Locally
Mayor Ashley Swearengin today announced that two new directories will highlight businesses in the City of Fresno to emphasize the importance of supporting locally owned businesses. Joined by Fresno Bee Publisher Will Fleet, Mayor Swearengin announced the launch of the City’s first “Directory of Neighbor-Owned Businesses,” a special edition publication that will be included in the Fresno Bee on Saturday, Oct. 23, and distributed to 75,000 Fresno residences. >more 
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10/21/10  Mayor Swearengin Presents Mid-Year Plan to Address Budget Shortfall
Mayor Ashley Swearengin today presented a combination of departmental reductions, labor concessions and citywide adjustments to address a $10.175 million shortfall in the fiscal year 2011 budget and keep the City on the path to long-term financial stability. “We continue to have to make very difficult choices, but every step that we take is a step closer to long-term financial health for our city,” Mayor Swearengin said. “While the strategies that we’re proposing are difficult and very painful, they also are designed to have as little impact as possible on direct service to the public >more 
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10/19/10  City Plans to Repair and Restore Granite Park Sports Complex
Mayor Ashley Swearengin outlined the City’s strategy to repair and reuse the Granite Park sports complex and proposed beginning negotiations with a credible and experienced national firm to operate the facility. Under the city’s plan, the Granite Park facilities could open in time for the spring 2011 sports season. Mayor Swearengin said the City’s proposal, which will be presented to Fresno City Council for action at its Oct. 21 meeting, calls for the city to begin negotiations with Big League Dreams of Chino, California, a nationwide firm that manages municipal sports and recreation complexes, on a long-term management and profit-sharing agreement >more 
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