2010 News Releases



09/20/10  Construction Underway on Unique Project Providing Affordable Housing to Disabled Residents
Construction is currently underway on the first ever affordable housing project developed by the City of Fresno specifically for persons with physical disabilities. Arbor Court Apartments in southeast Fresno will feature one and two bedroom units and will be fully ADA compliant. Amenities will include roll-in baths, accessible sinks, grab bars, expanded doorways, and lowered light switches. >more 
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09/16/10  Volunteer Effort Continues at Fresno Parks
As a part of Mayor Swearengin’s on-going Serve Fresno initiative, the City of Fresno is seeking support from the public to help beautify Fresno’s parks. The project continues this Saturday, September 11, as crews will be dispatched to either Einstein Neighborhood Park, 3566 E. Dakota, or Al Radka Neighborhood Park, 5897 E. >more 
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09/16/10  City Hosts Dinkey Creek Diabetes Retreat for Fresno Families
A $10,000 donation from the Hillblom Foundation is allowing 20 families from the City’s summer fitness camp to continue their health and nutrition learning this weekend (September 17-19) at a Dinkey Creek Retreat for Diabetes. The retreat will focus on diabetes education and prevention for the entire family and will be mixed with hikes and other fun activities in the great outdoors. Campers will stay at Camp Fresno, a unique mountain retreat owned by the City of Fresno which features family cabins as well as dorms to host small and large groups. >more 
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09/09/10  Volunteers Sought for Beautification of City Parks
As a part of Mayor Swearengin’s on-going Serve Fresno initiative, the City of Fresno is seeking support from the public to help beautify Fresno’s parks. The project continues this Saturday, September 11, as crews will be dispatched to either Einstein Neighborhood Park, 3566 E. Dakota, or Al Radka Neighborhood Park, 5897 E. >more 
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09/07/10  Mayor Swearengin Kicks Off 8-week Citizens Academy
Mayor Ashley Swearengin will give 40 local residents, business people and students an introduction to the inner-workings of City Hall tonight as the latest Fresno Citizens Academy gets underway at 6 p.m. The program is designed to provide individuals from the community with a close-up look at city government issues and to promote civic participation. >more 
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09/02/10  Labor Day Schedule for City of Fresno Offices and Services
City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 6. The delivery of some City services on September 6 may be affected by the holiday as well. Please see the list below for details. >more 
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09/02/10  FEMA Honors Fresno Citizen Corps for Emergency Preparedness Efforts
The Fresno Citizen Corps Council has been honored by the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) for its efforts to prepare the local community for unforeseen emergencies. FEMA announced the winners of its 2010 National Citizen Corps Achievement Awards yesterday. Citizen Corps is a nationwide, grassroots movement to engage civic leaders and the public in community safety and disaster preparedness. >more 
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08/30/10  Fresno Citizen Corps Earns National Recognition
The Fresno Citizen Corps Council has been named as National Citizen Corps Achievement Award Finalist. Citizen Corps is a nationwide, grassroots movement to engage civic leaders and the public in community safety and disaster preparedness. The Fresno Citizen Corps Council, which oversees local efforts, was notified of the recognition by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) this week. >more 
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08/27/10  Fresno Expands Public Outreach With Launch of City YouTube Channel
Fresno City Hall is expanding its use of social media to keep the public informed about local issues and to share its stories with others around the globe. The City has created a dedicated Internet video channel on YouTube and has produced more than a dozen informational segments on a range of topics including homelessness, volunteerism, business licensing, emergency preparedness and downtown revitalization.The channel is managed by the City of Fresno Communications Department. >more 
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08/27/10  Fire Chief Randy Bruegman Picked to Lead Anaheim Fire Department
Fresno Fire Chief Randy Bruegman is expected to be formally appointed on Tuesday to fill the vacant Fire Chief position in the City of Anaheim, California. Chief Bruegman, who has served as Fire Chief for the City of Fresno since September, 2003, will begin his new duties on October 11, pending confirmation of his appointment by the Anaheim City Council. In Fresno, Chief Bruegman oversees a department of 393 personnel and a coverage area of 336 square miles with a budget of $45 million. >more 
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