2010 News Releases



08/26/10  Volunteers Sought for Beautification Effort at 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. Beginning this Saturday, August 28, community volunteers are invited to help spruce up City parks in need of litter removal, flower bed raking, painting, pruning and other light tasks. Two parks will be identified each week for the project, which will augment the efforts of City maintenance crews. >more 
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08/26/10  Mayor Swearengin: City of Fresno Facing $12 Million Shortfall in FY 2011 Budget
Citing the “unrelenting nature of this economic recession,” Mayor Ashley Swearengin today said the City of Fresno faces a $12 million shortfall in the fiscal year 2011 budget. Mayor Swearengin said she will present a mid-year budget-balancing plan to City Council on Oct. 21. >more 
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08/26/10  Cooling Centers Remain Open
With temperatures forecast to be above 105 again today, City of Fresno Cooling Centers will remain open. Residents may visit Mosqueda Community Center, Pinedale Community Center, Ted C. Wills Community Center and the Frank H. >more 
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08/24/10  Cooling Centers Open Tuesday & Wednesday
The forecast of high heat over the next few days has triggered activation of City of Fresno Cooling Centers today and tomorrow. Residents may visit Mosqueda Community Center, Pinedale Community Center, Ted C. Wills Community Center and the Frank H. >more 
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08/24/10  Historic Meux Home Restoration Work Begins
Although the historic Meux Home in downtown Fresno looks as grand as ever from the street, in fact this renowned local landmark is in need of repair. On Tuesday, August 24, crews will begin work to repair the roof of the main house and rehabilitate many of its architectural features. The Queen Anne style residence of Dr. >more 
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08/24/10  Mayor Swearengin Hosts Community Town Hall Meeting
WHO:  Mayor Ashley Swearengin and all City Department headsWHAT: Community Town Hall Meeting WHEN: Wednesday, August 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.WHERE: Saint Anthony Mary Claret Catholic Church               2494 South Chestnut Avenue, Fresno, CA 93725              Major cross streets – Jensen and Chestnut FRESNO, CA – The Mayor’s Community Advisory Panel (CAP) is pleased to announce the fifth town hall meeting with Mayor Ashley Swearengin and Fresno residents on Wednesday, August 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m >more 
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08/20/10  City and County Partnership Helps Local Companies and Job Seekers
Thousands of additional job seekers in Fresno are now covered by a program providing tax incentives to businesses that hire them. Working together, the City and County of Fresno have successfully expanded Targeted Employment Areas (TEA) to include previously ineligible homes and apartments. The change improves the job prospects for unemployed or underemployed residents locally and increases the number of eligible workers for businesses located in City and County Enterprise Zones. >more 
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08/18/10  Mayor Swearengin Announces That City Employee Compensation Information Will Be Posted Online
Mayor Ashley Swearengin today issued the following statement related to the disclosure of compensation information for City employees: “Following reports of outrageous compensation packages provided to City of Bell officials in southern California, we immediately responded to public and media inquiries by listing the salaries of senior managers and elected officials online two weeks ago. “We understand and support the public’s right to know the compensation provided to public employees. As a result, we are following up on the action from several weeks ago with a full disclosure of all employees’ compensation within the next week. >more 
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08/16/10  Tuolumne Street Bridge to be Closed Temporarily
City of Fresno officials today announced that the Tuolumne Street bridge, which spans from Broadway to F Street, will remain temporarily closed as a result of damage sustained in a fire Saturday. City Public Works Department Director Patrick Wiemiller said the decision was made after careful inspection by the City’s engineers and a local licensed structural engineer. The engineers expressed full faith in the bridge’s ability to support its own weight, so there is no imminent danger of a collapse of the bridge. >more 
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08/12/10  Friant Road Southbound Lanes to Reopen Ahead of Schedule
City of Fresno Public Works Department officials today announced that southbound Friant Road from Shepherd to State Route 41 will reopen Friday, August 13, approximately six weeks ahead of schedule. All southbound lanes are expected to be open at approximately 2 p.m. The $1 >more 
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