2010 News Releases



06/30/10  Independence Day Schedule for City of Fresno Offices and Services
City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday on Monday, July 5. The delivery of some City services on July 5 may be affected by the holiday as well. Please see the list below for details. >more 
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06/29/10  FIRE AND POLICE AGENCIES JOIN FORCES TO PATROL FOR ILLEGAL FIREWORKS
A $1,250 fine awaits anyone caught using illegal fireworks this Fourth of July under a “No Tolerance” policy being enforced in local communities. The Fresno Fire Department, in partnership with Fresno police, City of Kerman police, North Central Fire Protection District and Fig Garden Fire Protection District, will be aggressively patrolling to ensure only “Safe and Sane” fireworks are used to celebrate the holiday this year. Illegal fireworks, including firecrackers, M-80s, M-100’s, cherry bombs, aerial shells and mortars, silver salutes, roman candles, helicopters and bottle rockets, account for over 92 percent of the fire damage and injuries caused by fireworks each year, according to the State Fire Marshal’s office. >more 
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06/28/10  City of Fresno Cooling Centers Activated Today
An expected high temperature above 105 degrees has triggered the activation of City of Fresno cooling centers today. The City will offer relief at 4 facilities located throughout the City from noon to 8 p.m. >more 
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06/28/10  Call for Nominations – Disability Advisory Commission (DAC) Achievement Award
The City of Fresno Disability Advisory Commission is accepting nominations for its 2010 Achievement Award. The DAC Achievement Award recognizes individuals and organizations that have improved the quality of life of residents or visitors with disabilities in the City of Fresno. This year, the nomination process coincides with the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. >more 
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06/25/10  Summer Camp Promotes Healthy Lifestyle for Kids
Fresno kids will be getting in better shape this summer thanks to a partnership between the City of Fresno and Kaiser Permanente. The City’s award-winning Healthy Lifestyle Fitness Camp is back this year offering 100 youngsters a summer filled with fun activities and learning about fitness, nutrition and health. Campers, ranging in age from 9-16, will participate in sports, nutrition, dance, cooking, art, science and games during the free, six week program. >more 
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06/25/10  Mayor Swearengin: Hard Budget Decisions Put City On Path to Fiscal Stability
Mayor Ashley Swearengin today issued the following statement after the Fresno City Council adopted the fiscal year 2011 budget: “The hard decisions that we made in this budget have put the City of Fresno on the path to fiscal stability. We are one step away from a structurally balanced budget for the first time in many years in Fresno. A structurally sound financial position is the foundation for everything we want to accomplish in the City of Fresno, and I am very pleased with our progress. “I appreciate the input we have received from the public and our employees as we have dealt with this very difficult budget >more 
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06/18/10  Mayor Swearengin: Additional Measure C Funds Will Allow All City Street Lights to Stay On
Mayor Ashley Swearengin today announced that an unexpected increase in Measure C funds received by the City of Fresno will allow the City to keep all 40,000 of its street lights operating in the next fiscal year. Mayor Swearengin said the City has received about $353,000 more in Measure C funds than anticipated for the current fiscal year. The additional funding, which will be carried over into the City’s fiscal year 2011budget, resulted from a slight increase in sales tax receipts in Fresno County in May. >more 
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06/16/10  Workshop Will Focus on Strengthening and Sustaining Local Independent Businesses
Local business owners will learn strategies for strengthening public support for independent restaurants and retailers at a workshop sponsored by the City of Fresno on Friday. The program, presented by the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA), will highlight the community and economic benefits of sustaining a strong base of local, independently-owned businesses. Workshop participants will hear success stories from other communities which have built a culture of local business support through effective branding, community education and a variety of other efforts. >more 
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06/15/10  Kid’s Camp Shows It’s Cool to Conserve
Over fifty local kids are ready to dive into water conservation in a big way this week at a city-sponsored Kid’s Camp at Woodward Park. The fifth annual half-day camp is free for all eight and nine year old City of Fresno kids and will take place on Wednesday, June 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p >more 
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06/04/10  City Business License Amnesty Deadline Approaches
Unlicensed businesses operating in the City of Fresno have until June 30th to come into compliance with local filing requirements or face potentially steep penalties. All businesses and professionals providing independent services within the City of Fresno (with a few limited exceptions) are required by law to maintain a valid business license. Those who operate without registering with the City are subject to a “failure to file” penalty equal to 20% of a business’ past due taxes. >more 
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