This Week at City Hall 5/23/2011

Budget workshops and hearings will dominate the week

This week will be dominated by City Council workshops and hearings focusing on Mayor Swearengin’s proposed fiscal year 2012 budget. The challenging economic times require difficult and prudent decisions, and these meetings are an important opportunity for council members and the public to participate in that decision-making process .

Here is the schedule of council budget workshops this week to be held in council chambers as well as dates for other important actions:

Monday, May 23 – (8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 5 p.m.)

  • General Fund overview
  • Airports
  • Finance

Tuesday, May 24 – (8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 5 p.m.)

  • City Clerk
  • City Attorney
  • Fire
  • Police

Wednesday, May 25 – (11 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 5 p.m.)

  • Public Utilities
  • Public Works

Thursday, May 26 – (8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 5 p.m.)

  • PersonnelWorkers’ compensation workshop
  • Transportation
  • Internal Services
  • Convention Center

Friday, May 27 – (8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 5 p.m.)

  • Mayor/City Manager’s Office
  • Council
  • Development and Resource Management
  • ParksBudget and Management Studies/CDBG
  • General City Purpose

Monday, June 20, through Thursday, June 23

  • Motions and voting

Friday, June 24

  • Final adoption

More information on Mayor Swearengin’s proposed fiscal year 2012 budget is available on the City’s website at

Mayor Swearengin’s Activities

While some of these activities outlined below are not public meetings, these are some of the issues being addressed this week by Mayor Swearengin:

  • Meeting with the Lowell Neighborhood Association and Union de Familias to discuss issues of interest to the Lowell community, including an upcoming initiative related to adult education;
  • Honoring United Way of Fresno County and its terrific partners at the Community Partnership Appreciation Breakfast;
  • Welcoming the chair of the National Endowment of the Arts to Fresno for a visit to downtown and the Fulton Mall;
  • Discussing Union Pacific’s current and future role in the San Joaquin Valley with company officials;
  • Joining representatives of Fresno County and other cities throughout the county at the monthly meeting of the Fresno County Council of Governments.

‘Go Green and Clean’ at Nielsen Park on June 4

Each Saturday, volunteers are hard at work in our “Go Green and Clean” park beautification program. Volunteers participate in basic park care through litter removal, flower bed raking, pruning, painting, graffiti removal and other light tasks from 8 a.m. to noon.

After taking a week off for Memorial Day, the program will resume on Saturday, June 4. Volunteers are needed to work at Nielsen Park, 1730 S. Fruit.

Volunteers are encouraged to wear long pants, hats, gloves and sun block and bring plenty of drinking water. Basic work tools and supplies will be provided by the City of Fresno. Each volunteer will be required to complete a volunteer form and waiver.

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