2012 Press Releases



12/21/12  City of Fresno Provides Question-and-Answer Document on Residential Solid Waste Franchise Implementation
FRESNO – The City of Fresno has developed a question-and-answer document in anticipation of frequent questions city residents may have about the franchise for collection of residential solid waste. City Council today took final action on creating the franchise.When does this change go into effect?Beginning Monday, March 4, 2013, your weekly trash (including garbage, recycling, and green waste) services will be provided by Mid Valley Disposal, the private business that was successful in the bidding process.Do I need to do anything to transfer my account to the private hauler?No, the City will provide your account information to Mid Valley, and they will seamlessly continue the service currently provided by the City with no change >more 
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12/18/12  City of Fresno Announces Bi-Annual Historic Preservation Awards
FRESNO – Mayor Ashley Swearengin today announced the winners of the City’s 2012 Historic Preservation Awards to honor individuals or groups who have demonstrated excellence in the restoration of an historic building, leadership in preservatioin planning or neighborhood revitalization.The winners will be recognized in a ceremony at City Council’s Thursday, Dec. 20, meeting at 8:30 a.m >more 
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12/17/12  Federal Report Shows Fresno, Madera Counties With 4th-Largest Decrease in Total Homeless from 2011 to 2012 - Mayor Swearengin: Partnerships are ‘Producing Results’
FRESNO – Mayor Ashley Swearengin today said a federal report on homelessness shows a significant decline in the number of total homeless in Fresno and Madera counties, indicating that the community’s collaborative approach with partner agencies is producing results.A recently released U.S. >more 
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12/13/12  City of Fresno Issues Statement on Pinedale Water Issue
FRESNO –Assistant City Manager Bruce Rudd today issued the following statement concerning the Pinedale water situation: "There appears to be a misunderstanding with regard to the letter that the City of Fresno sent to the Pinedale County Water District related to water service and the pending expiration of our 1985 agreement. To be clear, it has never been the City of Fresno's intention to shut off water service to the Pinedale Water District or its customers, but it remains our goal that the parties meet so that the terms of an extension or new agreement can be negotiated as soon as possible. "The parties have reached an agreement that has postponed the current legal action pending further negotiations. >more 
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12/12/12  This Week at City Hall - Community-Capacity Building
Community Capacity-building Work to Begin in El Dorado, Southwest Neighborhoods  Mayor Swearengin is pleased to announce that work will begin this week in both the El Dorado and Southwest neighborhoods toward effective community capacity building.  Thanks to the work of the Building Neighborhood Capacity Program (BNCP) Cross-Sector Partnership and the Neighborhood Anchor Partners, the first site visit involving community leaders, residents and neighborhood stakeholders will take place in two of Fresno’s most neglected communities. Technical experts from the Center for the Study of Social Policy will be meeting this week at each neighborhood to begin the process by facilitating a discussion among residents and engaged neighborhood stakeholders, with the initial goal of collecting input about their needs in the neighborhood.  These experts will introduce participants to a template designed to create and expand on neighborhood revitalization, determine a baseline of the current levels of capacity and set targets that will help identify the type of technical needs necessary >more 
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11/30/12  Mayor Swearengin: Council’s Residential Solid Waste Vote Is ‘Important Step Forward’
Fresno, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin today thanked the Fresno City Council for taking a significant step toward awarding a franchise for residential solid waste services, a move that would lower ratepayers’ waste collection rates by 17 percent and provide the City with an additional $2.5 million annually to provide for core municipal services such as police and fire services and parks.“These are extremely difficult times, and none of our options are easy at this point. >more 
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11/29/12  City of Fresno Preparing for Predicted Storms
FRESNO --City of Fresno staff are actively monitoring the approaching series of storms and preparing for possible impacts. The City’s Streets Maintenance Division is on standby to clear debris from roads and storm drains. The public is encouraged to report clogged storm drains, fallen tree limbs in roadways and other hazards by calling 621-CITY. >more 
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11/29/12  City of Fresno Winter Watering Schedule Begins Dec. 1
FRESNO -- The winter watering schedule will be in effect for all City of Fresno water customers beginning Saturday, Dec. 1. The Department of Public Utilities’ Water Division requires all City customers to conduct outside watering on the following times and days: ODD Numbered Addresses:(Addresses that end in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9)SATURDAYS ONLY EVEN Numbered Addresses:(Addressed that end in 0, 2, 4, 6, 8)SUNDAYS ONLY WATERING TIMES: ANYTIME DURING APPROVED WATER DAY The winter watering schedule begins on December 1 of each year and runs through March 1 to avoid unnecessary overwatering. >more 
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11/28/12  This Week at City Hall - Digital Award
Survey Names City of Fresno Top 10 Digital Government City  The City of Fresno has been selected as a top-ranked digital government in the 12th annual Digital Cities Survey by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities program. The survey recognized Fresno as number 10 in the nation in cities with populations of 250,000 or more. >more 
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11/27/12  Survey Names City of Fresno Top 10 Digital Government City
FRESNO – The City of Fresno has been selected as a top-ranked digital government in the 12th annual Digital Cities Survey by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities program.The survey recognized Fresno as number 10 in the nation in cities with populations of 250,000 or more. >more 
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