This Week at City Hall - Fiscal 2013 Mid-Year Budget
Swearengin Administration Releases Fiscal Year 2013 Mid-Year Budget Documents
The Swearengin Administration last week provided a Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Update to Fresno City Council. As part of the update, the Administration released the following documents:
  •  A PowerPoint presentation that outlines the status of the City’s General Fund, steps that have been taken to address fiscal challenges, and major budget challenges for 2014.  The PowerPoint is available here.
  • Five-year budget projection assumptions that include detailed information on revenues, expenditures and transfers.  The document is available here.
  • A spreadsheet outlining General Fund five-year projections with privatized residential solid waste.  The spreadsheet is available here.
Public Tickets Still Available for 2013 Fresno Food Expo
Tickets for the public portion of the third annual Fresno Food Expo are still available, according to the City of Fresno and the Fresno Food Expo team.
Tickets priced at $40 are available at  A special $10 off discount is available if you purchase at Peak Broadcasting, 1071 W. Shaw, and a $5 off discount is available to people who “Like” the Fresno Food Expo page on Facebook.  A limited number of discounted tickets will be available.  Tickets also can be purchased at any Ticketmaster Box Office.
The Fresno Food Expo will be held at the Fresno Convention on Thursday, March 14. The public portion will take place from 5-8 p.m.
At the Food Expo, the public can taste and discover samples from 110 of the finest food and beverage producers from the eight-county San Joaquin Valley region.  The unique regional food show provides the Valley’s finest food growers, producers, brewers and winemakers an opportunity to exhibit their products to local, national, and international retail buyers, foodservice and chefs during the day – and to food enthusiasts in the evening.
More than 75 percent of the exhibitor spaces have been reserved, including 21 new companies that have not previously been showcased at the past two Expos.
More information on the Fresno Food Expo is available at
Spring/Summer Watering Schedule Now in Effect
The spring/summer watering schedule for all City of Fresno water customers began on Saturday, March 2, and will run until Nov. 30.
The Department of Public Utilities’ Water Division requires all City customers to conduct outside watering on the following days and times:

ODD numbered addresses (addresses that end in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9) – Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays.
EVEN numbered addresses (addresses that end in 0, 2, 4, 6, 8) – Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays. 
There is no watering between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.  There also is no watering permitted on Mondays.
In addition to following the required watering schedule, the City recommends that customers should set their automatic sprinkler times off the hour, such as 10:43 p.m., 1:57 a.m. or 4:26 a.m.
Mayor Swearengin’s Schedule
While some of these activities outlined below are not public meetings, these are some of the issues being addressed by Mayor Swearengin:
  • Joining representatives from  Union Bank for an important announcement related to the Fresno Food Expo;
  • Speaking at graduation ceremonies for the graduating class of the Fresno Leading Young Professionals’ Downtown Academy.
  • Meeting with leaders of the Fresno Promise Neighborhood program, an effort to break the cycle of poverty in neighborhoods with high concentrations of poverty.
  • Participating in an executive committee meeting of the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley, a public-private partnership that addresses economic, environmental and social issues in the eight-county region.
This Week’s Meeting
  • Planning Commission meeting, Council Chambers, Wednesday, March 6, 6 p.m.
  • Fresno City Council meeting, Council Chambers, Thursday, March 7, 8:30 a.m.  The agenda for the meeting is here.
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