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09/23/16  Mayor, Assembly member Arambula Announce $70 Million in Greenhouse Gas Reduction Funding for Fresno 
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin and Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula today announced that the Brown Administration has recommended that the city of Fresno be allocated a minimum of 50% of this year's $140 million appropriation to the new California Strategic Growth Council Transformational Climate Communities Program. According to the California Regulatory Notice Register, a minimum of 25% will likely be going to the city of Los Angeles and the remainder to a third site yet to be determined. >more 
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09/19/16  City of Fresno Announces Results of 2-Week Freeway Litter Enforcement Patrol Program 
FRESNO, CA – Fresno City Manager Bruce Rudd, Councilmember Steve Brandau, and Police Captain Andrew Hall today updated the results of the Fresno Police Department’s freeway litter enforcement program in front of City Hall.Over the past two weeks, the enforcement program sent six motorcycle officers out to patrol highways 41, 168, and 180 daily between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p >more 
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09/01/16  Labor Day Holiday Schedule for City of Fresno Offices 
Fresno – City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 5, 2016. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, September 6. Here is the schedule for City of Fresno operations for the holiday: Airports: Administrative offices closed. >more 
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08/26/16  Moody’s Upgrades City of Fresno’s Ratings Again
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin today announced that for the second time in less than a year, Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded several bond ratings for the City of Fresno. The bond rating firm has upgraded the City’s Lease Revenue bond rating from Ba1 to Baa2, a two notch increase, the Convention Center bond rating from Ba2 to Baa3, also a two notch increase, and the City’s 2002 Pension Obligation Bonds and Judgment Obligation Bonds (POB/JOB) from Ba2 to Ba1. The Lease Revenue and Convention Center bonds now have an “investment grade” rating from Moody’s, while the POB/JOB bonds are one notch below investment grade. >more 
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08/24/16  City of Fresno Announces Receipt of SAFER Grant to Increase Fire Dept. Staffing
FRESNO, CA – The Fresno Fire Department (FFD) will hold a press conference on Thursday, August 25, at 8:30 a.m., at Fire Headquarters (located at 911 H Street) to announce the receipt of a SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) grant awarded to the City of Fresno earlier this month. >more 
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08/22/16  City of Fresno Announces New Assistant Director for Water and Wastewater Services for Department of Public Utilities
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin and City Manager Bruce Rudd today announced that Brian Spindor has been named the City of Fresno’s new Assistant Director for the Department of Public Utilities. Spindor, who will start work effective September 12, 2016, will be responsible for asset management and oversight of the City’s water and wastewater facilities as well as ensuring compliance of legal mandates for all water operations. Spindor is an accomplished professional with over 30 years of experience in civil engineering, asset and performance management, public health and safety, and the operations and maintenance of water, wastewater and stormwater systems. “Brian has proven management and leadership skills with plenty of experience leading diverse staffs under challenging conditions,” said City Manager Bruce Rudd >more 
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08/15/16  Mayor Ashley Swearengin Named Next CEO of the Central Valley Community Foundation 
FRESNO, CA – Effective January 16, 2017, at the conclusion of her term as Mayor of the City of Fresno, Ashley Swearengin will become the Chief Executive Officer of the Central Valley Community Foundation (CVCF,) formerly known as the Fresno Regional Foundation. “The Central Valley Community Foundation is an incredibly important organization in our region. For almost 50 years, the Foundation has been dedicated to improving the lives of the people in this area,” said Mayor Swearengin. “I’m honored to assume its leadership in January when I finish my term of office >more 
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08/12/16  Cooling Centers Will Open Through The Weekend
FRESNO – The National Weather Service in Hanford has forecasted that the high temperature in Fresno will be at or above 105 degrees tomorrow, Saturday, August 13th and Sunday 14th, which means the City of Fresno will open its cooling centers through the weekend. The centers will be open from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m.Cooling centers will be open at the following locations: Ted C >more 
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08/03/16  City, County, State, Federal Officials Discuss Report of 'Slightly Elevated' Lead Test in NE Fresno
FRESNO, CA – City of Fresno officials are working closely with the Fresno County Health Department, State Water Resources Control Board and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding a report of a test that shows a “slightly elevated” level of lead in a patient’s urine sample.On Tuesday, August 2, 2016, representatives from the EPA in San Francisco received an email regarding a report of lead burdening for a resident in Northeast Fresno. Consistent with the collaboration and cooperation that has been exercised by city, county, state, and federal officials during the City’s discolored water investigation, the EPA forwarded the message immediately to local representatives of the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB,) and the SWRCB immediately advised City and County officials of the report. >more 
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08/01/16  City Utility Director Updates Results on Water Surveys, Test Results in NE Fresno
FRESNO, CA – City of Fresno Director of Public Utilities Thomas Esqueda has completed an update on the testing of water samples collected from homes in Northeast Fresno over the past six months, as well as the results of the surveys received from the mailer on discolored water sent to homes in both Northeast and Northwest Fresno last month. [NOTE: Mr. Esqueda will be available for interviews on this data tomorrow. >more 
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