News Releases



04/15/14  City Celebrates Fresno History with Week of Activities May 3-10
FRESNO -- Mayor Ashley Swearengin has proclaimed May 3 – 10 “Historic Preservation Week” as part of the celebratory activities around the United States during the National Trust’s Historic Preservation Month. The National Trust theme this year is a “New Age of Preservation: Embark, Inspire, Engage.” The City of Fresno adopted a Historic Preservation Ordinance in 1979 which established a Local Register of Historic Resources as well as a Historic Preservation Commission. >more 
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04/14/14  Office of Independent Review Quarterly Report Now Available on City’s Website
Fresno, CA – The City of Fresno Office of Independent Review’s report for the first quarter of 2014 is now available on the City’s website. The report, compiled by Independent Reviewer Rick Rasmussen, covers the period from January 1 through March 31, 2014. The report, as well as other information on the Office of Independent Review, is available on the Office’s section of the City’s website at http://www.fresno >more 
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04/10/14  Mayor and City Council proclaim Sunday, April 13, 2014, to be “Little League Challenger Baseball Day” In the City of Fresno
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin and the City Council today proclaimed Sunday, April 13, 2014, to be “Little League Challenger Baseball Day” in the City of Fresno. Little League Challenger Division was established in 1989 as a division of Little League to enable boys and girls with physical and mental challenges, ages 4-22, to enjoy the game of baseball along with the millions of other children who participate in the sport worldwide. Today, more than 30,000 children participate in more than 900 Challenger Divisions worldwide. >more 
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04/07/14  City of Fresno Announces Director of Communications and Public Affairs
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin and City Manager Bruce Rudd today announced that Mark Standriff has been named the City of Fresno’s Director of Communications and Public Affairs. “Mark brings a high level of professionalism and energy to our team,” Mayor Swearengin said. “His success as a communicator and knowledge of the region will be an important asset as Fresno builds its reputation as a strong and vibrant community. >more 
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04/04/14  Fresno Mayor Applauds Statewide Businesses for Action on the Pumps
FRESNO, CA – City of Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin today applauded the Regional Economic Association Leaders of California (R.E.A.L >more 
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03/17/14  Fresno adds HERO Program to enable property owners to make energy, water efficiency upgrades
FRESNO, CA -- Property owners in Fresno now have access to the HERO Program, the largest energy efficiency financing program in the nation. HERO is a local-government approved program that provides private funding to enable property owners to make energy- and water-efficient upgrades. More than 150,000 products are available to property owners, who repay the HERO loan through their property taxes as part of the Property Assessed Clean Energy program. >more 
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03/14/14  Various Downtown and Tower District Streets Closed Sunday for California Classic Half-Marathon
FRESNO -- A number of streets in downtown Fresno and the Tower District area will be closed on Sunday, March 16, 2014 between 6:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m >more 
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03/13/14  City of Fresno Joins National “Fix a Leak Week” March 17 – 23, 2014
FRESNO -- On average, over 10,000 gallons of water is wasted per household and 1 trillion gallons nationwide due to running toilets, dripping faucets and other minor household leaks. To help curtail this waste, The City of Fresno, along with other members of the Central Valley Water Awareness Committee, join the U.S. >more 
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03/07/14  City of Fresno Announces Downtown Meter Occupancy Permit 
FRESNO -- The City of Fresno Parking Services Division now offers a parking permit to the public for long term meter use downtown. The Meter Occupancy Permit is a monthly hangtag that allows a vehicle to park at any City of Fresno parking meter, regardless of the posted time limit, without depositing coins. “For a flat fee, the permit can provide an entire month’s worth of parking at premium meter spaces close to the user’s destination. >more 
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03/07/14  Southwest Fresno Residents Launch Inaugural Neighbors Helping Neighbors Clean-Up
FRESNO -- On Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 9:00 am Southwest Fresno resident leaders will launch Neighbors Helping Neighbors Clean-Up. Volunteers and residents will meet at the Community Center located at 1802 E. California Street, across from the EOC Local Conservation Corps for a beautification effort, focused on cleaning alleys. >more 
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