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12/06/16  City of Fresno Announces Historic Preservation Awards
FRESNO, CA -- Mayor Ashley Swearengin today announced the winners of the City’s 2016 Historic Preservation awards which honor individuals and community groups who have demonstrated excellence in the restoration of a historic building or leadership in preservation planning and neighborhood revitalization. The winners will be recognized at a ceremony at the Fresno City Council meeting on Thursday, December 15 at 1:30 p.m. >more 
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11/22/16  Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule for City of Fresno Offices
FRESNO, CA – City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. >more 
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11/17/16  Mayor Swearengin Statement on Proposed Code Enforcement Resolution
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin released the following statement on the Anti-Slum Enforcement Team and Landlord Tenant Ombudsman resolution proposed by Councilmembers Steve Brandau and Clint Olivier: “Councilmembers Brandau, Olivier and I have been working for the last week to find common ground on the proposed Anti-Slum Enforcement Team and Landlord Tenant Ombudsman resolution. From the beginning, we were in agreement that more needs to be done to address substandard housing in our city. The problems are too great for too many to not continue to use every tool necessary to reverse the condition of substandard housing in Fresno. “The councilmembers were willing to accept input from the Administration and make some key changes to their proposed resolution – namely, requiring full inspections of every unit on egregious properties >more 
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11/17/16  Mayor Swearengin Statement on Incentive Agreement for Ulta
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin released the following statement on the Incentive Agreement for Ulta that Council unanimously approved (7-0) today: “I’m grateful for the City Council’s action today to support an incentive agreement for Ulta’s e-commerce fulfillment center. This important project will create a minimum of 640 full-time, permanent jobs for our residents, with the potential to expand to over 1,200 jobs. Today, the State of California also approved tax credits to further incentivize this project. >more 
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11/17/16  Fresno Tapped to Join Federal Program to Speed Up Zero-Energy Practices
U.S. Energy Department announces local partnerships for its Better Buildings Accelerator program to develop zero-energy for more sustainable communities FRESNO, CA – The City of Fresno’s Energy Opportunity Zone was named one of five partners to join the federal effort to cut energy waste in our country’s buildings and facilities. >more 
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11/16/16  Mayor, Police Chief Issue Comments on Recent Questions on Immigration Policy
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin and Police Chief Jerry Dyer released the following statements addressing recent questions on the City of Fresno’s immigration policy:MAYOR SWEARENGIN:“These are anxious and uncertain times for many in our community. Regardless of what happens in Washington in the weeks and months to come, at the local level we need to remain focused on the things that will continue to make Fresno a great city: a willingness to help others and the determination to do the hard work necessary to improve our quality of life. This is not a time to throw more fuel on the fire. >more 
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11/14/16  Mayor Swearengin Statement on Proposed Code Enforcement Changes
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin released the following statement on the Anti-Slum Enforcement Team and Landlord-Tenant Ombudsman Program resolution proposed today by Councilmembers Steve Brandau and Clint Olivier:"It is always gratifying when councilmembers propose resolutions that codify what the Administration is already doing. This resolution simply renames the existing task force from 'Strike Team on Problem Properties' to 'Anti-Slum Enforcement Team' and adds 3 additional code enforcement officers. While we think the councilmembers are well-meaning and are trying to reinforce our ongoing efforts to address substandard housing, unfortunately, this resolution would water down the Administration's STOPP efforts by inspecting minimal units on egregious properties. >more 
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11/09/16  Mayor Swearengin Statement to Mayor-Elect Lee Brand
FRESNO, CA – The hard-fought Mayor’s race in the City of Fresno culminated in a victory November 8th for Councilmember Lee Brand who secured his position as Mayor-elect with over 53% of the vote. Mayor Swearengin, long-time supporter of Brand, issued the following statement: "Congratulations to Mayor-Elect Lee Brand and his entire team on a hard fought victory. He has worked hard to earn the support of the people of Fresno. >more 
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10/31/16  Hearing Officer Issues Ruling on Summerset Appeal
FRESNO, CA – Hearing Officer Michael Flores today issued his ruling on the appeal of the code violation citations issued by the City of Fresno against the property owner of the Summerset Village Apartments at 2103 N. Angus Drive. In his ruling, Mr. >more 
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10/24/16  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 third quarter of 2016 is now available on the City’s website.The report, compiled by Independent Reviewer Rick Rasmussen, covers the period from July 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016.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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