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04/26/16  The Beat Goes On: City Celebrates Fresno’s History and Musical Heritage, May 1-7
FRESNO -- Mayor Ashley Swearengin has proclaimed May 1 – 7 “Historic Preservation Week” as part of the celebratory activities around the United States during the National Trust’s Historic Preservation Month. Fresno’s theme this year is “The Beat Goes On: A Celebration of Fresno’s Architectural and Musical Heritage.” Several local organizations and venues are participating with the City of Fresno in the week-long series of events including Artes Americas, the Crest Theater, the Fresno Historical Society, Fresno State Women’s Studies Program, The Meux Home Museum, Peeves Public House, San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust, Warnor’s Center for the Performing Arts, the Well Community Church and homeowners in the Wilson Island Historic District. >more 
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04/25/16  Vote for Your Favorite Fresno Park
FRESNO, CA – This month, the National Recreation and Park Association, Disney/ABC Television Group and ESPN are collaborating to revitalize parks across the U.S. including a park right here in Fresno. >more 
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04/25/16  Mayor Announces $200,000 HOME Grant for Habitat For Humanity to Build New Homes for Families
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin today announced a partnership with Habitat for Humanity Fresno County to award a grant in the amount of $200,000 in HOME funds to construct infill homes for two local families. Two deserving families, Malee Srisaard, Ba Xiong and their six children, and Yang Vue, her two children, and her brother, were on hand when the surprise announcement was made at one of the properties.The City is providing $200,000 in HOME CHDO funds at 2% interest, with the interest converting to zero percent upon conveyance of the loan portions to the homebuyers. >more 
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04/25/16  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 first quarter of 2016 is now available on the City’s website.The report, compiled by Independent Reviewer Rick Rasmussen, covers the period from January 1, 2016 through March 31, 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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04/14/16  The City of Fresno and Councilmember Lee Brand would like to invite you to attend an informational meeting for residents of NE Fresno on Tuesday, April 26th at Kastner Intermediate School to provide an update on our investigation into reports of discolored water in some homes in the area.
DPU Director Tommy Esqueda and key staff from the City’s Public Utilities Department and the State Water Resource Control Board will be on hand to present our findings and, more important, to answer all your questions. We’re also inviting the media to attend. There will be an insert placed in an upcoming edition of the Fresno Bee with details on the meeting and we will be posting it on social media as well as this invitation on NextDoor. >more 
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03/22/16  Easter Holiday Hours Set for City of Fresno Regional Parks
FRESNO, CA – In preparation for the large number of visitors anticipated at Fresno’s regional parks for the Easter holiday, the City of Fresno will maintain extended hours of operation for Roeding and Woodward Parks on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016. The entrances to each regional park will be opened and staffed beginning at 6 a.m. >more 
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03/18/16  City of Fresno Receives First Water Allocation from US Bureau of Reclamation Since 2013
FRESNO, CA – The City of Fresno reported today that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) is allocating to the City 30% of its annual water allotment of 60,000 acre feet. >more 
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03/17/16  City Shows 2nd Straight Positive Year in Latest Independent Audit
FRESNO, CA – The City of Fresno has completed its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year which ended June 30, 2015. Among the more significant results is the independent auditor’s report which contains no mention of “going-concern,” the second consecutive unqualified opinion for City finances. Other highlights from the City’s CAFR: Total assets totaled over $3. >more 
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03/08/16  Mayor Swearengin Statement on Economic Expansion Act
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin released the following statement on the Economic Expansion Act presented today by Councilmember Lee Brand: “Councilmember Brand has captured the best economic development tools available in the City’s toolkit and formalizes them through the Economic Expansion Act. He has done a terrific job of putting concrete incentives on the table for businesses who want to locate or expand here, as well as attracting private investment to distressed neighborhoods.“My Administration has spent the last seven years adopting and environmentally clearing the plans needed to attract private investment and grow our economy. >more 
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03/03/16  City of Fresno Celebrates Groundbreaking for Fulton Mall Reconstruction Project
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin today joined City leaders, staff and hundreds of supporters in downtown Fresno to officially break ground on the Fulton Mall Reconstruction Project, which will restore two-way traffic to the heart of downtown Fresno. The event, which was televised live on the Community Media Access Collaborative (CMAC) government affairs channel, celebrated the start of a dramatic facelift for the six-block-long thoroughfare after years of discussion and debate. The Fresno City Council voted in February 2014 to reopen the mall to automobile traffic, and on December 3, 2015, a six-to-one vote by the Council awarded a $22. >more 
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