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06/23/15  Mayor Swearengin Issues Statement on Adoption of Fiscal Year 2016 Budget 
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin today issued the following statement after City Council adopted the Fiscal Year 2016 budget by a 7-0 vote: "Today’s budget vote is another milestone in the financial recovery of the City of Fresno. It represents a balanced approach to restoring service levels and saving for the future, but also represents long-awaited stability for the City. "Council’s unanimous support is a testament to the ongoing change in culture at City Hall. >more 
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06/18/15  Family Swim Nights Start June 22
FRESNO, CA - Beginning Monday, June 22, the City of Fresno will be kicking off its Free Family Swim Nights, made possible by a grant from Kaiser Permanente and supported by Fresno United Neighborhoods, non-profit corporation established by the Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services Department (PARCS), whose mission is to improve the quality of life in Fresno through innovative and collaborative outreach initiatives in recreation, health, and learning for residents of all ages. During Family Swim Nights, Fink White, Quigley and Romain Pools will be open Monday through Friday from 5:30-8:00 p.m. to promote family swimming in the City’s learner pools >more 
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06/12/15  City Council Unanimously Approves Economic Package for Locally Owned JD Food
FRESNO, CA – Fresno City Council yesterday voted unanimously to approve an Economic Incentive Agreement between the City and locally owned JD Food for the expansion of JD Food distribution and processing facility at a new 5-acre site in Southeast Fresno. The incentive package would reimburse the company for the cost of offsite infrastructure improvements associated with a parcel at 4671 East Edgar Avenue where JD Food would expand their current operations. JD Food is a local, family-owned food service distributor based in Fresno that occupies a warehouse and processing facility on E. >more 
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06/10/15  Call for Nominations - Disability Advisory Commission Seventh Annual Achievement Award
FRESNO – The City of Fresno Disability Advisory Commission (DAC) is accepting nominations for its 7th Annual Achievement Awards. The DAC will recognize individuals and organizations in Fresno for excellence in representing, collaborating with or serving individuals with disabilities. Recipients will be honored in October 2015, coinciding with Disability Awareness Month. >more 
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06/08/15  City of Fresno Surpasses Water Consumption Goal for May
FRESNO, CA – The City of Fresno’s Department of Public Utilities (DPU) today officially reported water production totals for May 2015, showing a sharp drop in usage from the same months in 2013 and 2014 and a continued overall decline in water usage for the past seven years. Total monthly water production for May 2015, normally signifying the beginning of the summer irrigation cycle, totaled 3,325,320,000 gallons, down 24.8% from May 2014 and 33.2% from the same month in 2013 >more 
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06/08/15  Cooling Centers in Fresno Open Today
FRESNO – The City of Fresno will open its cooling centers today, June 8, 2015. The National Weather Service in Hanford has forecasted that the high temperature in Fresno for today will be at or above 105 degrees. The centers will be open from noon to 8 p.m >more 
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06/03/15  Mayor Swearengin Presents State of the City
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Swearengin addressed almost nine hundred attendees, including elected officials as well as business and community leaders, during Wednesday’s State of the City held in downtown Fresno at the New Exhibit Hall. The annual event, sponsored by the Fresno Chamber of Commerce, kicked off with musical selections performed by Tiffany Mangum and Company.Wells Fargo was honored as this year’s CHAMPION (Companies Helping Achieve Meaningful Progress in our Neighborhoods) Award recipient for her excellence and community service with the Mary Ella Brown Community Center. >more 
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06/01/15  Mayor, Continuum of Care Agencies Announce New Homelessness Numbers
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin joined officials from the Fresno Madera Continuum of Care to announce today that the latest report found that total homelessness in the Fresno-Madera County area had a 34 percent decrease from January 2014 to January 2015. In the city of Fresno, homelessness overall has dropped an astounding 40% since last year. The Point-in-Time count showed the total number of homeless in Fresno fell from 2114 to 1270, with a 21% drop in sheltered homeless persons and a 47% decrease in unsheltered homeless persons. >more 
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05/22/15  Life and Environmental Science Program at Highway City Wins National Grant
FRESNO, CA – The Fresno Life and Environmental Science (LES) Program at the Highway City Neighborhood Center has been selected as a winner of the national Parks Build Community campaign and will receive a $20,000 grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Citizenship, Disney/ABC Television Group and ESPN. Voting took place online throughout Earth Month in April. The $20,000 grant will give opportunity for hands-on learning and exploration of nature through outdoor adventure excursions along the San Joaquin River. >more 
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05/21/15  Memorial Day Holiday Schedule for City of Fresno Offices
FRESNO, CA – City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, 2015. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, May 26. Here is the schedule for City of Fresno operations for the holiday: Airports: Administrative offices closed. >more 
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