News Releases



06/02/16  Cooling Centers in Fresno Will be Open Today
FRESNO – The City of Fresno will open its cooling centers today, June 2, 2016. The National Weather Service in Hanford has forecasted that the high temperature in Fresno will be at or above 105 degrees. The centers will be open from noon to 8:00 p.m >more 
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06/01/16  Mayor Swearengin Launches Construction of the New Bus Rapid Transit System in Fresno 
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin, joined by City Manager Bruce Rudd, Congressman Jim Costa, and City Transportation Director Brian Marshall, officially launched the construction of the $54 million, 15.7 mile Bus Rapid Transit System for the City of Fresno. The ceremony took place at the FAX Terminal at Manchester Center. “This project has been a long time in the making dating back to 2006 when the City first pursued grants to fund the project >more 
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05/26/16  Memorial Day Schedule for City of Fresno Offices
FRESNO, CA – City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 30, 2016. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, May 31.Here is the schedule for City of Fresno operations for the holiday: Airports: Administrative offices closed. >more 
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05/26/16  PARCS Life and Environmental Science Program at Highway City Wins Grant from The Walt Disney Company and the National Recreation and Park Association
FRESNO, CA -- The Fresno Life and Environmental Science (LES) Program at Highway City 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. Community members voted for the winning project throughout Earth Month in April. Parks Build Community helps to revitalize and restore local parks and park programs across the country. >more 
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05/26/16  City of Fresno Splash Parks to Open This Weekend
FRESNO, CA -- The City of Fresno splash parks will officially open for the season on Saturday, May 28. The parks will be open daily through mid-October from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p >more 
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05/24/16  Mayor Swearengin Announces FY2017 City Budget
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin, along with City Manager Bruce Rudd, today announced the proposed City of Fresno budget for Fiscal Year 2017 during a press conference at City Hall. The $1.1 billion budget puts an emphasis on continuing the City’s long-term financial stability, while increasing public safety staffing, focusing on core services like public infrastructure, parks, planning and code enforcement, and aligns City resources in a manner that encourages neighborhood revitalization and economic development. >more 
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05/19/16  Update on Report of an Adult-Oriented Business Opening on Shaw Ave.
FRESNO, CA -- A zoning inquiry was received and responded to in December 2015 from a Ms. Emily O'Reilly which provided information pursuant to the Development Code in effect at that time. However, the City adopted a new Development Code which became effective January 3, 2016 which places additional requirements on certain uses. >more 
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05/18/16  Statement on Report of an Adult-Oriented Business Opening on Shaw Ave.
FRESNO, CA -- After hearing news reports that an adult oriented business was planning to take over the former Silver Dollar Hofbrau on 311 East Shaw Avenue, City staff looked into our records. The new owners have not submitted any plans to the City for tenant improvements, nor has there been any zone clearance issued by Planning for the use. There have also been no permits issued for construction or demolition on that property. >more 
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05/17/16  Fresno on Path to Becoming an Advanced Energy Community
FRESNO, CA -- As part of its Electric Program Investment Charge program, the California Energy Commission today (May 17) awarded the Local Government Commission (LGC) and its project partners $1.5 million to create an integratedclean-energy market in the Fresno community. The two-year project will result in greater electricity reliability for the community and lower costs for ratepayers by identifying high-leverage energy efficiency, clean transportation and renewable-energy opportunities; matching projects with funding mechanisms; and tracking resource savings to spur further investment in clean-energy projects such as solar panels, water and energy-friendly landscaping, and electric-vehicle charging stations. >more 
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05/04/16  Arambula and Swearengin Make Strong Case for Fresno
Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D – Fresno) and Mayor Ashley Swearengin (R – Fresno) testified before the California State Assembly Budget Committee today to encourage increased investment of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Funds in Fresno, which has the highest concentration of disadvantaged communities in the state.“More than two thirds of the neighborhoods in Fresno are at poverty or extreme poverty levels, and changing those conditions will take deliberate action and a strong public-private partnership,” said Mayor Swearengin. “We need a catalyst for further investment that will help struggling cities overcome obstacles and bring new life to our most vulnerable communities >more 
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