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02/05/15  Council Ratifies Prop 218 Process; Protest Votes Fall Short
Fresno – The Fresno City Council today announced final results of the 45-day Proposition 218 protest process, which ended at the 5:00 p.m. public hearing on the City’s proposed water rates, ratified the Prop 218 process and called for a formal vote on the rates later this month. >more 
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01/26/15  Office of Independent Review Quarterly Report Now Available on City’s Website
Fresno, CA – The City of Fresno Office Independent Review’s report for the fourth quarter of 2014 is now available on the City’s website. The report, compiled by Independent Reviewer Rick Rasmussen, covers the period from October 1 through December 31, 2014, and also provides a year-over-year comparison. The comparison shows the overall number of serious complaints against Fresno police activity is down 16% from 2013, while the use of force is down 29% and Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) incidents have dropped 27% over last year. “I’m extremely pleased with the finding in this report, which is a direct result of the recommendations made over the past two years by our police auditor and the willingness of our police department to constantly pursue police best practices,” said Mayor Ashley Swearengin >more 
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01/16/15  Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schedule for City of Fresno Offices
FRESNO, CA – City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Monday, January 19. The delivery of some City services on January 19 may be affected by the holiday as well. >more 
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01/15/15  Mayor Swearengin Issues Statement on Councilmember Brandau's Water Rate Comments
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin made the following statement on Councilmember Steve Brandau’s press conference and his comments on the City’s water rate plan: "Councilmember Brandau is right to point out that we need to get every dollar possible from the state and federal government to supplement the investment the City of Fresno is making to secure our water future. Those dollars will take years to ultimately make their way down to the local level, but I agree that we still need to make sure we don’t leave any money on the table. “This water plan already assumes a significant amount of state money, and we can factor in additional outside funding that could take some of the sting out of water rate increases. >more 
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01/08/15  Mayor Swearengin Issues Statement on City Council Ceremony
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin made the following statement on today’s swearing-in ceremony during today’s City Council meeting: "Congratulations to our newly elected and re-elected council members - Councilmembers Quintero, Baines, Olivier, and our newest member, Esmeralda Soria." "The City of Fresno had a productive 2014 as we balanced the budget and established a reserve, paid off our negative Fund balance, improved our ratings outlook, and set a vision for our future with the new general plan and the Fulton Mall and high-speed rail projects. "This new year will give us more exciting opportunities and I'm looking forward to working with each of our councilmembers to continue to move Fresno forward and welcome their leadership in our city. >more 
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01/07/15  Public Swearing-in Ceremony for newly elected Councilmembers to take place on Thursday, January 8  
FRESNO, CA - Incoming President of the Fresno City Council, Oliver L. Baines, III. announces the public Swearing-in Ceremony for Councilmembers is set for Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 10:00 a.m >more 
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12/30/14  New Year’s Day Schedule for City of Fresno Offices
Fresno – City of Fresno offices will be closed on Thursday, Jan. 1, for the New Year’s Day holiday. Normal operations will resume on Friday, Jan. 2 >more 
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12/30/14  City of Fresno Announces New Warming Center Location
FRESNO, CA – To support and shelter our City’s homeless population during this winter’s extreme cold, the City of Fresno has arranged temporary overnight shelter at the Fresno Rescue Mission, 310 G Street. The Rescue Mission will open their warming center whenever the overnight temperature dips below 35 degrees. The warming center is located in the Mission’s Community Care Facility in the Chapel at 310 G Street and is open 24 hours a day. >more 
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12/26/14  City of Fresno Recommends Protecting Water Pipes During Freezing Temperatures
FRESNO, CA - When the weather drops to freezing temperatures, water in exposed pipes expands. If the water expands too much, the pipe can burst. Here are some practical measures homeowners can take to safeguard against frozen water pipes and prevent costly plumbing damage. >more 
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12/23/14  Christmas Holiday Schedule for City of Fresno Offices
Fresno – City of Fresno offices will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 25, for the Christmas holiday. Normal operations will resume on Friday, Dec. 26 >more 
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