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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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03/02/16  City of Fresno Breaks Ground on New Southeast Surface Water Treatment Facility
Fresno, CA – The City of Fresno’s largest public works project in history broke ground today with state and local elected officials on hand to commemorate the start of construction on the Southeast Surface Water Treatment Facility. The facility, which will be completed in 2018, is the cornerstone of Recharge Fresno, the City’s program to improve the pipelines and water system facilities that will capture, treat and deliver water to Fresno homes and businesses, including surface water from the Sierra Nevada Mountains. “For decades, the City of Fresno has worked to create a plan that ensures a sustainable water future for our community,” said Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin. “That plan is now a reality with construction of this essential project that will ensure a safe, clean, reliable water supply for Fresno for generations to come >more 
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02/26/16  Mayor Announces Fresno Airport Agreement with Lyft
Fresno, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin today announced that Fresno Yosemite International Airport has finalized an agreement for ridesharing company Lyft to operate at the airport. The agreement between Fresno Yosemite and Lyft meets the requirement of California Public Utilities Commission to allow Transportation Network Companies, such as Lyft, to operate at any California airport. Lyft will begin operations at the airport immediately. “We’re excited to welcome Lyft to Fresno,” said Mayor Swearengin >more 
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02/11/16  Presidents’ Day Schedule for City of Fresno Offices
Fresno – City of Fresno offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, for the Presidents’ Day holiday. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, February 16.Here is the schedule for City of Fresno operations for the holiday: Airports: Administrative offices closed. >more 
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02/03/16  City of Fresno Announces Vacant/Blighted Property Registry
Fresno, CA – The City of Fresno Office of Development and Resource Management has placed its new Vacant/Blighted Property Registry on the City website as a resource for staff to help reduce blight in older neighborhoods. The City of Fresno passed the Blighted and Vacant Building Ordinance in June of 2015 which mandated the development of the registry. Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin said, "This registry is an important part of the City's new Vacant, Blighted Property ordinance. >more 
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01/25/16  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 fourth quarter of 2015 is now available on the City’s website.The report, compiled by Independent Reviewer Rick Rasmussen, covers the period from October 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.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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