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07/22/14  City of Fresno to Initiate Stage 2 Water Restrictions
FRESNO, CA – Today, the City of Fresno announces that it will elevate its Water Shortage Contingency Plan to a Stage 2 level, effective August 1, 2014. The City of Fresno has been a leader when it comes to water conservation and is already in compliance with many of the restrictions proposed last week by the State Water Resource Control Board. In fact, because of its year-round conservation policy, the City has experienced an overall reduction of over 20% by Fresno water users since 2008, with a 10% reduction from January to May this year over the same time period in 2013. “While we have already implemented a strong water conservation program, we continue to experience a dramatic drop in our groundwater level,” said Fresno City Manager Bruce Rudd >more 
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07/17/14  Mayor Swearengin’s Statement on Measure W Vote
Fresno, CA – Today, Mayor Ashley Swearengin made the following statement regarding the vote by Fresno City Council move forward with preparing a ballot measure and ordering an economic impact study, to be presented at the July 31st Council meeting, measuring the effects of Measure W on costs and revenue: “I commend the City Council for moving the process forward while still giving us time to make a fully informed decision well before the August 8th deadline. “Fresno is suffering through an unprecedented water crisis and our plans to provide a clean and reliable water supply are being jeopardized by both natural and man-made challenges. The City of Fresno has a chance to secure the water our ratepayers have already purchased and already have the rights to. “Today, that water is being shipped down the river and not being used by City ratepayers >more 
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07/15/14  City of Fresno Statement on Water Restrictions
Fresno, CA – In advance of today’s vote by the State Water Resources Control Board, the City of Fresno today made the following statement by City Manager Bruce Rudd: “The City of Fresno has been a leader when it comes to water conservation and is already in compliance with many of the restrictions proposed by the State Water Resources Control Board. In fact, we’ve seen an overall reduction of over 30% by Fresno water users since 2008, with a 10% reduction from January to May this year over the same time period in 2013. “While we have already implemented a strong water conservation program, we continue to experience a dramatic drop in our groundwater levels. >more 
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07/14/14  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 second quarter of 2014 is now available on the City’s website.The report, compiled by Independent Reviewer Rick Rasmussen, covers the period from April 1 through June 26, 2014.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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07/09/14  Call for Nominations - Disability Advisory Commission Sixth Annual Achievement Award
FRESNO, CA - The City of Fresno Disability Advisory Commission (DAC) is accepting nominations for its 6th 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 2014, coinciding with Disability Awareness Month. >more 
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07/08/14  City of Fresno Responds to Measure W Announcement
FRESNO, CA – The Fresno County Clerk’s office will be announcing today the official results of its verification of the collection of signatures required to proceed with placing Measure W on the November ballot. Director of Communications and Public Affairs Mark Standriff is available today for interviews regarding the City of Fresno’s response to the announcement. Please coordinate with Mark directly to schedule interviews. >more 
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07/02/14  Mayor Ashley Swearengin and Councilmember Blong Xiong Announce New Supermarket In District 1
FRESNO, CA – Noyan/Frazier Properties has announced a contract with Vallarta Supermarkets to open a third location in Fresno at the southwest corner of Clinton and Weber Avenues in the planned Mid State Shopping Center. The new supermarket is scheduled to open by the end of 2015 and will recruit over 200 employees as well as generate more than 100 construction jobs. “This project is just another example of the Mayor’s ongoing commitment to revitalizing our urban core,” City Manager Bruce Rudd said. “This corner lot has sat lifeless for several years and the future retail space planned for this site will have an enormous impact on quality of the surrounding area >more 
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07/02/14  Independence Day Schedule for City of Fresno Offices
Fresno – City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Friday, July 4, 2014. Normal operations will resume on Monday, July 7. Here is the schedule for City of Fresno operations for the holiday: Airports: Administrative offices closed. >more 
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07/02/14  City of Fresno Announces Final Draft of General Plan 2035
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin announced today that the draft 2035 General Plan is now available for final public review and comment. The draft will be available for a 45-day public review period commencing today, Wednesday, July 2, 2014 and ending on Monday, August 18, 2014. Interested parties are invited to submit written comments on the draft General Plan for consideration by the Planning Commission and City Council. >more 
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07/01/14  City of Fresno PARCS Demonstrates How Going OUT is IN at Community Parks and Recreation this July
FRESNO – Nearly three in ten U.S. adults do not spend time outside on a daily basis and of those who do, almost half spend less than 30 minutes in the fresh air according to a new survey released by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. >more 
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