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05/04/15  Mayor Swearengin Announces FY2016 City Budget
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin, along with City Manager Bruce Rudd, today announced the proposed City of Fresno budget for fiscal year 2016 during a press conference at City Hall. The $1,245,430,800 budget represents long-term financial stability for the City of Fresno, maintains and improves the ongoing commitment to public safety, begins a steady and manageable restoration of service levels for parks, trails and streets, restores older neighborhoods, supports job creation, and continues to build the City’s operating reserve to sustainable levels. Mayor Swearengin said, “I can’t fully express how proud I am of the way in which our team and our residents have responded to the financial challenges our city has faced over the past five years. >more 
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04/30/15  City of Fresno Releases Report from Mayor-Council Code Enforcement Task Force
FRESNO, CA – The City of Fresno today released the results of the Mayor-Council Code Enforcement Task Force to review all municipal code processes, procedures and priorities within the Department of Development and Resource Management. The goal was to determine the most strategic use of the City’s code enforcement resources in order to protect neighborhood integrity, preserve property values and promote investment in Fresno. The Task Force met between October 2014 and April 2015 and focused on several key themes in their discussions, including housing and zoning code violations, as well as public nuisances. >more 
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04/22/15  Free Give and Take Plant Event Offers Water-Wise Landscaping Tips
FRESNO, CA – The 7th annual Water-Wise Give and Take Plant Event that helps educate the community on water-conserving landscapes will be held at the Fresno State Horticulture Greenhouse Park, located at 3150 E. Barstow Ave., on May 2 from 8 a.m >more 
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04/14/15  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 first quarter of 2015 is now available on the City’s website. The report, compiled by Independent Reviewer Rick Rasmussen, covers the period from January 1, 2015 through March 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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04/03/15  Statement on Foster Resignation
FRESNO, CA – Today, Fresno City Manager Bruce Rudd made the following statement in response to the news that Deputy Police Chief Keith Foster has officially submitted his resignation from the Fresno Police Department: “We accept Deputy Chief Foster’s resignation and continue to cooperate fully with the ongoing Internal Affairs investigation and the audit by the Office of Independent Review. Our objective is to ensure the integrity of our Police Department by completing these investigations in a thorough and timely manner and acting swiftly to implement any recommendations that come from these evaluations.” # # # >more 
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04/03/15  City Celebrates Fresno’s History with “Historic Preservation Week” May 2 - 9
FRESNO, CA -- Mayor Ashley Swearengin has proclaimed May 2 – 9 "Historic Preservation Week" as part of the celebratory activities around the United States during the National Trust's Historic Preservation Month. Fresno’s theme this year is "Every Building Has a Story." Several local organizations are participating with the City of Fresno in the week-long series of events including the Discovery Center, the Fresno Historical Society, Heritage Fresno, Humanics at Fresno State University, Warnors Center for the Performing Arts and several Facebook groups. >more 
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04/02/15  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, April 5, 2015. The entrances to each regional park will be opened and staffed beginning at 6 a.m. >more 
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04/01/15  Vote for Your Favorite Fresno Park
FRESNO, CA – This month, the National Recreation and Park Association, Disney/ABC Television Group and ESPN are collaboration to revitalize parks across the U.S. including a park right here in Fresno. >more 
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03/31/15  City of Fresno Delivers Draft of New Development Code
FRESNO, CA – The City of Fresno today announced that the Department of Development and Resource Management has released a draft of the first major update of the city’s development code in over 50 years. The development code deals with permitting, zoning, land use, public works, and other topics and is required to be consistent with the vision presented in the General Plan Update. Since the passage of the existing Zoning Ordinance in 1962, the City has adopted numerous General Plans but neglected to address significant deficiencies in the Code. >more 
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03/23/15  City Sheds 'Going Concern' Statement 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, 2014. Among the more significant results is the independent auditor’s report which contains no mention of “going-concern,” the first unqualified opinion for City finances since 2011. Other highlights from the City’s CAFR: City of Fresno Assets totaled over $3 billion for the first time in the City’s history. >more 
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