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01/17/14  City of Fresno Announces Economic Development Director
FRESNO – City Manager Bruce Rudd today announced that Larry Westerlund has been named the City of Fresno’s Economic Development Director. “Supporting business growth and job creation in our community is the most important thing we can do at City Hall,” Mayor Swearengin said. “Larry brings a considerable amount of local business investment and redevelopment experience which is essential for marketing our city as a prime location for new business development and expansion opportunities for existing area businesses. >more 
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01/15/14  City of Fresno Names Public Works Director
FRESNO – Scott Mozier has been named the City of Fresno’s Public Works Director, City Manager Bruce Rudd announced today. Mozier began his career with the City of Fresno in 2002 and has served as the Public Works assistant director since 2006. “Scott is a great problem solver, and he is highly committed to the City of Fresno,” Mayor Swearengin said. “He is respected by his colleagues, both inside City Hall, as well as throughout California for his professionalism and expertise on complicated projects like High-Speed Rail and other major infrastructure projects >more 
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01/14/14  Kerri Donis Named City of Fresno’s Fire Chief
FRESNO – Kerri Donis, an 18-year veteran of the Fresno Fire Department, (FFD) has been named the City of Fresno’s Fire Chief, City Manager Bruce Rudd announced today. Donis has been serving as the department’s interim Fire Chief since June 2013. “Chief Donis has demonstrated that she is an extremely capable and dedicated public servant. >more 
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01/13/14  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 fourth quarter of 2013 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, 2013.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 www.fresno >more 
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12/27/13  New Year’s Day Schedule for City of Fresno Offices
Fresno – City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of the New Year’s holiday on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Normal operations will resume on Thursday, Jan. 2 >more 
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12/20/13  Christmas Holiday Schedule for City of Fresno Offices
Fresno – City of Fresno offices will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 25, for the Christmas holiday. Normal operations will resume on Thursday, Dec. 26 >more 
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12/10/13  Mayor Swearengin Announces Two Open Houses To Present Accurate Information on Water Rate Program
FRESNO – Mayor Ashley Swearengin today announced two open house events to provide City residents with accurate information on the water rate program. She will be joined by key staff in the City’s water program at the events.The events will be held: Wednesday, Dec. 11 – Foyer of New Exhibit Hall, 848 M Street, 5-7 p >more 
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12/04/13  Winter Watering Schedule Underway
FRESNO - The winter watering schedule is now in effect for all City of Fresno water customers. The City of Fresno's Department of Public Utilities Water Division requires all City customers to conduct outside watering on the following times and days:ODD Numbered Addresses:(Addresses that end in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9)SATURDAYS ONLYEVEN Numbered Addresses:(Addressed that end in 0, 2, 4, 6, 8)SUNDAYS ONLYWATERING TIMES: ANYTIME DURING APPROVED WATER DAYThe winter watering schedule begins on December 1 of each year and runs through March 1 to avoid unnecessary over watering. As the weather cools and fog or rain comes, there is little or no need for watering. >more 
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12/04/13  Patrick Wiemiller Named City Administrator in Lompoc
FRESNO – Patrick Wiemiller, director of the City of Fresno’s Department of Public Utilities and Department of Public Works, today announced that he will resign those positions to become City Administrator of the City of Lompoc, Santa Barbara County. Wiemiller’s last day with the City of Fresno will be Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. >more 
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12/03/13  City of Fresno To Open Warming Center Tonight at Frank H. Ball Neighborhood Center
Fresno, CA – City of Fresno officials today announced that the Frank H. Ball Neighborhood Center, 760 Mayor, will be open as a warming center beginning tonight until further notice because of the extreme cold.The warming center will be open from 8 p.m >more 
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