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06/07/16  Fresno Airport Announces Agreement to Allow UberX Ridesharing Pickups
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin today announced that Fresno Yosemite International Airport has finalized an agreement that will enable passengers to request rides to and from the airport with the rideshare service uberX effective immediately. The agreement between Fresno Yosemite International Airport and the Uber affiliate that offers uberX ridesharing, Rasier-CA LLC, meets the requirement of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to allow Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) to operate at any California airport. “The addition of uberX rideshare services further enhances the existing ride-sharing program and ground transportation options available at Fresno Yosemite International Airport,” said Director of Aviation Kevin Meikle. “Lyft has been well-received by the traveling public since beginning operations at the airport in February and we expect uberX will be equally popular >more 
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06/03/16  Cooling Centers Will be Open Through The Weekend
FRESNO – The City of Fresno will open its cooling centers today, June 3 through Sunday, June 5. The National Weather Service in Hanford has forecasted that the high temperature in Fresno will be at or above 105 degrees through the weekend. The centers will be open from noon to 8:00 p.m >more 
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06/02/16  Cooling Centers in Fresno Will be Open Through June 5
FRESNO – The City of Fresno’ cooling centers will remain open through Sunday, June 5, 2016. The National Weather Service in Hanford has forecasted that the high temperature in Fresno will be at or above 105 degrees from Friday June 3rd through June 5th. The centers will be open from noon to 8:00 p.m >more 
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06/02/16  Cooling Centers in Fresno Will be Open Today
FRESNO – The City of Fresno will open its cooling centers today, June 2, 2016. The National Weather Service in Hanford has forecasted that the high temperature in Fresno will be at or above 105 degrees. The centers will be open from noon to 8:00 p.m >more 
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06/01/16  Mayor Swearengin Launches Construction of the New Bus Rapid Transit System in Fresno 
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin, joined by City Manager Bruce Rudd, Congressman Jim Costa, and City Transportation Director Brian Marshall, officially launched the construction of the $54 million, 15.7 mile Bus Rapid Transit System for the City of Fresno. The ceremony took place at the FAX Terminal at Manchester Center. “This project has been a long time in the making dating back to 2006 when the City first pursued grants to fund the project >more 
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05/26/16  Memorial Day Schedule for City of Fresno Offices
FRESNO, CA – City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 30, 2016. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, May 31.Here is the schedule for City of Fresno operations for the holiday: Airports: Administrative offices closed. >more 
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05/26/16  PARCS Life and Environmental Science Program at Highway City Wins Grant from The Walt Disney Company and the National Recreation and Park Association
FRESNO, CA -- The Fresno Life and Environmental Science (LES) Program at Highway City has been selected as a winner of the national Parks Build Community campaign and will receive a $20,000 grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Citizenship, Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN. Community members voted for the winning project throughout Earth Month in April. Parks Build Community helps to revitalize and restore local parks and park programs across the country. >more 
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05/26/16  City of Fresno Splash Parks to Open This Weekend
FRESNO, CA -- The City of Fresno splash parks will officially open for the season on Saturday, May 28. The parks will be open daily through mid-October from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p >more 
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05/24/16  Mayor Swearengin Announces FY2017 City Budget
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin, along with City Manager Bruce Rudd, today announced the proposed City of Fresno budget for Fiscal Year 2017 during a press conference at City Hall. The $1.1 billion budget puts an emphasis on continuing the City’s long-term financial stability, while increasing public safety staffing, focusing on core services like public infrastructure, parks, planning and code enforcement, and aligns City resources in a manner that encourages neighborhood revitalization and economic development. >more 
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05/19/16  Update on Report of an Adult-Oriented Business Opening on Shaw Ave.
FRESNO, CA -- A zoning inquiry was received and responded to in December 2015 from a Ms. Emily O'Reilly which provided information pursuant to the Development Code in effect at that time. However, the City adopted a new Development Code which became effective January 3, 2016 which places additional requirements on certain uses. >more 
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