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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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