News Releases



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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06/27/14  Mayor Swearengin’s State of the City Address Touts Solving Problems, Inspiring Hope for Fresno’s Future
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Swearengin addressed almost eight hundred attendees, including elected officials as well as business and community leaders, during Wednesday’s State of the City address held in downtown Fresno at the New Exhibit Hall. The annual event, sponsored by the Fresno Chamber of Commerce, kicked off with musical selections performed by the Fresno County Youth Choir. Judy Rodgers, executive director with United One Productions, was honored as this year’s CHAMPION (Companies Helping Achieve Meaningful Progress in our Neighborhoods) Award recipient for her excellence and community service with the Mary Ella Brown Community Center. >more 
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