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02/03/16  City of Fresno Announces Vacant/Blighted Property Registry
Fresno, CA – The City of Fresno Office of Development and Resource Management has placed its new Vacant/Blighted Property Registry on the City website as a resource for staff to help reduce blight in older neighborhoods. The City of Fresno passed the Blighted and Vacant Building Ordinance in June of 2015 which mandated the development of the registry. Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin said, "This registry is an important part of the City's new Vacant, Blighted Property ordinance. >more 
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01/25/16  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 2015 is now available on the City’s website.The report, compiled by Independent Reviewer Rick Rasmussen, covers the period from October 1, 2015 through December 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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01/15/16  Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schedule for City of Fresno Offices
FRESNO, CA – City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Monday, January 18. The delivery of some City services on January 18 may be affected by the holiday as well. >more 
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01/14/16  City Manager Statement on Summerset Village Fines
FRESNO, CA – City Manager Bruce Rudd today released the following statement on the status of code violations at the Summerset Village Apartments: “While we’re encouraged by the level of repairs taking place at the Summerset Village Apartments, I am a long, long way from determining the final penalties for Mr. Henry’s negligence. The City has incurred significant costs at this property and we need to be reimbursed. >more 
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01/13/16  U.S. District Court Rules in Favor of Fulton Mall Project
FRESNO, CA – U.S. District Court Judge Kimberly J. >more 
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12/30/15  New Year’s Day Schedule for City of Fresno Offices
Fresno – City of Fresno offices will be closed on Friday, Jan. 1, for the New Year’s Day holiday. Normal operations will resume on Monday, Jan. 4 >more 
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12/23/15  Christmas Holiday Schedule for City of Fresno Offices
Fresno – City of Fresno offices will be closed on Friday, Dec. 25, for the Christmas holiday. Normal operations will resume on Monday, Dec. 28 >more 
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12/14/15  City of Fresno Announces Joint Use Agreement with Fresno, Central Unified School Districts
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Swearengin today announced that the City of Fresno intends to enter into a joint use agreement with Fresno Unified School District and Central Unified School District to open up 16 school sites on weekends for organized recreational programming and open public use of outdoor facilities. The Administration is proposing to fund the joint use program by identifying $1.2 million in its FY 2015 carry over budget. Phase I of the program will involve all seven comprehensive high schools in the Fresno Unified School District and two Central Unified sites by March 5, 2016 >more 
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12/12/15  Mayor Swearengin Statement on Completion of Gas Line Repairs at Summerset Village Apartments
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin today released a statement in response to the report that all gas line repairs have been completed at the Summerset Village Apartments and residents will have service restored by this evening: “I’m pleased to be able to share great news for the residents of Summerset Village Apartments. After weeks of suffering without heat or hot water in their homes, the gas lines have been completely repaired – well ahead of schedule – and PG&E service will likely be restored to every unit by the end of the day. “We should all applaud their resiliency and also show our appreciation for the unselfish efforts of Zach Darrah and his staff at FIRM, as well as the American Red Cross, Southern Baptist Convention, Fresno County Health Department and all the volunteers who showed up to serve meals and pass out blankets. >more 
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12/08/15  City of Fresno Announces Code Enforcement Strike Team
FRESNO, CA – City Manager Bruce Rudd, along with Councilmember Clint Olivier and City officials, today announced the creation of a special Code Enforcement Strike Team to identify properties known to contain substandard housing and proactively ensure compliance with city and state housing standards. The Strike Team will consist of two senior Code Enforcement officers who will report directly to the City Manager in conjunction with the City Attorney’s Office, and will immediately start the process of creating a priority list of negligent properties with a focus on multiple-family residential complexes with significant code issues. “We’re taking action with every tool at our disposal to hold landlords accountable and guarantee Fresno families safe, dignified housing throughout the city,” said City Manager Rudd. “We’re putting negligent property owners on notice – get your act together or face the charges >more 
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