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09/09/15  Mayor, City Manager Express Support, Gratitude to Capt. Pete Dern
Fresno, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin and City Manager Bruce Rudd today made the following statements showing their gratitude and continued support for Capt. Pete Dern, who is scheduled to be released from the burn unit at Community Regional Medical Center this afternoon. From Mayor Swearengin: "The people of Fresno join with Captain Dern’s family, friends, and supporters around the nation in celebrating his release from the hospital. >more 
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09/04/15  City of Fresno Announces Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Dr. Charlie Waters
FRESNO, CA – At the request of Mayor Ashley Swearengin, Gov. Jerry Brown has directed all City of Fresno buildings to fly flags at half-staff in recognition of the life and in mourning of the passing of Dr. Charlie Waters, a Marine Corps Veteran who played a critical role in the push to open the State Veterans Home in Fresno and has been involved in several veteran related organizations. “Charlie Waters was not just a great man, he was a shining example of selflessness and service to others >more 
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09/04/15  Labor Day Holiday Schedule for City of Fresno Offices
Fresno – City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 7, 2015. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, September 8. Here is the schedule for City of Fresno operations for the holiday: Airports: Administrative offices closed. >more 
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09/02/15  City of Fresno Drops 28% in August Water Consumption
FRESNO, CA – The City of Fresno’s Department of Public Utilities (DPU) today officially reported water production totals for August 2015, showing a 28% drop in usage from the same month in 2013. This follows a reduction in water consumption of 31% for the month of July 2015 and 30% for the month of June of this year compared to the same months in 2013.While the August total just met the state-mandated goal of 28% reduction, the continued overall decline in water usage for the months of June, July, and August stands at 29.6%, which is above the cutbacks in water use set by the State Water Resources Control Board earlier this year >more 
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08/17/15  Cooling Centers in Fresno Open Today
FRESNO – The City of Fresno will open its cooling centers today, August 17, 2015. The National Weather Service in Hanford has forecasted that the high temperature in Fresno for today will be at or above 105 degrees. The centers will be open from noon to 8 p.m >more 
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08/14/15  Cooling Centers in Fresno Open Saturday and Sunday
FRESNO – The City of Fresno will open its cooling centers Saturday and Sunday, August 15 and 16, 2015. The National Weather Service in Hanford has forecasted that the high temperature in Fresno for both days will be at or above 105 degrees. The centers will be open from noon to 8 p.m >more 
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08/03/15  City of Fresno Drops 31% in July Water Consumption
FRESNO, CA – The City of Fresno’s Department of Public Utilities (DPU) today officially reported water production totals for July 2015, showing another significant drop in usage from the same month in 2013 and a continued overall decline in water usage that will help Fresno meet state-ordered cutbacks in water use. This follows a drop in water consumption of 30% for the month of June 2015 and a decline of 33% in May of this year compared to the same months in 2013. Total monthly water production for July 2015, the second month in the State’s evaluation period for its mandatory conservation targets, totaled 4,054,061,000 gallons, down 31% from July 2013 when Fresno’s water usage for June 2013 totaled 5,905,570,000 gallons. >more 
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07/28/15  Cooling Centers in Fresno Open Tomorrow, July 29
FRESNO – The City of Fresno will open its cooling centers tomorrow, July 29, 2015. The National Weather Service in Hanford has forecasted that the high temperature in Fresno for Wednesday will be at or above 105 degrees. The centers will be open from noon to 8 p.m >more 
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07/28/15  City Manager’s Office, Councilmembers Brandau, Brand to Co-Sponsor Agreement to Improve Hiring Incentives for Fresno Police
FRESNO, CA – The City Manager’s Office, Councilmember Lee Brand and Councilmember Steve Brandau are co-sponsoring a proposal to incentivize the Fresno Police Department’s recruiting program. City Council is scheduled to vote on the proposal at Thursday’s meeting.The Side Letter Agreement, approved by the board of the Fresno Police Officers Association, would improve financial incentives for lateral hires to make Fresno more competitive in recruiting experienced public safety officers from other jurisdictions. “The lack of qualified candidates, along with our Police Department’s higher employment standards, makes it difficult to recruit or attract new hires at a time when cities are competing against each other to retain and attract the best candidates,” said City Manager Bruce Rudd >more 
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