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06/24/13  City of Fresno Honored by DuPont, U.S. Mayors Conference for ‘Get the Lead Out, Fresno’ Program
FRESNO – Mayor Ashley Swearengin today announced that the City of Fresno’s “Get the Lead Out, Fresno” program received an Award of Excellence as the first-place winner in the Lead-Safe … For Kids Sake grant program sponsored by DuPont and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. >more 
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06/19/13  City Manager Mark Scott to Resign; Bruce Rudd Named City Manager
FRESNO – Mayor Ashley Swearengin today announced that City Manager Mark Scott will resign to become City Manager of the City of Burbank. Scott’s last day at the City of Fresno will be Friday, July 19.Mayor Swearengin also appointed Bruce Rudd, a 37-year City employee who currently serves as the City’s Assistant City Manager, as permanent City Manager, effective July 20. >more 
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06/18/13  Mayor Swearengin: Arrival of F-15s at 144th Fighter WingIs ‘Great News’ for Fresno
FRESNO – Mayor Ashley Swearengin today joined officials from the California Air National Guard’s 144th Fighter Wing in welcoming the first F-15 Eagle fighter jets to Fresno.“The arrival of the F-15 jets is great news for the City of Fresno,” Mayor Swearengin said. “The 144th Fighter Wing has been an important part of the Fresno community for more than 50 years, and these new jets will solidify its long-term presence in our region. >more 
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06/13/13  Update on Status of Fire Chief
FRESNO – City Manager Mark Scott today announced that Fire Chief Rob Brown has been placed on Administrative Leave pending investigation. Deputy Chief Kerri Donis will serve as Acting Chief in his absence. There will be no further public comment. # # # >more 
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06/13/13  City of Fresno Issues Statement Related to Fire Chief
FRESNO – City of Fresno officials today issued the following statement: "City Manager Mark Scott will be addressing the situation involving Fire Chief Rob Brown. There will be no further comment on this personnel matter." # # # >more 
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06/12/13  Mayor Swearengin Presents Plan To Address $2.85 Million Shortfall in FY 2014 Budget
FRESNO – Mayor Ashley Swearengin today presented a plan to address a $2.85 million budget shortfall in fiscal year 2013-14 that offers two options: reducing the police force by 25 officers through attrition or a layoff plan that would impact 49 civilian positions. “This proposal presents a stark but clear choice for the City Council,” Mayor Swearengin said. “Unfortunately, our options are not good >more 
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06/07/13  Shepherd Avenue To Be Closed Between Perrin and Millbrook Beginning Monday for Sugar Pine Trial Underpass Project
FRESNO – City of Fresno officials today announced that Shepherd Avenue will be closed between Perrin and Millbrook avenues for more than two months for construction of the Sugar Pine Trail underpass project beginning on Monday, June 10. The portion of Shepherd Avenue between Perrin and Millbrook will be closed beginning Monday at 9 a.m. and will be closed 24 hours a day until Tuesday, Aug >more 
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06/06/13  City of Fresno to Host the US/China Business & Culture Association Trade Mission
FRESNO- On June 7, the US-China Business & Culture Association will bring 20 business leaders from the Shanghai region to the City of Fresno to meet with City officials to learn about the many food and water related business and investment opportunities that the Fresno region has to offer. The delegation and special guests, along with domestic and international media, will start their visit with a tour of the Water, Energy & Technology Center beginning at 1 p.m. >more 
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06/06/13  Cooling Centers in Fresno Open Friday Through Sunday
FRESNO – The City of Fresno will open its Cooling Centers on Friday, June 7, through Sunday, June 9, because of temperatures forecast to reach at least 105 degrees. The centers will be open daily from noon to 8 p.m. >more 
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05/29/13  Mayor Swearengin Presents FY 2014 Budget Calling for Maintaining Current Service and Staffing Levels, Assumes Measure G Passes
FRESNO – Mayor Ashley Swearengin today presented a proposed fiscal year 2013-14 budget that calls for maintaining current service and staffing levels along with reductions in personnel expenses among employees with open labor contracts.“This proposal offers a prudent balance between continued reductions in expenditures and modest revenue growth,” Mayor Swearengin said. “Assuming all elements of the proposed budget are implemented, Fiscal Year 2014 will be a turning point toward fiscal sustainability for the City of Fresno. >more 
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