News Releases

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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