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12/04/13  Winter Watering Schedule Underway
FRESNO - The winter watering schedule is now in effect for all City of Fresno water customers. The City of Fresno's Department of Public Utilities Water Division requires all City customers to conduct outside watering on the following times and days:ODD Numbered Addresses:(Addresses that end in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9)SATURDAYS ONLYEVEN Numbered Addresses:(Addressed that end in 0, 2, 4, 6, 8)SUNDAYS ONLYWATERING TIMES: ANYTIME DURING APPROVED WATER DAYThe winter watering schedule begins on December 1 of each year and runs through March 1 to avoid unnecessary over watering. As the weather cools and fog or rain comes, there is little or no need for watering. >more 
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12/04/13  Patrick Wiemiller Named City Administrator in Lompoc
FRESNO – Patrick Wiemiller, director of the City of Fresno’s Department of Public Utilities and Department of Public Works, today announced that he will resign those positions to become City Administrator of the City of Lompoc, Santa Barbara County. Wiemiller’s last day with the City of Fresno will be Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. >more 
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12/03/13  City of Fresno To Open Warming Center Tonight at Frank H. Ball Neighborhood Center
Fresno, CA – City of Fresno officials today announced that the Frank H. Ball Neighborhood Center, 760 Mayor, will be open as a warming center beginning tonight until further notice because of the extreme cold.The warming center will be open from 8 p.m >more 
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11/26/13  Mayor Swearengin: Parking Initiatives Will Benefit Downtown Businesses, Residents, Employees
Fresno, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin today announced a series of steps aimed at improving parking options for downtown businesses, residents, and employees as part of her vision to create a vibrant city center.“We’ve heard the message loud and clear from businesses, residents and workers that parking makes coming downtown more of a challenge than it needs to be,” Mayor Swearengin said. “The changes we’re proposing for City Council approval will help us better manage the scarce resource of on-street parking, while providing more convenient choices for users. >more 
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11/22/13  Thanksgiving Schedule for City of Fresno Offices, Services
Fresno, CA – City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov.29. >more 
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11/19/13  Mayor Swearengin: ‘Dark Days Are Over’ for Streetlights  Damaged by Copper Wire Theft
Fresno, CA – Saying that “the dark days are over” for City streetlights that had been damaged by copper wires theft, Mayor Ashley Swearengin today joined three councilmembers to celebrate the completion of the repair project.“This is a significant day for the City of Fresno,” Mayor Swearengin said. “We turn the corner on what literally has been a dark time. >more 
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11/19/13  Mayor Swearengin Responds to ‘Unfair and Inaccurate’ Portrayal of City of Fresno in New York Times
The New York Times last week presented an unfair and inaccurate portrayal of the City of Fresno in an article about the “Bulldog” gang. The article was so flawed that I submitted the following rebuttal to the New York Times. The Times has decided not to publish the op-ed. >more 
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11/13/13  City of Fresno to Hold Waste Tire Amnesty Event This Weekend
FRESNO -- The City of Fresno Community Revitalization Division, using grant funding available from CalRecycle, will hold a Waste Tire Amnesty Day event on Saturday to allow City of Fresno citizens to part with their unwanted waste tires. Some event restrictions include: Participants must be City of Fresno residents, no tractor or diesel tires, no business-generated tires, and each resident is limited to (9) tires. Rim tires are accepted.Each resident will need to provide ID, such as the Waste Tire event mailer, driver’s license, or utility billing showing City of Fresno residency >more 
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11/08/13  Veterans Day Schedule for City of Fresno Offices, Services
Fresno, CA – City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of the Veterans Day holiday on Monday, Nov. 11. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, Nov. 12 >more 
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11/07/13  City of Fresno Urges Businesses In Enterprise Zone Program to Understand Impact of Program’s Elimination
Fresno, CA – The City of Fresno today encouraged businesses currently utilizing the Enterprise Zone Program to make sure they understand issues resulting from the elimination of the program on Jan. 1, 2014.If you are currently utilizing the Enterprise Zone Program, or are considering whether it would be a benefit to your business, here is what you need to know: If you have already hired an employee and obtained an Enterprise Zone Hiring Tax Credit Voucher Certificate, you may continue to accrue tax credits for that employee for up to five years, and you may carry them forward for up to 10 years. >more 
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