News Releases



10/29/13  Various Northeast Fresno Streets Closed Sunday for Two Cities Marathon & Half Event
FRESNO – A number of northeast Fresno streets will be closed on Sunday, Nov. 3, along the route of the Two Cities Marathon & Half. The course starts at 7 a.m >more 
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10/29/13  City of Fresno Plans Bike Through (Neighborhood)  History November 2
FRESNO – The City of Fresno has announced plans for this year’s “Bike Through History” on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon >more 
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10/23/13  Mayor Swearengin: Hiring of New Police Officers, Cadets, Dispatchers Will Boost City’s Public Safety Efforts
FRESNO – Mayor Ashley Swearengin today announced that the Police Department will hire 15 police recruits, 30 police cadets and four additional dispatchers, a move that will significantly increase the Department’s capacity to address public safety issues. “The economic downtown has had a serious impact on our Police Department over the past several years,” Mayor Swearengin said. “The Department has done a remarkable job under incredibly challenging circumstances, but the reality is that the current staffing levels and response times must be improved. >more 
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10/15/13  Welcoming Reception for Korean Disability Partners At Fresno City Hall
FRESNO, CA -- The City of Fresno joins with Resources for Independence, Central Valley (RICV) in welcoming international partners from Korea to a reception on Oct. 23 at City Hall at 5 p.m.Under the Empower Partnerships for Inclusive Communities Program of Mobility International USA, RICV has partnered with Korea Differently Abled Federation (KODAF) and Human Rights Law Foundation (HRLF) of Gonggam of South Korea to promote leadership among people with disabilities in the Asia-Pacific Region >more 
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10/15/13  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 third quarter of 2013 is now available on the City’s website. The report, compiled by Independent Reviewer Rick Rasmussen, covers the period from July 1 through September 30, 2013. 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 www.fresno >more 
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10/10/13  Mayor Swearengin: New Initiative Aimed at Making Fresno ‘One of Most Business Friendly Cities’ in California, Nation
FRESNO – Mayor Ashley Swearengin today unveiled “Business Friendly Fresno,” an initiative designed to make the City of one of the most business friendly cities in California and across the nation.In the initiative, Mayor Swearengin is bringing together private sector minds with City staff to make sure the City’s development application, permitting and construction management processes are cutting edge, highly coordinated, friendly, easy to navigate, and measurably competitive with other cities in the region and other regions of the country.“The goal of Business Friendly Fresno is straightforward: Making Fresno become well known around California and the nation as one of the best cities for expanding business opportunities, creating diverse high-paying employment opportunities and competitive returns on private investment, and offering a desirable and attractive quality of life,” Mayor Swearengin said.As part of the initiative, Mayor Swearengin has formed a Business Friendly Fresno Task Force that will be headed by community leader Pete Weber and supported by a Staff Action Team co-chaired by Weber and Jennifer Clark, director of the City’s Development and Resource Management Department >more 
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10/03/13  Forty Local Governments Hail Significant Energy Rate Reduction to Attract Jobs
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today, in the culmination of a 19-month proceeding, approved two new PG&E rates especially designed to attract jobs to California. An unprecedented 40 California cities and counties (the Local Government Parties or LGP) who have supported PG&E throughout this process applaud the CPUC for this decision.“For us, this process has always been about jobs,” Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin said. “Areas of high unemployment in a state that is perceived as wealthy pose a particular problem for local policy makers >more 
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10/03/13  City of Fresno to Hold Waste Tire Amnesty Event Saturday
FRESNO -- The City of Fresno Community Revitalization Division, using grant funding available from CalRecycle, will hold a Waste Tire Amnesty Day event on Saturday, Oct. 5, 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. >more 
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