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09/12/14  City of Fresno Announces Water Plan Forums
FRESNO, CA – The City of Fresno today officially announced its upcoming series of community forums on Fresno’s water plan called “Recharge Fresno.” The forums, which will be held every two weeks starting Monday, September 29 through Monday, November 10, will give residents an opportunity to join with city officials, initiative proponents, experts, taxpayer advocates, and local interest groups to discuss the City’s water plan in an open, participatory roundtable process. “Recharge Fresno” is the city’s water plan, aimed at improving the pipelines and water system facilities that will capture, treat and deliver water throughout Fresno, including surface water from the Sierra Nevada Mountains. >more 
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09/05/14  Swearengin Administration, Police Union Reach Early Agreement on Labor Contract
FRESNO, CA - Mayor Ashley Swearengin and City Manager Bruce Rudd today announced that the Fresno Police Officers’ Association (FPOA) and its management unit have approved new labor agreements that will support the City of Fresno in efforts to address fiscal challenges and strengthen its financial outlook. "We are very pleased that the Administration and our police officers have come to an agreement on their contracts in a proactive and productive manner,” Mayor Swearengin said. “These agreements represent another critical component of the City's financial recovery plan and we appreciate the FPOA’s commitment to helping us work toward true financial stability. >more 
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09/03/14  City of Fresno Announces New Controller/Finance Director
FRESNO, CA – City Manager Bruce Rudd today announced that Michael Lima has been named the City of Fresno’s new City Controller/Finance Director, effective upon Council approval of Mr. Lima’s selection. A vote on Mr. >more 
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08/28/14  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 1, 2014. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, September 2. Here is the schedule for City of Fresno operations for the holiday: Airports: Administrative offices closed. >more 
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08/27/14  City of Fresno Named One of California's Best Cities to Raise Kids
FRESNO, CA – Today, the City of Fresno was named by a national real estate search site as the third most family friendly city in California. The study by Estately ranks California's 20 most populated cities based on the following criteria: the size of the youth population, the mean work commute, the number of preschools per capita, the quality of public education, crime per capita, the number of libraries per capita, the number of public parks per capita, housing affordability, daycare per capita and the cost of living. Fresno was ranked third on the list because the city has the shortest commute at an average of 21. >more 
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08/22/14  City of Fresno Extends Public Review Period of Final Draft of General Plan 2035
FRESNO, CA - Mayor Ashley Swearengin today announced that the City of Fresno has extended the public comment period for the 2035 General Plan for another 45 days. The reason for the extension is due to a number of requests that City officials and staff have received for additional time to review the document. In addition, staff has identified a typographical error in the previous notice of publication. >more 
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