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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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09/27/13  City of Fresno Filing Action Seeking Ruling On Legality of Water-Rate Initiative
FRESNO, CA –The Fresno City Council Thursday approved filing a declaratory relief action seeking a court ruling on the legality of a proposed initiative to put the water rates approved in August on a ballot next year. Mayor Swearengin commended the City Council for putting the need for a clean, reliable water supply for City residents ahead of political expedience. “Proponents of the measure have shown a reckless disregard for the truth about the City’s water supply,” Mayor Swearengin said. “There is no magic water supply beneath the City; instead, we have a cone of depression 70 years in the making >more 
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09/18/13   Kevin Meikle Named City of Fresno’s Director of Aviation
Fresno, CA – Kevin Meikle, a 24-year City of Fresno employee and long-time leader in the City’s Airports Department, has been named the City of Fresno’s Director of Aviation, City Manager Bruce Rudd announced today. Meikle, 55, has been serving as interim director of aviation since 2012. Meikle has worked in the Airports Department since 2002, serving as assistant director of aviation from 2011 to 2012 and Airports Planning and Engineering Manager from 2002-11. >more 
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