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03/07/14  City of Fresno Announces Downtown Meter Occupancy Permit 
FRESNO -- The City of Fresno Parking Services Division now offers a parking permit to the public for long term meter use downtown. The Meter Occupancy Permit is a monthly hangtag that allows a vehicle to park at any City of Fresno parking meter, regardless of the posted time limit, without depositing coins. “For a flat fee, the permit can provide an entire month’s worth of parking at premium meter spaces close to the user’s destination. >more 
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03/07/14  Southwest Fresno Residents Launch Inaugural Neighbors Helping Neighbors Clean-Up
FRESNO -- On Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 9:00 am Southwest Fresno resident leaders will launch Neighbors Helping Neighbors Clean-Up. Volunteers and residents will meet at the Community Center located at 1802 E. California Street, across from the EOC Local Conservation Corps for a beautification effort, focused on cleaning alleys. >more 
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03/06/14  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, March 8, to allow City of Fresno residents 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; per vehicle. Rim tires are accepted. >more 
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02/26/14  City of Fresno Announces Residential Street Maintenance Funding Proposal
FRESNO – Mayor Swearengin and Councilmembers Lee Brand, Steve Brandau, and Paul Caprioglio announced plans today to announce a funding plan for residential street maintenance. Council District 4 is home to great community and regional assets like Fresno State, the Discovery Center, Fashion Fair Mall, the Fresno Yosemite International Airport, the El Dorado Park neighborhood, and a number of community parks. Unfortunately, like every other part of the city, District 4 is also home to streets like East Ramona Avenue, which is badly in need of pavement, overlay, and slurry seal. >more 
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02/25/14  Chief Executives, Mayor Swearengin launch the ‘Fresno Presidents’ Council’ To Address Fresno’s Long-Term Challenges
FRESNO, CA – On Wednesday, Feb. 26, Mayor Ashley Swearengin and leaders from major health care, education, agriculture and financial institutions will launch the Fresno Presidents’ Council, a high-level group of chief executives formed to address serious, long-term challenges in the community. The Presidents’ Council also will commit their support for the public investments necessary to restore Downtown Fresno as a regional center for commerce and culture. >more 
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02/21/14  City Staff Participate in Training to Understand How Blind People Navigate on Streets and Sidewalks
The City of Fresno joins with Valley Center for the Blind (VCB) to provide a unique training opportunity for Public Works Department employees, “Understanding Independent Travel in the Right-Of-Way.” The Public Works Department plays a crucial role in our citizens’ abilities to move about confidently and safely within our Right-of-Way. On Tuesday, February 25, 2014, employees will have the opportunity to experience what it is like to be blind and navigate the city streets. >more 
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02/14/14  President’s Day Holiday Schedule for City of Fresno Offices
Fresno – City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of President’s Day on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 18 >more 
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01/31/14  City of Fresno To Open Warming Center This Weekend at Frank H. Ball Neighborhood Center
Fresno, CA – City of Fresno officials today announced that the Frank H. Ball Neighborhood Center, 760 Mayor Ave., will be open as a warming center beginning tomorrow because of the extreme cold.The warming center will be open from 8 p >more 
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01/31/14  Mayor Swearengin Issues Statement on Bus Rapid Transit Vote
Fresno, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin issued the following statement on the City Council’s decision on the Bus Rapid Transit Project:“We had a healthy debate tonight about an important issue in our community: the future of public transit and the overall plan for growth in our community. While I am disappointed in tonight’s vote, I am committed to working with my colleagues on the City Council to address concerns they have and bring this item back for reconsideration.” # # # >more 
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