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City Press Releases and News

City Cancels “Movies in the Park” Tomorrow Due To Heat

Posted: June 22, 2017

Tomorrow’s “Movies in the Park” presented by the City of Fresno’s PARCs Department and Comcast at Eaton Plaza has been cancelled due to the record heat wave and the poor air quality that is impacting the valley at this time. The annual program offers a free movie every Friday night during the summer and had planned […]

Mayor Brand Presents His First State of the City

Posted: June 21, 2017

Mayor Lee Brand addressed a crowd of nearly nine hundred attendees, including elected officials, business and community leaders during Wednesday’s State of the City luncheon held in Downtown Fresno.  The annual event, sponsored by the Fresno Chamber of Commerce, was the first State of the City address for Mayor Brand, who officially took office in […]

Cooling Centers to Stay Open Through Friday

Posted: June 19, 2017

The City of Fresno Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services Department (PARCS) will keep its cooling centers open through Friday due to the extreme heat expected this week. Cooling centers are activated when the temperature in Fresno is forecast to be 105°F or above by the National Weather Service in Hanford.  The cooling centers […]

Cooling Centers to Open This Weekend

Posted: June 16, 2017

The City of Fresno Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services Department (PARCS) will be opening its cooling centers this weekend due to the extreme heat expected during that time. Cooling centers are activated when the temperature in Fresno is forecast to be 105°F or above by the National Weather Service in Hanford.  The cooling […]

City of Fresno and Fresno Unified School District Partner to Offer Blue Space to Residents

Posted: June 2, 2017

Mayor Lee Brand and Fresno Unified interim superintendent Bob Nelson introduced a new partnership at a press conference to announce the addition of Blue Space to its existing Community Open Space Program. The City of Fresno provides recreational swimming and swim lessons at its three community pools located at Mary Ella Brown Community Center, Frank […]

Amazon Announces New Fulfillment Center in Fresno

Posted: June 2, 2017

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open its first fulfillment center in Fresno. This will be Amazon’s fifth fulfillment center in California’s Central Valley, with three operating fulfillment centers located in Tracy and Patterson, and a fourth facility under construction in Sacramento. Other Amazon California customer fulfillment facilities are located in San Bernardino, Redlands, Moreno Valley, Rialto, Eastvale and Newark. Additionally, there are […]

Three-Day Watering Schedule Begins on June 1st

Posted: May 31, 2017

The City of Fresno will begin its three-day watering schedule on June 1, and will remain in effect for the months of June, July and August. The City of Fresno is implementing its three-day watering schedule to reflect residents need to provide more water for their gardens and lawns during the dry summer months.  An […]

City of Fresno Announces New Assistant City Manager

Posted: May 26, 2017

Incoming City Manager Wilma Quan-Schecter today announced that Scott Mozier has been named the City of Fresno’s new Assistant City Manager, effective July 10, 2017.  Mr. Mozier will be replacing Ms. Quan-Schecter, who will become City Manager on that date.  A national search for his replacement will begin immediately. “I wanted my first hire as […]

City Announces New Wireless Marketing Plan, Small Cell Program with 5 Bars Communities

Posted: May 26, 2017

The City of Fresno announced that it has entered into a multi-year agreement with 5 Bars Communities and will begin marketing the city’s assets for small cell and wireless use.  This effort will enhance the ability of Fresno’s citizens to access high speed wireless connectivity throughout the city.  The comprehensive program encompasses intelligent infrastructure technologies, […]

City of Fresno and the Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps to Hold Waste Tire Amnesty Event This Weekend

Posted: May 25, 2017

The City of Fresno Code Enforcement Division and the Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps Recycling Program, using grant funding available from CalRecycle, will hold a Waste Tire Amnesty Day event on Saturday, May 27, 2017 to allow City of Fresno citizens to dispose of their unwanted waste tires. Some event restrictions include: Participants must be […]