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Standard and Poor’s, Moody’s Upgrade Fresno’s Ratings

Posted: March 20, 2017

Mayor Lee Brand today announced that both Standard and Poor’s Global Ratings and Moody’s Investors Service have significantly upgraded the City of Fresno’s investment ratings, a decision which was based on strong leadership in combination with strong fiscal policies and budgetary performance over the past few years. The improved ratings mean better interest rates on [...]

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Ulta Beauty Announces Fresno as First West Coast Distribution Location

Posted: March 10, 2017

The City of Fresno and Ulta Beauty, the largest beauty retailer in the United States and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin, hair care products and salon services in the nation, announced today that the company has officially chosen Fresno as the location of its new 670,000 square foot distribution center at the northeast […]

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USEPA Says City of Fresno Passes Lead and Copper Rule Compliance Standard

Posted: March 8, 2017

Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) conducted a comprehensive review of the City of Fresno and the State of California’s oversight of the City’s drinking water treatment and testing program. By letter dated January 19, 2017, the USEPA concluded that the City has historically complied with the USEPA and State of California Lead and Copper Rule […]

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NE Surface Water Treatment Facility Back Online March 1

Posted: February 28, 2017

The City of Fresno Department of Public Utilities (DPU) announces that the Northeast Surface Water Treatment Facility (NESWTF) will return online on March 1, 2017. The treatment facility was taken offline in September 2016 to allow the Fresno Irrigation District to conduct its annual maintenance period. During the shutdown period, the water provided to our […]

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Fresno Yosemite International Airport Cautions on Family Emergency Scam

Posted: February 23, 2017

Fresno Yosemite International Airport has been advised of a Family Emergency Scam involving scammers posing as a relative or friend contacting individuals urging them to wire money immediately for help with an emergency situation. Scammers pose as a relative or friend claiming they are being held by authorities at the Fresno Airport Yosemite Airport and […]

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Presidents Day Holiday Schedule for City of Fresno Offices

Posted: February 16, 2017

City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of the Presidents Day holiday on Monday, February 20. The delivery of some City services may be affected by the holiday as well. Please see the list below for details. Here is the schedule for City of Fresno operations for the holiday: Airports: Administrative offices closed; […]

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Mayor Brand Statement on the Passing of Joe Williams

Posted: February 8, 2017

Mayor Lee Brand released the following statement on the death of Joe Williams, Fresno’s first elected African-American city councilman:  "Joe Williams was a pioneer in our community, a true visionary who overcame discrimination to become Fresno’s first African-American councilmember. He dedicated his career to transforming our city into a place where opportunity is available to [...]

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Fresno Yosemite International Airport Celebrates Historic Year of Passenger Traffic

Posted: February 8, 2017

Passenger traffic for Fresno Yosemite International Airport reached a historic new level in 2016 with 1,540,623 departing and arriving passengers. The milestone year represents a 10 percent increase in travelers served in 2016 compared to 2015 totals and significantly outperforms the previous record held in 2014 by nearly 100,000 passengers. Airline transitions to larger jet [...]

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City Council Approves Mayor Brand’s Rental Housing Improvement Act

Posted: February 2, 2017

FRESNO, CA – Fresno City Council today approved the Rental Housing Improvement Act, a plan submitted by Mayor Lee Brand that will implement a pro-active rental housing inspection program for the purpose of improving the quality of rental housing in the city of Fresno. The Act received public support from a strong coalition that included […]

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Mayor Brand’s Statement on Fresno Immigration Policy

Posted: February 2, 2017

Good morning and thank you to everyone for coming today. I am here to set the record straight and to calm the fears and anxieties of so many people in our community who feel threatened by the flurry of announcements and actions coming from Washington, DC and Sacramento. Since I made comments to The Fresno […]

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