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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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Office of Independent Review Quarterly Report Now Available on City’s Website

Posted: January 30, 2017

The City of Fresno Office of Independent Review’s report for the fourth quarter of 2016 is now available on the City’s website. The report, compiled by Independent Reviewer Rick Rasmussen, covers the period from October 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. The report, as well as other information on the Office of Independent Review, is […]

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Inspiration Park Receives Award of Excellence from the California Park & Recreation Society

Posted: January 20, 2017

FRESNO, CA – The City of Fresno Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services (PARCS) Department has been selected as a 2016 California Park & Recreation Society (CPRS) Award of Excellence recipient for Community Center/Mixed Use Class 2 in the Excellence in Facility Design Award category for Inspiration Park and the Donovan Center, which were […]

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Schedule for City of Fresno Offices

Posted: January 14, 2017

FRESNO, CA  – City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Monday, January 16. The delivery of some City services on January 16 may be affected by the holiday as well. Please see the list below for details. Here is the schedule for City of [...]

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Mayor Brand Speech Highlights Inaugural Ceremony at City Hall

Posted: January 5, 2017

FRESNO, CA – Mayor Lee Brand’s inaugural address was the highlight of today’s ceremony at City Hall, as he reaffirmed his oath of office in the City Council chambers during the regularly scheduled Council meeting. He took his official oath of office with City Clerk Yvonne Spence on Tuesday, January 3 in front of Council [...]

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City Leaders Provide Update on Hotel California Situation

Posted: January 5, 2017

FRESNO, CA – After nearing completion of all required heating repairs from the City’s initial notice and order, the property located at 530 North Weber was inspected for compliance with California Building Code. During the inspection of the installation of new heaters, the City’s Building and Safety personnel identified a potentially dangerous electrical hazard that requires [...]

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