Mayor Swearengin Statement to Mayor-Elect Lee Brand

FRESNO, CA – The hard-fought Mayor’s race in the City of Fresno culminated in a victory November 8th for Councilmember Lee Brand who secured his position as Mayor-elect with over 53% of the vote. Mayor Swearengin, long-time supporter of Brand, issued the following statement:

“Congratulations to Mayor-Elect Lee Brand and his entire team on a hard fought victory.  He has worked hard to earn the support of the people of Fresno.  We have accomplished much over the last eight years, but there’s still work to be done.  I’m eager to continue partnering with Lee to carry out that work and ensure a smooth and successful transition.”

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Mayor Swearengin Statement to Mayor-Elect Lee Brand

Posted: November 9, 2016

FRESNO, CA – The hard-fought Mayor’s race in the City of Fresno culminated in a victory November 8th for Councilmember Lee Brand who secured his position as Mayor-elect with over 53% of the vote. Mayor Swearengin, long-time supporter of Brand, issued the following statement: “Congratulations to Mayor-Elect Lee Brand and his entire team on a […]

Mayor, City Councilmembers, Local Leaders Announce Next 10 NRT Neighborhoods

Posted: October 17, 2016

FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin today announced the selection of the next 10 Fresno neighborhoods of focus for Neighborhood Revitalization Teams as part of the City’s Restore Fresno initiative at a press conference held at Jane Addams Elementary School. Mayor Swearengin was joined by Fresno City Councilmembers Oliver Baines, Clint Olivier, and Esmeralda Soria, […]

City Moves Major Economic Development Projects Forward

Posted: October 15, 2016

Council Approves Heavy Maintenance Facility Land Acquisition, Infrastructure Funding, Development Agreement with Betts FRESNO, CA – The City of Fresno is celebrating the approval of three items during yesterday’s City Council meeting involving major economic development projects that will provide incentives and actions that may likely have a dramatic impact on Fresno’s economy. The items […]

City of Fresno Announces Results of 2-Week Freeway Litter Enforcement Patrol Program

Posted: September 19, 2016

FRESNO, CA – Fresno City Manager Bruce Rudd, Councilmember Steve Brandau, and Police Captain Andrew Hall today updated the results of the Fresno Police Department’s freeway litter enforcement program in front of City Hall. Over the past two weeks, the enforcement program sent six motorcycle officers out to patrol highways 41, 168, and 180 daily […]

Labor Day Holiday Schedule for City of Fresno Offices

Posted: September 1, 2016

Fresno – City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 5, 2016. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, September 6. Here is the schedule for City of Fresno operations for the holiday: Airports: Administrative offices closed. Terminal, concessions and airlines normal operations otherwise. Business License: Business Tax office […]

Moody’s Upgrades City of Fresno’s Ratings Again

Posted: August 26, 2016

Bond Ratings for Lease Revenue, Convention Center, Pension Obligations Upgraded, Positive Outlooks Reaffirmed FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin today announced that for the second time in less than a year, Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded several bond ratings for the City of Fresno. The bond rating firm has upgraded the City’s Lease Revenue bond […]

City of Fresno Announces Receipt of SAFER Grant to Increase Fire Dept. Staffing

Posted: August 24, 2016

The Fresno Fire Department (FFD) will hold a press conference on Thursday, August 25, at 8:30 a.m., at Fire Headquarters (located at 911 H Street) to announce the receipt of a SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) grant awarded to the City of Fresno earlier this month. Fire Chief Kerri Donis and Congressman […]

City of Fresno Announces New Assistant Director for Water and Wastewater Services for Department of Public Utilities

Posted: August 22, 2016

Mayor Ashley Swearengin and City Manager Bruce Rudd today announced that Brian Spindor has been named the City of Fresno’s new Assistant Director for the Department of Public Utilities. Spindor, who will start work effective September 12, 2016, will be responsible for asset management and oversight of the City’s water and wastewater facilities as well […]

Mayor Ashley Swearengin Named Next CEO of the Central Valley Community Foundation

Posted: August 15, 2016

Effective January 16, 2017, at the conclusion of her term as Mayor of the City of Fresno, Ashley Swearengin will become the Chief Executive Officer of the Central Valley Community Foundation (CVCF,) formerly known as the Fresno Regional Foundation. “The Central Valley Community Foundation is an incredibly important organization in our region. For almost 50 […]

Cooling Centers Will Open Through The Weekend

Posted: August 12, 2016

The National Weather Service in Hanford has forecasted that the high temperature in Fresno will be at or above 105 degrees tomorrow, Saturday, August 13th and Sunday 14th, which means the City of Fresno will open its cooling centers through the weekend. The centers will be open from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. Cooling centers will […]