City of Fresno http://kvpr.org en Fresno City Council Puts Off Measure W Decision, Asks For Study http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-city-council-puts-measure-w-decision-asks-study <p class="p1">Fresno voters may get to weigh in on a referendum that would overturn a planned hike in water rates, but the final decision didn't come Thursday.&nbsp;</p><p class="p1">Instead of moving forward with putting Measure W on the November ballot, or repealing the rate hikes - the city council voted to commission an expedited study on the issue.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 02:37:09 +0000 Joe Moore 35877 at http://kvpr.org Fresno City Council Puts Off Measure W Decision, Asks For Study As Drought Worsens, Fresno Turns Attention To Wastewater http://kvpr.org/post/drought-worsens-fresno-turns-attention-wastewater <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jim </span>Quist<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> farms 700 acres next to the one of the most secure water sources in Fresno County.</span></p><p>“It might be providence," Quist says, about what&nbsp;brought his grandfather to&nbsp;the property&nbsp;in 1933.&nbsp;</p><p>A portion of Quist's irrigation water was once&nbsp;raw sewage. Quist’s farm is just across the road from the City of Fresno’s wastewater treatment plant. It’s been giving him water for 50 years.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:13:15 +0000 Pauline Bartolone - Capital Public Radio 35084 at http://kvpr.org As Drought Worsens, Fresno Turns Attention To Wastewater Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin Announces New City Budget http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-mayor-ashley-swearengin-announces-new-city-budget <p>At a press conference this morning, Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin announced her proposed 2015 budget for the City of Fresno.</p><p>In a departure from the major shortfalls the city has faced since 2009, the proposal emphasizes paying off debt, bolstering city services, and increasing the operating reserve to help prepare for unforeseen costs.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 01:51:12 +0000 Kerry Klein 32998 at http://kvpr.org Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin Announces New City Budget Audit Gives Cautious Outlook For City Of Fresno; Warns Of Possible 'Perfect Storm' http://kvpr.org/post/audit-gives-cautious-outlook-city-fresno-warns-possible-perfect-storm <p>With a budget that's absorbed more than $100 million in cuts since 2009, the City of Fresno's finances are improving. &nbsp;But major concerns remain, including a possible "perfect storm" that could threaten the city's financial future. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">That's the message contained in a draft of the city's 2013 audited financial report, which the council will review on Thursday.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 00:30:54 +0000 Joe Moore 32675 at http://kvpr.org Audit Gives Cautious Outlook For City Of Fresno; Warns Of Possible 'Perfect Storm' On Valley Edition: Fresno Mayor; Meditation In High School; Kern & Madera Counties Water Exchange http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-fresno-mayor-meditation-high-school-kern-madera-counties-water-exchange <p>This week on Valley Edition host Joe Moore recaps the year with <a href="https://twitter.com/MayorSwearengin">Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin</a>. The two discuss everything from high speed rail to law enforcement.</p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 18:48:52 +0000 Ezra David Romero, Joe Moore & Rebecca Plevin 26300 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Fresno Mayor; Meditation In High School; Kern & Madera Counties Water Exchange U.S. Transportation Secretary: 'Today Is A New Beginning' For Fulton Mall http://kvpr.org/post/us-transportation-secretary-today-new-beginning-fulton-mall <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx visited Fresno today to formally announce the city's award of a grant for $16 million to transform a part of downtown. </span>FM89's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Joe Moore has this report.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p1">---</p> Sat, 07 Sep 2013 01:23:01 +0000 Joe Moore 21199 at http://kvpr.org U.S. Transportation Secretary: 'Today Is A New Beginning' For Fulton Mall Feds to Give City of Fresno $16 Million To Bring Traffic Back to Fulton Mall http://kvpr.org/post/feds-give-city-fresno-16-million-bring-traffic-back-fulton-mall <p>The U.S. Department of Transportation announced today that it will provide $16 million to help the City of Fresno bring automobile traffic back to downtown’s Fulton Mall.</p><p>The city says the $20 million project will help boost business in the struggling area by removing a nearly fifty-year-old pedestrian mall which occupies what was once Fresno’s main commercial street.</p><p>In a press release, DOT officials wrote that the project will:</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 00:59:27 +0000 Joe Moore 21147 at http://kvpr.org Feds to Give City of Fresno $16 Million To Bring Traffic Back to Fulton Mall