public safety http://kvpr.org en Swearengin: Time To Fix Fresno Neighborhoods 'On The Brink' http://kvpr.org/post/swearengin-time-fix-fresno-neighborhoods-brink <p>Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin&nbsp;joined us on Valley Edition to talk about her priorities for the city and some of the biggest issues facing local residents, from homelessness to city finances to public safety. Here are some highlights from our conversation:</p><p><strong>On plans to raise water rates to pay for a new surface water treatment plant and replace aging infrastructure:</strong></p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 19:48:31 +0000 Joe Moore 26304 at http://kvpr.org Swearengin: Time To Fix Fresno Neighborhoods 'On The Brink' On Valley Edition: Fresno's Finances; Obesity & Soda; Eco-Friendly Art & Art Américas http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-fresnos-finances-obesity-soda-eco-friendly-art-art-am-ricas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this week’s Valley Edition, host Juanita Stevenson takes a look into whether a tax to pay for&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">public safety is right for the City of Fresno. Stevenson begins with a report from the South Valley discussing the City of Visalia’s decision to implement a public safety tax and whether Fresno should follow suit.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Joining a conversation about a possible public safety tax and the state of Fresno’s finances are Fresno City Manager Mark Scott and Fresno Bee Editorial Page Editor Bill </span>McEwen<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:00:37 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 11005 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Fresno's Finances; Obesity & Soda; Eco-Friendly Art & Art Américas Visalia's Public Safety Tax Spurs Talk for Similar Proposal in Fresno http://kvpr.org/post/visalias-public-safety-tax-spurs-talk-similar-proposal-fresno <p></p><p>The hustle and bustle of downtown Visalia, a place alive with activity. Local residents point to it with pride. City Manager Steve Salomon says it has a lot to do with the community’s vision for its city. &nbsp;</p><p>“The city council in this city for decades and decades has been able to have a long term view of what they thought this city should be, and done things that were not necessarily going to have an immediate result for them, but a long term result,” says Salomon.</p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 19:38:05 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 11006 at http://kvpr.org Visalia's Public Safety Tax Spurs Talk for Similar Proposal in Fresno