State and County agencies join to advise Fresno area utility customers of steps to avoid fraud when going solar

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This week, approximately 300,000 electric utility customers in Fresno County are receiving a bulletin in the mail with specific steps to take before installing a solar photovoltaic system on their home.

The bulletin comes from the Solar Consumer Protection Government Taskforce, made up of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Contractors State License Board (CSLB), Department of Business Oversight (DBO), and the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office (Fresno DA). The agencies have been working together to address fraudulent activity in the solar industry and ensure customers are aware of resources available to them before going solar. Continue reading “State and County agencies join to advise Fresno area utility customers of steps to avoid fraud when going solar”

Fresno County Board of Supervisors adopts Recommended County Budget for Fiscal Year 2019/20

budgetThe Fresno County Board of Supervisors voted today to adopt the County’s recommended budget for fiscal year 2019/2020. The budget was presented to the Board by County Administrative Officer, Jean Rousseau, during the annual budget hearing.

The adopted budget totals $3.67 billion across all funds, which marks an 11.1% ($366.98 million) increase over the previous year’s budget. Continue reading “Fresno County Board of Supervisors adopts Recommended County Budget for Fiscal Year 2019/20”

Fresno County adopts Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan and Risk Assessment Tool

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The Fresno County Board of Supervisors has formally adopted a Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan and Suicide Risk Assessment Tool, helping to provide a uniform approach and framework for addressing and preventing suicide in Fresno County.

“Suicide is a preventable tragedy that requires collaboration and meaningful action if we ever hope to reach those who are suffering and bring an end to these painful events,” says Fresno County District 5 Supervisor, Nathan Magsig. “I am encouraged that we have so many dedicated partners in our community working together to make a significant difference here in our own backyard, and lead others across the state to do the same.” Continue reading “Fresno County adopts Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan and Risk Assessment Tool”

September is National Preparedness Month

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September is National Preparedness Month, an annual opportunity for families and communities to help raise awareness and take steps to be better prepared for emergencies. During National Preparedness Month and throughout the year, the Fresno County Office of Emergency Services (OES) encourages all Fresno County residents to take a proactive approach in personal preparedness.

NPM2National Preparedness Month is recognized every September and is part of FEMA’s Ready Campaign. This year’s theme is “Prepared, Not Scared”, and offers a weekly focus and resources on different elements of preparedness including financial preparedness, making a family emergency plan, youth preparedness, and community involvement.

Throughout the month check out Ready.gov for some great information about National Preparedness Month and how you can help you, your family and your community get better prepared for an emergency. Continue reading “September is National Preparedness Month”

Fresno County secures land for new animal shelter

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The County of Fresno has closed escrow on a 2.8 acre of land to build a new animal shelter in Fresno near Dan Ronquillo Drive and West Avenue. This week the Fresno County Department of Public Health and the Fresno Humane Animal Services approved the new site plan which was developed in partnership with the Fresno County Department of Public Works and Development Services. Both these steps are critical to building a new shelter. Continue reading “Fresno County secures land for new animal shelter”

Notice of availability of DRAFT Election Administration Plan (EAP) and Notice of Public Meeting to consider the DRAFT EAP for Fresno County

voteAs required by Election Code §§ 4005(a)(10)(C) and (D), notice is hereby given by Fresno County Clerk/Registrar of Voters Brandi Orth that the Draft Election Administration Plan (EAP) is posted on the County Clerk/Registrar’s website at www.fresnovote.com. The draft EAP is available in English, Spanish, Hmong, Punjabi, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Khmer, and Tagalog in accordance with Federal and State law. Continue reading “Notice of availability of DRAFT Election Administration Plan (EAP) and Notice of Public Meeting to consider the DRAFT EAP for Fresno County”

BNSF Railway updates Fresno County Board of Supervisors on efforts to address homelessness

BNSF1BNSF Railway delivered a verbal report to the Fresno County Board of Supervisors providing an overview of the work the company has done to address homeless encampments in Fresno County. Through June of this year, BNSF reported the removal of 293 of 304 reported homeless encampments in 2019. Of those reported, 33 were located in Fresno. Continue reading “BNSF Railway updates Fresno County Board of Supervisors on efforts to address homelessness”