Mayor-Elect Looks Ahead

November 11, 2008 4:30:41 PM PST
Ashley Swearengin is wasting no time preparing for her new role as Fresno City Mayor.In one of her first public appearances as Fresno Mayor Elect, Ashley Swearengin greeted her rotary club supporters and was honored with a special greeting.

Swearengin's focus for the next four years are jobs and the economy and public safety.

Swearengin says the first one-hundred days of her administration will be action packed. She wants to replace the educational liaison position with a downtown czar and add an independent police auditor to the city's roster.

She also has plans to implement tele-town hall meetings every few months, do-away with cage fighting at Woodward Park and eliminate the deputy mayor position.

Swearengin said, "There's lots of work to be done at City Hall and many of the functions our current deputy mayor has fulfilled, I think it could be done in other ways."

Her way, she says is influenced by the same vision that propelled her campaign.

Swearengin said, "And that belief that we could do better and that feeling of knowing that there's more there for our city really kept me going and will continue to guide me as the next mayor of Fresno."

Swearengin will serve as the Director of Economic Development at Fresno State for two more months. She'll be sworn in as Fresno City Mayor January sixth.

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