City Council, Board and Commission Meetings
Alternatives to Physically Attending the City Council meeting / Commission Meetings
In an effort to maintain continuity of government, regularly scheduled City Council meetings, City Board and Commission meetings, and other official committee meetings with City Council representation are currently still being held. All other City-sponsored community meetings will be cancelled or postponed at this time. Where possible, we will offer other platforms (such as webinars, Fremont Open City Hall) for community input on topics where meetings may have been cancelled.
As of March 17th, 2020, City Council meetings and City Board and Commission meetings are still being held. However, if a meeting has a large volume of attendees, additional measures may be taken to limit the number of people in the same room. In addition, measures will be taken to create more social distancing in all meeting rooms. With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encouraging the public to stay home if they are currently sick, showing symptoms, have knowingly been exposed to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), or have recently traveled to an infected area, we would like to remind the public of alternative ways to have access to City of Fremont Council meetings and providing public comments.
The public can view the City Council meetings and Planning Commission meetings on the City of Fremont’s website, which also provides a link to the live stream; or, on Comcast Channel 27. Please note at this time, Channel 27 is only available to Comcast cable subscribers. We encourage community members to take advantage of this virtual option whenever possible and limit their attendance in large gatherings. In addition, to provide input on a topic or agenda item, correspondence to City Council will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. of the day of the meeting by emailing the City Clerk and to Planning Commission by emailing Planning Commission. The emails will be distributed to the City Council or Planning Commission and uploaded to the City website before the meeting and will be considered part of the public record.
Correspondence for all other commissions would go directly to the Secretary/Staff Liaison to the commission as listed on each of their webpages. These commissions meet at various locations and do not record nor broadcast meetings.
The City is also actively exploring other methods for virtual participation in City Council meetings.
We appreciate your understanding as we do our part to protect the health of Fremont community members and to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The City of Fremont will continue to monitor this rapidly changing situation and appreciates your understanding and patience as we take measures to help protect the health and well-being of the Fremont community. For more information about resources available to minimize the spread of COVID-19, visit our Coronavirus webpage and follow the City on its social media channels.