At the January 14 Special City Council meeting, the Fremont City Council appointed Raj Salwan as Fremont’s new councilmember to fill the vacancy after Bill Harrison was elected to serve as Mayor. Councilmember Salwan was sworn in to office at the end of the special meeting. He will serve as councilmember for approximately two years until the results of the November 4, 2014, General Municipal Election are certified.
The Fremont City Council received 10 applications from Fremont residents to fill the vacancy on the City Council. At the January 9 Special City Council meeting, the Council selected six candidates to interview at the January 14 Special Council meeting. After interviews were conducted, the Mayor and Councilmembers ranked the top three candidates. Councilmember Salwan received the highest score and the Council voted to appoint him. (View the ranking sheet.)
Councilmember Salwan served on the Fremont Planning Commission from January 25, 2011 until his appointment to City Council on January 14, 2013. His bio and photo will be uploaded to the City’s website soon.