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Posted on: August 29, 2014

Enroll in the City’s Community Alert System

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The recent earthquake in Napa is reminder to be prepared. One step you can take is to enroll in the City’s Community Alert system, CodeRED®, to receive voice calls, text messages, or emails for emergency and non-emergency notifications.

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Posted on: August 29, 2014

Fremont Ranks No. 4 on Estately’s List of Most Family Friendly Cities in California

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Over the last few decades, it’s become more important to parents to choose the safest, best-quality cities to raise their families. Which brings us to an important question – just how family friendly are California’s biggest cities?

Luckily, Estately did the work for us and measured the family friendliness of California’s 20 most populated cities. We’re happy to report that Fremont came in at No. 4 on the list! With the second highest number of preschools per capita, second highest ranking schools, second lowest crime rate, and highest number of daycares per capita, we’re not really surprised that Fremont tops the list.

If you’re curious to see what kinds of factors Estately took into consideration while conducting its study, check out the criteria below:

1. Youth population: The population of persons under 18 as a percentage of the overall population (US Census)
2. Commute time: The mean travel time to work for workers 16 and up (US Census)3. Preschools: The number of preschools per capita for the population of people 5 years and under (US Census and greatschools.org)
4. Public education: The average school rating for public elementary, middle and high schools (greatschools.org)5. Crime: The composite crime rate for violent crime, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, property crime, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson per capita (FBI)
6. Libraries: Public libraries per capita (publiclibraries.com)7. Open space: Public parks per capita (each city’s department of Parks and Recreation)
8. Housing affordability: The number of houses on the market affordable to a family earning the median household income for that city (Estately and US Census).9. Daycare: The number of daycare centers per capita (The Yellow Pages)
10. Cost of living: The yearly salary a family needs to earn to be considered earning a living wage (MIT)

To see the full results of this study, check out the graphic or visit Estately's website.

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Posted on: August 19, 2014

Fremont Ranks 4th Best City for Working Parents

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Everyone knows that parenting is one of the toughest jobs out there. And if you’re a working parent, then it’s twice as challenging.

So to make things a little easier for those out there balancing life as an employee and a parent, NerdWallet partnered...Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2014

Warren Avenue is Now Open

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Warren Avenue is now open at the future BART corridor crossing in Fremont. The road opening marks completion of the long-awaited safety and mobility enhancements and infrastructure upgrades to make way for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s...Read on...

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Posted on: August 8, 2014

Fremont Advances to Quarterfinal Round of Georgetown University Energy Prize

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The City of Fremont has been selected to advance to the quarterfinal round of the Georgetown University Energy Prize (GUEP), a $5 million incentive competition to reduce America’s energy consumption.

Fremont assembled a successful GUEP application pac...Read on...

Posted on: July 16, 2014

City of Fremont Website Gets a Facelift

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The City of Fremont’s website went through some major renovations, and the final product is probably not what you’d expect from a traditional government site. But that’s how we roll. Welcome to the newest version of our website, www.Fremont.gov!

Inspired by our business site, ThinkSiliconValley.com, which launched just last year, we wanted to make sure our new City website didn’t look like your typical government digital property. The landing page provides some stunning panoramic views of Fremont’s most iconic landscapes and community events, and an overall cleaner look and feel.

But the new website doesn't just look more attractive. It also strives to increase transparency and enhance communications. If you ever need to know more about an upcoming community event, new business opening, traffic updates, or any other City-related information, you can simply refer to the City’s new social media center, which provides easy access to the City’s Facebook, Twitter, YouTube channel, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram and blog.

The site also pays tribute to Fremont’s rich history with a timeline that depicts the City’s major historical events. Other new additions to the site include a section devoted entirely to Fremont’s sustainability efforts, a new technology section for mobile applications and open data, and an Agenda Center - where you can now access City Council, Planning Commission, and Boards and Commission agendas, minutes and webcasts.

This new website represents the direction that our City is moving toward. Say goodbye to what you’d expect from a stuffy, boring government website. We’re kicking it up a notch.Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2014

Fremont to Double its Publicly Accessible EV Charging Infrastructure

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Fremont ranked high in a recent funding opportunity issued by the California Energy Commission, with both the City of Fremont (under the Bay Area Charge Ahead Project) and the Fremont Chamber of Commerce on the proposed notice of award list for the instal...Read on...

Posted on: July 10, 2014

Fremont Summer Concert Series Returns to Central Park

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There’s no better way to kick off the summer season than rocking out at a summer concert, especially when it’s free! Grab some friends and head over to the Central Park Performance Pavilion for a free concert, every Thursday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm between July 10 and August 14.

There’s something for everyone at Fremont’s Summer Concert Series! Music lovers will enjoy the diverse variety of music genres and performers while foodies will appreciate the mouthwatering menu that changes up week to week, featuring BBQ tri-tip, smoked beef brisket, slow roasted pulled pork, hot dogs, hamburgers, black bean burgers, salads, sides, chips, and Dippin' Dots ice cream. And the kids will love the Kids’ Fun Zone, sponsored by Bay Area Jump!

Check out the lineup to catch a glimpse of what to expect this summer. Summer Concert Series is presented by Dale Hardware and Washington Hospital Healthcare SystemRead on...

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Posted on: June 20, 2014

Fremont’s Historic Patterson House Hits the Jackpot at Antiques Roadshow

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The City of Fremont’s Ardenwood Historic Farm, more commonly known as “The Patterson House,” has announced that a painting found in its attic was appraised for between $45,000 and $50,000 at the “Antiques Roadshow” held in Santa Clara earlier this month. ...Read on...

Posted on: June 19, 2014

Fremont City News, Summer Issue

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The latest issue of City News, the City's community newsletter, is available. Read all about what's new in Fremont.

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Posted on: April 28, 2014

Fremont Gets It Done: City Wins ABAG Award for Its Downtown Community Plan

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Fremont does it again! On April 17, the City received the “On the Ground - Getting It Done: FOCUSed Growth” award from the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), which recognizes cities, towns, and counties that are doing their part to develop sustai...Read on...

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Posted on: May 29, 2014

Introducing the new “Downtown Fremont-On the Rise” Logo

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Fremont community members voted between April 25 and May 16 for their favorite “Downtown Fremont – On the Rise” logo using Fremont Open City Hall, the City’s online civic engagement forum. Three logos were unveiled on Friday, April 25 at the kick-off of ...Read on...

Posted on: February 28, 2014

Coming to Centerville Town Center: Artist Walk

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Imagine five modern-looking buildings with 185 residential apartment units and 28,000 square feet of retail space. This is what we envision for Fremont’s Artist Walk, a high-quality mixed-use project that will be located on Fremont Boulevard between Thorn...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2014

Fremont Underground Social Experience (FUSE)

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Join us on the third Saturday of May, June, July, September and October for a gathering of artists, special performances, music, and food, at the FREMONT UNDERGROUND Social Experience (FUSE) events. FUSE brings together the underground arts scene to downt...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2014

Fremont Street Eats

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Fremont Street Eats, Fremont’s Downtown weekly funky, fun food truck event, has returned to downtown Fremont for its second year in a row.

Fremont Street Eats is produced by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, the City of Fremont, and the Food Truck Mafi...Read on...

Posted on: April 2, 2014

State of the City Address

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Mayor Harrison presented the annual State of the City Address on March 28 at a luncheon hosted by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce.

The speech and slides are available to view.

The webcast and a rebroadcast schedule for Cable TV Channel 27, Fremont's Government Channel, will be posted by Friday, April 4Read on...

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Posted on: April 3, 2014

Sign up for a Free Personal Emergency Preparedness Class

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The City of Fremont’s Fire Department is offering a free Personal Emergency Preparedness (PEP) class, which will teach you how to take care of yourself and your family before, during and after a disaster.

In just a single three-hour class, you will be...Read on...

Posted on: January 13, 2014

Best place for Job Seekers? Survey says, Fremont, Calif.

If you work or live in Fremont, you have reason to stand proud.

In the last four months, Fremont has been recognized as one the happiest cities in America, a best place to live in 2014, the nation’s no. 1 city for home sellers, and the second best run...Read on...

Posted on: January 7, 2014

Fremont Continues to Climb, Ranked 2nd Best Run City in America

What a way to ring in the New Year. Fremont was just ranked as the second Best Run City in America by 24/7 Wall St. Climbing from last year’s fifth spot, Fremont was found to be the wealthiest large U.S. city. With the highest median income at over $100,0...Read on...

Posted on: January 6, 2014

Changes to Parking at Fremont BART Station

As part of the BART Warm Springs Extension, Stage 3 of construction at the Fremont BART Station is under way in the southwest parking lot. This work will involve construction of the trackway embankment as well as a new overpass over Walnut Avenue and will...Read on...

Posted on: December 13, 2013

Fremont Rolls Out First Information Technology Strategic Plan

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On Sept. 17, the City of Fremont’s first Information Technology Strategic Plan was presented to the City Council by Marilyn Crane, Director of Information Technology Services.

The Strategic Plan is a roadmap for technology. It will provide technologi...Read on...

Posted on: December 13, 2013

Four Out of Five Fremont Residents Rate the Quality of Life in Fremont as “Good” or “Excellent"

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The results are in.

In October of this year, the firm FM3 conducted a community survey, interviewing 602 randomly-selected Fremont residents. The goal of the community survey was to take a broad look at how residents feel about Fremont and various City...Read on...

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Posted on: November 19, 2013

Fremont Reigns as No. 1 City in the Nation for Home Sellers

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Fremont residents, you’re in luck if you’re looking to sell your home.

The Movoto Real Estate Blog searched the nation to determine which cities in America are best for home sellers.

They looked at the country’s 100 largest cities in terms of popul...Read on...

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Posted on: November 14, 2013

Meet Rachel DiFranco, Fremont’s New Sustainability Coordinator

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Here in the City of Fremont, we take environmental sustainability very seriously. From the Climate Action Plan recently adopted by the City Council, to the newly-created Environmental Sustainability Commission, to the City’s recent role as host to the...Read on...

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Posted on: October 18, 2013

Fremont Named One of the Best Places to Live in 2014

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We already knew Fremont was considered one of the happiest mid-sized cities in America, so it’s no wonder Livability.com also named it one of the best places to live in 2014.

Livability.com searched the nation to figure out what makes a city livable a...Read on...

Posted on: October 9, 2013

Fremont’s City Manager Shares What Sparked the City’s Success

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Cynics expected the NUMMI closure to be the City of Fremont’s downfall. Much to everyone’s surprise, it’s actually inspired the City’s rebirth.

From construction of the Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station to plans for a new Downtown, Fremont is pr...Read on...

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Posted on: October 9, 2013

Fremont Named 10th Happiest Mid-Sized City in America

We like to think of Fremont as a happy place.

And this news really makes us want to put our dancing shoes on.

According to a recent survey by CareerBliss, Fremont ranks in the Top 10 happiest mid-sized cities in America.

Now, you might be wonder...Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2013

Connect with Fremont: Follow Our Four New Social Media Accounts

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We’re excited to announce that we have added four new social media accounts to our social media program to help you stay informed when it comes to local community events, important safety tips, helpful fun facts and other City-related information.

So g...Read on...