City of Fremont, Home

29 Stories
Posted on: October 3, 2014

boxART! Program is Up and Running

skateboarding

We’re happy to report that Fremont’s boxART! program is officially off the ground! Artwork that spans diversity, equality, play, environment, and more is poised to grace our traffic signal control boxes. We are thrilled that the artists...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: October 10, 2014

Your Feedback Requested: Georgetown University Energy Prize

Fremont Open City Hall

The City of Fremont is among a select group of only 52 small and medium-sized cities and counties from across the country that have advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a $5 million incentive competition to reduce ...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2014

Fremont is Ready for the Next Big Quake – What the City is Doing to Prepare

house

After the magnitude-6.0 South Napa earthquake struck in late August, it’s become more important than ever to ensure that our buildings are seismically retrofitted and prepared for these unexpected disasters.

The City of Fremont has been prioritizing b...Read on...

Posted on: September 18, 2014

Parent Project® to Kick Off

teen girl and boy

Parent Project® is a 13-week class series providing support for families within the Tri-City area that delivers results. Parents will learn about effective prevention and intervention techniques to help their teens grow into safe and competent adults...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: September 18, 2014

New Park Hours at Mission Peak Regional Preserve

hiking boots

Over the past several years, Mission Peak Regional Preserve in Fremont has seen a huge increase in visitors, especially at the Stanford Avenue staging area. The heavy visitor use and overflow parking have impacted the neighborhood as well as caused severe...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: August 29, 2014

Enroll in the City’s Community Alert System

phone

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.

The City o...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: August 29, 2014

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

map

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 d...Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2014

Fremont Ranks 4th Best City for Working Parents

Top 25 list of best cities for working parents

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, Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2014

Warren Avenue is Now Open

Warren Avenue

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...

Additional Info...
Posted on: August 8, 2014

Fremont Advances to Quarterfinal Round of Georgetown University Energy Prize

map

The City of Fremont has been selected to advance to the quarterfinal round of the Georgetown Universi...Read on...

Posted on: July 16, 2014

City of Fremont Website Gets a Facelift

website

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, Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2014

Fremont to Double its Publicly Accessible EV Charging Infrastructure

electric vehicles by zipcode

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

DSC01873sm.jpg

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 betwee...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: June 19, 2014

Fremont City News, Summer Issue

City newsletter - Summer 2014.jpg

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

Read Newsletter...
Posted on: April 28, 2014

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

abag small

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...

View the video...
Posted on: May 29, 2014

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

DowtownFremont_logo_B.jpg

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

Artist Walk rendering_sm.jpg

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: April 2, 2014

State of the City Address

audience

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&a...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: April 3, 2014

Sign up for a Free Personal Emergency Preparedness Class

clipboard and flashlight

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 27, 2014

New Public Art Piece Coming Soon

sculpture with 6 rings

The City of Fremont has always been a big proponent of public art. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce our plans to build a new public art sculpture called “Unity,” expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2015.

The sculpture is currently b...Read on...

Additional Info...
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 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

IT Strategic Plan cover

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"

people standing

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...

Additional info...
Posted on: November 19, 2013

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

for sale sign

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...

Additional Info...
Posted on: November 14, 2013

Meet Rachel DiFranco, Fremont’s New Sustainability Coordinator

Rachel DiFranco

Here in the City of Fremont, we take environmental sustainability very seriously. From the Climate Action PlanRead on...

Additional Info...