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Posted on: May 16, 2022

New City Website Coming Soon

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The City’s new Fremont.gov website is coming soon.  

We have listened to your valuable feedback and have incorporated it into the new design; look out for easy navigation and search tools, increased transparency, enhanced mobile responsiveness, ad...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Fremont City Council Approves Permanent Program for Outdoor Commercial Patios

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Yesterday evening, the Fremont City Council approved an ordinance to allow commercial outdoor patio areas made popular by the COVID-19 pandemic to continue operating in Fremont on a long-term basis and authorized the use of $40,000 one-time funding to off...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Fremont Innovation District Celebration

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Please join the City of Fremont to celebrate the new West Access Bridge and Warm Springs Plaza (adjacent to the Warm Springs South Fremont BART station) at the Innovation District Celebration on Thursday, May 12 from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm. ...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

City of Fremont Completes Redistricting Process

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After a nine-month community engagement process, the City of Fremont has completed its redistricting process, with the Fremont City Council adopting a new City Council district map on April 5, 2022. Redistricting is a once-in-a-decade process of redrawing...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

City Council Shares 2022 Legislative Guiding Principles & Priorities

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Stemming from the City Council annual retreat in February, Fremont City Council agreed upon the following top three priorities that will provide the foundation for City projects, policy actions, and the Legislative Guiding Principles and Priorities framew...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

April 1, 2022 – City of Fremont Statement on Former City Manager Mark Danaj

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The City of Fremont was informed by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office that charges have been filed against former City Manager Mark Danaj for embezzlement and misappropriation of public funds, alleged to have occurred during his empl...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

Afghan Refugee Help Fund Raises $442,000

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In August 2021, the City launched the Afghan Refugee Help (ARHelp) fund to aid refugees in our community as they get settled. We are proud to share that the fund has raised $442,000 from over 1,000 donors in 40 states as of February 28, 2022.

To date, 19 o...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

Final City of Fremont Redistricting Public Hearing, April 5

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The City of Fremont will host its final Redistricting Public Hearing on Tuesday, April 5. At the hearing, the City Council will adopt a redrawn Council District Map to be implemented for Council district elections for the next 10 years. At the fourth publ...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

New Website for Exploring Construction Activity in Fremont

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The City is pleased to announce the launch of AgencyCounter, a new public website for geographically exploring planning applications, engineering permits, and building permits processed by the City for a five-year period. The new website offers an efficie...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Register for Summer Camps

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The City of Fremont Parks & Recreation is thrilled to announce the Summer Camps lineup for 2022. Get ready for a splashing fun time this Summer! Parks & Recreation has you covered during the summer break with everything your child needs to stay ac...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Announcing City of Fremont's Special Event Sponsorship Program for Fiscal Year 2022/2023

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The City of Fremont is pleased to announce the Special Event Sponsorship Program (SESP) for community events to be held from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023. To be considered for sponsorship, event organizers must meet all eligibility criteria and apply to ...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Fremont Redistricting Public Hearing #4 on March 1

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The City of Fremont is hosting its fourth redistricting public hearing on Tuesday, March 1. The City Council will be focusing in and reviewing revisions to three draft maps in order to select a redrawn map that will be implemented for the November 2022 el...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Parks & Recreation Master Plan Updates

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Join the City of Fremont at the virtual Recreation Commission meeting on Wednesday, February 16 at 7:00 pm for a presentation of the Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan. This meeting will begin the wrap-up of the extensive Master Plan process, ...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Fremont’s Next Redistricting Hearing is February 15

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REMINDER: The City of Fremont is hosting its next redistricting public hearing on Tuesday, February 15 and is encouraging residents to share the input and submit public comments about proposed draft maps and the impact redistricting could have on your com...

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Posted on: February 7, 2022

New Information Resources for the City’s Homekey Application to the State

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On January 27, 2022, the City submitted a Homekey application to the State for a $40.2 million grant to purchase a motel and convert it to an affordable housing apartment complex for acutely low-income residents, which includes most homeless individuals o...

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Posted on: February 4, 2022

Remaining District Community Police Meetings Scheduled

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All remaining District Community Police meetings have been scheduled. Join your Councilmember to learn about crime trends in your area and get to know Police Chief Sean Washington. Scan the QR code or visit our district locator tool if you need help deter...

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Posted on: February 4, 2022

Safe Parking Host Site Pilot Program

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The Safe Parking Host Site Pilot Program is one of many programs the Fremont City Council has recently adopted to help address homelessness in the City of Fremont. The program is designed as a safe, transitional space for individuals living in their vehic...

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Posted on: February 4, 2022

The BART West Access Bridge and Warm Springs Plaza is Now Open

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The West Access Bridge and Warm Springs Plaza, located at the Warm Spring/South Fremont BART Station, opened to pedestrians and bicyclists on Thursday, February 3. The West Access Bridge and Plaza Project is a $41 million investment that connects the surr...

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Posted on: January 24, 2022

Rescheduled Dates for Fremont Police District Community Meetings

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Join Police Chief Sean Washington on a virtual meeting to discuss current crime stats and crime trends. Chief Washington will also provide an overview of his transition plan, goals, and objectives.

Join our meeting on Zoom:

Zoom Meeting ID: 981 5411 4553

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Posted on: January 24, 2022

City to Apply for State’s Homekey Program to Convert Motel into Affordable Housing for Homeless

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On Tuesday, January 18, the Fremont City Council voted unanimously for the City to apply for the second round of funding available through the State’s Homekey program. The City will apply for a $40.2 million State grant to purchase a motel and c...

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

City to Consider Applying for State’s Homekey Program to Help Fund Affordable Housing

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This Tuesday, January 18, at their regularly scheduled meeting, the Fremont City Council will consider a recommendation from City staff to apply for the second round of funding available through the State’s Homekey program. The funding would be ...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

City of Fremont Appoints Rafael E. Alvarado, Jr. as City Attorney

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On January 11, Fremont City Council approved Rafael E. Alvarado, Jr.’s contract during a regularly scheduled council meeting, officially appointing him as the fourth city attorney since Fremont’s incorporation. 

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

City's New Operating Schedule

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Effective today, January 11, 2022, some City offices are physically closed and operating by appointment only. If you are planning to visit City of Fremont offices, it’s strongly encouraged that you visit this webpage in advance.  The City continu...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

No-Cost Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing

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Bay Area Community Health is partnering with the City of Fremont to offer free pop-up COVID-19 testing on a monthly basis. Drive-thru appointments are available on the following dates from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at the Fremont Central Park Sports Complex, loc...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Fiscal Year 2022-2025 Social Service Grant Request for Proposals

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The City of Fremont will award approximately $783,000 in Social Service grant funds to non-profit organizations in FY 2022-2025 (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2025). The grants are awarded on a three-year funding cycle.  Agencies funded through this Re...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Christmas Tree Composting

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Every year, Fremont residents buy thousands of Christmas trees that end up in landfills if they are not properly composted. You can reduce the environmental impact of the holiday season by planting a live tree or decorating with a reusable tree. Christmas...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

Do Your Part to be a Good Neighbor

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Being a good neighbor fosters a sense of community and enhances the quality of life in Fremont. To remind residents what it means to be a good neighbor and how to comply with City requirements, the City is sharing some helpful tips to follow.

  • Bring in your...
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Posted on: December 10, 2021

City to Offer Seagate STEM Winter Camp Scholarships

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The City of Fremont Recreation Services Division is pleased to offer the Seagate STEM Winter Camp Scholarship to qualifying Fremont families for school break camps. The Seagate Winter Camp STEM Scholarship will provide opportunity for students to particip...

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Calling All Students: Sign up to be a Fremont Climate Solutions Ambassador

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The City is pleased to announce this new leadership opportunity for Fremont students who care about the environment and want to be prepared for disaster, save money and resources, and create a healthier and brighter future for Fremont. Through the City&am...

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Now Recruiting Youth Wellness Ambassadors

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The City’s Human Services Department’s Youth & Family Services Division is recruiting for the Youth Wellness Ambassadors community service project focused on the role of technology in promoting wellbeing. The project runs from January 11 to March 15, ...

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

State Awards Fremont $7.2M for I-680 Interchange Modernization Project

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On December 7, the City of Fremont was awarded $7.2 million from the State of California as part of the Senate’s ‘Build Back Boldly’ Budget for Fremont’s Interstate 680 Interchange Modernization Project at North Mis...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

City of Fremont Holiday Closure Scheduled for Dec. 23 - 31, 2021

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, many City offices continue operating at reduced physical staffing. As in years past, the City of Fremont will be implementing a Holiday Closure for many non-public safety City services. Some City offices will be closed from T...

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Share Your Thoughts on Redistricting at December 7 Hearing

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Our upcoming redistricting hearing taking place via Zoom on Tuesday, December 7 at 7:15 p.m. gives community members the opportunity to share their perspective, explain how redistricting could impact their neighborhood, discuss draft map proposals for dis...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Community Safety is our Top Priority

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Our community stands with the victims of the tragedy resulting from a vehicle entering the holiday parade route in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The Fremont Police Department would like to reassure our community that your safety is their top priority. Large specia...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

November 27th is Small Business Saturday

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Each year around Thanksgiving we are bombarded with a mad rush of advertising all the way through the December holiday season. Black Friday—the biggest shopping day of the year—has become a widely recognized cultural phenomenon, and Cy...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Thanksgiving Week Collection Schedule

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Thanksgiving week collection schedule for garbage, recycling, and yardwaste by Republic Services will be delayed by one day for Thursday and Friday customers. If your collection day falls on Thursday, November 25, your collection day will be Friday, Novem...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Give Hope this Giving Tuesday

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For 22 years, the community has come together through the City's Human Service Department’s Giving Hope program, providing support for local families during the holiday season. Give Hope this Giving Tuesday by sponsoring a wish list for...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

JVSV Appointment of City Manager Karena Shackelford

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On Friday, November 19, 2021, Fremont City Manager Karena Shackelford was elected to the Joint Venture Silicon Valley board of directors. Established in 1993, Joint Venture brings together Silicon Valley’s established and emerging leaders—from business, g...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Fremont Receives an A Score for Climate Action

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For the third year, Fremont has been recognized as one of 95 cities across the globe to receive an A score on climate action! CDP, a nonprofit environmental disclosure platform, has ranked cities worldwide on how effectively they are managing, measuring, ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Thanksgiving Holiday Closure: Online Permit Services Not Available

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Please be advised that City of Fremont offices will be closed on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

The City’s online permitting portal, Citizen Access, will be taken offline for the Thanksgiv...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

How to Submit Your Redistrict Fremont 2021 Map

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Have you submitted a district boundaries map for Redistrict Fremont 2021? Residents can submit a map electronically using the online mapping tool DistrictR. For those that prefer pen and paper, hand drawn maps can be mailed or submitted in person at the C...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Fremont City Council Selects New Vice Mayor

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The Fremont City Council selected a new Vice Mayor at its regularly scheduled November 16, 2021, Council meeting. Vice Mayor Raj Salwan will serve in this capacity from November 2021 through July 2022. Learn more.

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Transgender Day of Remembrance

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Join the City of Fremont as we recognize Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20, 2021. This day has been set aside to honor and support transgender and gender non-conforming individuals by calling attention to the ongoing epidemic of violence and t...

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

City of Fremont Participates in United Against Hate Week

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On November 2, 2021, the Fremont City Council proclaimed the week of November 14 through November 20, 2021, as United Against Hate Week in the City of Fremont. Designed to bridge divisions and bring communities together, this week seeks to find solutions ...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

New Affordable Housing for Fremont

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At the regularly scheduled Council meeting on Tuesday, November 2, the Fremont City Council unanimously approved funding awards for three new affordable housing developments in Fremont. Collectively, these projects will bring approximately 400 to 500 new ...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Winter Relief Assistance

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This year, the City of Fremont has made the difficult, yet informed, decision to transition away from a traditional congregant, Winter Shelter program and provide Winter Relief assistance in the form of temporary hotel stays. Families with minor children,...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Giving Hope Program

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The City of Fremont's Human Services Department invites the community to participate in our Giving Hope program. In its 22nd year, you can help your neighbors in one of three ways:

  1. Sponsor a family by fulfilling a wish list. By having wish lists f...
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Posted on: October 28, 2021

2020 U.S. Census Data to Assist in City of Fremont’s Redistricting Process

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The U.S. Census Bureau released new 2020 Census data that reaffirms the City of Fremont’s position as a diverse city with a growing population. The Census collected data on several demographics, including total population, voter registration and turnout, ...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Mayor Mei Delivers City of Fremont 2021 State of the City Address

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Mayor Lily Mei delivered Fremont’s 2021 State of the City Address on Thursday, October 21 at a virtual event hosted by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce. Continuing the momentum of last year’s Address, Mayor Mei highlighted the progress ...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Attend Redistricting Community Workshop on November 3

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The City of Fremont will be hosting a Community Workshop on November 3, 2021 at 7:00 pm to demonstrate how to use the public participation mapping tool, District R. District R is a simple “paint brush” tool will allow residents to &...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Chief Sean Washington Presents New Police Chief Transition Plan

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On October 1, Fremont Police Department (FPD) officially swore in new Police Chief Sean Washington. As part of his new role, Chief Washington developed a Police Chief Transition Plan detailing his commitment to continuing FPD’s community-based p...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Fremont’s 2021 State of the City Address

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Fremont Mayor Lily Mei will be presenting a virtual State of the City Address on Thursday, October 21, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. This will be an online Zoom webinar hosted by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce. 

Mayor Mei will discuss the following t...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Affordable Housing Ordinance Update

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The City is in the process of updating Fremont's Affordable Housing Ordinance. The purpose of the ordinance is to address the need for affordable housing related to market-rate housing production and to foster an adequate supply of housing in Fremont for ...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Fremont City Council Selects New City Manager

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Fremont City Council selects Assistant City Manager Karena Shackelford as Fremont’s ninth City Manager.  

On Tuesday, October 11, 2021, the Fremont City Council in a special closed session meeting, voted unanimously to appoint Assistant City Manag...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Grand Opening Celebration & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Fremont Downtown Event Center and Plaza

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Join the City of Fremont for an outdoor community event to celebrate the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the new Downtown Event Center and Plaza. 

Serving as the foundation of Fremont’s vibrant downtown, the Downtown Event Center and Plaza wil...

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

Fremont Awarded Highest Honors for Climate Action Achievements

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Fremont has been recognized as a climate action leader. On September 23, 2021, the City was acknowledged at the League of California Cities Annual Conference in Sacramento for leading on climate action efforts and creating a more sustainable community.

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Fremont City Manager Resigns

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On Tuesday, September 28, 2021, the Fremont City Council in a special closed session meeting, voted to accept the resignation of City Manager Mark Danaj. Upon submitting his resignation, Mr. Danaj commented:  “It has been my honor to serve the Ci...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Fremont to Celebrate International Walk and Roll to School Day on Oct. 6

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Next week students in Fremont will be joining schools from across the county—and the world—to participate in International Walk and Roll to School Day on Wednesday, October 6. The event is designed to encourage students, their families...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

City’s COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program is Helping

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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people across the country have struggled to make ends meet after losing their jobs or experiencing reduced work hours as their employers struggled as well. Many renters have found themselves unable to pay...

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Downtown Event Center and Plaza

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Join the City of Fremont for an outdoor community event to celebrate the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the Downtown Event Center & Plaza on Friday, October 8 from 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The Downtown Event Center & Plaza consists of a...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Mayor Mei Joins City Leaders from Around the World in Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative

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Mayor Lily Mei is ready to explore the latest in leadership and management practices, as one of 38 mayors chosen for an intensive education program with the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative. 

As a member of the Initiative’s Class of 20...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

City Announces New Preapproved ADU Plan

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Building an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) in Fremont just got easier. The City is pleased to announce the first ADU plan that has been granted preapproval through the City's new Preapproved ADU Program. The plan is for a 702 square foot, 2-bedroo...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Fremont Recognized for Improving Traffic Safety

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At the Fremont City Council meeting on September 14, 2021, an awards ceremony was held to recognize Fremont’s achievements toward improving traffic safety. Representatives from the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) presented the Fremon...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Fremont’s 62nd Park

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The City of Fremont will host a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate Fremont’s 62nd park, Lila Bringhurst Community Park, on September 18, 2021.  

"The vision of adding a much-needed opportunity for recreational sp...

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Fremont’s Open Data Hub – Your One-Stop Shop for City Resources

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The City of Fremont’s Open Data Hub is the place to go for helpful City maps, data sets, websites, story maps, and applications. Designed as an online library and reference tool, the Open Data Hub has an abundance of information, internal and ex...

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

City of Fremont Establishes Afghan Refugee Help Fund

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The City of Fremont’s Human Services Department is raising money to provide direct assistance to Afghan Refugees who are arriving to the Tri-City area (Fremont, Newark, and Union City) from Afghanistan. 

Fremont is home to one of the lar...

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

City Council Adopts Fremont Trails Strategy Plan

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At the regularly scheduled City Council meeting on September 7, the Fremont City Council voted unanimously to adopt the proposed Trails Strategy Plan, which provides an overarching framework for implementing future trail projects in Fremont. The plan envi...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

City of Fremont Opens Age Well Center at South Fremont to Further Citywide Age-Well Initiative

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Continuing the City of Fremont’s commitment to creating an inclusive community for residents of all ages, the City of Fremont today held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new Age Well Center at South Fremont (opening to the public on September 15...

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Redistricting Public Hearing Meetings Kickoff September 21

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Redistricting is the once-in-a-decade process of redrawing district lines based on Census data. The City of Fremont will be developing new council district maps and is requesting input from the community by launching a series of four Public Hearing Meetin...

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Get to Know Your City Council via Story Map

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The City launched Fremont’s first Story Map today called “Get to Know Your City Council.” This interactive, user-friendly map, developed by the City’s Information Technology’s GIS Team, features a short bi...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

August 8, 2021 – Statement from the City of Fremont

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The Fremont City Council has released a statement on the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. 

We are all concerned by the events unfolding in Afghanistan and our hearts are with our Afghan-American community during this incredibly difficult time. ...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Get Rewarded for Dining Out at Fremont Restaurants This September

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The Fremont Chamber of Commerce and City of Fremont are launching the #DineFremont program this September by offering customers of participating restaurants a chance to win restaurant gift cards and one grand prize throughout the month of September.

To ent...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Free COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Drive-Thru at Central Park

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The City of Fremont is committed to keeping our community safe amidst the recent surges in COVID-19 cases affecting Alameda County. With school starting and Delta variant cases on the rise, vaccination is the best protection against severe COVID-19 infect...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Back to School Safety Tips for Drivers, Parents, and Children

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Public schools in Fremont are back in session on Wednesday, August 18. We want to encourage drivers to be more aware and vigilant as thousands of children begin their new school year by walking to and from school next week. The Fremont Police Department&a...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Fremont Ranks 11th Most Ambitious City in America

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According to a recent study by Verizon, the City of Fremont ranked No. 11 in a list of the most ambitious cities in the nation. Verizon compared U.S. cities with a population of over 100,000 people based on six business-savvy metrics: median income, unemp...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Dumbarton to Quarry Lakes Trail Project

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The City of Fremont’s Public Works Department is working on the preliminary design and environmental study of a new regional trail that would connect from the Dumbarton Bridge to Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area, providing a new east-west b...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Citizen Access City Upgrades Permitting Portal

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The City has upgraded its Citizen Access online permitting portal! It has a new look, improved navigation, and better functionality that should make it easier to use. Citizen Access allows residents, businesses, and visitors to:

  • Submit permit requests for ...
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Posted on: July 30, 2021

New City Noise Ordinance Adopted by City Council

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A new Noise Ordinance was adopted by the Fremont City Council on April 6, 2021 in response to an increase in calls for service regarding excessive noise. Prior to the adoption of the new ordinance, the City did not have a municipal noise ordinance protect...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Safe Parking Host Sites Program Approved

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On July 20, 2021, the Fremont City Council approved the program design for a new Safe Parking Host Site program. The approved materials included procedures for screening and intake of participants, as well as additional details for how City staff will sup...

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Residential Eviction Moratorium Update

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The current residential eviction moratorium remains in effect for ALL residential tenants living in Alameda County until 60 days after Alameda County lifts the local public health emergency.

On April 22, 2020, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors adopte...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

City of Fremont Launching its 2021 Redistricting Process

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In 2017, the City began the transition from at-large to by-district elections. The district-based maps were adopted on June 13, 2017 by the Fremont City Council with an ordinance approving six new Council districts and establishing a phase-in schedule. In...

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City of Fremont, Home
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Fremont Redistricting

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Every ten years, local governments use new census data to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. This process, called redistricting, is important in ensuring that each City councilmember represents about the same number...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

City Council to Consider Juneteenth a City of Fremont Paid Holiday Commencing in 2022

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In unity, on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, Fremont’s City Council recommitted to diversity, equality, and inclusion throughout the City of Fremont, asked staff to analyze and present for Council consideration the recognition and celebration of Juneteen...

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

Governor Extends Residential Eviction Moratorium

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Earlier this week Governor Newsom signed AB832 extending the residential eviction moratorium to September 30, 2021. Fremont residential tenants are also protected by a County residential eviction moratorium, which may extend past the state’s Sep...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Fremont - Know Your Zone!

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Alameda County is the latest Bay Area county to officially connect to Zonehaven, a new wildfire evacuation system. The new evacuation system is now live. In the event of an emergency situation, law enforcement and fire agencies issue both evacuation warni...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

HOPR e-Scooters Now Available in Fremont

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HOPR e-scooters are now available throughout Fremont for public use. One hundred scooters have been parked at locations across the city and can be found using the HOPR app. E-scooter operators must follow all rules of the road as determined by state law. ...

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City of Fremont, Home
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Draft Trails Strategy Plan Available for Public Comment

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The Draft Trails Strategy Plan is now available for public comment. The purpose of Fremont’s Trails Strategy Plan is to provide an overarching framework for the development and implementation of trail projects in Fremont. The Plan is a resource ...

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City of Fremont, Home
Posted on: June 3, 2021

New Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Webpage Live

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Stay up to date on the latest City diversity initiatives by visiting the new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion webpage. There, you can learn how Fremont is bringing awareness and keeping the Fremont community informed about measures to promote fair treatme...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Fremont Ranks 2nd Best City to Raise a Family

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The City of Fremont ranked No. 2 as best place to raise a family in the country according to a recent study conducted by Wallet Hub. WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities based on 48 key metrics that consider essential family dynamics, such as the ...

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City of Fremont, Home
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Safe Parking Strategy Update

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At their regularly scheduled Council meeting on June 1, the Fremont City Council approved the introduction of an ordinance to allow safe parking at assembly uses, nonprofits, and public sites. The development of the ordinance is the first step of a three-...

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City of Fremont, Home
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Sign Up for Nixle and AC Alerts to Aid in Emergency & Natural Disaster Preparedness

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The City of Fremont is encouraging community members to sign up for two notification systems, Nixle and AC Alert. These two systems will enable subscribers to receive information in the event of an emergency or natural disaster in Fremont from our public ...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Bike-Friendly Fremont Earns Silver-Level Recognition

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During National Bike Week, the League of American Bicyclists honored the City of Fremont with a Silver-level certification as a Bicycle Friendly Community. Fremont moved up from its previous Bronze-level designation based on its recent engineering of new ...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Fremont Green Challenge Engagement Campaign

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The City is excited to share the progress of an ongoing engagement campaign for our Fremont Green Challenge led by the platform's provider Community Climate Solutions (CCS), in partnership with the City's Sustainability team. CCS Program...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Affordable Housing Month

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May is Affordable Housing Month, and Fremont is celebrating in more ways than one!

City Council Proclamation

On Tuesday, May 11, the Fremont City Council officially proclaimed May as Affordable Housing Month in Fremont. This proclamation supports the City&a...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

New Residential Express Permits

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Installing a new water heater, roof, or air conditioning? It just got easier to get your building permit. The City is now offering online Residential Express Permits for these types of basic home upgrades and more. Using the City’s online permitting porta...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Fremont Receives Tree City USA Recognition

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Fremont has once again been recognized as a Tree City USA Community for 2020, making it 24 straight years in a row! This distinction is awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation to cities that place a high importance on caring for the trees in their community. ...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Mayor Mei and City Manager Announce Community Conversations with Incoming Police Chief

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Today, Mayor Lily Mei and City Manager Mark Danaj announced a series of community conversations and listening sessions with Fremont residents, business owners/operators, and nonprofit organizations over the next several months with Incoming Police Chief C...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Fremont City Attorney, Harvey Levine Announces Retirement from the City of Fremont

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On Monday, May 3, 2021, Fremont’s longtime City Attorney Harvey Levine officially announced his plans to retire from the City. He has been working with the City Council and City staff since early March on the transition. The City is preparing to honor Lev...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Fremont Housing Navigation Center Shares Successful Six-Month Update

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The Fremont Housing Navigation Center (HNC) is proud to announce that in its first six months of operations, none of its participants have returned to homelessness. While operating under reduced capacity because of COVID-19, the HNC served 44 individuals ...

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Business and Economic Recovery Framework Council Work Session

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At a Special Work Session on April 20, 2021, the Economic Development Department presented a "Business and Economic Recovery Framework” to the City Council. Given the profound impact of COVID-19 on our local economy, the Framework outlines ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020 City of Fremont Update in Response to COVID-19

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Today’s City of Fremont update highlights the City’s proposed operating budget for the next fiscal year will be presented to the Fremont City Council on May 12; Recreation summer updates; bulky pickup collection resumes; and frozen meals available to orde...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Fremont City Council Passes Urgent Measures to Aid Residents and Businesses Amid COVID-19

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The Fremont City Council held a Special Meeting today (March 27, 2020) at 1:00 pm in the City Council Chambers, to review and approve emergency ordinances and regulations designed to protect the well-being of Fremont residents and ease the economic impact...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

City of Fremont Announces Keep Fremont Housed Rental Assistance Program

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Today, the City of Fremont announced the Keep Fremont Housed Emergency Rental Assistance Program that will aid eligible low-to-moderate income Fremont households who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and are unable to pay their rent and utilities...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Expanding Building Inspection Services under Revised Shelter in Place Order

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Under the revised Shelter in Place Order issued by the Alameda County Public Health Department on April 29, 2020 to continue to limit the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), all construction projects that follow the Construction Project Safety ...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

New Online Payments for City Permits

COVID-19 City Updates about Construction

The City of Fremont Community Development Department has launched online payments for City permit fees. Applicants can use the City’s online permitting portal,  , to pay for planning, building, fire, and engineering permits.

To make a pa...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Tri-City Animal Shelter Lobby to Reopen

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The Tri-City Animal Shelter lobby will reopen to the public on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm beginning Wednesday, March 31. The reopening is for the following activities:

  • Pet Licensing
  • Intaking found dogs
  • Intaking sick and injured cats
  • Dog...
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Posted on: May 2, 2020

City of Fremont Recreation and Parks Update

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Based on the April 29, 2020 Alameda County Public Health Order, the City of Fremont has decided not to reopen any of the previously closed park facilities.

Current closures include:

  • Drinking Fountains
  • Picnic Tables
  • Dog Park
  • Tennis/Basketball/Sand Volleyball Co...
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Posted on: June 12, 2020

June 12, 2020 City of Fremont Update in Response to COVID-19

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Today’s City of Fremont update highlights food resources available for those in need, the Fremont Family Resource Center Virtual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, and 880 Express Lane Project information from the Metropolitan Transportation Commiss...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

June 11, 2020 City of Fremont Recreation and Parks Update

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Today’s City of Fremont update covers the following recreation and parks facilities: Aqua Adventure Waterpark, tennis courts, and the Skate Park at Central Park.

Aqua Adventure Waterpark

Aqua Adventure Waterpark will not be opening for the 2020 season. Seas...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020 City of Fremont Update in Response to COVID-19

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Today’s City of Fremont update highlights upcoming budget hearings; new remote procedures for the City’s design review inspections; how to apply for building permits and inspections; and meal programs for seniors.  

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

City of Fremont Launches eGift Card Program, Gift Fremont

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The City of Fremont, in partnership with the Fremont Chamber of Commerce and eGift Card platform Yiftee, has launched Gift Fremont, a new program that encourages the public to purchase gift cards online in support of participating Fremont-based small busi...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020 City of Fremont Update in Response to COVID-19

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Today’s City of Fremont update highlights the Alameda County Shelter in Place Order - Early Stage 2; Virtual Town Hall on May 21; community park tennis courts re-opening on Saturday, May 23; and online pre-application for City permits.

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

May 5, 2020 City of Fremont Update in Response to COVID-19

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Today’s City of Fremont update highlights a new online donation portal and updates to the City’s Drive Slowly, Be Healthy Campaign.

Online Donation Portal Launches during Giving Tuesday Now

The City of Fremont is thankful for the generous offers of support ...

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City of Fremont, Home
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Virtual Career Fair and Survey for Business Owners

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Attention job seekers and local business owners, here are couple of resources to share with you.

Fremont Companies Are Hiring

Looking for a job in Fremont? Meet two local employers that are hiring!

Join the City of Fremont’s Economic Development Department a...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

April 21, 2020 City of Fremont Parks and Recreation Services Update in Response to COVID-19

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Today’s City of Fremont update highlights the cancellation of the spring session for recreation programs, classes, and facility rentals; changes to the Recreation Services Guide; and the status on City parks.

Recreation Spring Session Cancellation

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City of Fremont, Home
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Final Building Inspections for Completed Residential Units during Shelter in Place Order

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On March 31, 2020, the Alameda County Public Health Department extended the current Shelter in Place Order through May 3, 2020 to continue to limit the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The City of Fremont Building Inspection team is curr...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

April 17, 2020 City of Fremont Update in Response to COVID-19

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Today’s City of Fremont update highlights COVID-19 scams and seniors; virtual community meeting for the Centerville Complete Streets Project; and Zoom classes for seniors.

COVID-19 Scams and Seniors

COVID-19 is a world-wide emergency like we’ve never seen. ...

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City of Fremont, Home
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Fremont Proclaims Executive Order Requiring Public Use of Face Coverings

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The City of Fremont has proclaimed Executive Order, “EO 2020-03,” requiring the use of face coverings at certain essential places of business to protect workers and the public and prevent community spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The places of business ...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Fremont City Council to Hold Special Meeting on March 27, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

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The Fremont City Council will hold a Special Meeting on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, located 3300 Capitol Avenue in Building A. The public is encouraged to watch or participate virtually, as we all work together to slo...

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

Fremont Housing Element Update

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Fremont’s General Plan includes a Housing Element that identifies local housing needs and helps inform future housing decisions. Under State law, cities are required to update their Housing Element every eight years to show how they plan to meet...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Statement from Mayor Lily Mei in Support of President Joe Biden’s #AmericanJobsPlan

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Today, Mayor Lily Mei issued the following statement:

“On behalf of the City of Fremont, we support President Biden’s American Jobs Plan that aims for a more sustainable and equitable future for the entire nation,” Mayor Lily ...

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City of Fremont, Home
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Fremont Parks Update under Red Tier

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With the State’s recent announcement that Alameda County has advanced to the Red Tier in the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy reopening framework, we’re sharing the following parks update:

Picnic Areas: All City of Fremont picnic tables, picnic areas,...

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City of Fremont, Home
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Alameda County Moves to State’s Orange Tier

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Yesterday the State announced that Alameda County has met the requirements to move to the Orange Tier, and effective today, March 31, activities and businesses permitted in the Orange Tier per the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy may resume...

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City of Fremont, Home
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Recreation Scholarship Donations

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With summer fast approaching and remote learning taking a toll on children’s ability to socialize and participate in physical activity, Fremont Recreation is looking to businesses and individuals to support our scholarship program to help provid...

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City of Fremont, Home
Posted on: March 23, 2021

City Council Approves City Priorities for 2021

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On March 9, 2021, during the regularly scheduled meeting, Fremont City Council members accepted the January 2021 Council Retreat report which sets forth City priorities for the calendar year. 

On January 26, 2021, the City of Fremont held a virtua...

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City of Fremont, Home
Posted on: March 18, 2021

City of Fremont Police Chief to Retire After More Than 25 Years of Service

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Today, Fremont Police Chief Kimberly Petersen announced she will retire from the City of Fremont in the fall of 2021. City Manager Mark Danaj will promote Captain Sean Washington as Fremont’s next Police Chief.

“I am profoundly grateful for Chief Petersen’...

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City of Fremont, Home
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Alameda County Advances to State’s Red Tier

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Alameda County has now advanced to the Red Tier in the State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy reopening framework. In the Red Tier, indoor dining is allowed at 25% capacity; most retail store capacity increases to 50%; grocery stores may operate at full ca...

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City of Fremont, Home
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Safe Parking Strategy Update

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On February 16, 2021, City staff presented their proposed Safe Parking Strategy to the Fremont City Council. The proposed Strategy consists of three programs to provide designated secure parking areas in Fremont for unhoused people living in their vehicle...

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Posted on: February 14, 2021

Fremont Ranked Most Caring City in California by WalletHub

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The City of Fremont was named the most caring city in the state of California and the fourth most caring city in the nation according to a December 2020 WalletHub study. To determine the most caring cities in America, WalletHub compared the 100 most popul...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Fremont Teams Up with National League of Cities to Address Equity and Build Resiliency

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The City of Fremont is proud to join Cities of Opportunity, a new peer-learning action cohort led by the National League of Cities (NLC) to better address inequities by developing comprehensive and equitable policies and practices in the areas of Housing,...

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

January 25 - Alameda County Health Order Update

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On January 25, 2021, the California Department of Public Health lifted the Stay at Home Order for the Bay Area Region upon projections that ICU bed capacity will continue to increase.  Alameda County now returns to the Purple Tier of California’s...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

City of Fremont Declares Local Emergency in Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

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City Manager Mark Danaj has proclaimed a local emergency for the City of Fremont today in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this emergency declaration is to give the City legal authority and flexibility to mobilize resources in response to...

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

Fremont Playgrounds and Park Facility Updates

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The Fremont community is encouraged to continue using outdoor spaces for health and fitness and we kindly ask that all park visitors follow Shelter-in-Place and posted park rules and help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Visit our Parks Update webpage for t...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

City of Fremont Development Services Center Remains Closed Until Further Notice

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The City’s Development Services Center will remain temporarily closed to continue to limit the spread of COVID-19. The majority of City staff will be working remotely. Protecting the health of employees and the community remains the top priority for the C...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Fremont City Councilmembers Sworn In

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At the December 8, 2020, regularly scheduled City Council meeting held virtually via Zoom, new members were sworn into council following the November 3 General Municipal Election. The ceremonial oath of office and installation were administered during the...

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

State’s New Regional Stay Home Order effective December 7 in Alameda County

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This afternoon, Bay Area Health Officers moved to implement the State’s new Regional Stay Home Order, not waiting until local hospitals are near crisis to act. Read their full statement.

In Alameda County, the Order goes into effect Monday, December 7 at 1...

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

Small Businesses Assistance

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The State of California is supporting small businesses in a number of ways:

New Tax Credit

A new tax credit for businesses that had to lay off employees and/or dramatically reduce their work schedules and are now rehiring those employees, hiring new employe...

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

State’s Regional Stay-At-Home Order Announced

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Yesterday, the State announced a Regional Stay at Home Order that will use regional availability of intensive care unit (ICU) beds. This State Order would go into effect when a region’s ICU availability falls below 15% and would remain in effect for a min...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Sites and Dates at Fremont Parks

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Given recent increases in the COVID-19 case rate in Alameda County, and the rise in cases across the Bay Area and the state, Alameda County has now moved back to the Purple Tier. The next several weeks could place us at high risk for even more COVID-19 tr...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Fremont Police Department Releases Results from EV Pilot Program

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Today, the Fremont Police Department (FPD) released the results of one of the nation’s first Electric Patrol Vehicle Pilot Program that tested a Tesla Model S 85 electric vehicle (EV) customized for patrol operations from March 2019 to March 2020. Results...

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Fremont Municipal City Playgrounds Now Open

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Beginning today, Tuesday, October 20, 2020, Fremont municipal city playgrounds are open. Playgrounds pose a risk of spreading COVID-19 because they have high-touch surfaces and involve gathering and mixing of households. Playgrounds in Fremont will not be...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

City of Fremont Releases a NEW Park Business Operating Permit Program to Assist Fitness Businesses

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On Tuesday, September 29, 2020, Fremont City Manager Mark Danaj signed Executive Order 2020-08, establishing an emergency park business operating permit program allowing commercial businesses that provide fitness classes to use City of Fremont parks durin...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Facebook Contributes $10,000 to Gift Fremont Program to Support Local Small Businesses

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Today, Facebook has donated $10,000 to support Gift Fremont, the ongoing City of Fremont program that allows community members to purchase eGift Cards from participating small businesses in Fremont, with the incentive of added monetary bonuses.

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

No Cost COVID-19 Testing Available in Fremont

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The Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, in partnership with Asian Health Services, the Regional Pacific Islander Taskforce, Bay Area Community Health, Color and the City of Fremont, has announced new details about free COVID-19 testing in Fremont....

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

City of Fremont Now Offering Remote Video Building Inspections

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The City of Fremont has launched remote video building inspections for limited types of building permits for single family residential projects as an alternative to an inspector completing an in-person inspection. The video inspections are limited to sing...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Fremont Mayor and Other Climate Mayors Set Goals for COVID-19 Recovery

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Recognizing the need to work together at every level of government to move beyond this pandemic, Fremont Mayor Lily Mei and 197 other Climate Mayors recently issued a joint letter strongly urging federal legislators to take bold action to protect the plan...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Fremont Announces Opening of Housing Navigation Center for Homeless Individuals

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The City of Fremont today announced the opening of its Housing Navigation Center (HNC). The new Center is another pivotal move in addressing the City’s homeless crisis by providing unhoused community members with shelter and a path to securing p...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

City of Fremont Invites Community to Register for Engage Fremont Community Meetings

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Fremont community members are invited to participate in a series of community engagement activities that will take place this summer to assist the City in identifying community priorities and recommended next steps on the topic of policing and race in the...

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Posted on: July 11, 2020

Alameda County Issues Updated Guidance on Outdoor Dining

Alameda County Statement on Outdoor Dining

Late last night, on Friday, July 10, the Alameda County Public Health Department released a statement prohibiting outdoor dining in Alameda County based on an update issued by the State of California on Thursday, July 9, due to a surge of new coronavirus ...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Fremont parks remain open this weekend with limited health and fitness amenities

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Fremont parks remain open this Fourth of July weekend, however amenities remain limited in accordance with Alameda County’s Shelter-in-Place Order.   We encourage the Fremont community members to continue to use our outdoor spaces for health and ...

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Posted on: July 26, 2019

New Location Announced for Navigation Center Workshops

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Due to the large attendance expected at the community workshops for Fremont’s temporary Housing Navigation Center, the City has relocated both workshops to Harbor Light Church, 4760 Thornton Ave., one of Fremont’s largest venues. The workshop on Wednesday...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Fremont Minimum Wage Ordinance to Become Effective July 2019

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On February 5, the City Council approved a minimum wage ordinance that increases Fremont’s local minimum wage to $15/hour two years earlier than mandated under State law.

Large employers with 26 or more employees will be subject to a $13.50/hour minimum wa...

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Fremont to Hold Special Meeting-Work Session on June 18 at 5:30 pm to Discuss Homelessness Efforts

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The City of Fremont is holding a Special Meeting-Work Session on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. for City staff to go before the City Council and provide an overall update on the City’s homeless efforts and present and establish criteria to...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

June 18 Council Work Session Discussed Update on Strategies and Priorities to Address Homelessness

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On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, the Fremont City Council held a Work Session to discuss an update on strategies and priorities to address homelessness. City staff presented an overview of ongoing efforts to reduce homelessness since 2017, provide an update on ...

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

Two Community Workshops about Proposed Housing Navigation Center

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The City of Fremont will host two community workshops regarding the proposed Housing Navigation Center. Workshops are open to the public and will be held on the following dates:

Wednesday, August 14from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pmCity Hall, 3300 Capitol Av...

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Posted on: July 10, 2019

7/9 Council Work Session Identified 2 Potential Locations for Temporary Homeless Navigation Center

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The Fremont City Council held a Work Session on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, to review 11 potential City-owned and privately-owned sites analyzed by City staff for locating a temporary homeless navigation center in Fremont. The sites were based on previously re...

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Posted on: July 3, 2019

City Council Work Session on July 9 to Discuss Potential Sites to Locate a Housing Navigation Center

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The City of Fremont is holding a Special Meeting – City Council Work Session on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. for City staff to review the evaluation results of potential sites to locate a housing navigation center in Fremont. A housing nav...

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

Council to Consider Draft District Maps as Fremont Transitions to District-based Election System

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On March 21, 2017, the City of Fremont adopted a resolution of intention to transition from an at-large to a district-based councilmember election system with six districts and a Mayor at-large for a seven member Council.  The City has already he...

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

Fremont City Council Approves Resolution to Transition to District-based Election System

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At the Fremont City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, the Council approved a resolution to transition from an at-large to a district-based election system.

As mentioned in the City’s press release, the City Council made the decision to ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

City Council to Consider Draft District Maps as Fremont Transitions to District-based Elections

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On March 21, 2017, the City of Fremont adopted a resolution of intention to transition from an at-large to a district-based councilmember election system with six districts and a Mayor at-large for a seven member Council. The City has already held four of...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Fremont is Asking Residents for Feedback on their Preferred Draft Council District Map

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The City of Fremont is launching a new topic on Fremont Open City Hall, the City’s online forum for citizen engagement. Fremont is asking for public input on which draft Council district map community members prefer for the upcoming election in ...

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