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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Increased Recycling on Construction Projects

Effective 1/1/17, the 2016 CalGreen Building Code requires 65% of construction debris is recycled on specific projects.

This is up from the current 50% recycling requirement.

The following projects must submit a Waste Handling Plan and recycle 65% of the de...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

Join Human Services and Greater Niles Village for an Educational Event

Greater Niles Village

Greater Niles Village, a partnership with the City of Fremont Human Services Department, is hosting an educational event about home modifications on Saturday, April 28. The program, which will focus on affordable ways to modify your home for functional an...

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

Annual Kids ‘n’ Kites Festival, Aqua Adventure Pre-season Splash to be Held May 19

Kids n Kite Festival

The City of Fremont Community Services Department – Recreation Services is holding its annual Kids ‘n’ Kites Festival on Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by Fremont Bank, Washington Township Medical Foundatio...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

Are You Ready for Bike to Work Day?

Bike To Work Day 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018, marks the Bay Area’s 24th Bike to Work Day, an annual celebration to encourage bicycling as a healthy and enjoyable form of transportation to work. The event is part of National Bike Month.

Many Bay Area residents live clo...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Fremont Welcomes Community Feedback to Inform Mobility Action Plan

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The City of Fremont is gathering community feedback on local transportation and mobility challenges. Due to the recent spike in residential through-traffic and increased usage of navigation apps, the City is seeking input from the community in order to de...

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

Schedule a Free Bulky Goods Pickup

Bulky Pick-Up

Fremont residents of single-family homes with individual curbside service are eligible for two free on-call bulky goods pickups annually. Items collected include large appliances, microwave ovens, furniture, and electronic waste such as computers and tele...

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Posted on: April 15, 2018

City of Fremont Rent Review Ordinance Now in Effect

Rent Review

The City’s Rent Review Ordinance went into effect on January 1, 2018. This Ordinance provides for a review and, if necessary, a formal hearing before the Rent Review Board for proposed rent increases in excess of 5 percent in any 12-month period...

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Posted on: April 14, 2018

City of Fremont Hires New Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Saul Melara

Saul Melara

Last month, the City hired new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Saul Melara who brings over 25 years of valuable public and private sector experience to the table. He previously served as the CTO for the City and County of San Francisco, City of Riverside, ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Save the Date for the Giving Hope Program’s Crab Feed Fundraiser

Crab Feed

Finding crab in Niles means three powerful things: Cinco de Mayo, an all-you-can-eat crab feast, and the chance to support a great cause!

On May 5, Niles Main Street Association and the City of Fremont will hold a Crab Feed fiesta fundraiser to benefit loc...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Upcoming Age-Friendly Community Events

Age Friendly Events

Fremont strives to be an inclusive and age-friendly community for all residents, and we can’t do it without your help! Please join the City of Fremont Human Services Department for two free community events to talk about important topics for agi...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Fremont City Council Study Session on Homelessness

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Homelessness is a complex societal issue, not just for Fremont, but for the entire State of California. The Fremont City Council will hold a study session on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 5:30 pm to discuss homelessness in our community. The Council study s...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

City of Fremont Rent Review Ordinance, Annual Landlord Fee to be Discussed

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In response to the rapidly rising cost of rent in the Bay Area, including the City of Fremont, the Fremont City Council voted to replace the previous rent review process on October 3, 2017. The Rent Review Ordinance went into effect on January 1, 2018, an...

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Posted on: April 1, 2018

Earth Day Fair 2018

Earth Day 2018

Celebrate Earth Day 2018 with the City of Fremont! Bring your family, friends, and bicycles to take part in the festivities on Saturday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Washington West Building located at 2500 Mowry Ave. The event is free and fun ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2018

Fremont Receives California Park & Recreation Society Awards

CPRS Award

The City of Fremont Community Services Department is proud to announce awards received from the California Park & Recreation Society (CPRS).

First, the Aqua Adventure Waterpark received the CPRS Statewide Award of Excellence in Marketing and Communicat...

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Posted on: March 30, 2018

Fremont Holds 2018 State of the City Address on March 28

State of the City 2018

On March 28, Fremont Mayor Lily Mei delivered this year’s State of the City address at a luncheon hosted by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce at the Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley. Mayor Mei outlined the City’s achievements in 2017 and ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2018

New Interactive Map for Development Activity in Fremont

Civic Insight

The City’s Community Development Department recently launched Civic Insight, an interactive map that plots major development (vertical construction) permit activity throughout Fremont over the past 10 years. It includes building, engineering, an...

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Posted on: March 24, 2018

Annual Compost Giveaway

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Participants in the City’s curbside organics program can pick up two free bags of compost on Sunday, April 8 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Fremont Recycling and Transfer Station located at 41149 Boyce Rd., while supplies last. The event will be held rain or ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

Upcoming District- Based City Council Elections

District Elections

In November 2018, City of Fremont voters will participate in the first district-based election when four City Council seats will be up for election. Fremont voters will select from City Council candidates who live in their districts only. Councilmembers w...

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

Statement from Fremont City Manager Fred Diaz

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Fremont City Manager Fred Diaz issued the following statement: 

“A nationwide executive recruitment is currently underway for a new Fremont city manager. After further guidance from our recruitment firm, I am moving up my retirement date...

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Posted on: March 11, 2018

Did You Know? Fremont Offers Online Tools for Local Business Prospects

Open Counter

The City of Fremont wants to make it easy for businesses to get their start in Fremont. That’s why the City offers two online tools, OpenCounter and ZoningCheck, designed to help individuals with everything from City of Fremont permit fees to id...

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Posted on: March 10, 2018

Affordable Housing Project Breaks Ground in Fremont

Stevenson Terrace

Earlier this month, the City of Fremont celebrated the groundbreaking for Stevenson Terrace, a new affordable housing project built in partnership with MidPen Housing. Stevenson Terrace, located on a 2.3-acre site at Stevenson Boulevard and Stevenson Plac...

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

Traffic Safety Presentation

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The Fremont Police Department is hosting its first Crime Free Lifestyles presentation. During this presentation, community members will have the opportunity to meet Traffic Motor Officers and discuss traffic safety in your community. There are two session...

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

City of Fremont Police Chief to Retire After More Than 31 Years of Service

Fremont Police Chief Richard Lucero

Fremont Police Chief Richard Lucero announced he will retire from the City of Fremont in July of 2018. Chief Lucero began his career with the City as a police officer in 1987 and rose through the ranks to become police chief in 2013. Over the course of th...

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Posted on: March 4, 2018

Youth Scholarship Program

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The City of Fremont’s Parks and Recreation Scholarship Fund is seeking donations for their scholarship program administered by the Community Services Department. The program is designed for children who, without financial assistance, would not h...

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Posted on: March 3, 2018

Coming Soon: Fremont’s 2018 State of the City Address

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If you want to learn more about the issues and opportunities facing the City of Fremont, stay tuned! Fremont Mayor Lily Mei will be presenting the annual State of the City Address at a luncheon hosted by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, March...

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

Fremont Receives Two American Public Works Association (APWA) Awards

APWA Award

At this year’s Project Awards Luncheon for the Northern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA), the City of Fremont was presented with two awards: the 2018 Exceptional Performance Award in Sustainability Practices for...

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Posted on: February 25, 2018

Fremont Cultural Arts Council 2018 Juried Photography Exhibit

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The 24th Annual Juried Photography Exhibit will be held from March 24 to April 21, 2018. The exhibit opening is planned for Saturday, March 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Photographs selected by the panel of judges will be on display on the second floor o...

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Posted on: February 24, 2018

City of Fremont Partner Offering Paid Summer Jobs for Youth

Rising Sun jobs

Apply to become an Energy Specialist and help Fremont residents go green

Rising Sun Energy Center, a local sustainability non-profit and City of Fremont partner, is hiring young people ages 15 to 22 to perform energy efficiency work in the Fremont communit...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Serra Center Art Workshop Collaborative Receives Award

Art Instructor Susan Bettencourt with art student, Todd Lorenzo (photo by Jurek Zarzycki)

The Serra Center Art Workshop Collaborative, which is a collaborative effort between the City of Fremont, Olive Hyde Art Guild, and Serra Center, has received the California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS) Agency Showcase Award for Outstanding Recreati...

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Fremont City Manager to Retire After 35 Years of Service

City Manager Fred Diaz

Fremont City Manager Fred Diaz announced his retirement effective September 21, 2018, marking nearly 14 years with the City. Diaz was hired in October 2004.Diaz is only Fremont’s sixth city manager in its 62-year history and is one of the longest-tenured ...

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Posted on: February 18, 2018

Coming Up: Startup Grind Fremont – Meet the Founder of a CES Honoree IoT Product Company

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Startup Grind Fremont is back for another fireside chat on Thursday, March 8 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This time, join us as we learn how to create award-winning Internet of Things ( IoT) products. Hear from Herman Yau, founder & CEO of Tend Insight...

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Posted on: February 17, 2018

Recreation Services Summer Job Fair

Recreation jobs

Are you looking for a summer job that is fun and exciting? The City of Fremont Recreation Services is hosting its annual Summer Job Fair on Thursday, March 1 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Teen Center in Central Park, located 39700 Paseo Padre Pkwy. Avai...

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Posted on: February 16, 2018

New Fremont Green Challenge Competition for High School Students

Fremont Green Challenge students

The City of Fremont and environmental high school club FIERCE are asking students to take global matters into their own hands and help combat climate change in their community. By participating in the Fremont Green Challenge High School Competition, Fremo...

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

Fremont Achieves Success through Energy Prize Competition

Energy

In recent years, the City of Fremont has made great strides in reducing municipal and community energy consumption and improving overall environmental sustainability. As one of 50 semifinalist competitors in the Georgetown University Energy Prize (GUEP) c...

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

City of Fremont Community Development Director to Retire After 31 Years of Service

Jeff Schwob

Fremont, Calif. – February 9, 2018 – Community Development Director Jeff Schwob announced that he will be retiring from the City of Fremont on May 4, 2018. Schwob has worked for the City for 19 years, and has served as associate planne...

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

City of Fremont Requests Resident Input for 2017-18 Mid-year Budget Review

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Calling all Fremont residents! As the City prepares for its Mid-year Budget Review in early March, members of the community are encouraged to share their input on investment priorities for any remaining available funds for the second half of the fiscal ye...

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

Fremont Proposes Centerville Train Depot Paid Parking Program

Centerville Train Depot Parking Lot

The City of Fremont is proposing a paid parking program for the Centerville Train Depot to address the current unauthorized use of the parking lot. The proposed paid parking program would reinforce the use of the parking lots for transit users.

Proposed pa...

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

City of Fremont Transitions to New Emergency Alert System, AC Alert

AC Alert

On February 1, 2018, the City of Fremont transitioned to a new mass notification service, AC Alert, to replace the CodeRED® system. The AC Alert system, powered by Everbridge, is Alameda County’s Emergency Notification System that covers...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

City of Fremont Transitions to New Emergency Alert System, AC Alert

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The City of Fremont is transitioning to a new mass notification service, AC Alert, to replace the existing CodeRED® system. The AC Alert system, powered by Everbridge, is Alameda County’s Emergency Notification System that covers Alameda...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Summer Camps in Fremont

Summer Camp

It’s not too early to start thinking about summer! Get ready and plan your child’s summer today. The City of Fremont Recreation Services has everything your child needs to stay active, engaged, and entertained all summer long. Camp the...

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Posted on: January 22, 2018

Join the Fremont Green Challenge for a Sustainable Future for Fremont

Fremont Green Challenge

Commit to going green this year with the help of the Fremont Green Challenge! The City of Fremont is excited to offer this online platform that provides information on how to reduce your emissions, conserve water, and save money. By joining the Challenge,...

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Posted on: January 18, 2018

Retrieve City Permitting Information Online via Citizen Access

Citizen Access

Fremont has launched a new online tool called Citizen Access. Using the City’s new Accela software, this tool allows community members to easily access multiple permitting services including looking up permit information on a specific property, ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2018

New Resource for Your Next Home Project

Home Projects

Are you planning a home upgrade or remodel project? If so, make sure to check out the City of Fremont’s new Residential Projects webpage to find everything you need to start your project. The webpage provides useful information like whom to cont...

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Posted on: January 15, 2018

City of Fremont Marijuana Guidelines and Registration Requirements

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On November 8, 2016, California voters passed the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), legalizing non-medical use of marijuana by persons 21 years of age and over, and the personal cultivation of up to six marijuana plants. Under t...

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Posted on: January 13, 2018

Now Recruiting: 41st Community Police Academy begins in February

Citizen Police Academy

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the Fremont Police Department? Now is your opportunity! The Fremont Police Department is currently recruiting for the winter session of its Community Police Academy, which begins on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.The f...

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

Apply to be a City of Fremont Commissioner or Advisory Board Member

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Looking for a way to make a difference in the community? Consider serving as a commissioner or an advisory board member! The City of Fremont currently has vacancies on its Art Review Board, Economic Development Advisory Commission, Environmental Sustainab...

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Posted on: December 12, 2017

Winter is Here – Time to Sweep Up & Clean Up!

Leaves

December in the East Bay means cooler weather and falling leaves. This winter, the City of Fremont asks that you please dispose of your leaves responsibly and avoid sweeping leaves into the gutter. Excessive piles of leaves cannot be picked up by the stre...

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

Sign Up for Fremont’s New, Age-Friendly Newsletter

Age Friendly Newsletter

Fremont is home to a vibrant community of older adults who stay connected through programs like the Community Ambassador Program for Seniors (CAPS), events like the Four Seasons of Health Expo, and more! If you are an older adult living in Fremont and wan...

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Posted on: December 8, 2017

FEMA’s Flood Map Service Center

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The City of Fremont has been a member of the National Flood Insurance Program since 1983 and has adopted a floodplain management ordinance to reduce flood risks for properties within Special Flood Hazard Areas. To assist communities, FEMA offers user-frie...

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Posted on: November 21, 2017

Fremont Appoints New Fire Chief

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Fremont City Manager Fred Diaz announced the appointment of Curtis Jacobson as the new Fire Chief for the City of Fremont. Jacobson is currently the Fire Chief for the City of San Jose, California.  He replaces Interim Fire Chief Amiel Thurston, ...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Senior Helpline

Seniors

The City of Fremont has always had a special place in its heart for its senior residents. And one of our unique services is the Fremont Senior Helpline, available in English, Farsi, Spanish, and Mandarin.

The Fremont Senior Helpline offers information and ...

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

Fremont Asking for Community Feedback on Future Irvington BART Station

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Planning is underway for the new Irvington BART Station, and the City of Fremont wants to involve the community. By visiting Fremont Open City Hall, the City’s online forum for citizen engagement, community members are being asked to answer the ...

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Posted on: October 27, 2017

Six Sidewalk Improvement Projects in Fremont Parks Steadily Progressing

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In early September, the City of Fremont initiated concrete walkway improvement projects at six local park locations: Brookvale Trail, Sabercat Historic Park, Central Park Boat House, Plaza Park, Aqua Adventure Waterpark, and Northgate Community Park. All ...

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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 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: September 16, 2017

Fremont Police are Building Bridges with Fremont 6th Graders

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The Fremont Police Department has officially launched Building Bridges, a new program in partnership with Fremont Unified School District.  The one-year pilot program is designed to allow Fremont Police officers and civilian staff to interact, ed...

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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 take this ...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

Fremont Fire Chief Geoff LaTendresse to Retire After 31 Years of Service

Fremont Fire Chief Geoff LaTendresse

Fire Chief Geoff LaTendresse is retiring from the Fremont Fire Department after dedicating 31 years of outstanding service to the Fire Service, the last 27 of which were to the City of Fremont. His last day will be September 1.

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Posted on: August 23, 2017

City of Fremont Keeps Residents Connected with eNews Subscriptions

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It can be difficult to stay on top of everything that’s going on in the City of Fremont. From upcoming meeting to newsletters to social media, there are so many outlets to keep up with.

The City of Fremont makes it easy for community members to s...

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Posted on: August 22, 2017

Fremont Teens Take Part in Civic Engagement through Teen Leadership Academy’s Youth Service Corps

Youth Service Corps

Earlier this month, the Fremont Teen Leadership Academy’s Youth Service Corps (YSC) participants successfully completed the summer 2017 program. YSC staff and participants spent a fun and meaningful summer servicing the community while learning ...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

City of Fremont Transitions to District-based Election System

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The City of Fremont will have six new Council districts for future City Council elections starting in November 2018 and the Mayor will continue to be elected at-large by all city voters. Under Fremont’s new district-based election system, voters...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

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

Draft District Map

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 2018 and b...

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Posted on: April 28, 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. The City has already held two of the five required public hearings where the Frem...

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