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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Retired Fremont Fire Chief and Planning Commissioner Daniel T. Lydon Passes Away at 77

Retired Fire Chief Daniel T. Lydon

It is with deep sadness and respect that the City of Fremont and the Fremont Fire Department announce the death of Retired Fire Chief and Planning Commissioner Daniel T. Lydon, who passed away on March 18, 2019 at his home in Fremont, California.

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Posted on: March 3, 2019

Fremont Launches Online Express Building Permits

Express Permits

The City of Fremont is pleased to announce that starting March 4, 2019, Fremont residents planning simple upgrades to their home can obtain the necessary building permits online.

As the City streamlines the permitting process for these types of express per...

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Posted on: March 2, 2019

Fremont Announces Call for Artists for boxART! Program

Box 600 Megan Olson

The City of Fremont is launching Phase 6 of the boxART! program and is looking for submissions to transform Fremont’s traffic signal control boxes with compelling and creative imagery. The City is issuing a call for innovative artists to enhance...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Coming Soon: Fremont’s 2019 State of the City Address

Mayor Mei 2019

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 Friday, March 22...

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Posted on: February 23, 2019

Fremont Welcomes Community Input on Name and Design Ideas for its new Mobile Hygiene Unit

Mobile Hygiene Unit

The City of Fremont is seeking name and design ideas for its new Mobile Hygiene Unit.

For someone experiencing homelessness, keeping yourself and your clothes clean can be incredibly challenging, and can greatly impact your ability to get and keep a job, o...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Fremont Adopts New Carbon Neutral Goal and Post-Carbon Community Framework

Carbon Neutral

On Tuesday, February 19, the Fremont City Council voted to adopt a resolution to achieve carbon neutrality by the year 2045. This new carbon neutrality target positions Fremont to achieve deep and rapid decarbonization, which significantly enhances the go...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Fremont City Council Retreat Report 2019 Now Available

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The City of Fremont held a City Council retreat for the newly seated councilmembers on January 10 and 11 to discuss how the Council and staff can best work together to serve the Fremont community. This workshop provided an opportunity for councilmembers a...

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Posted on: February 17, 2019

Community Meeting about Future of Dumbarton Rail Corridor

Dumbarton

San Mateo County Transit District and Cross Bay Transit Partners are engaged in a public-private partnership to improve transportation along the Dumbarton corridor in the San Francisco Bay Area. Together, they are exploring new, environmentally appropriat...

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Posted on: February 16, 2019

Find a Housemate with Covia’s Home Match Program

Covia

Covia, a nonprofit organization, has partnered with City of Fremont to provide a free Home Match program to connect individuals (age 18 or older) who live or work or attend school in Fremont with someone who has a room to rent in Fremont, Union City, or N...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

City of Fremont Rent Review Ordinance

Rent Review Ord

The City of Fremont Rent Review Ordinance provides a review process for rent increases. The ordinance covers all residential rental units in Fremont, including single family homes and condominiums with a few exceptions. While the rent review process is no...

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Posted on: February 10, 2019

Success Starts with Homework Help

Homework

There’s nothing like tough homework assignments to create stress and frustration for a parent and their child. Afterschool programs can help kids develop good homework habits.

The City of Fremont Warm Springs After School Care and Homework progra...

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Posted on: February 9, 2019

Fremont Seeks Feedback on New Park at the Corner of Dusterberry and Peralta

Dusterberry Aerial with Park Location

Dusterberry Park is a future 4-acre park in the planning stages in Fremont that will be located at the corner of Dusterberry Way and Peralta Blvd. The current building will eventually be demolished and the concrete and asphalt removed to make way for a pa...

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Posted on: February 9, 2019

Fremont Businesses Have an Ally on Their Side

Mike Wayne

Businesses are an integral part of the Fremont fabric. As the community grows and attracts new businesses, the City of Fremont continues to look for ways to help business owners and entrepreneurs succeed.

The City understands that starting or expanding a b...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Fremont Wants to Help Residents Understand Their New Electricity Bill

PGE Bill

East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) is the new electricity provider for Fremont. Through this local Community Choice Energy program, Fremont residents are receiving cleaner electricity at an affordable rate. Fremont is not the first city to adopt a program l...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Fremont Releases Draft Mobility Action Plan

Mobility Action Plan

In May 2017, Fremont’s Mayor and City Council initiated the process to develop a Mobility Action Plan and appoint a Mobility Task Force to guide staff and consultants on Fremont’s transportation issues and needs. From its inception, th...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

Recreation Services to Host Part-Time Job Fair in Spring 2019

Summer Rec Jobs

The Fremont Recreation Services Division will be hosting its annual part-time job fair on Thursday, March 14 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Centerville Community Center. The fair provides employment opportunities for community members seeking a seasonal ...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Coffee with the Cops

Coffee

Please join Police Chief Kimberly Petersen and members of the Fremont Police Department for coffee in an informal and friendly setting outside at the Starbucks Coffee, located at 5034 Mowry Ave., on Monday, February 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition ...

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Posted on: February 3, 2019

New Garbage, Recycling, and Compost Carts Coming to Fremont Neighborhoods

Carts

The Fremont community will be receiving new garbage, recycling, and compost carts in Spring 2019. These new carts will replace older carts that are worn out and will meet the updated standard color theme: black for garbage, blue for recycling, and green f...

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Posted on: February 2, 2019

Construction Underway for BART Warm Springs Access Bridge and Plaza

WS Access Bridge and Plaza

BART and the City of Fremont have started construction on a public plaza and pedestrian bridge on the west side of the Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station. The bridge will span the width of the Union Pacific tracks to increase accessibility to the War...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Fremont Continues Bikeway and Pedestrian Improvements

Complete Streets

The City of Fremont is carrying out a number of projects to enhance bikeways and create safe pedestrian crossings. Recently, more than 7 miles of buffered bike lanes were added through the City’s pavement maintenance program.

In early 2019, the C...

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Posted on: January 23, 2019

Fremont Police Dept. to Deploy Its First U.S. Zero-emission Tesla Patrol Vehicle in Pilot Program

Electric Patrol Vehicle

The Fremont Police Department will soon begin a pilot program to test a TESLA Model S 85 electric vehicle customized for patrol operations in alignment with the City of Fremont’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent from its 200...
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Posted on: January 23, 2019

Grant from Cargill for Fremont's Winter Shelter for the Homeless

Cargill

Fremont’s Winter Shelter for the Homeless, was visited last night by Mr. Mark Hughes, Director of Government Affairs for Cargill (pictured) and Ms. Aileen Fox (not pictured) to see the program in operation and to present Suzanne Shenfil, Directo...

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Posted on: January 20, 2019

Discounted Flood Insurance Available to Fremont Residents

Flood Map

The City of Fremont has been a member of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) since 1983. Through its membership, Fremont has adopted and enforced a floodplain management ordinance to reduce flood risks for properties within Special Flood Hazard Ar...

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Posted on: January 19, 2019

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

Disaster

With the recent earthquakes that shook the Bay Area, Fremont Police and Fire Departments are encouraging community members to sign up for two notification systems, Nixle and AC Alert. AC Alert is a mass alert notification system that is beyond just Fremon...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

We Want Your Feedback! New Park at the Corner of Dusterberry and Peralta

Dusterberry

Dusterberry Park is a future 4-acre park in the planning stages in Fremont and it will be located at the corner of Dusterberry Way and Peralta Blvd. The current building will eventually be demolished and the concrete and asphalt removed to make way for a ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Fremont City Council Holds Goal Setting Retreat and Focuses on Impacts of Residential Development

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The newly seated Fremont City Council held a Council retreat on January 10 and 11, 2019, to develop a framework and protocols under which the Council will operate as a whole and with City staff and to establish Council priorities for the coming year. This...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Community Meeting on Transportation Plans for Fremont

Congestion

The City of Fremont and Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) will hold a community meeting on Thursday, January 24, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Room, located at 2400 Stevenson Blvd. The purpose of the mee...

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

Tri City Animal Shelter Now has a New Website

Animal Shelter

Did you know there are limits to the number of pets you can own in Fremont? Do you know what to do if you find a litter of kittens? Visit us our new Animal Shelter website (www.TriCityAnimalShelter.org) to find out!

The Tri-City Animal Sh...

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Posted on: January 13, 2019

Fremont Fire to Offer Community Disaster Preparedness Training Programs in 2019

PEP class

The City of Fremont’s Fire Department has released the 2019 schedule for its Disaster Preparedness Training Program, including free Personal Emergency Preparedness (PEP) and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes. PEP classes are speci...

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Posted on: January 12, 2019

Fremont Taps Two Startups to Develop Traffic Management Solutions

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As part of the City’s ongoing proactive traffic management effort, Fremont has selected two partners for the 2019 Startup in Residence (STIR) program: IPgallery Urban Mobility and ClearRoad, Inc. Each startup will leverage its technology to deve...

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

A New Park at the Corner of Dusterberry and Peralta

Dusterberry

Dusterberry Park is a future 4-acre park in the planning stages in Fremont. It will be located at the corner of Dusterberry Way and Peralta Blvd. The current building will eventually be demolished and the concrete and asphalt removed to make way for a par...

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Posted on: December 22, 2018

Recycled Material Standards

Recyclables

Recycling provides the raw materials needed to manufacture new products that are consumed every day. The paper, plastic bottles, jars, and metal cans placed in recycling bins are sorted and shipped to manufacturers in the U.S. and around the world. But th...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

Mayor Mei Appointed to National League of Cities’ Transportation/Infrastructure Services Committee

Lily Mei

Fremont Mayor Lily Mei has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2019 Transportation Infrastructure Services (TIS) federal advocacy committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issu...

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

Sign up for a Free Personal Emergency Preparedness Class

PEP

The City of Fremont’s Fire Department is offering a free Personal Emergency Preparedness (PEP) class in 2019 that will teach you how to take care of yourself and your family before, during, and after a disaster.

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

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Posted on: December 15, 2018

Fremont Issues Call for Artists for Downtown Temporary Art Installation

Art

The City of Fremont recently issued a Call for Artists for a temporary installation as part of its Downtown Fremont Public Art Program. The City is seeking one sculpture to display for a period of two years, from May 2019 through May 2021, at its gateway ...

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Posted on: December 11, 2018

Fremont Appoints New Community Development Director

Community Development Director Dan Schoenholz

Fremont City Manager Mark Danaj announced the appointment of Dan Schoenholz as Community Development Director for the City of Fremont. Schoenholz has been serving as Fremont’s Interim Community Development Director since May 2018, when Community...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Fremont City Council Approves Funding for More Affordable Housing

Housing

At the Fremont City Council meeting held on November 20, 2018, the Council approved two actions involving affordable housing.

The Council approved entitlements and funding for the conversion of the Islander Motel to affordable housing. The project, located...

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Posted on: December 10, 2018

New Online Permitting for Residential Solar Installations in Fremont

solar-panels-installation

Fremont residents planning to install a small residential rooftop solar system of 10 kilowatts or less can now obtain their solar permit online.

To get started, applicants can e-mail their permit application and plans. For more information, applicants can ...

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Posted on: December 7, 2018

Swearing-in Ceremony for Four New Fremont City Councilmembers on December 11, 2018

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At the December 11, 2018, City Council Meeting, the City of Fremont will hold a formal swearing-in ceremony of four new councilmembers, all of whom were elected during Fremont’s first district-based election on November 6.  Residents in...

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

Thank You, Fremont!

Make a Difference Day 18

The City of Fremont salutes the more than 2,000 volunteers composed of Fremont individuals, families, clubs, schools, businesses, faith-based organizations, and nonprofit organizations that joined together for a “national day of doing good&r...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

Sandbags Information

Sandbags at Maintenance Center

Fremont residents and businesses may pick up a maximum of 10 sandbags (per household/business), if needed, at the following locations. Bags and sand will be provided, however, you must bring your own shovel.

• Fremont Fire Station No. 10 - 5001 De...

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

Fremont Storm Information

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The City of Fremont is monitoring a powerful storm system that is expected to move into the area late tonight and last throughout the weekend.

City Staff has inspected problem flood areas and is clearing debris to minimize storm drain blockages. Public Wor...

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Posted on: November 27, 2018

Fremont City Council Selects Raj Salwan as Vice Mayor

Raj Salwan

At its regularly scheduled City Council meeting on November 20, 2018, the Fremont City Council selected Councilmember Raj Salwan to serve as its Vice Mayor for a one-year term.

Vice Mayor Salwan grew up in Fremont and attended Fremont public schools. He ha...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Fremont City Manager Mark Danaj Elected as Newest Joint Venture Silicon Valley Board Member

City Manager Mark Danaj

On Friday, November 16, the Joint Venture Silicon Valley Board of Directors voted to elect City Manager Mark Danaj as its newest member. Danaj succeeds former Fremont City Manager Fred Diaz on the board as the only member from any Alameda County city.

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Posted on: November 11, 2018

Sign up for a Free Personal Emergency Preparedness Class

PEP

The City of Fremont’s Fire Department is offering a free Personal Emergency Preparedness (PEP) class, which will teach you how to take care of yourself and your family before, during, and after a disaster.Join us on Tuesday, November 20 from 7 p...

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Posted on: November 11, 2018

Fremont’s New Electricity Provider is East Bay Community Energy

EBCE

Starting this month, East Bay Community Energy, also known as EBCE, is the new electricity provider for Fremont. Through this local Community Choice Energy (CCE) program, Fremont residents are receiving cleaner electricity at an affordable rate.

The City h...

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

City of Fremont Hiring Dance Instructors

Dance Instructor

The City of Fremont Community Services Department’s Fremont Dance Program is looking for talented and enthusiastic dance instructors to teach in the community.

The Fremont Dance Program has been in existence for 52 years providing fun and instruc...

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Posted on: November 5, 2018

Online Permitting Services with Citizen Access

Citizen Access

Check out Fremont’s Citizen Access, an online tool that provides several services, including searching for permitting information on a specific property, checking on the status of a permit, requesting a building inspection, and submitting a conc...

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Posted on: November 3, 2018

City of Fremont Wins Grantmakers In Aging 2018 Diversity Award

GIA Award 2018

This month, the City of Fremont Human Services Department was presented with the Grantmakers In Aging (GIA) Diversity Award at the 2018 GIA Annual Conference in Memphis, Tennessee for the Community Ambassador Program for Seniors (CAPS). A unique civic par...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Future Irvington BART Station Update

Irvington BART

Planning continues for the future Irvington BART Station, which will be located near the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Osgood Road approximately halfway between the Fremont BART Station and the Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station.

City of Fr...

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

New Energy Provider for Residential Customers in Fremont

EBCE

Starting November 2018, East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) will be the new electricity provider for Fremont. Through this local Community Choice Energy (CCE) program, Fremont residents will receive cleaner electricity at an affordable rate.

Residents will be...

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Posted on: October 23, 2018

City of Fremont Keeps Residents Connected with eNews Subscriptions

eNews

It can be difficult to stay on top of everything that’s going on in the City of Fremont. From websites 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 stay up-t...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Vote-by-Mail Box in Front of Fremont City Hall

Vote By Mail Box

Vote by mail voters who do not want to mail in their ballot can drop their voted ballots off, in the Vote-by-Mail box, in front of Fremont City Hall, located at 3300 Capitol Avenue, as well as other drop-off sites throughout Alameda County. The Vote-by-Ma...

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Posted on: October 14, 2018

Revenue Division Launches Updated Website with Online Services

Apply Online

The City of Fremont’s Revenue Division is unveiling a revamped business tax application webpage for Fremont business owners. The improved site includes a new layout with updated content and new online capabilities.

For example, first-time Fremont...

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Posted on: October 13, 2018

Fremont Adopts Resolution to Divest Fully from Fossil Fuel Sector

Clean Energy

At the October 9, 2018, Fremont City Council meeting, the Council adopted a resolution to divest fully from the fossil fuel sector and support the transition to clean, sustainable, renewable energy.

The resolution, as recommended by the City’s En...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

City of Fremont Releases Challenge Statements to Startup Community

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Since announcing the City’s participation in the 2019 Startup in Residence (STIR) cohort in August, the Fremont Public Works Department has identified and outlined two important traffic-related challenges that it will look to the startup communi...

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

City of Fremont Joins Nextdoor

Nextdoor and houses

The City of Fremont, along with the Fremont Police Department, Fremont Fire Department, and Office of Emergency Services (OES), will join Nextdoor, a free and private neighborhood social network, in a proactive effort to help strengthen citywide communica...

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Posted on: October 8, 2018

Important Information about the Upcoming Fremont City Council Elections

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This November, four Fremont City Council seats will be up for election on the General Municipal Ballot. Under Fremont’s new district-based election system, voters may elect candidates only from the district that they live in. Voters residing in District 1...

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Posted on: October 6, 2018

Volunteer Counseling Interns Provide Valuable Services Citywide (2018-2019)

YFS Interns and Supervisors

Each year, Fremont Human Services Department’s Youth & Family Services (YFS) Division recruits dozens of clinical interns to support the provision of specialized mental health counseling to hundreds of local children and families. Close work...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Mission San Jose Commercial Strategy Study

MSJ Map

In June 2018, the Fremont City Council directed City staff to study the Mission San Jose Town Center to determine the potential for commercial success in the area—with special emphasis on retail, restaurants, entertainment options, and mixed use...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

Connect with City of Fremont on Nextdoor.com

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The City of Fremont, along with Fremont Police Department, Fire Department, and Office of Emergency Services (OES), are excited to join Nextdoor.com, the free neighborhood social network, to help strengthen citywide communications. Beginning mid-October, ...

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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: 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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