City of Fremont Mayor Lily Mei today released a correction regarding the open letter to the Fremont community addressing homelessness dated July 29, 2019:
August 9, 2019
It recently came to my attention that we communicated an inaccurate statistic. It turns out that homeless-related issues constitute roughly 10% of the calls for service requiring police response from the Fremont Police Department, not 50% as previously shared.
I apologize for the error which came from a staff report that explained “More than half of our homeless related calls for service are initiated in the Central Policing Area/Downtown.”
We’ve updated public documents accordingly which you can find at the following links:
Press Release: www.Fremont.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/2192
Homeless Newsletter: www.Fremont.gov/HomelessNewsletter