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Posted on: January 19, 2020

Clean Cars for All Grant Program

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Are you interested in trading in your old car for a new electric vehicle? The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) is inviting income qualified Bay Area residents to apply for the Clean Cars for All grant program, which provides incentives to...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Upcoming Fremont Recreation Services Programs and Opportunities in 2020

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Fremont residents and families interested in details on this season’s programs, camps, and more can view the Winter 2020 Recreation Guide. Register today to reserve a spot in courses such as Abracadabra Kids, Hands Together Ceramics, Creative Ch...

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Posted on: January 18, 2020

Call for Student Artists for Fremont’s boxART! Program

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Calling all student artists! Help Fremont paint the town by submitting an art design for the City’s boxART! program. The City is kicking off a student-only phase of the program and looking for student artists to paint several of Fremont&rsqu...

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Posted on: January 18, 2020

Age-Friendly Community Engagement Resource Fairs

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The City of Fremont Human Services Department is hosting free Community Engagement and Resource Fairs to educate participants about available resources for adults 55+ and their families, including Ride-On Tri-City! transportation services, health and well...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Former Centerville Fire Station Building for Sale

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Starting January 21, 2020, SiliconSage Builders, owner of the fire station building and property located at 37412 Fremont Boulevard in the Centerville Community Plan Area, is offering to sell the fire station building only (property would be retained by S...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Community Meeting to Discuss Real Estate Open House Sign Requirements

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Last year, the Fremont City Council directed City staff to review the City’s real estate sign regulations. In recent years, community complaints regarding real estate signs in Fremont have increased. The community is concerned with the number of...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Fremont City Council Approves Salary Increases for City Manager

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After a thorough performance evaluation of Fremont City Manager Mark Danaj on December 10, 2019, including the use of a professional facilitator to gather feedback from each Councilmember, the Fremont City Council unanimously approved the following increa...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Fixit Clinic Fremont Main Library Residency

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Attend the special Tuesday evening Fixit Clinic Library "Residency" January 21 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Fixit Coaches and helpful neighbors will gather to try and repair your non-functioning items.

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

Future Small Cell Technology Deployment in Fremont

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As wireless service providers expand 4G and 5G networks across the country by deploying small cell technology (a small antenna, radio, and other accessory equipment), the City of Fremont is working on a Master License Agreement (MLA) agreement with wirele...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Tips to Prevent Recycling Contamination

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Recycling contamination could damage recycling equipment, pose a safety hazard to recycling workers, reduce the value of recyclables, or disqualify recyclables from being recycled altogether. Here are some recycling best practices to keep in mind:

1. Keep ...

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Posted on: January 12, 2020

13th Annual Fremont Senior Center Crab Feed

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It’s that time of year again! The Fremont Senior Center invites you to the 13th Annual Crab Feed—its major fundraiser each year. Funds raised from this event go to support the Fremont Senior Center’s nutritious affordable mea...

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Posted on: January 11, 2020

CleanStart Mobile Hygiene Unit Serves Over 200 Individuals in 2019

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Last year the City of Fremont, City of Newark, and several community partners developed the CleanStart Mobile Hygiene Program to provide much-needed shower and laundry services to homeless community members. The CleanStart program launched on September 16...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

City of Fremont Launches New Universal Planning Application

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The City of Fremont Planning Division has announced a new Universal Planning Application. The new application combines all of the necessary forms and submittal requirements for planning permits into one simple, concise, and user-friendly document.

New feat...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Fremont Police Department Website Gets a Complete Makeover

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A new Fremont Police Department website launched this week. After undergoing a complete rebuild, the new mobile friendly website features a modern design, enhanced search capabilities, and user-friendly menu navigation!

In spring 2019, the Fremont Police D...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Fremont Fire Department Celebrates 18 Lateral Academy Graduates

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On Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 18 firefighters graduated from the Fremont Fire Department (FFD) Lateral Academy 2019-1. The afternoon graduation ceremony took place at Fremont City Hall in the Council Chambers.“This talented group of individuals...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Fremont Boulevard Safe and Smart Corridor Project Update

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Over the summer, the City of Fremont conducted community engagement for the Fremont Boulevard Safe and Smart Corridor project. On July 18, a project information meeting to help residents, businesses, and other stakeholders learn more about the project and...

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

East Bay EDA Announced Finalists for 8th Annual East Bay Innovation Awards

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On December 12, 2019, the East Bay Economic Development Alliance (East Bay EDA) announced the Finalists for their 8th Annual East Bay Innovation Awards. Among the finalists are two Fremont-based organizations: battery technology company Enovix in the cate...

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

Fremont’s Tobacco Retail License Program Now in Effect

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In October, the Fremont City Council voted unanimously to establish a Tobacco Retail License program for Fremont, joining over 150 California municipalities with similar programs. This program was implemented to ensure that retailers comply with tobacco c...

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Posted on: December 15, 2019

Fremont Hosts Census 2020 Kickoff Summit

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The City of Fremont and Mayor Lily Mei hosted the Census 2020 Kickoff Summit on December 10, 2019 at Fremont City Hall. As Census 2020 approaches, this meeting served as a springboard to present an overview of the importance of Census 2020 for the Fremont...

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Posted on: December 14, 2019

New Pet Licensing Hours at Tri-City Animal Shelter Starting January 2020

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The Tri-City Animal Shelter, located at 1950 Stevenson Boulevard, will soon begin implementing more consistent hours for Fremont residents to license their pets in person. Effective January 7, 2020, the new licensing hours will align with the shelter&...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Community Development Block Grant Funding Available

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The City of Fremont anticipates the availability of approximately $1,369,657 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for projects benefitting low to moderate income Fremont residents. Projects must be implemented in the next two fiscal years, FY...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

New I-880 Express Lanes to Open in Summer 2020 Accompanied by Proposed Toll Ordinance

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The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is converting the HOV lanes on Interstate 880 to Express Lanes, which are scheduled to open in late summer 2020.

The hours of operation of these express lanes on I-880 will be extended to the time frame of 5...

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

The City of Fremont Featured in ABC7’s Building a Better Bay Area Series

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This week, ABC7 will highlight Fremont in its Building a Better Bay Area series to share stories that make up our diverse region, showcase actions the City is taking to address challenges facing the community, and uncover hidden gems of Fremont f...

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Posted on: November 16, 2019

Fixit Coaches needed for Fremont Library’s New Maker Space

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Fremont’s first monthly Fixit Clinic residency starts Tuesday, November 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fremont Main Library’s new Archimedes Maker Space, 2400 Stevenson Blvd.

Fixit Coaches are needed to ensure the program’s s...

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Posted on: November 16, 2019

Supporting Fremont’s Temporary Housing Navigation Center

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As part of the City of Fremont’s strategic approach to addressing the growing homeless crisis, the City is opening a temporary Housing Navigation Center (HNC) located in the rear parking lot of City Hall, 3300 Capitol Ave. The HNC is an innovati...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Could Home Sharing Be Right for You?

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Home Match of the Tri-Cities is a home sharing program that helps connect homeowners with people seeking an affordable place to live. Through this free service, homeowners can benefit from additional income, companionship, or help with chores such as groc...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Fremont’s Tobacco Retail License Program goes into effect November 8

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On October 8, 2019, the Fremont City Council voted unanimously to establish a Tobacco Retail License program, with an effective date of November 8, 2019. The City of Fremont joins over 150 California municipalities with similar programs.

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Posted on: November 9, 2019

Fremont and Kaiser Permanente Partner for Vision Zero Street Banners

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On October 30, the City of Fremont and Kaiser Permanente unveiled the designs for Vision Zero traffic safety street banners that will be displayed in Fremont through the end of 2020.

Approximately 150 banners will be installed along Fremont Boulevard, a ke...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Fremont Homeless Count and Survey Comprehensive Report Now Available

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The City of Fremont’s comprehensive report and summary detailing the Alameda County EveryOne Counts! 2019 Homeless Point-in-Time Count and Survey has recently been completed. The report details the count’s methodology and findings, as ...

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Posted on: October 23, 2019

Fremont Mayor Lily Mei Joins National League of Cities 2020 Presidential Task Force

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Fremont Mayor Lily Mei was in the nation’s capital this week as part of the local leaders 2020 Presidential Election Task Force. In partnership with the National League of Cities (NLC), the Task Force will help ensure community issues are uplift...

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Now Recruiting for the Teen Explorer Program

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The Fremont Explorer Program is a fun and safe way for teenagers to learn more about the field of law enforcement. Explorers participate in various activities such as community events, ride-alongs, traffic control, building tours, and school visits. In ad...

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Posted on: October 19, 2019

Manufacturing Day 2019 Wraps Up

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The first Friday in October is celebrated as Manufacturing Day. A movement that started in 2012 has grown steadily with participation rapidly increasing each year with manufacturing companies across the U.S. opening their doors to raise awareness of manuf...

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

State Approves Relinquishment of Route 84 to Fremont

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The City of Fremont has been working with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) regarding the transfer of ownership (relinquishment) of State Route 84 (SR84) between Interstate 880 and Mission Boulevard. The route includes portion of Thor...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

City of Fremont Launches Interactive Map for PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff

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The City of Fremont launched a new interactive map to determine impacted areas by the PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) for October 9, 2019. This map allows community members to search addresses within Fremont to determine if it is within a plan...

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

City to Activate Emergency Operation Center to Monitor the Potential Public Safety Power Shutoff

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On Wednesday, October 9, 2019, the City of Fremont’s Emergency Operation Center will be activated to monitor the potential PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). The City of Fremont has approximately 5,000 residences and business that could be affec...

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Posted on: October 5, 2019

Warm Springs BART West Access Bridge and Plaza Project

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The Warm Springs BART West Access Bridge and Plaza Project reached a significant milestone in late September. The truss span of the bridge, connecting directly to the Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station, and over the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) trac...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Fremont Secures $100,843 from the Department of Justice to Combat Illegal Tobacco Use Among Minors

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The City of Fremont received $100,843 in state funding to tackle the illegal sale of cigarettes and tobacco products to minors as part of the California Department of Justice’s Tobacco Grant Program. The grants were awarded to 76 local entities ...

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Posted on: September 29, 2019

Fremont Patrol Tesla in the News

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The
Fremont Police Department has been in the news recently for an incidentinvolving the Department’s electric police patrol vehicle (Tesla Model S).
Fremont Police first deployed the Tesla in March of this year as a fullyoutfitted patrol ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2019

Help Us Redesign Fremont and Newark AC Transit Bus Service!

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The AC Transit redesign:fremont/newark planning project aims to evaluate bus service and travel demands in Fremont and Newark.

The goals of the project include:

  • Ensure that bus service in Fremont and Newark aligns with ridership amid a changing tra...
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Posted on: September 21, 2019

Achieve Your Financial Goals With Sparkpoint Fremont

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SparkPoint Fremont provides a range of services to help individuals and families get out of debt, grow their assets, and achieve long-term financial stability. SparkPoint Fremont is part of the United Way Bay Area’s regional network of financial...

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

New CleanStart Mobile Hygiene Unit Serving Fremont’s Homeless Population

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On September 17, the City of Fremont officially launched the CleanStart Mobile Hygiene Program with the City of Newark, Alameda County, and many community partners. The program features a new CleanStart Mobile Hygiene Unit that provides much-needed shower...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

California Police Department Offers Signing and Referral Bonuses to Boost Recruiting Efforts

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The City of Fremont and the Fremont Police Association have jointly established a new recruiting incentive program that features a $10,000 total signing bonus for newly hired Entry-level, Academy Graduate, and Lateral Police Officers. The bonus is structu...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Groundbreaking Celebration for New Affordable Housing in Fremont

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On Friday, September 6, 2019, the City of Fremont celebrated another milestone for affordable housing, the groundbreaking of Warm Springs Village Apartments and “final pour” for the foundation! Built in partnership with Eden Housing an...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

9/10 Special City Council Meeting Approved City Hall Rear Parking Lot as Fremont’s Temporary Housing

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The Fremont City Council held a Special City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, to consider the development of Fremont’s temporary Housing Navigation Center at either a site in the Decoto neighborhood or in the rear parking lot of Fremont’s C...

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Posted on: September 7, 2019

Fremont’s Temporary Town Fair Plaza Closing this Month

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The City of Fremont will be closing the temporary Town Fair Plaza in mid-September to make way for the construction of the Downtown Event Center and plaza, which is Phase 1 of the Civic Center project. Upcoming community events including Fremont Street Ea...

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Posted on: August 31, 2019

Afterschool Educational Enrichment in Warm Springs

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The City of Fremont Community Services Department offers a homework assistance program at the Warm Springs Community Center, located at 47300 Fernald St. Offered Monday through Friday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., the Warm Springs After School Care and Homework prog...

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Posted on: August 25, 2019

Fremont Provides Safe and Convenient Toxic Waste Disposal

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The Fremont Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Facility provides residents with an environmentally safe and convenient method to dispose of hazardous waste. The facility is open every week from Wednesday to Saturday, and drop-off is easy and free of cost....

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Posted on: August 24, 2019

Fremont Boulevard Safe and Smart Corridor Project

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The City of Fremont plans to begin the Fremont Boulevard Safe and Smart Corridor Project in early 2020 to manage congestion and improve safety for all modes of travelers. The project will cover the 10-mile stretch of Fremont Boulevard between Paseo Padre ...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

Fremont Mayor Lily Mei Appointed to United States Conference of Mayors Advisory Board

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Fremont Mayor Lily Mei was appointed to serve on the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) Advisory Board as a board member at its 87th Annual Meeting. The session took place from June 28 through July 1 in Honolulu, Hawaii. 

The USCM Advisory ...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Third Date Added for Temporary Housing Navigation Center Community Workshops

New HNC Workshop

The City of Fremont will host a third community workshop about the temporary Housing Navigation Center on Monday, August 26, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Fremont Teen Center, 39770 Paseo Padre Parkway. The workshop will provide the public an additional op...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

City of Fremont Releases Correction to Open Letter to Fremont Community

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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...

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Posted on: August 10, 2019

Walnut Avenue Bikeway Improvements Project

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Construction is underway to improve the bike lanes, pedestrian crossings, and signalized intersections on Walnut Avenue between Mission Boulevard and Paseo Padre Parkway. The project will create a complete street that balances the safety and needs of all ...

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Posted on: August 3, 2019

Fremont Partners with HOPR to Introduce Dockless Mobility

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The City of Fremont is partnering with HOPR, a leading micro-mobility company operating in cities across North America, to introduce a dockless bike share system. Fremont’s new bike share system will offer a convenient option for short trips and...

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Posted on: July 29, 2019

CORRECTION: City of Fremont Releases Open Letter to Fremont Community

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Letter Addresses Civility, Community Engagement and the Homeless Challenge

City of Fremont Mayor Lily Mei released the following letter addressing the importance of a continued dialogue around homelessness in Fremont:

July 29, 2019 (corrected August 9, 2019...

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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 w...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Fremont Scores an A Grade in Climate Change Ranking

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CDP, the non-profit environmental disclosure platform, released its first ever cities ranking featuring cities from across the globe that are taking bold action to curb climate change.

Of the 625 cities that reported worldwide through CDP’s envir...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

Fremont named a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists

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Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Fremont with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award, joining 475 communities across the country in building better places for people to bike. With today’s announcement of 39 new and renewing BFC...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Fremont’s Multi-Pronged Approach to Homelessness; City Explores Housing Navigation Center

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Homelessness is a growing societal issue for Fremont and a regional concern for the Bay Area and beyond. Since a City Council Study Session held on April 17, 2018, where staff presented extensive background defining the scope and urgency of the homeless i...

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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 ...

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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 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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