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Posted on: September 21, 2019

Trick or Treat on Downtown Safety Street

Trick or Treat 2019

The City of Fremont Recreation Services Division is holding its annual Halloween event called Trick-or-Treat on Downtown Safety Street on Friday, October 18 from 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. with staggered event times every hour. This event will be located in Down...

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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

CleanStart

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

WS Village Groundbreaking

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

Street Eats

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: September 8, 2019

Fremont Offers Expanded Resources to Assist Homeless Population

Homelessness Newsletter

Homelessness is a continuing challenge for the City of Fremont and the broader Bay Area. In Alameda County alone, there were 8,022 individuals counted as homeless in 2019, a 43% increase from 5,629 in 2017.

The City of Fremont has a number of resources ava...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Special City Council Meeting: Sept. 10 at 5:30pm about Proposed Temporary Housing Navigation Center

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At the Special City Council Meeting on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, starting at 5:30 p.m., the Council will discuss the information prepared by City staff for its consideration of a possible temporary Housing Navigation Center development at either the Ci...

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

Special City Council Meeting: Sept. 10 at 5:30pm about Proposed Temporary Housing Navigation Center

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The Fremont City Council will hold a Special City Council Meeting on Tuesday, September 10, at 5:30 p.m. to receive an update on the proposed temporary Housing Navigation Center. At this meeting City staff will present the results of the community outreac...

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Posted on: September 1, 2019

Niles Canyon Stroll & Roll

Niles Stroll and Roll

Mark your calendar for the Niles Canyon Stroll & Roll on Sunday, September 22 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., a rare event where Highway 84 (Niles Canyon Road) is closed to vehicular traffic. This is an opportunity for people to bike and walk safely through th...

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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 30, 2019

Fremont Senior Center to Host Various September Events

Senior Center 2019

The Fremont Senior Center is offering a variety of programs and activities during National Senior Center Month in September.

The Fremont Senior Center is a welcoming community for local seniors to gather, learn, and simply enjoy life through a full range o...

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Posted on: August 24, 2019

Tri-City Animal Shelter Adoption Fees Waived through August

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The Tri-City Animal Shelter has waived adoption fees through the end of August. With nearly 70 cats and 20 dogs available for adoption, you are sure to find the perfect addition to your family. Visit Tri-City Animal Shelter for more information.

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Back to School Safety Tips for Drivers, Parents and Children

School Safety info

Public schools in Fremont are back in session on Wednesday, August 28. 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 w...

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Posted on: August 25, 2019

Fremont Provides Safe and Convenient Toxic Waste Disposal

Household Hazardous Waste

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 23, 2019

Education Workshop for Fremont Renters and Landlords

Education Workshop

The City of Fremont Human Services Department and Housing Division are hosting a free education workshop. All Fremont renters and landlords are encouraged to attend. Topics that will be covered include the City’s ordinance on Source of Income Di...

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

Fremont Developing Green Infrastructure Plan

Green Infrastructure

The City of Fremont is developing a Green Infrastructure Plan to improve water quality and reduce impacts of increased stormwater flows created by the Bay Area’s growing urbanization. The plan will outline how the City will phase in additional g...

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

Fremont Looking for Households to Participate in Local Solar Tour

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This fall, the City of Fremont is partnering with the Northern California Solar Energy Association to participate in the American Solar Energy Society’s National Solar Homes Tour. The City is looking for households who would be interested in sho...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

27th Annual Festival of India

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The City of Fremont and the Federation of Indo-Americans of Northern California (FIA) invite you to the 27th Annual Festival of India on Saturday, August 17 and Sunday August 18, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The event, also known as the Fes...

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

Cooling Centers in the Tri-Cities

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Looking for a place to beat the heat? Drop by one of these air-conditioned facilities during the hours listed. 

The City of Fremont encourages community members to check on your neighbors, seniors, family members, and those who are most vulnerable...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

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

Lily Mei

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. 

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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 2, 2019

New Open City Hall Topic for Fremont’s Temporary Housing Navigation Center

Open City Hall Nav Center

The City of Fremont has opened a new topic on its online forum, Fremont Open City Hall, regarding the proposed temporary Housing Navigation Center. The Fremont housing navigation center will provide a clean, safe, calm and flexible environment that allows...

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Posted on: August 11, 2019

Annual Clear The Shelters™ Pet Adoption Drive

Clear the Shelter

Tri-City Animal Shelter is teaming up with NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 to host the stations’ fifth annual Clear The Shelters™ pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. On this day, Tri-City Animal Shelter will ...

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Posted on: August 10, 2019

Walnut Avenue Bikeway Improvements Project

Walnut Ave Bikeway Improvements

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 8, 2019

SunShares Program Offering Discounts on Solar Installations and Electric Vehicles

SunShares

The City of Fremont is excited to announce that SunShares is back again this year and now open for registration! The City is proud to be one of nearly 40 local government agencies and major employers participating in the 2019 Bay Area SunShares program, a...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Fremont Seeking Community Input for Climate Action Plan Update

Climate Action Plan

Since the adoption of the City of Fremont’s first Climate Action Plan in 2012, the City has implemented a number of municipal and public-facing projects, programs, and policies that have resulted in significant reductions in greenhouse gas emiss...

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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 30, 2019

Tri-City Animal Shelter Adoption Fees Waived through August 30

Tri City Animal Shelter

The Tri-City Animal Shelter is full, bursting at the seams with some of the most adorable animals you have ever seen! Have you put off adopting an animal? If so, now's the time to visit the shelter and adopt! Adoption fees for qualified adopters are waive...

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Posted on: July 28, 2019

No-Cost Green House Calls Now Available for Fremont Residents

Green House Calls

The City of Fremont is partnering with nonprofit Rising Sun Center for Opportunity to offer Fremont residents no-cost energy and water conservation services to help them lower their utility bills.

Through August 8, Fremont residents can sign up for a Green...

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Posted on: July 27, 2019

Fremont’s 36th Festival of the Arts

Festival of Arts

The Fremont Festival of the Arts is back for its 36th year in action. Join the Fremont Chamber of Commerce on August 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to enjoy California’s premiere art, wine, and music festival in Downtown Fremont. The City of Fre...

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Posted on: July 26, 2019

City of Fremont Plans Summer Street Improvements

Streets

The City of Fremont will repave or seal over 200 street segments, a total of 31 miles of roadway, this summer. With significant funding received through a federal grant and State Senate Bill 1 (SB1), the street maintenance work will involve the repair of ...

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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: July 19, 2019

Summer Movies in the Park

Movie Night 2019

Visit Central Park’s Performance Pavilion just after sunset on July 26 and August 16 to enjoy Summer Movies in the Park! The City of Fremont’s Recreation Services Division will be playing How to Train Your Dragon on July 26 and Dumbo o...

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

Community Meeting for Mission San Jose Commercial Strategy Study

Mission San Jose

In June 2018, the Fremont City Council directed City of Fremont 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, an...

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

Two Community Workshops about Proposed Housing Navigation Center

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New location announced for Navigation Center workshops 

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...

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Posted on: July 15, 2019

Fremont Transitions to New Janitorial Service Company

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As of July 1, a new contractor is providing professional janitorial services for 70 public City of Fremont facilities including community centers, libraries, park and recreation buildings, fire stations, and City administration buildings. The firm of SWA ...

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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 housing navigation center in Fremont. The sites were based on previously rec...

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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: July 3, 2019

Tri-City Animal Shelter is Seeking Kitten Fosters

Kitten

Want to serve your community during the busy summer season? Foster a litter of kittens! The amount of time that kittens are in your care varies from two to seven weeks, depending on how young they are when you start fostering. Kittens mu...

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Posted on: July 2, 2019

Last Day to Buy Tickets for the FRC’s 20th Anniversary Benefit Concert and Dinner

FRC 20th Anniversary

This year marks the Fremont Family Resource Center's (FRC) 20th anniversary! The last day to buy tickets to the event is Tuesday, September 10th.  The event, With a Little Help From My Friends, will be held on September 13 at 6 p.m. at C...

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Posted on: June 30, 2019

Fremont National Night Out Registration Underway

National Night Out

Start organizing your neighborhood to participate in the 36th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join Fremont Police staff along with community organizations, neighborhood groups, and City leaders in celebrating the 36th...

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Posted on: June 23, 2019

Workforce Training Guide is Now Online

Workforce Training

The Tri-City Workforce Training Resource is an informational website for adults who need to obtain their GED, as well as those beginning or already established in their career. Visit Fremont WorkForce Training to explore the many options for short-term, l...

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Posted on: June 22, 2019

Attend Community Meeting about Fremont Boulevard Safe and Smart Corridor Project

Smart Signal

The City of Fremont is working to employ cutting-edge technology along Fremont Boulevard between Paseo Padre Parkway and Cushing Parkway that will alleviate congestion and improve safety for all modes of travelers. Improvements include traffic signal mode...

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Posted on: June 21, 2019

City of Fremont Considers Tobacco Retail License Program

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On May 21, 2019, the Fremont City Council heard a proposal from the Human Relations Commission recommending the establishment of a Tobacco Retail License program. At that meeting, the Council directed City staff to conduct further outreach to stakeholders...

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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: June 19, 2019

Fremont Launches a New Version of Fremont Open City Hall

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The City of Fremont has launched a new and improved Fremont Open City Hall platform! This updated version allows subscribers to access a sleeker interface to learn more about each new topic the City posts and participate in online survey exercises to shar...

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Calling All Older Adults in the Fremont Community

Survey

Are you 55 years or older and a member of the Fremont community? If so, the City of Fremont is looking for your input!

Fremont residents can help inform the City of Fremont and the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) about the needs of older adults and the best way...

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Posted on: June 16, 2019

Fremont to Activate City’s First Pedestrian Signal at Mowry Avenue/Waterside Circle

HAWK Signal

Fremont’s first pedestrian signal will be activated the week of June 17th at the intersection of Mowry Avenue/Waterside Circle. The pedestrian signal will offer pedestrians a protected crossing for this busy arterial intersection, enhancing acce...

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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 3, 2019

Unveiling of The Solacii, Downtown Fremont’s Newest Temporary Public Art Installation

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The community is invited to attend the unveiling of The Solacii, Downtown Fremont’s newest temporary public art installation, on Friday, June 14, at 4:30 p.m. at the corner of Capitol Avenue and Fremont Boulevard. The event will feature speeches...

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Affordable Housing Ordinance Work Session on June 11 at 5:00pm

Houses

This past April, the Fremont City Council held a Council Work Session on housing/growth management and directed City staff to organize a separate Council Work Session on the Affordable Housing Ordinance. This Work Session is now scheduled for Tuesday, Jun...

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Fremont Celebrates Opening of Pauline Weaver Senior Apartments

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On Friday, May 17, the City of Fremont proudly celebrated the opening of Pauline Weaver Senior Apartments, 89 new affordable rental units for seniors! This new complex, built in partnership with Eden Housing, is located at 47003 Mission Falls Court in Fre...

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Dusterberry Neighborhood Park Master Plan

Dusterberry Proposed Master Plan

On May 15, 2019, the Fremont Recreation Commission voted to recommend that the Fremont City Council approve the Dusterberry Neighborhood Park Master Plan. This Master Plan is the result of six months of community input gathered through four public meeting...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Warm Springs Age-Friendly Center Groundbreaking: June 7

Age Friendly Center Rendering

In partnership with The Mission Peak Company, the City of Fremont is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, June 7, at 11 a.m. to celebrate the start of construction on an 11,000-square-foot Age-Friendly Center in Fremont’s Warm Springs District.

Thi...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Fremont Family Resource Center to Host IIBA (Immigration Institute of the Bay Area)Citizenship Event

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The Immigration Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA) is holding a Free Citizenship Workshop at the Fremont Family Resource Center (FRC) on Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This applica­tion assistance event is free of charge and will provid...

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Posted on: May 19, 2019

Attend SBDC’s Entrepreneurship and Startup Roundtable in Fremont

Business Workshop

Entrepreneurs are invited to attend a free business workshop to take advantage of 1:1 counseling, startup round table discussion, networking, and more! Join us on Thursday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ohlone College Newark campus, located at 39399...

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Posted on: May 18, 2019

City of Fremont Annual Rent Review Program Fee Invoices Mailed to Landlords

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On May 7, 2019, the Fremont City Council approved the FY 2018/19 Annual Rent Review Program Fee of $14 per unit. The invoices have been mailed to all landlords who own residential rental units in Fremont on May 13, 2019, and are due by June 27, 2019.

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Mission San Jose Commercial Strategy Study Completed

Mission San Jose

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: May 17, 2019

Fremont Scores an A Grade in Climate Change Ranking

CDP A List 2018 Stamp

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

Event Cancellation: Aqua Adventure Waterpark Open House

Kids n Kites Event Cancellation

The Kids ‘n’ Kites Festival and the Aqua Adventure Waterpark Open House scheduled for this Saturday, May 18 have been cancelled due to inclement weather.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to seeing you at our next...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Fremont Street Eats is Back

Street Eats

Head over to Downtown Fremont this summer for another season of Fremont Street Eats!

In partnership with the Food Truck Mafia, the Fremont Chamber of Commerce will be hosting new food trucks every Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. starting May 3 through October...

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Posted on: May 12, 2019

Recognition Granted for Fremont’s School Transportation Safety Initiatives

School Safety

The City of Fremont’s work to improve school transportation safety was recently recognized in the category of Transportation Planning by the Northern California Section of the American Planning Association, the nation’s largest profess...

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Posted on: May 11, 2019

City of Fremont to Receive Urban & Community Forestry Proposition 68 Grant Funds

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The City of Fremont is pleased to announce that it’s one of the recipients of this year’s Urban & Community Forestry Proposition 68 grants in the amount of $860,000 from California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FI...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

New Garbage, Recycling, and Organics Carts Coming Soon

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Fremont will be getting a fresh look starting in Spring 2019, when new garbage, recycling, and organics carts arrive throughout the city.  New carts will replace older carts that are faded and worn out.  The new carts also meet the updat...

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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

Minimum Wage

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: April 30, 2019

Are You Ready for Bike to Work Day?

Bike to Work Day 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019, marks the Bay Area’s 25th 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 clos...

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

Stay Updated on City News with the eNews Subscription Service

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Community members can stay informed on City of Fremont happenings with the eNews subscription service that sends digital updates via email or text. To sign up, visit our subscription page and subscribe with an email address and/or mobile phone number. Use...

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Posted on: April 19, 2019

City of Fremont to host Cleantech Open Business Briefing

Cleantech Open

On Wednesday, April 24, the City of Fremont will be partnering with the Cleantech Open to hold a Business Briefing, which aims at attracting new cleantech startups into their 2019 accelerator program. The program will include networking opportunities, ove...

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Centerville Paid Parking Program to Begin Summer 2019

Centerville Parking

In early 2018, the City of Fremont announced a paid parking program at the Centerville Train Depot that aims to correct the unauthorized use of its parking lots through enhanced security and maintenance.

Given the resources required for ongoing maintenance...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Fremont to Host Free Workshops for Landlords and Tenants

Rental Workshop

The City of Fremont is offering workshops for landlords and tenants in April. The workshops are free, and all are welcome to attend. Landlords will learn about Fair Housing Law, and tenants will learn about tenant rights and responsibilities.

Landlord Educ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Annual Compost Giveaway

Compost Giveaway 2019

Participants in the City’s curbside organics program can pick up two free bags of compost on Sunday, April 14 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 he...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

New Mixed-Use Development Coming to Fremont’s Centerville Area

Centerville Mixed Use

At the Fremont City Council meeting held on March 19, 2019, a new mixed-use development proposed by developer SiliconSage Builders was approved. The project will be located on Fremont Boulevard between Parish Avenue and Peralta Boulevard. It will feature ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2019

Upcoming Fremont City Council Work Session for Irvington BART Station Area Plan

Irvington BART

The Draft Irvington BART Station Area Plan is ready for review. The draft document is available online on the Irvington BART webpage at www.Fremont.gov/IrvingtonBART. A work session has been scheduled for the Fremont City Council to receive a presentation...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Fremont Holds 2019 State of the City Address on March 22

2019 State of the City

This year’s State of the City Address took place last week at the Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley at an event hosted by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce. At the annual luncheon, Mayor Lily Mei offered remarks to recognize colleagues and City staf...

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Posted on: March 30, 2019

City of Fremont to Dedicate Solar Renewable Microgrid Demonstration Project

Microgrid Celebration

On April 2, the City of Fremont will celebrate the successful deployment of its Solar Renewable Microgrid System demonstration project through an official dedication ceremony.

“Merging Fremont’s continued bold climate leadership and dedication to supportin...

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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.

Chief Lyd...

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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 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 13, 2019

Fremont Fire to Offer Community Disaster Preparedness Training Programs in 2019

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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: December 19, 2018

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

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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 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: 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: 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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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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