On Tuesday, July 11, Mayor Lily Mei announced the start of the application process for Fremont’s new Mobility Task Force, which was approved by Mayor Mei and the Fremont City Council on May 16 and will serve as an advisory committee for the City of Fremont. The application period will run from July 11 through July 31, 2017.
The purpose of this community-based Mobility Task Force is to guide the development of a Mobility Action Plan that will help the City address traffic congestion issues and safety, and prepare for future transportation trends such as autonomous vehicles. The Mobility Action Plan will go to City Council for consideration in May 2018.
The City of Fremont aims to have the Mobility Task Force be comprised of a variety of community perspectives, including: residents from each Council District; a representative from the Planning Commission, Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, and Environmental Sustainability Commission; and local businesses and professionals that are involved with the transportation industry. A professional consultant is also planned to assist the Task Force and City staff with navigating relevant issues and plans, exploring transportation improvement ideas, conducting community outreach, interviewing stakeholders and experts, and preparing the Mobility Action Plan.
The Mobility Task Force will meet on the third Thursday of each month from October 2017 through April 2018 at the City’s Development Service Center. Planned meeting dates are October 19, November 16, December 21, February 15, March 15, and April 19; meetings will begin at 7 p.m.
If interested in applying for the Mobility Task Force, please complete and drop off an application to the City Clerk’s Office, located at City Hall, 3300 Capitol Ave., Building A, by 5 p.m. on July 31, 2017. Interviews for the most qualified applicants will be held between August 2 and August 10, 2017.
Additional information can be found on the Mobility Task Force webpage.