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Posted on: December 15, 2018

Fremont Issues Call for Artists for Downtown Temporary Art Installation

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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 11, 2018

Food Business Entrepreneurial Training Academy in Fremont

Restaurant Workshop

Thinking of opening a restaurant in Fremont or launching a food product? The Alameda County Small Business Development Center and the Alameda County Community Development Agency are offering the Food Business Entrepreneurial Training Academy, a 10-part se...

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Posted on: December 10, 2018

New Online Permitting for Residential Solar Installations in Fremont

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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

Coming Up: Startup Grind Fremont – Crowdfunding

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Startup Grind Fremont is back for another fireside chat on Thursday, December 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. This time, learn about the prospects for crowdfunding. If you have a creative project that needs funding, raising money is easier when you find the ri...

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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: December 5, 2018

Save-the-Date for Homeless Count 2019

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The County of Alameda conducts a homeless count once every two years to retain and improve Alameda County’s funding for homeless services and meet federal data reporting requirements. It also increases community understanding of homelessness, an...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

City of Fremont Giving Hope Holiday Program

Giving Hope 2018

Holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and celebration, yet for some people they are anything but. The truth is that this time of the year is very hard on some of the most vulnerable in our community—those seniors, families, and youth who are...

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

City of Fremont Holiday Closure Scheduled for December 24, 2018 - January 1, 2019

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The City of Fremont is implementing a Holiday Closure for many non-public safety City services from Monday, Dec. 24, 2018 through Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. The Holiday Closure is scheduled for Dec. 26, 27 and 28, 2018, while City holidays are observed on Dec...

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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 21, 2018

Breakfast with BankWork$

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Start the day off with breakfast on us and learn how you can jumpstart your career in the financial services industry. Join the Fremont Family Resource Center at our Breakfast with Bankwork$ information session on Wednesday, November 28 from 10 a...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Special Event Information for Niles Annual Tree Lighting and Festival of Lights Parade

Niles Parade

A special event permit has been issued to the Niles Merchants Association for the Niles Annual Tree Lighting and Festival of Lights Parade on Friday, November 23. The event will begin with the tree lighting at 6 p.m. followed by the Festival of Lights Hol...

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Posted on: November 18, 2018

Fremont Youth and Family Services and Compassion Network team up for Children’s Bike Helmet Drive

Bike Helmet

The City of Fremont Youth and Family Services, a division of the Human Services Department, is collecting new children’s bicycle helmets. These helmets will be given out during the annual Tree of Hope event through Compassion Network. Tree of Ho...

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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 16, 2018

Shared Bikes and Scooters Coming to Fremont

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Shared bikes and scooters are coming to Fremont. On Tuesday, November 13, the Fremont City Council approved a regulatory framework for bike and scooter sharing as well as a partnership with Lime to support a one-year pilot deployment. The City’s planned s...

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Thanksgiving and Winter Break Camps

Camps 2018

The City of Fremont Recreation Services Division has you covered during upcoming school breaks with a variety of camps, activities, and locations. Camps include everything your child needs to stay active, engaged, and having fun during the school break. M...

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Posted on: November 12, 2018

Fremont Launches Skip the Straw Campaign

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The City of Fremont is launching an awareness campaign to help reduce single-use plastic waste in the community. With the ‘Skip the Straw’ campaign, the City is encouraging residents to say no to plastic straws when dining out. This wi...

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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 10, 2018

Tenant Education Workshop

Workshop

The City of Fremont Human Services Department is hosting a free tenant education workshop. All Fremont renters are encouraged to attend. Topics that will be covered include: 

•    City of Fremont Rent Review Ordinance

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Recruitment Underway for City of Fremont Homeless Services Manager

Homeless Services Manager

Homelessness is a complex societal issue created by a variety of factors including lack of affordable housing, disability, mental illness, and substance use, among others. In recent years, the number of unsheltered or homeless individuals has increased no...

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Posted on: November 6, 2018

The Vaping Epidemic

Teens Vaping

With more than 300 flavors of tobacco, smoking popularity is rising among teenagers. Join Fremont parents and Fremont Unified School District students to discuss the dangers and warning signs on November 15 at 7:00 pm at the Fremont Unified School Distric...

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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 4, 2018

Fremont Police Department to Hold Informational Police Dispatcher Orientation

FPD Dispatcher

Join the Fremont Police Department on November 15 for an informational Police Dispatcher Orientation. The workshop is designed for potential and current candidates for the position of Police Communications Dispatcher. This is an opportunity to learn about...

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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 30, 2018

Statement from City of Fremont and Mayor Lily Mei on Unity

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Today, the City of Fremont and Mayor Lily Mei issued the following statements: 

Statement from City of Fremont:

“As a matter of official public policy, the City of Fremont has zero tolerance of prejudice, racism, bigotry, hatred, and viol...

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Going Green is Easy and Affordable with SunShares

Sunshares 2018

The City of Fremont is pleased to announce that SunShares is back again this year. The City is proud to be one of nearly 40 local government agencies and major employers participating in the 2018 Bay Area SunShares program, a community program helping loc...

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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 15, 2018

Downtown Fremont’s Town Fair Plaza Spooktacular October Events

Town Fair Plaza

The new temporary plaza in Downtown Fremont, Town Fair Plaza, has a robust line-up of activities for all ages this month. Town Fair Plaza will host the second monthly Capitol Ave. Night + Market event on Saturday, October 20, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. The mo...

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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

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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 7, 2018

Trick or Treat on Downtown Safety Street

Trick or Treat

The City of Fremont Recreation Services Division is holding its annual Halloween event called Trick-or-Treat on Downtown Safety Street on Friday, October 19 from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. with staggered event times every hour. This event will be located on Capi...

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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: October 4, 2018

Make A Difference Day is October 27

Make A Difference Day volunteers

The annual Make A Difference Day is an opportunity for Fremont residents to serve their community in a variety of practical ways. Volunteers can help with activities such as sprucing up parks and community gardens, beautification projects at participating...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

Landlord Education Workshop

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The City of Fremont Human Services Department is hosting a free two-day landlord education workshop. All landlords and property managers who own or manage rental properties in Fremont are encouraged to attend.

Here’s the two-day workshop schedule:Day 1 - O...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

City of Fremont to Host Local Business Outreach Meeting Regarding Fremont Minimum Wage Ordinance

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The Fremont City Council is currently considering whether or not to establish a citywide ordinance that would increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour at a faster rate than the State mandates. The current statewide minimum wage is $10.50 per hour for sma...

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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: September 22, 2018

Leveraging Technology for Public Safety

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On Tuesday, September 25, the Fremont Police Department shared information on how the Department is successfully leveraging technology for public safety.  Staff provided an overview of several programs, both public and private, that are impacting...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Help Promote Clean Energy in Fremont

Pecan Street

Fremont households are invited to participate in a smart home energy research project with Pecan Street Inc., a non-profit energy and water research organization partnering with the City of Fremont.

Participants will receive eGauge devices that collect and...

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Fee Adjustment for Public Electric Vehicle Chargers in Fremont

EV Charger

The City of Fremont currently operates 17 publicly accessible electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at City facilities and along Capitol Avenue in Downtown. On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, the Fremont City Council approved to adjust the fee for these st...

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

New City of Fremont Video about Local Rent Review Ordinance

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Attention all landlords, tenants, and property managers. The City of Fremont’s Rent Review Ordinance became effective on January 1, 2018 and provides a process for renters and landlords to come together and resolve disputes around rent increases...

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Posted on: September 11, 2018

Traffic Advisory: Water Conservation and Median Upgrades Project along Mowry Avenue

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The City of Fremont’s Water Conservation and Median Upgrades Project is in full swing along Mowry Avenue. Expect single lane closures in each direction between Farwell and Logan drives through approximately December 7, 2018, on the following day...

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Posted on: September 1, 2018

The City of Fremont Requests Community Input on Prospective Minimum Wage Ordinance

Minimum Wage

The Fremont City Council is currently considering whether or not to establish a citywide ordinance that would increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour at a faster rate than the State mandates. The current statewide minimum wage is $10.50 per hour for sma...

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Posted on: August 23, 2018

New Recycling Processing Fee to Go in Effect September 2018

Recycling

Beginning September 1, garbage bills will increase by $1.50 per month for each residential customer/unit to accommodate new quality standards required by the industries that accept recyclable materials. This requires additional sorting and processing of r...

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Posted on: August 21, 2018

City of Fremont Announces Participation in 2019 “Startup in Residence” Program

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The City of Fremont announced today its participation in the 2019 Startup in Residence (STIR), a program that connects government agencies with startups to co-create new technology solutions that address civic challenges.

“The City of Fremont is proud to b...

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Posted on: August 23, 2018

Town Fair Plaza Opens in Downtown Fremont!

Town Fair Plaza

Town Fair Plaza, Downtown Fremont’s new temporary plaza, has opened at the corner of State Street and Capitol Avenue. The site of the former Town Fair shopping center has been cleared and transformed into a community space designed to enliven do...

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

New Interpretive Signs Installed at Sabercat Historical Park

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New interpretive signs were recently installed at Sabercat Historical Park! Sabercat Historical Park is an extraordinary site that is rich with history including the discovery of fossils from the Irvingtonian period of geological time. These signs serve a...

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Posted on: August 4, 2018

Pixie, the Human Services Therapy Dog, and Handler Julie Sakai Designated ‘Community Heroes’

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Assemblymember Kansen Chu has recognized Senior Services Case Manager Julie Sakai and Human Services therapy dog Pixie with the Community Hero Award. Julie and Pixie have touched many lives in the Fremont community through their work providing stress redu...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

The City of Fremont Promotes Christina Briggs to Economic Development Director

Christina Briggs

A core member of the City’s Economic Development team for over eight years, Christina Briggs has been promoted to Economic Development Director following the departure of former Chief Innovation Officer and Economic Development Director Kelly Kl...

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Posted on: July 30, 2018

Fremont Selects Next City Manager

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Mayor Lily Mei and the Fremont City Council announced today that Mark Danaj, former Assistant City Manager/ Chief Operating Officer for the City of Fremont, has been selected as Fremont’s eighth City Manager.

The City of Fremont engaged an executive recrui...

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

Fred Diaz Honorably Retires as Fremont’s City Manager

City Manager Fred Diaz

The City of Fremont bids farewell to Fred Diaz, who honorably retires today as Fremont’s City Manager after nearly 14 years of service to the Fremont community and a distinguished City Management career of 35 years.

Diaz received a Bachelor of Arts and Mas...

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Posted on: July 22, 2018

City Council Approved Phase 1 of Civic Center Development

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On April 10, 2018, the City Council granted final approvals for Phase 1 of the Civic Center Project, which will include an approximately 13,400-square-foot community center and a one-acre civic plaza. This development will serve as the City’s pr...

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Posted on: July 15, 2018

Fremont’s 50-50 Sidewalk Program Provides Funding for Sidewalk Repairs

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Last year, the Fremont City Council authorized limited funding for its 50-50 Sidewalk Program, which helps local property owners repair sidewalks damaged by street trees. Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If interested, residents ca...

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Posted on: July 14, 2018

City of Fremont Rent Review Ordinance

Rent Review Midyear Report

The recently established 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 ...

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

City of Fremont Designates July as Parks and Recreation Month

Central Park

Last month, the Fremont City Council declared July as Parks and Recreation Month in the City of Fremont, to inform residents about the vital role that parks and recreation services play in establishing and maintaining the quality of life in our community....

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Council Item 5.E – Niles Surplus Properties General Plan Amendment and Rezoning

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Important information regarding Council Item 5.E – Niles Surplus Properties General Plan Amendment and Rezoning. The Fremont City Council will continue the item to a date to be determined.

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Posted on: July 7, 2018

Construction Begins this Summer on Warm Springs BART West Access Bridge and Plaza

Warm Springs Bridge and Plaza

Construction on the new Warm Springs BART West Access Bridge and Plaza is starting this summer. The project includes a pedestrian and bicycle bridge that will cross over the existing Union Pacific railroad tracks and connect the Warm Springs/South Fremont...

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

Three Large Construction Projects to start this summer in Fremont

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The City of Fremont Public Works Engineering Division’s Construction section will begin three large construction projects this summer. These projects include the BART West Access Bridge in South Fremont, Central Park Large Group Picnic Area, and...

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Posted on: June 30, 2018

Announcing Summer High School Student Course on Energy and Sustainability

Energy Course

The City of Fremont is pleased to announce a summer course for local high school students on energy and sustainability. The course, titled “Electric Power and Its Impact on the Environment and Economy,” will be held on Fridays from 1 p...

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

Community Feedback to Inform Mobility Action Plan Extended to July 20

Congestion

Since launching the Mobility Action Plan survey on April 20, the City of Fremont has received valuable community feedback on local transportation and mobility challenges. Due to popular demand, the survey window has been extended to July 20.

The City conti...

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

Fremont National Night Out Registration Underway

National Night Out 2018

Help make 2018 the biggest National Night Out event in Fremont’s history!

Start organizing your neighborhood to participate in the 35th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join Fremont Police staff along wi...

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Posted on: June 27, 2018

City of Fremont Encourages Community to Report Abandoned Shopping Carts

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The City of Fremont would like to remind our community that if you see a stray shopping cart, you can report it. Most large retailers in Fremont subscribe to a private retrieval service to periodically pick up their carts, but these services also accept c...

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Posted on: June 25, 2018

Reminder about City of Fremont Permit Center Cashier Hours

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The City of Fremont would like to notify those who plan to visit the City’s Permit Center that starting July 1, 2018, the cashier in the Permit Center will close promptly at 4:00 pm on Monday through Thursday and at 12:00 pm on Friday. This is necessary t...

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Posted on: June 23, 2018

San Francisco 49ers Volunteer for Fremont’s Habitat for Humanity Project

Habitat for Humanity volunteers

On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, the San Francisco 49ers visited Fremont and participated in Community Day at Fremont’s newest affordable housing project, Central Commons. Volunteers including players, coaches, and staff rolled up their sleeves to help build ho...

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Posted on: May 20, 2018

Fremont Appoints New Police Chief

Kimberly Petersen, Fremont Police Department

Fremont City Manager Fred Diaz announced the appointment of Kimberly Petersen as the next Police Chief for the City of Fremont. Petersen will be Fremont’s seventh police chief, and first female chief. She is currently serving as a Fremont Police Captain, ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2018

Childcare Available for Tri-City Parents at Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove Play Structure and Kitchen

Discovery Cove is a drop-in, hourly childcare center at the Fremont Family Resource Center (FRC) for well children aged 2 to 10 years.  It’s a great alternative when a regular provider is sick, school is closed for teacher prep days, or...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Guaranteed Parking at Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station for Scoop Users

Scoop app and BART Sign

BART and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) have launched the Carpool to BART program at the Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station. The Carpool to BART program is a partnership with Scoop, a carpool app, to guarantee parking at BART parkin...

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Posted on: May 10, 2018

Students Successfully Complete Fremont Green Challenge Competition

Student participants Fremont Green Challenge

In the seven weeks leading up to Earth Day 2018, more than 50 youth across all five Fremont high schools competed in teams to sign up new households to the City’s Fremont Green Challenge platform. The platform provides information on reducing em...

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Posted on: April 15, 2018

City of Fremont Rent Review Ordinance Now in Effect

Rent Review

The City’s Rent Review Ordinance went into effect on January 1, 2018. This Ordinance provides for a review and, if necessary, a formal hearing before the Rent Review Board for proposed rent increases in excess of 5 percent in any 12-month period...

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Posted on: March 25, 2018

New Interactive Map for Development Activity in Fremont

Civic Insight

The City’s Community Development Department recently launched Civic Insight, an interactive map that plots major development (vertical construction) permit activity throughout Fremont over the past 10 years. It includes building, engineering, an...

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

Upcoming District- Based City Council Elections

District Elections

In November 2018, City of Fremont voters will participate in the first district-based election when four City Council seats will be up for election. Fremont voters will select from City Council candidates who live in their districts only. Councilmembers w...

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

Statement from Fremont City Manager Fred Diaz

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Fremont City Manager Fred Diaz issued the following statement: 

“A nationwide executive recruitment is currently underway for a new Fremont city manager. After further guidance from our recruitment firm, I am moving up my retirement date...

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

City of Fremont Police Chief to Retire After More Than 31 Years of Service

Fremont Police Chief Richard Lucero

Fremont Police Chief Richard Lucero announced he will retire from the City of Fremont in July of 2018. Chief Lucero began his career with the City as a police officer in 1987 and rose through the ranks to become police chief in 2013. Over the course of th...

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Fremont City Manager to Retire After 35 Years of Service

City Manager Fred Diaz

Fremont City Manager Fred Diaz announced his retirement effective September 21, 2018, marking nearly 14 years with the City. Diaz was hired in October 2004.Diaz is only Fremont’s sixth city manager in its 62-year history and is one of the longest-tenured ...

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

City of Fremont Transitions to New Emergency Alert System, AC Alert

AC Alert

On February 1, 2018, the City of Fremont transitioned to a new mass notification service, AC Alert, to replace the CodeRED® system. The AC Alert system, powered by Everbridge, is Alameda County’s Emergency Notification System that covers...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

City of Fremont Transitions to New Emergency Alert System, AC Alert

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The City of Fremont is transitioning to a new mass notification service, AC Alert, to replace the existing CodeRED® system. The AC Alert system, powered by Everbridge, is Alameda County’s Emergency Notification System that covers Alameda...

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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: 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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Posted on: July 13, 2017

City of Fremont Transitions to District-based Election System

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The City of Fremont will have six new Council districts for future City Council elections starting in November 2018 and the Mayor will continue to be elected at-large by all city voters. Under Fremont’s new district-based election system, voters...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Fremont is Asking Residents for Feedback on their Preferred Draft Council District Map

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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: April 28, 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. The City has already held two of the five required public hearings where the Frem...

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