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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Fremont and Union City Mayors Announce a Battle of the Cities Census Challenge

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Today, Fremont Mayor Lily Mei joined into a friendly challenge with Union City Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci to see who can encourage their residents to achieve a higher Census 2020 self-response rate. 

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

No Cost COVID-19 Testing Available in Fremont

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The Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, in partnership with Asian Health Services, the Regional Pacific Islander Taskforce, Bay Area Community Health, Color and the City of Fremont, has announced new details about free COVID-19 testing in Fremont....

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Celebrating “Bike to Wherever Day” this September 24

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On Thursday, September 24, Fremont will celebrate “Bike to Wherever Day." On this day, community members are encouraged to join with others across the Bay Area to get out and ride. Anyone planning to ride on Bike to Wherever Day can complet...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Air Quality Alert

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A Spare the Air Alert is in effect through Monday, September 14, for the San Francisco Bay Area. Some parts of Alameda County, including Fremont, have Unhealthy or Very Unhealthy air.

Based on the air quality information that has been released for the upco...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

City of Fremont Now Offering Remote Video Building Inspections

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The City of Fremont has launched remote video building inspections for limited types of building permits for single family residential projects as an alternative to an inspector completing an in-person inspection. The video inspections are limited to sing...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Take the 2020 Countywide Transportation Plan Survey

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The Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) is asking the public take a short survey for the 2020 Countywide Transportation Plan. This survey will collect information about transportation priorities and needs in Alameda County. As a residen...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

September is Coastal Cleanup Month

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September marks the 36th annual California Coastal Cleanup.This year, rather than meeting up at public events throughout the state on a single date, cleanups will happen every Saturday throughout the month. If Saturdays don’t work for you, don&a...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

City of Fremont Public Works Launches Fremont Moves, a Mobility Focused E-Newsletter

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The City’s Public Works Department is launching its first ever mobility e-newsletter, Fremont Moves. Fremont Moves aims to be the go-to newsletter for all things mobility in and around the City of Fremont. In collaboration with the Mobility Comm...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Census 2020: Fremont Counts

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The City of Fremont needs your help! The deadline to respond to the 2020 Census is September 30, 2020. A complete and accurate count is critical for the Fremont community because Census data helps inform federal funding for hospitals, fire departments, sc...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Fremont Mayor and Other Climate Mayors Set Goals for COVID-19 Recovery

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Recognizing the need to work together at every level of government to move beyond this pandemic, Fremont Mayor Lily Mei and 197 other Climate Mayors recently issued a joint letter strongly urging federal legislators to take bold action to protect the plan...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Fremont Announces Opening of Housing Navigation Center for Homeless Individuals

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The City of Fremont today announced the opening of its Housing Navigation Center (HNC). The new Center is another pivotal move in addressing the City’s homeless crisis by providing unhoused community members with shelter and a path to securing p...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

City of Fremont is Accepting Pop Up Patio Applications from Businesses Offering Personal Services

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The City of Fremont has expanded its Pop Up Patio pilot program to businesses conducting personal services to use outdoor space to conduct business activities. This expansion follows on the heels of the Alameda County Health Officer announcing that limite...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Update #4 Evacuation Warning (SCU Lightning Complex Fire) Info for Fremont

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This is the daily City of Fremont update for Tuesday, August 25, 2020.

Evacuation Warning Lifted: Today, August 25, 2020, at 5:00 PM, CAL FIRE lifted the Evacuation Warning for all areas within Fremont City limits. Press release.

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Update #3 Evacuation Warning (SCU Lightning Complex Fire) Info for Fremont

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Good evening Fremont,

This is the daily City of Fremont update for Monday, August 24, 2020.  We don’t anticipate additional messages this evening, unless the evacuation warning or local weather significantly changes.

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Posted on: August 23, 2020

Updated Evacuation Warning (SCU Lightning Complex Fire) Info for Fremont

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Good evening Fremont, 

This is our final update for this evening, Sunday, August 23, 2020, unless something significantly changes. Should anything significant occur, communications will come from our Fremont Fire and Police Departments, CAL FIRE, ...

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Posted on: August 23, 2020

Evacuation Warning (SCU Lightning Complex Fire) Info for Fremont

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Good morning afternoon,

This is a early afternoon update for Sunday, August 23, 2020, and we plan to have at least one additional update this evening, unless something significantly changes during the day.

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Posted on: August 23, 2020

CAL FIRE Issues New Evacuation Warnings in Fremont & Eastern Unincorporated Alameda County

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SCU Lightning Complex Fire Evacuation Warning

WHAT:         EVACUATION WARNING

WHEN:         Effective Immediately

WHERE:       ALAM...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Evacuation Warning for Mill Creek Rd. Continues Due to Fire Weather Watch, New Fremont Map & Updates

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The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for the San Francisco Bay Area and Central Coast from 11:00 am, Sunday, August 23 until 11:00 am, Tuesday, August 25. Fast moving, high-based thunderstorms may lead to a risk of dry lightning an...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Alameda County Public Health Officer Issues Updated Shelter in Place Orders

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The Alameda County Public Health Officer issued updated Shelter in Place Orders this evening to allow outdoor activities, including swimming pools and limited low-risk outdoor personal services to resume, effective Friday, August 28, 2020. The City of Fre...

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

Report Health Order Violations on the Fremont App

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Fremont Community members may now report health order violations on the Fremont App. The City of Fremont would like to remind our residents, businesses and visitors that we are facing an unprecedented pandemic. We must follow Alameda County health orders ...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Fremont Cares Rental Relief Program Complete

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The City of Fremont Human Services Department and Fremont Family Resource Center (FRC) are pleased to announce the completion of the Fremont Cares Rental Relief program. Opened on May 18, 2020, the program provides federal Community Development Block Gran...

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Posted on: August 15, 2020

National Weather Service Issues Red Flag Warning Until 11 AM, PG&E Encourages Energy Conservation

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The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning from 11 PM tonight through 11 AM on Sunday, August 16, 2020. The Red Flag Warning was issued due to anticipated dry lightning strikes throughout the Bay Area.

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Virtual Town Hall Briefing on Policing and Race in Fremont

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A virtual Town Hall Briefing will be held on August 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm via Zoom and livestreamed on the Fremont Police Facebook page to share with the public, results of the community engagement efforts regarding policing and race that have occurred this...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Upcoming City of Fremont Local Election

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A General Municipal Election for the City of Fremont will be held on November 3, 2020. In the November 2020 election, voters in District 1 (Northwest portion), District 5 (South portion), and District 6 (Central south portion) will each elect a City Counc...

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Fremont Establishes a Temporary Limit of 15% on Fees Charged by Third-party Food Delivery Companies

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The City of Fremont has issued Executive Order, “EO 2020-07,” establishing a temporary limit of 15% on fees charged to restaurants by third-party food delivery companies to support restaurants in Fremont during the COVID-19 pandemic. &...

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

Upgrade for Fremont’s Permit System

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The City of Fremont’s permit system has been upgraded, including our online permit portal, Citizen Access.The portal is accessible via www.Fremont.gov/CitizenAccess. New permit requests, online payments, records research, and building inspection...

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

Alameda County Variance Approved to Allow Outdoor Dining to Resume

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Alameda County’s attestation to become a variance county was approved by the State today, July 15. This means that outdoor dining can now resume. While the overall data for Alameda County has not become more favorable, the approval of the varian...

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

City of Fremont Embarks on First Parks and Recreation Master Plan in 25 Years

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The City of Fremont is embarking on a journey to create a new comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan to provide guidance on how to meet the demands for future recreational, programming, environmental, and maintenance needs, as well as to establish...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

City of Fremont Invites Community to Register for Engage Fremont Community Meetings

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Fremont community members are invited to participate in a series of community engagement activities that will take place this summer to assist the City in identifying community priorities and recommended next steps on the topic of policing and race in the...

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Posted on: July 11, 2020

Alameda County Issues Updated Guidance on Outdoor Dining

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Late last night, on Friday, July 10, the Alameda County Public Health Department released a statement prohibiting outdoor dining in Alameda County based on an update issued by the State of California on Thursday, July 9, due to a surge of new coronavirus ...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Fremont Seeking Community Input on Trails Strategy Plan

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The City of Fremont is in the process of developing a Trails Strategy Plan as recommended by the City’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plans. The vision is to encourage the use of trails and pathways as safe, convenient, environmentally friendly,...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Public Input Opportunities for Capitol Corridor South Bay Connect Project

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Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA), the lead agency for the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), has launched the environmental process for the proposed South Bay Connect project with this Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Imp...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Comment Period Open for Draft Permanent Local Housing Allocation Plan

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The City of Fremont has published its Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) Draft Plan. Senate Bill 2 (the Building Homes and Jobs Act) has created the PHLA program, which provides grants for housing solutions to local jurisdictions. The City of Fremo...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Fremont parks remain open this weekend with limited health and fitness amenities

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Fremont parks remain open this Fourth of July weekend, however amenities remain limited in accordance with Alameda County’s Shelter-in-Place Order.   We encourage the Fremont community members to continue to use our outdoor spaces for h...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

City of Fremont Invites Community into a Deeper Dialogue on Policing and Race

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Fremont community members are invited to participate in a series of community engagement activities that will take place this summer to assist the City in identifying community priorities and recommended next steps on the topic of policing and race in the...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Online Submittal Process for Permit Requests

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The City has implemented an online submittal process for all new permit requests using the City’s Citizen Access portal. The online submittal process should be used for all new permit requests including planning permits, building/fire permits, a...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

City of Fremont and FUSD Announce Summer Meals for Youth and Families in Fremont

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The City of Fremont and Fremont Unified School District are pleased to announce a new collaborative effort offering summer meals for Fremont youth and families in need this summer. Every family can pick up nutritious food this summer.   ...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Some Police Facility Lobbies to Open for In-Person Services

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 As the Alameda County Public Health Department allows some essential businesses and activities to resume, the Fremont Police Department is beginning to reopen police facility lobbies for in-person services.

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Fremont Minimum Wage Increase Effective July 1, 2020

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Fremont’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase on July 1 for both large and small employers. Beginning July 1, large employers with 26 or more employees will be subject to a $15/hour minimum wage and small employers with 25 or fewer employees w...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Seagate Contributes $5,000 to Gift Fremont Program in Support of Local Small Businesses

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Today, Seagate Technology donated $5,000 to the City of Fremont to support Gift Fremont, a new program that encourages the public to purchase gift cards online in support of participating Fremont-based independent small businesses. Seagate’s con...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

City of Fremont Summer Camp Registration is Now Open

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The Recreation Services Division has been working diligently with cities in Alameda County, the Alameda County Public Health Department, and industry professionals to revise our entire 2020 Summer Camp Program. On June 12, the Alameda County Public Health...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Ways to View the June 10th Virtual Town Hall about Policing in our Community

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On June 10, 2020, Mayor Lily Mei and Police Chief Kimberly Petersen held a Virtual Town Hall about Policing in our Community. Other speakers included: City Manager Mark Danaj, Police Captain Sean Washington, and Pastor Bryan Murphy from South Bay Communit...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

City of Fremont Launches Pop Up Patio Program for Small Business Operation Outdoors

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The City of Fremont today launched a new pilot program, Pop Up Patio, for brick-and-mortar restaurants and retailers. The program will allow small businesses to use outdoor space to conduct business beginning June 19 by granting temporary access to adjace...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

June 12, 2020 City of Fremont Update in Response to COVID-19

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Today’s City of Fremont update highlights food resources available for those in need, the Fremont Family Resource Center Virtual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, and 880 Express Lane Project information from the Metropolitan Transportati...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

New Online Payments for City Permits

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The City of Fremont Community Development Department has launched online payments for City permit fees. Applicants can use the City’s online permitting portal, Citizen Access, to pay for planning, building, fire, and engineering permits.

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

June 11, 2020 City of Fremont Recreation and Parks Update

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Today’s City of Fremont update covers the following recreation and parks facilities: Aqua Adventure Waterpark, tennis courts, the Skate Park at Central Park, as well as a request for artist proposals for Dusterberry Neighborhood Park.

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

You’re Invited to Wednesday’s Virtual Town Hall

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Updated on June 15, 2020: View the Town Hall.

Last night as Fremont City Hall was lit up in crimson and gold honoring the memory of George Floyd, we paused to reflect his tragic death on May 25. Our nation, the state, and our local city will forever be cha...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Fremont Curfew to be Lifted Friday, June 5 at 5:00 am; Road Closures Remain in Effect

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The City of Fremont curfew will be lifted effective 5:00 a.m. Friday, June 5, 2020.

The following road closures will remain in place June 5 through June 8, 2020, from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. These are specific closures and alternative routes are available:

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

City of Fremont Announces Local Citywide Curfew for June 1 through June 8 from 8 PM to 5 AM

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Updated on June 4, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Fremont curfew to be lifted Friday, June 5 at 5:00 AM. Road closures remain in place. Read complete details.

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020 City of Fremont Update in Response to COVID-19

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Today’s City of Fremont update highlights upcoming budget hearings; new remote procedures for the City’s design review inspections; how to apply for building permits and inspections; and meal programs for seniors.  

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Find Ways to Stay Out of the Heat!

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We encourage you stay hydrated and cool this week with temperature expected to be 94 degrees today cooling to 62 degrees tonight. The 10-day forecast looks to be much cooler ranging from 73-89 degrees.  

We advise everyone to stay well-hydrated th...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

City of Fremont Launches eGift Card Program, Gift Fremont

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The City of Fremont, in partnership with the Fremont Chamber of Commerce and eGift Card platform Yiftee, has launched Gift Fremont, a new program that encourages the public to purchase gift cards online in support of participating Fremont-based small busi...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020 City of Fremont Update in Response to COVID-19

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Today’s City of Fremont update highlights the Alameda County Shelter in Place Order - Early Stage 2; Virtual Town Hall on May 21; community park tennis courts re-opening on Saturday, May 23; and online pre-application for City permits.

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

City of Fremont Announces Relief Package for Renters and Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

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 The Fremont City Council unanimously approved a COVID-19 aid package targeting Fremont renters and small businesses whose incomes have been adversely impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic response. The aid package, approved at the regularly sched...

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Posted on: May 9, 2020

Statement from Mayor Lily Mei on Tesla

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Today, Mayor Lily Mei issued the following statement:

“As the local shelter-in-place order continues without provisions for major manufacturing activity, such as Tesla, to resume, I am growing concerned about the potential implications for our re...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

2020 Children’s Mental Health Awareness Art Competition

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To celebrate Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on May 7, and the art, creativity, and resiliency of Fremont students, the City of Fremont Human Services Department, Youth and Family Services Division in partnership with Fremont Unified Scho...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

City’s Development Services Center Reopening Monday, May 11

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To align with the revised Shelter in Place Order issued by the Alameda County Public Health Department on April 29, 2020 to continue to limit the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the City is allowing construction projects to proceed in Fremo...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020 City of Fremont Update in Response to COVID-19

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Today’s City of Fremont update highlights the City’s proposed operating budget for the next fiscal year will be presented to the Fremont City Council on May 12; Recreation summer updates; bulky pickup collection resumes; and frozen mea...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

May 5, 2020 City of Fremont Update in Response to COVID-19

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Today’s City of Fremont update highlights a new online donation portal and updates to the City’s Drive Slowly, Be Healthy Campaign.

Online Donation Portal Launches during Giving Tuesday Now

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Posted on: May 2, 2020

City of Fremont Facilities Remain Closed to the Public through May 31, 2020

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City of Fremont facilities remain closed through May 31, 2020. This aligns with the April 29, 2020, Shelter In Place Order, issued by the Alameda County Public Health Department, in coordination with six bay area counties and the City of Berkeley, announc...

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Posted on: May 2, 2020

City of Fremont Recreation and Parks Update

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The Alameda County Public Health Order requires the City of Fremont to comply with social distancing and health/safety protocols to reduce crowding and risk of transmission of COVID-19. On April 29, 2020, the Alameda County Health Officer issued a new Ord...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Expanding Building Inspection Services under Revised Shelter in Place Order

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Under the revised Shelter in Place Order issued by the Alameda County Public Health Department on April 29, 2020 to continue to limit the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), all construction projects that follow the Construction Project Safety ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Construction in Fremont Allowed under Revised Shelter in Place Order

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Under the revised Shelter in Place Order issued by the Alameda County Public Health Department on April 29, 2020 to continue to limit the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), all construction projects that follow the Construction Project Safety ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

City of Fremont Launches Fremont App to Streamline Maintenance Service Requests

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The City of Fremont today launched Fremont App, a new CRM application that enables residents to report a wide range of local, non-emergency issues directly to City departments. By accessing Fremont App on their smartphone, tablet, or computer, residents c...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

April 30, 2020 City of Fremont Update in Response to COVID-19

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Today’s City of Fremont update highlights resumption of Board and Commission meetings; public use of face coverings; Community Development frequently asked questions and answers; how we’re helping unhoused neighbors; and new Zoom class...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

City of Fremont Essential Employees

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We would like to take a moment to share a behind-the-scene glimpse of our essential employees who are working hard to serve our community throughout the Shelter in Place Order! While we encourage everyone to stay home, rest assured we continue to conduct ...

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Fremont Launches Comprehensive “Drive Slowly, Be Healthy” Traffic Speed Management Program

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The City of Fremont is taking comprehensive steps to reduce traffic speeds in an effort to keep the city safe from both the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and from traffic crashes. With the Shelter in Place Order issued by the Alameda County Pub...

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Virtual Career Fair and Survey for Business Owners

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Attention job seekers and local business owners, here are couple of resources to share with you.

Fremont Companies Are Hiring

Looking for a job in Fremont? Meet two local employers that are hiring!

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

April 21, 2020 City of Fremont Parks and Recreation Services Update in Response to COVID-19

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Today’s City of Fremont update highlights the cancellation of the spring session for recreation programs, classes, and facility rentals; changes to the Recreation Services Guide; and the status on City parks.

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Final Building Inspections for Completed Residential Units during Shelter in Place Order

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On March 31, 2020, the Alameda County Public Health Department extended the current Shelter in Place Order through May 3, 2020 to continue to limit the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The City of Fremont Building Inspection team is curr...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

April 17, 2020 City of Fremont Update in Response to COVID-19

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Today’s City of Fremont update highlights COVID-19 scams and seniors; virtual community meeting for the Centerville Complete Streets Project; and Zoom classes for seniors.

COVID-19 Scams and Seniors

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

Fremont Proclaims Executive Order Requiring Public Use of Face Coverings

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The City of Fremont has proclaimed Executive Order, “EO 2020-03,” requiring the use of face coverings at certain essential places of business to protect workers and the public and prevent community spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The...

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

April 14, 2020 City of Fremont Update in Response to COVID-19

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The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an evolving, unprecedented public health crisis that has necessitated several emergency measures to keep the Fremont community safe and help slow the spread of the disease.

Today’s update highlights stre...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

City of Fremont Accepting Pre-Applications Online for Planning, Building, and Engineering Permits

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Beginning Monday, April 13, 2020, the City of Fremont is accepting online pre-applications for planning, building, and engineering permits. The pre-application is available on the City’s Accela Citizen Access (ACA) online portal. The new pre-app...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Results from First Week of Fremont's COVID-19 Testing Center

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During the first week of its drive-thru operation, the City of Fremont tested 715 people for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) at the Fremont Fire COVID-19 Testing Center.  Lab results confirm of the 715 people tested, a total of 37 people ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Construction in Fremont under Shelter in Place Order

COVID-19 City Updates about Construction

The City of Fremont wants to inform our community of the types of construction allowed in Fremont under the revised Shelter in Place Order issued by the Alameda County Health Department to help limit the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Free COVID-19 Tests Available for Walk-Up Appointments in Partnership with Tri-City Health Center

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Beginning, April 9, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) tests are now available for walk-up appointments in partnership with the Tri-City Health Center located at 39500 Liberty Street. Previously, the Fremont Fire COVID-19 Testing Center was only...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

City of Fremont to Begin Implementing Parking Lot Closures at Central Park on April 9

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The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an evolving, unprecedented public health crisis that has necessitated several emergency measures to keep the Fremont community safe and help slow the spread of the disease.

For the past few weeks all recreation/pa...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Remote Video Building Inspections

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On March 31, 2020, the Alameda County Public Health Department extended the current Shelter in Place Order through May 3, 2020 to continue to limit the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). In order to keep City employees and the community sa...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Fremont to Open COVID-19 Testing Center

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On Friday, April 3, the City of Fremont will open a Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing site to provide an opportunity for people who are sick, first responders, and front line healthcare personnel with recent suspected exposures to the virus to b...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020 City of Fremont Update in Response to COVID-19

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The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an evolving, unprecedented public health crisis that has necessitated several emergency measures to keep the Fremont community safe and help slow the spread of the disease.

Today’s update highlights a ne...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Update: City of Fremont Facilities will now be Closed to the Public through May 3, 2020

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The City of Fremont has adjusted its City facilities closure period to extend until May 3, 2020 (from the previously announced deadline of April 7, 2020). This change is to align with the March 31, 2020, Shelter In Place Order, issued by the Alameda Count...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

City of Fremont Approves Temporary Eviction Moratorium

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On March 27, 2020, the Fremont City Council ratified Executive Orders establishing emergency Eviction Moratoriums on Residential and Small Business Evictions at a Special City Council Meeting. The Eviction Moratoriums temporarily prohibit evictions on all...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

March 31, 2020 City of Fremont Update in Response to COVID-19

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The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an evolving, unprecedented public health crisis that has necessitated several emergency measures to keep the Fremont community safe and help slow the spread of the disease. In accordance with the Alameda County H...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Fremont City Council Passes Urgent Measures to Aid Residents and Businesses Amid COVID-19

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The Fremont City Council held a Special Meeting today (March 27, 2020) at 1:00 pm in the City Council Chambers, to review and approve emergency ordinances and regulations designed to protect the well-being of Fremont residents and ease the economic impact...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020 City of Fremont Update in Response to COVID-19

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The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an evolving, unprecedented public health crisis that has necessitated several emergency measures to keep the Fremont community safe and help slow the spread of the disease. In accordance with the Alameda County H...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Fremont City Council to Hold Special Meeting on March 27, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

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The Fremont City Council will hold a Special Meeting on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, located 3300 Capitol Avenue in Building A. The public is encouraged to watch or participate virtually, as we all work together to slo...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Mayor Mei Provides Fremont City Services Update on COVID-19

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Mayor Lily Mei addresses the community and provides an update on COVID-19 in Fremont. Watch the video.

For more information about the City of Fremont’s response to COVID-19 visit our Coronavirus webpage.

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

March 25, 2020 City of Fremont Update in Response to COVID-19

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The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an evolving, unprecedented public health crisis that has necessitated several emergency measures to keep the Fremont community safe and help slow the spread of the disease. In accordance with the Alameda County H...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

New Updates to the Spring Issue of City News Prompted by COVID-19

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Due to the ongoing updates surrounding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), including the recent Shelter in Place Order issued by the Alameda County Health Officer on March 16, 2020 and the emergency proclamation by the City of Fremont, there have bee...

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

City of Fremont to Resume Building Inspections for Affordable Housing

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The City of Fremont has prioritized affordable housing as being critical to our community’s housing needs. On March 16, 2020, City inspection services were suspended to align with the Shelter in Place Order issued by the Alameda County Health Of...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

City of Fremont Facilities and Operations Updates in Response to COVID-19

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The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an evolving, unprecedented public health crisis that has necessitated several emergency measures to keep the Fremont community safe and help slow the spread of the disease. In accordance with the Alameda County H...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

A Message to Local Fremont Grocery Stores and Critical Retailers

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As we continue this journey into unchartered territory, it has been remarkable to see our community coming together to help one another, while practicing social distancing. As a compassionate city, the City of Fremont prides itself in offering help to tho...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Message to Fremont Community about COVID-19 from City Manager Mark Danaj

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Dear Fremont community members,As the City of Fremont’s Chief Executive Officer overseeing the City’s Emergency Operations Center, I want you to know that your City Government is working diligently to help ensure the health and safety ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Update: Most City of Fremont Facilities will now be Closed to the Public through April 7, 2020

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The City of Fremont has adjusted its City facilities closure period to extend from March 16, 2020 through April 7, 2020 (from the previously announced March 16, 2020 through March 31, 2020 closure). This change is to align with the March 16, 2020, Shelter...

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

Most City of Fremont Facilities will be Closed to the Public Monday, March 16, 2020 – March 31, 2020

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Effective Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 31, 2020, most City facilities will be closed to the public.  

The health and safety of the Fremont community is our number one priority as we continue to monitor the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVI...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

City of Fremont Declares Local Emergency in Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

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City Manager Mark Danaj has proclaimed a local emergency for the City of Fremont today in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this emergency declaration is to give the City legal authority and flexibility to mobilize resources in response to...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

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In light of the updated guidance put out by the Alameda County Public Health Department regarding the rapidly evolving Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the City of Fremont is taking additional measures to help contain and mitigate its spread. The risk...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

City of Fremont Issues Call for Artist for the Temporary Housing Navigation Center

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The City of Fremont is currently accepting proposals from artists to install a temporary mural at the temporary Housing Navigation Center (HNC). Fremont’s HNC is a response to the community’s growing homeless crisis and will provide a ...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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As concerns about the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) increase, the City of Fremont is continuing to monitor the outbreak’s progress in close coordination with local agencies, and regional public health and emergency medical services personnel...

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Posted on: February 29, 2020

Fremont Receives an A Score for Leading Climate Action

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For the second year in a row, Fremont has been recognized as a global leader on environmental action and transparency, achieving a place on CDP’s Cities A List for 2019. The list is available on the CDP website.

CDP is a non-profit environmental ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2020

City of Fremont Rent Review Ordinance

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The City of Fremont 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 is no...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Construction on Fremont’s Temporary Housing Navigation Center Begins

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Construction for Fremont’s temporary Housing Navigation Center (HNC) has begun and will continue through July 2020. The HNC will repurpose approximately 56 parking spots in the rear parking lot of City Hall, 3300 Capitol Ave., to develop the tem...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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As concerns about the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) increase, the Fremont Fire Department wants you to know they are continuing to monitor the outbreak’s progress in close coordination with the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD)...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

City of Fremont and Pony.ai Launch Autonomous Vehicle Commuter Pilot Program

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The City of Fremont and autonomous technology company Pony.ai today launched a pilot program offering rides for a group of City employees via Pony.ai’s shared, on-demand, autonomous last-mile service. The participating employees will ride in Pon...

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Posted on: February 16, 2020

Multi-Family Organics Collection Service

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State and County laws require all residents to subscribe to an organics collection service. Townhome and condominium residents must now have a third green organics cart to comply with these regulations, even if they do not generate any landscaping or yard...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Fremont Issues Call for Artists for New Public Art Installation

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Calling all artists! The City of Fremont is seeking artist proposals for the commission of an innovative and permanent public art installation for a new outdoor plaza, Urban Plaza, in Fremont’s Warm Springs Innovation District. The artist will d...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

City of Fremont Urban Forest Tree Inventory and Tree Canopy Assessment Underway

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In December 2019, the Fremont City Council awarded PlanIT GEO with a contract to complete a citywide inventory of all street and public trees and a tree canopy assessment, as well as a corresponding tree inventory software system. 

Last month, the...

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Posted on: February 9, 2020

Financial Help for Street Tree Pruning, Removal, Replacement, and Sidewalk Repairs

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The City of Fremont offers a 50-50 Street Tree Program that provides financial help to property owners to care for their street trees. Street tree pruning and removal and replacement are eligible services.

If the street tree has caused sidewalk damage, pro...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

City of Fremont Receives National Award for Leadership in Youth Road Safety

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The National Center for Safe Routes to School has named the City of Fremont as the 2020 recipient of the Vision Zero for Youth USA Leadership Award, based on the City’s impressive work to protect child and youth pedestrians and significantly red...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

AC Transit Planning Effort Underway called 'Redesign: Fremont/Newark Bus Network Plan'

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AC Transit is redesigning the Fremont/Newark bus network plan, which will include a study intended to evaluate the service AC Transit provides in Fremont and Newark. AC Transit is proposing two scenarios in Fremont and Newark. 

Attend an upcoming ...

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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 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 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 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: 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 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: 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 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: July 16, 2019

Two Community Workshops about Proposed Housing Navigation Center

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The City of Fremont will host two community workshops regarding the proposed Housing Navigation Center. Workshops are open to the public and will be held on the following dates:

Wednesday, August 14from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pmCity Hall, 3300 Capitol Av...

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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 homeless navigation center in Fremont. The sites were based on previously re...

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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: 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 ...

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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 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 ...

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