Posted on: September 24, 2016

Get Ready for Fremont’s Oktoberfest Fundraiser

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The fall season means pumpkins, spiced apple cider, cable-knit sweaters, and…Oktoberfest!
Once again, the City of Fremont Human Services Department and Niles Main Street Association are co-sponsoring an Oktoberfest celebration to help raise funds for th...Read on...

Posted on: September 24, 2016

City of Fremont Historic Sites Launch Passport to Adventure Program

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It might come as a surprise to some that the City of Fremont is the most historic area in all of Alameda County. Many Fremont visitors and residents are unaware that the city is home to nine major historic sites, including three museums, two historic hous...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2016

Rental Housing Options to be discussed at Special Fremont City Council Meeting on September 27

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On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at 7 p.m., the Fremont City Council will hear a report from City staff on rent control, just cause eviction, and other options for promoting affordability in rental housing in Fremont.

The Council will not take any act...Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2016

Stay Up-to-Date on Fremont Happenings with an eNews Subscription

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With all of the City of Fremont’s new initiatives, projects, and events underway, we know it can be difficult to keep up with everything that’s happening here in Fremont. But, with the City’s eNews Subscription service, it’s easy for you to stay on top of...Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2016

2016 Alameda County Arts Leadership Award to go to Fremont’s BoxART! Program Manager

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In 2014, the City of Fremont implemented its BoxART! Program, giving the local community the opportunity to transform more than 160 graffiti-covered traffic signal control boxes into vibrant pieces of art.

The BoxART! Program has been incredibly succes...Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2016

Public Safety Notice: BART Tracks along the Berryessa Extension Alignment to Be Energized

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System testing is underway on the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s (VTA) 10-mile, two-station BART Berryessa Extension. The third rail and other BART facilities (i.e., substations) will be powered on along the new BART Berryessa Extension (se...Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2016

Harness the Power of Solar with SunShares

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Solar electricity is helping cities throughout the Bay Area meet energy needs while reducing air pollution, enhancing resiliency, and revitalizing neighborhoods.

The City of Fremont is one of nearly 40 local government agencies and major employers par...Read on...

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Posted on: September 12, 2016

Fremont Family Resource Center to Host Citizenship Event

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The Fremont Family Resource Center (FRC), in partnership with the International Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA) and the East Bay Naturalization Collaborative, will hold their eighth naturalization event on Saturday, September 17.Read on...

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Posted on: September 14, 2016

Fremont Family Resource Center Hosts Voter Education and Registration Events

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In preparation for the upcoming November general election, the Fremont Family Resource Center (FRC) will host two voter education events along with many opportunities to register to vote.

On Tuesday, September 27th, National Voter Registration Day, the...Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2016

Fatherhood Class coming to Fremont Family Resource Center

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The second Fatherhood Class from Healthy Relationships California and the Fremont Family Resource Center (FRC) will occur on Thursday nights from 6:30pm-8:30pm beginning September 29th.

Due a federal grant, the class and workbooks are free to class pa...Read on...

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Posted on: September 12, 2016

Help us Plan for the Future of Biking in Fremont!

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The City of Fremont wants to hear your thoughts on creating a bikeable Fremont! The City is preparing an update to the 2012 Fremont Bicycle Master Plan, which establishes the vision for a bikeable Fremont and serves as an implementation guide for the Cit...Read on...

Posted on: September 6, 2016

Fremont Sets a Game Plan to Address Traffic Congestion

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Earlier this year, the City of Fremont conducted its 2016 community survey among 600 registered voters and randomly-selected Fremont residents. One of the findings from this survey confirmed that traffic congestion is among the community’s major concerns....Read on...

Posted on: September 5, 2016

Movies under the Stars

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Join the City of Fremont Recreation Services for a free Friday Night movie on September 23 in Downtown Fremont. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is rated PG–13 and will start in the evening after sunset.

Enjoy this outdoor movie on the big screen for a fu...Read on...

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Posted on: September 3, 2016

Free Telephone Reassurance Program for Elderly, Disabled and Home Bound Residents

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In the City of Fremont we want our elderly, disabled, and homebound citizens to know that they are never alone.

The You Are Not Alone (Y.A.N.A.) program is a free telephone reassurance service provided by Fremont Police Volunteers for City of Fremont r...Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2016

Fremont’s Traffic Safety Field Supervisor Recognized as APWA Northern CA Transportation Staff

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We’re thrilled to share some exciting news about another award received by one of our own! Fremont Traffic Safety Field Supervisor Steven Martin was named the American Public Works Association (APWA) Northern California Transportation Staff Employee of th...Read on...

Posted on: August 29, 2016

Join the Cause - Fremont’s Habitat Restoration Days for Sabercat Creek

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Love nature and serving the community? Join the City of Fremont’s Environmental Services for a day of habitat restoration work on Sabercat Creek from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, September 10. Heavy rain cancels the event.

Volunteers will assist wit...Read on...

Posted on: August 28, 2016

New Traffic Calming Program to Install Speed Lumps at Priority Locations

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As part of Fremont’s Vision Zero 2020, progress continues with our “20 Projects in 20 Months” program. At several priority locations throughout the city, speed lump installation is underway.

Vision Zero 2020 is the City of Fremont’s new traffic safet...Read on...

Posted on: August 27, 2016

California Coastal Cleanup Day is September 17

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In honor of the California Coastal Cleanup Day, the City of Fremont will be hosting creek cleanup events at 10 different locations on Saturday, September 17 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please join families, friends, coworkers, scout troops, school groups, serv...Read on...

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Posted on: August 26, 2016

Fremont Launches Climate Action Engagement Platform

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The City of Fremont has launched a new residential climate action engagement platform called the Fremont Green Challenge. The Fremont Green Challenge website offers residents all the information they need to save energy, water, and money, all while reduci...Read on...

Posted on: August 22, 2016

Mission Peak Parking Permit Program

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Changes are coming to parking around Mission Peak Regional Preserve. Beginning October 1, 2016, vehicles without a residential parking permit will be restricted from parking in the residential areas posted “No Parking without Permit” at the base of Missio...Read on...

Posted on: August 22, 2016

Back to School Safety Tips for Drivers, Parents and Children

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Public schools in Fremont are back in session on Wednesday, August 31. We want to encourage drivers to be more aware and vigilant as thousands of children begin their new school year by walking to and from school next week. The Fremont Police Department ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 12, 2016

Niles Boulevard Bridge Construction Update

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Work to replace the Niles Boulevard Bridge connecting the City of Fremont and Union City continues to progress. The new bridge is being built immediately south of the existing bridge, which will remain open throughout construction. The project is anticipa...Read on...

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Posted on: August 14, 2016

Join Us for a Memorable Seniors’ Night Out on Friday, September 30

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Escort a senior neighbor, friend, family member, or associate for a fun evening!

Join us for the 23nd Annual Seniors’ Night Out on Friday, September 30 for an extraordinary evening honoring elders in our community. This truly remarkable event will take...Read on...

Posted on: August 13, 2016

Fremont Youth Empowerment Academy - Graduation of Class of 2016

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The Youth Empowerment Academy, wrapping up its fourth year, is offered through the City’s Human Services Department, Youth and Family Services Division. It is designed to help “at risk” and Probation youth develop better decision making, health and life s...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2016

Harness the Power of Solar with SunShares

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Solar electricity is helping cities throughout the Bay Area meet energy needs while reducing air pollution, enhancing resiliency, and revitalizing neighborhoods.

The City of Fremont is one of nearly 40 local government agencies and major employers par...Read on...

Posted on: August 13, 2016

Movie Under the Stars

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Join the City of Fremont Recreation Services Division for a Friday night movie this summer on August 19 at the Central Park Performance Pavilion.

The movie, Zootopia (rated PG) will start in the evening after sunset. This event is free, so grab some b...Read on...

Posted on: August 6, 2016

Apply to be a City of Fremont Commissioner or Advisory Board Member

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Looking for a way to make a difference in the community? Consider serving as a commissioner or an advisory board member!

The City of Fremont currently has vacancies on its Art Review Board, Library Advisory Commission, Planning Commission, Recreation...Read on...

Posted on: August 5, 2016

Sign-up and Stay Informed with Fremont’s new ‘Development Digest’ Newsletter

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The City of Fremont’s Community Development Department recently launched The Development Digest, a monthly e-newsletter delivering the latest news from the department.

Every month, the newsletter will include updates on development projects and inform...Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2016

Fremont Vision Zero 2020 – Kicking off 20 Projects in 20 Months

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The City of Fremont has begun implementation of the Vision Zero 2020 Action Plan, which is its traffic safety policy to reduce all fatalities and severe injuries from traffic accidents to zero by the year 2020. The Vision Zero 2020 Action Plan was approve...Read on...

Posted on: July 29, 2016

Celebrate the Opening of Fremont’s New Cricket/Soccer Field Facility

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We’re making Bay Area sports history! On Sunday, August 21, Central Park opened the City’s new Synthetic Cricket/Soccer Field facility, the first of its kind in the City of Fremont and the Greater Bay Area. We’re thrilled to be adding such a diverse and c...Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2016

Join Us for a Memorable Seniors’ Night Out on Friday, September 30

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Celebrate the Talent and Wisdom of Tri-City Seniors! Join us for the 23rd Annual Seniors’ Night Out on Friday, September 30 for an evening filled with good eats and live entertainment!

This truly remarkable event will take place from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m...Read on...

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Posted on: July 16, 2016

Fremont Youth Empowerment Academy Mural Project

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The annual Fremont Youth Empowerment Academy, which is sponsored through the Youth and Family Services Division of the City’s Human Services Department, is in session again this year for its fourth year.

At-risk youth (some of whom are court involved)...Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2016

Bay Friendly Car Washing

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Did you know that the way you wash your car can be hurting our environment?

Washing any vehicle on the street, in driveways, or on parking lots adds pollution to our creeks and the San Francisco Bay Watershed. Unlike other indoor sanitary water that ...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2016

Sign-up Now for a No-Cost Green House Call!

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Fremont residents can receive a no-cost home efficiency assessment and installation of energy- and water-saving appliances from California Youth Energy Services (CYES).

During a CYES “Green House Call”, youth energy specialists will:

  • Walk through th...
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Posted on: July 8, 2016

Caltrans to Begin Construction on Niles Canyon Short-Term Safety Improvement Project

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Upcoming Niles Canyon Short-Term Safety Improvement Project on State Route 84 in Niles Canyon between State Route 238 (Mission Boulevard) in Fremont and I-680

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin construction of the Niles C...Read on...

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Posted on: July 8, 2016

Pet Licensing in Fremont

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Did you know that many people have questions when it comes to licensing their pets? Here are some most common questions and their answers.

Why do I have to license my dog/cat?

It’s the law! Pet licensing is not only required by the City of Fremont...Read on...

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Posted on: July 8, 2016

Aqua Adventure Family Friday Nights

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Are you ready for some quality family time? Don’t let fun-filled opportunities with your kids pass you by!

Come enjoy Aqua Adventure Family Friday Nights this summer from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the following dates:
Friday, July 15

Friday, August 19...Read on...

Posted on: January 25, 2016

Sign up for a Free Personal Emergency Preparedness Class

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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.

In just a single three-hour class, you will b...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2016

Fremont’s Aqua Adventure Waterpark Opens Its Doors for Summer

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Aqua Adventure Waterpark, located in Fremont, is now open daily from June 9 through Labor Day and weekends through September.

Aqua Adventure has something for everyone, from the Lil’ Squirts Splash Pad, to Bucket Bay, Roundabout River and Oasis Pool, t...Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2016

Downtown Fremont’s ‘Main Street’ -Capitol Avenue- to Near Completion Fall 2016

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Phase II of the City of Fremont Capitol Avenue Extension Project will near completion fall 2016. The project encompasses improvements to the existing portion of Capitol Avenue from State Street to Paseo Padre Parkway, continuing the transformation of Capi...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2016

Fremont Represented in the 2016 San Francisco Pride Parade

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On June 26, The City of Fremont’s Human Relation Commission spearheaded the City of Fremont's participation in the annual San Francisco Pride Parade for the fourth consecutive year.

Local volunteers spent the Saturday prior to the parade decorating th...Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2016

Food Scraps Recycling Now Available at Fremont Apartment Complexes

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Studies indicate that 44 percent of waste from Fremont’s multi-family complexes can be composted. Recent state and county laws recognize this and require businesses and residents, including multi-family complexes, to arrange for compost collection. Until ...Read on...

Posted on: June 25, 2016

Fremont’s Community Ambassador Program for Seniors Draws 100+ Volunteers

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The City of Fremont’s national award-winning Community Ambassador Program for Seniors (CAPS) has attracted over 100 additional volunteers. Volunteers learn about topics including active listening skills, aging 101, transportation and mobility services, ho...Read on...

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Posted on: June 9, 2016

Niles Boulevard Bridge Construction Update

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Work to replace the Niles Boulevard Bridge continues to progress. Weekend (night) work to install Cast-in-Drilled Hole (CIDH) Piles began in late April and is nearly complete. Additional weekday and weekend (night) work will take place from early July to ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 3, 2016

Safer Streets, Safer People, Safer Vehicles

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Vision Zero, adopted by the City Council in September 2015, is the City’s traffic safety policy that strives to eliminate traffic fatalities and reduce severe injuries for all modes of transportation. Vision Zero considers the loss of life from traffic cr...Read on...

Posted on: May 6, 2016

Fremont Celebrates Affordable Housing Month with New Affordable Projects Underway

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The City of Fremont designated May as Affordable Housing Month during the May 3rd City Council meeting to highlight the City’s continual push to expand its local affordable housing supply.

The City was awarded a $1.7 million grant from the State of Ca...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2016

Spend an Afternoon with Us!

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Discover the true lake experience by boat with Central Park’s boat rentals. Rental boats are available on weekends and holidays through September from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Starting in mid-June through Labor Day, boating hours will be available daily.

The...Read on...

Posted on: May 1, 2016

Fremont Requests Feedback on Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

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The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires the City of Fremont to update its Local Hazard Mitigation Plan every five years. This plan helps the City identify and alleviate hazards proactively before a natural or human-induced disaster like an earthquake...Read on...

Posted on: April 30, 2016

Fremont to Host Free Bicycling Classes

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The City of Fremont is hosting free bicycling classes offered by Bike East Bay. Get ready for biking in the summer!

2-Part Series: Urban Cycling

This 2-part series starts with a two-hour “Day 1” classroom session (indoor, no bike required), then con...Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2016

Fremont Street Eats is Back

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Fremont Street Eats is making its return to Downtown Fremont for the summer season!

Make sure to swing by this culinary caravan every Friday evening from 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm, May through October, at its new location on Capitol Avenue between State Stree...Read on...

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Posted on: April 20, 2016

City of Fremont Residents Appreciate Calling Fremont Home

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The City contracted with research firm FM3 to conduct random telephone outreach for our bi-annual community survey of Fremont residents. More than 600 registered voters and randomly-selected Fremont residents were contacted for this survey in February and...Read on...

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Posted on: April 11, 2016

Fremont’s 20th Anniversary as a Tree City USA

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Coinciding with Fremont’s 60th anniversary is our 20th anniversary as a Tree City USA. This distinction is awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation to cities that place a high importance on caring for the trees in their community. Our trees take care of us by ...Read on...

Posted on: April 10, 2016

New Senior Community Housing on the Way in Fremont

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Fremont City Council approved a General Plan Amendment in February to allow for development of a new senior community, Parc 55.

The community will be established where the business park on Mission Falls Court in Warm Springs is currently located. The ...Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2016

City of Fremont Named a Compassionate City

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The Fremont City Council approved the Fremont Compassionate City Charter and officially designated Fremont as a Compassionate City. Across the United States, as well as the rest of the world, communities have committed themselves to the universal “golden ...Read on...

Posted on: April 8, 2016

Safer Streets, Safer People, Safer Vehicles … Fremont Launches ‘Vision Zero 2020’

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In September 2015, the Fremont City Council approved “Vision Zero” as the City’s traffic safety policy in an effort to eliminate traffic fatalities, reduce injury crashes, and improve safety for all modes of travel. The Vision Zero concept, established in...Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2016

Voter Approved Funds Improving Accessibility on Fremont Roadways

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Construction is currently underway to install new pedestrian curb ramps at a number of street intersections throughout the City of Fremont. This project is made possible through Measure B, BB and Vehicle Registration Fees (VRF Measure F), which are voter ...Read on...

Posted on: March 25, 2016

2016 State of the City Address: Where Fremont’s Been and Where It’s Headed

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Yesterday, Thursday, March 24, 2016, Fremont Mayor Bill Harrison delivered this year’s State of the City address at a luncheon hosted by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce at the Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley.

This annual event is a time for the Fremont...Read on...

Posted on: March 18, 2016

Volunteer with Fremont’s Community Ambassador Program for Seniors!

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The Community Ambassador Program for Seniors (CAPS) is a nationally recognized award-winning City of Fremont program that trains volunteers to assist older adults in locating local resources and services that can help improve their independence and qualit...Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2016

Youth Scholarship Program

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The City of Fremont’s Parks and Recreation Scholarship Fund is seeking donations for their scholarship program administered by the Community Services Department. The program is designed for children who, without financial assistance, would not have the op...Read on...

Posted on: March 11, 2016

Fremont Home Sharing Program Makes its First Match

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The City of Fremont is excited to share that the first housing match has been made using the Fremont and Human Investment Project’s (HIP Housing) Home Sharing Program!

Back in August 2015, the City of Fremont partnered with HIP Housing in an effort to ...Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2016

Niles Boulevard Bridge Replacement Project is Progressing

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Work to replace the Niles Boulevard Bridge connecting the City of Fremont and Union City is progressing since construction began last October. Spanning over Union Pacific and BART rail lines, the existing bridge is being replaced to meet current seismic a...Read on...

Posted on: February 29, 2016

Tri-City Taxi Voucher Program

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The City of Fremont operates a number of different programs for seniors and people with disabilities who need transportation for health care services, shopping, and other daily activities.

The Tri-City Taxi Voucher Program provides subsidized taxi ride...Read on...

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Posted on: February 29, 2016

How would you like to See Downtown’s Civic Center Plaza Activated?

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The City of Fremont has always maintained the belief that every community deserves to have a central downtown where visitors and residents alike can come together to connect, communicate, and celebrate. In 2012, the Fremont City Council adopted the Fremon...Read on...

Posted on: February 20, 2016

2015: A Landmark Year for Sustainability in Fremont

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Fremont has taken significant steps toward protecting the environment and acting on climate change. The City’s General Plan embraces a vision of sustainability, and sets the goal of transforming Fremont from an auto oriented suburb into a sustainable, str...Read on...

Posted on: February 9, 2016

50-50 Street Tree Program

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Do you have a hazardous or dying street tree in front of your house? The City of Fremont wants to help all property owners, including residential and HOA’s, commercial, and others, care for the trees on their property. That’s why the City Council authoriz...Read on...

Posted on: January 29, 2016

Fremont’s Senior Center

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Looking for healthy, dynamic, engaged baby boomers and seniors who love to mingle with people of all ages? If so, visit the Fremont Senior Center located in Central Park.

The Senior Center provides services that include excellent breakfast and lunch c...Read on...

Posted on: January 21, 2016

Are You Prepared for a Flood in Your Neighborhood?

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The City of Fremont has a long history of flooding, dating back to the 1950’s. With El Niño already here, make sure that you are prepared.

The City’s Street Maintenance Division, along with the collaboration of other City departments, has developed a ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 21, 2016

Citywide Pedestrian Crossing Improvement Project

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The City of Fremont’s Pedestrian Master Plan encourages the development of safe intersection crossings throughout the city. The proposed “Citywide Pedestrian Crossing Improvements Project” will install pedestrian crossing enhancements at 20 locations over...Read on...

Posted on: January 21, 2016

Weigh In on Community Conversations

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This winter, the City is launching several topical forums on Fremont Open City Hall, our online forum, because we want your feedback! We’ll be looking for comments and suggestions on various matters of interest, including: mobility (e.g., traffic and tran...Read on...

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Posted on: January 13, 2016

Alameda County Water District Presentation

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At the January 12 City Council meeting, Alameda County Water District General Manager Robert Shaver discussed our water supply reliability during the drought and beyond.

View the presentation slides.Read on...

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Posted on: December 16, 2015

Are You an Informed Community Member?

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How does the Fremont Police Department tell community members about recent crimes incidents and share information about road closures, community meetings, and events?

The answer is NIXLE — a secure communications service used by the Fremont Police Depa...Read on...

Posted on: November 7, 2014

Niles Boulevard Bridge Replacement Project

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The Niles Boulevard Bridge spans over Union Pacific Railroad and BART rail lines, connecting the City of Fremont and Union City. Constructed by BART in the 1970s, the existing bridge is being replaced with a new cast-in-place, pre-stressed concrete box gi...Read on...

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