Posted on: January 9, 2017

Increased Recycling on Construction Projects

Effective 1/1/17, the 2016 CalGreen Building Code requires 65% of construction debris is recycled on specific projects.

This is up from the current 50% recycling requirement.

The following projects must submit a Waste Handling Plan and recycle 65% of the de...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Fremont’s Sabercat Historical Park Needs Volunteers

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Join City staff with habitat restoration at Sabercat Historical Park, then explore this historically significant wildlife area in the Fremont community. In 2012, five sections of Sabercat Creek were enhanced with the planting of native plants, which resto...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Annual Health and Wellness Expo Returning to Fremont

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The Tri-City Elder Coalition and the City of Fremont Annual Health and Wellness Expo will take place on Friday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fremont Senior Center and Central Park. 

The Expo is open to everyone and will host 80 organizations th...

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Posted on: April 23, 2017

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 ...

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Posted on: April 22, 2017

SmartAsset Names Fremont 6th Best City for Women in Tech in 2017

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It’s an undeniable fact that women are often underrepresented in the tech industry and that gender pay inequality persists across the country, despite women’s key contributions to the economy. According to a recent report from the Nati...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Fremont’s New EV Requirements help Reduce Community GHG Emissions

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The City of Fremont has recently adopted green building standards that require residential and non-residential new construction projects and additions to include parking spaces that are “Electric Vehicle Ready.” Fremont’s spe...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Fremont Budget Hearings Coming Up

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The City of Fremont’s proposed operating budget for the next fiscal year, which runs from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, will be presented to the City Council at their regularly scheduled Council meeting on May 16 at 7 p.m. The first public...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Fremont FRC Joins East Bay Gives 2017

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The Fremont Family Resource Center (FRC) Core team will participate in East Bay Gives 2017, a 24-hour online fundraiser that supports Bay Area nonprofits, on May 4, 2017. For the fourth annual day of giving, East Bay Gives aims to mobilize more than 40,00...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Book Launch and Discussion at Fremont City Hall

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Join author Lee Hilling for the launching of his new book, A Place of Miracles: The Story of a Children’s Hospital in Kabul and the People Whose Lives Have Been Changed by it on Friday, April 21 at 6 p.m. at Fremont City Hall, Building A. The book r...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Fremont is Asking Residents for Feedback on Limiting Single-Family Home Additions

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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 single-family home additions and whether or not the City should consider new limitation...

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Posted on: April 9, 2017

Did You Know? Fremont Offers Online Tools for Local Business Prospects

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The City of Fremont wants to make it easy for businesses to get their start in Fremont. That’s why the City offers two online tools, OpenCounter and ZoningCheck, designed to help individuals with everything from City of Fremont permit fees to id...

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Posted on: April 8, 2017

Coming Up: Startup Grind Fremont Discusses Growth Hacking with Rana Gujral of InsureHound

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Startup Grind Fremont is back for another fireside chat. This time, join us as we discuss building a company from initial funding through formative traction from expert Rana Gujral, InsureHound CEO. We’ll be convening at EFI (Electronics for Ima...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

Fremont’s 2017 State of the City Address Held on March 31

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On March 31, the Fremont Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual State of the City event at the Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley. Attendees enjoyed lunch as Chamber members presented volunteer recognitions, presented the Chairman's Award, and introd...

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Posted on: April 2, 2017

Tri-City Volunteers Introduce Mobile Food Pantry for Seniors

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The Fremont Senior Center, in coordination with Tri-City Volunteers, has introduced TCV Food Bank’s Mobile Food Pantry. The Mobile Food Pantry was developed for those who can’t make it to the TCV Office and will provide adults 55 and o...

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Posted on: April 1, 2017

Fremont’s Central Commons Affordable Housing Project Gets Underway

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Construction crews have started preparing the site of the new Central Commons affordable housing project in the Centerville District. This 30-home development is a partnership between the City of Fremont and Habitat for Humanity and gives low-income famil...

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

Celebrate Our Planet at Fremont’s Earth Day Fair 2017

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Join the City of Fremont on Saturday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate our beautiful planet Earth! This year’s Earth Day Fair will be held at the Washington West Building at 2500 Mowry Ave. Stop by with friends and family (and don&am...

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

Attention Low-Income Homeowners: Fix Your Home with Fremont’s Affordable Repair Programs

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Did you know that there are affordable and no-cost options to help you repair your home and maintain your property if you qualify?

The Housing Rehabilitation Program’s no-cost grants and loans cover home repairs such as emergency plumbing, electr...

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Posted on: March 26, 2017

WalletHub Names Fremont Happiest Place to Live in 2017

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“Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” is a phrase that we know all too well. For years, researchers have been studying the science of happiness and found that a positive mental state, healthy physique, strong social connections...

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Posted on: March 25, 2017

Join Age-Friendly Fremont’s Community Dialogue

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The City of Fremont has joined the World Health Organization’s Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities, an effort that is gaining momentum world-wide. The Age-Friendly network encourages cities to prepare for the dramatic shift in the aging popula...

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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...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

New Stop Signs on Capitol Avenue

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New stop signs were recently installed as part of the Capitol Avenue Phase 2 project in front of Fremont City Hall. The installation of the signs took place last month and the “STOP” pavement street markings (also called legends) were ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Fremont City Council to Consider Transition to District-based Election System

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The Fremont City Council will consider taking action  to transition to a district-based voting system to select its councilmembers, replacing its current at-large election system, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at its regularly scheduled City Council...

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Posted on: March 11, 2017

City of Fremont Proclaims Itself a Compassionate Sanctuary City

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On March 7, 2017, the City of Fremont adopted the recommendation of its Human Relations Commission and proclaimed itself a Compassionate Sanctuary City at the Fremont City Council meeting.

This action intends to protect those who live, study, and work in t...

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Posted on: March 14, 2017

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 the first Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Heavy rain 12 hours prior to or during will...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Fremont Youth Advisory Commission to Host Upcoming Events

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The City of Fremont’s Youth Advisory Commission is hosting the 24th annual Junior High Leadership Conference on Friday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Teen Center in Central Park. This year’s theme is “The Game of Life&am...

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Posted on: March 12, 2017

Sponsorship Opportunities for City Events, Programs

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The City of Fremont Recreation Services Division offers a variety of opportunities for corporations and small businesses who seek a unique marketing platform with access to thousands of consumers spanning multiple demographics. Sponsoring a Parks and Recr...

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Posted on: March 11, 2017

Fremont Hosts Compost Giveaway for Curbside Organics Program Participants

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The City of Fremont, in partnership with Republic Services and the Fremont Recycling and Transfer Station, are thanking residents for filling their green organics carts every week with food scraps and yard waste.

Fremont residents who participate in Fremon...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Coming Soon: Fremont’s 2017 State of the City Address

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If you want to learn more about the issues and opportunities facing the City of Fremont, stay tuned! Fremont Mayor Lily Mei will be presenting the annual State of the City Address at a luncheon hosted by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce on Friday, March 31...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

Automated Red-light Enforcement Cameras - Yellow-light timing fluctuation

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The City of Fremont’s Public Works and Police Departments are currently addressing the fluctuation of the yellow-light timing on Mowry Ave. at the intersections of Farwell Rd. and Blacow Ave, in relation to red-light camera citations.

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Posted on: March 4, 2017

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 Environmental Sustainability Commission, Library Advisory Commission, and Senior Ci...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

The Road to Zero: Vision Zero 2016 Accomplishments

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Fremont Vision Zero 2020 has wrapped up Year 1 of its four-year initiative to eliminate traffic fatalities and reduce severe injuries caused by traffic collisions to zero by 2020. In 2016, the rate of fatalities caused by traffic collisions was reduced by...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Fremont Recognizes Top Teams in “Kilowatt Smackdown” Energy Savings Competition

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Last month, the City of Fremont was proud to recognize 17 high school students for their efforts in “Kilowatt Smackdown,” an energy savings program sponsored in partnership with the nonprofit organization Green Impact Campaign (GIC) an...

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Posted on: February 26, 2017

Fremont Police Department Seeking Dedicated Dispatchers

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The most rewarding careers can often be found in public safety work. If you’re a team player, thrive in high-stress environments, can quickly process information, and are passionate about helping people through the worst or scariest moments of t...

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Posted on: February 25, 2017

Immediate Part Time, Temporary Positions Available in Recreation

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Are you interested in working with youth and tots? Do you have experience in one-on-one or group tutoring? Or experience in the performing arts?

The City of Fremont Recreation Division has immediate openings in the following areas:

  • Warm Springs After School...
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Posted on: February 24, 2017

Mail Theft

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Over the last few weeks, the Fremont Police Department has received several reports of mail theft in different neighborhoods throughout Fremont. Most commonly, the incidents are occurring during the night; however, FPD has also received reports of the mai...

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Posted on: February 19, 2017

Fremont Storm Watch

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The City of Fremont is monitoring a powerful storm system that is expected to move into the area this evening.  Staff from Fremont Fire, Public Works and the Fremont Police Department just concluded a conference call with the National Weather Ser...

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Posted on: February 19, 2017

City Building Permits Allow for Safe Construction and Peace of Mind

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If you’re thinking about remodeling your kitchen, installing a new water heater, or replacing your backyard fence, don’t forget that City building permits are required before you build, alter, repair, or demolish any structure. This in...

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Posted on: February 18, 2017

Fremont Continues to ‘Go Green’ with City Infrastructure Projects

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Over the past year, the City of Fremont has been busy approving and implementing climate action initiatives to reduce the City’s carbon footprint, conserve valuable resources, and reduce operational costs. New and continuing sustainability proje...

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Posted on: February 11, 2017

City of Fremont Keeps Residents Connected

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It can be difficult to stay on top of everything that’s going on in the City of Fremont. From upcoming meetings to emergency alerts and advisories, there are so many outlets to keep up with.

The City of Fremont makes it easy for community members to ...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

Sandbags Available for Fremont Residents, Businesses

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As the rain continues to fall across the Bay Area, 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...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

Fremont Launches OpenCounter to make it Easier to Start a New Business

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The City of Fremont is proud to announce the launch of OpenCounter, a web-based tool designed to help emerging businesses and entrepreneurs start their business here in Fremont. This new tool will make it easier for new businesses to get up and running. T...

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Posted on: February 4, 2017

Now Recruiting for Fremont Fire Explorer Program

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Are you interested in a career as a firefighter or paramedic? Come learn about the exciting career opportunities in the fire service by becoming an Explorer. The Fremont Fire Explorer Program includes many exciting opportunities to serve the community, su...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

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 ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2017

Fremont Senior Center to Host Upcoming Events

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The Fremont Senior Center is offering a variety of programs and activities over the next couple of months.

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

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Posted on: January 29, 2017

Call to Artists: City of Fremont boxART! Utility Box Project - Phase 4

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The City of Fremont boxART! program requests submissions to transform our traffic signal control boxes with compelling and creative imagery. We are looking for innovative artists to enhance the utility boxes in a dramatic and new way.

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

City of Fremont is Seeking New Teammates

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The City of Fremont’s recruitment efforts are underway! Whether you’re a seasoned professional ready to apply your expertise to the next challenge, or you’re new to the workforce, the City of Fremont might have the right posi...

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Posted on: January 16, 2017

The City’s Community Alert System

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The recent winter storms to hit the Bay Area are a reminder to be prepared. One step you can take is to enroll in the City’s Community Alert system, CodeRED®, to receive voice calls, text messages, or emails for emergency and non-emergen...

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Posted on: January 14, 2017

Learn from Local Entrepreneurs at Startup Grind Fremont

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Fremont is fertile ground for entrepreneurs with the highest number of startups in the country on a per capita basis. Yet even the most entrepreneurial among us can benefit from education and mentorship from influential voices in relevant industries.

The C...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Fremont City Council Appoints David Bonaccorsi as New Councilmember

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At the January 10 Special City Council meeting, the Fremont City Council appointed David Bonaccorsi as Fremont’s new councilmember to fill the vacancy after Lily Mei was elected to serve as mayor. Mr. Bonaccorsi will be officially sworn in to of...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Fremont’s Rotational Public Art Program to Launch in Spring 2017

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The City of Fremont will officially launch its Rotational Public Art Program in spring 2017.

This program was made possible by an Art Fund that was established in the Downtown, Warm Springs, and City Center (area surrounding the Downtown) community plans. ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

City of Fremont Initiatives Underway

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Projects in Fremont are starting to come to life in our initiative areas of Downtown and the Innovation District in Warm Springs/South Fremont. Capitol Avenue is now a new multimodal street that is transforming Downtown into a walkable and bike-friendly d...

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Posted on: January 8, 2017

Fremont’s Vision Zero 2020 Begins 20 Projects in 20 Months

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The City of Fremont has begun implementation of its Vision Zero 2020 Action Plan with “20 Projects in 20 Months.” The “20 Projects in 20 Months” campaign began this past spring and will continue rolling out projects...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Fremont City Council Set to Interview Candidates for Vacant Seat on January 10

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On December 13, 2016, the Fremont City Council announced its plan to appoint one person to fill the City Council seat that became vacant when Lily Mei was elected to serve as Mayor for the City of Fremont. An open call for applications to fill the vacancy...

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Posted on: December 9, 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 winter storms on the horizon, there’s no better time than the present to prepare.

 

The City’s Street Maintenance Division, along with the collabo...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

Alameda County Flood Control to Relocate Some Water Service Lines

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Alameda County Flood Control is working under an encroachment permit to relocate some Alameda County Water District water service lines near the intersections of Fremont Boulevard and Auto Mall Parkway and Fremont Boulevard and Montrose Avenue. This work ...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Fremont City Council Seeks to Fill Council Vacancy

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The Fremont City Council announced its plan to appoint one person to fill the City Council seat made vacant when Lily Mei was elected to serve as Mayor for the City of Fremont. The person appointed will serve for approximately two years, until the results...

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Posted on: December 11, 2016

Find a Housemate with HIP Housing

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HIP Housing, a nonprofit organization funded by the City of Fremont, offers a Free Home Sharing program to match individuals who live or work in Fremont with a housemate who has a room to rent in Fremont, Union City, or Newark.

Mary Ann unexpectedly lost h...

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

New 2016 Building Code Effective January 1, 2017

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The State of California adopts a set of new construction codes every three years referred to as the California Building Standards Code. The 2016 California Building Standards Code (2016 CBC) was adopted by the Fremont City Council on November 1, 2016. The...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

Ramp Metering to Start on Northbound I-680 in Fremont on December 6

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Caltrans (District 4) will begin ramp metering operations on northbound Interstate 680 in Fremont from Auto Mall Parkway/Durham Road to Mission Boulevard (north) on Tuesday, December 6.

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Posted on: December 3, 2016

FEMA’s Flood Map Service Center

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The City of Fremont has been a member of the National Flood Insurance Program since 1983 and has adopted a floodplain management ordinance to reduce flood risks for properties within Special Flood Hazard Areas. To assist communities, FEMA offers user-frie...

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

Fremont Shopping Guide

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With the official holiday gift buying season in full swing, the first-ever Fremont Shopping Guide is ready to help with all your shopping needs. Community members might already be familiar with the “Enjoy Fremont” Restaurant and Hotel ...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

City of Fremont Releases Open Letter to Fremont Community

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The letter reaffirms the City’s values of being a compassionate city and addresses the importance of diversity and maintaining safety and civility within the Fremont community.


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Posted on: November 10, 2016

Fremont Implements New Turn Restrictions

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The Interstate 680, Interstate 880, Dumbarton and Niles Canyon corridors serve the majority of Silicon Valley commuters, and also lie in the heart of Fremont. This results in overflow traffic moving through our Fremont streets and neighborhoods and creati...Read on...

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Posted on: October 24, 2016

Help for Those with Early Stage Alzheimer’s Comes to Fremont

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The City of Fremont Human Services Department, Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay, and the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose have forged a new partnership to serve those diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s disease and their ca...

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

Thank You, Fremont!

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The City of Fremont salutes the more than 1,500 volunteers comprised of Fremont individuals, families, clubs, schools, businesses, churches, and nonprofit organizations that joined together for a “national day of doing good” on Saturda...Read on...

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: 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: 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: 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...

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