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Sarah Morgan posted a discussion

Harrison applies for Alameda County Treasurer/TaxCollector

I recently learned that Harrison has applied to fill the vacant post of retiring Assessor-Donald White. I have huge concerns--Harrison has a history of taking money from special interests--Carmel Partners in 2016. He could continue to take money from these special interests and as a favor, give them reduced tax rates. Although Valle's office said that couldn't happen, but it could. Please call your supervisor--Valle/District 2--510-259-1097 or Haggerty/1 (Harrison's best buddy) 925-551-6995.…See More
FCN Admin replied to FCN Admin's discussion District Elections
"Dear Fremont Citizens,   At the April 18 (TUE), 2017 City Council meeting, there will be the 2nd public hearing to receive input from the community regarding boundaries and composition of districts to be established for district-based…"
Apr 17
bbox231 replied to FCN Admin's discussion District Elections
""Unfortunately, the demographer data  was provided to the City Council only shortly before the April 4th meeting thus not allowing time for public review and insightful public comment" That's a shame.   Hopefully our…"
Apr 9
FCN Admin posted a discussion

District Elections

Dear Fremont Residents, The Fremont City Council has taken action to transition to a district-based voting system to select its council members, replacing its current at-large election system.  The transition will be finalized through a series of five public hearings. Residents are encouraged to review the information, prepare your comments and speak up at the April 18 City Council meeting, the next public hearing for this process.   Please share this and get involved.   This is our opportunity…See More
Apr 7
FCN Admin posted a discussion

Fremont to Transition from At-large Elections to District-based Elections

Dear FCN Readers, The City of Fremont will be transitioning from an at-large election process to district-based election process over the next 90 days.  This is a significant change in our City governance and provides an opportunity for increased representation in various areas of our City though we must also ensure that the districts are implemented and maintained to ensure "districts" do not become isolated islands.  Five public meetings will be held over the next 90 days at which time…See More
Mar 23
EW posted a discussion

BART employing staffers at Warm Springs station with no trains or riders

BART has plenty of staffers at station with no trains or ridersBy Matier & Ross, San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 13, 2017For the past five months, BART has been staffing its yet-to-open Warm Springs Station full time with five $73,609-a-year station agents and an $89,806-a-year train dispatch supervisor — even though no trains will be running there for at least another two months.Two janitors are also assigned to the empty station. But because it’s pretty clean — what with nobody using it —…See More
Feb 14
bbox231 replied to EW's discussion Stop ACWD's 30% Water Rate Increase
""A number of communities already have trouble accessing water. Take Detroit, where 50,000 households have lost water access since 2014, or in Philadelphia, where 40 percent of the city’s 227,000 water bills are past due.   …"
Jan 31
Stanley De Passos replied to EW's discussion Stop ACWD's 30% Water Rate Increase
"Charlotte, While there are many tech workers in the ACWD service area, not all of us are in that field. In addition, all tech companies compete in a global marketplace.  ACWD operates in a parallel universe where customers cannot go elsewhere,…"
Jan 29
Dave Jacobs posted a discussion

Important Planning Meeting tonight, please attend.

----- Forwarded Message -----From: Shape Our Fremont <>To: Shape Our Fremont <> Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2017 12:18 PMSubject: Re: STOP 3-STORY DUETS IN SINGLE-FAMILY NEIGHBORHOODS...Three stories are still not allowed in R-2 districts. See Planning'sexplanation of the consolidation ordinance change:"The height limit for the R-1 and R-2 zoning districts, which weregrouped together because the standards are similar, remains…See More
Jan 26
David Arneson posted a blog post

Fremont downtown

A fair amount of money has been spent on 'Downtown'. This project has not been a referendum. It has developed a life of its own and is proceeding despite some doubts over its viability and funding. Staff has  supported it and found money for consultants that told us in interesting studies how great it would be. We have several downtowns already and none are likely to cease being downtown. Pacific Commons is developing into the shopping center of Fremont  I think it is time to question this…See More
Jan 24
bbox231 replied to Dave Jacobs's discussion Raj Salwan does not seem to get it!!!
"Raj "gets" it.    But what he "gets" is what his buddies in the development community want him to "get".    I'm reminded of the phrase - "The lady doth protest too much,…"
Jan 19
Charlotte Allen replied to EW's discussion Stop ACWD's 30% Water Rate Increase
"What is wrong with paying the folks who are responsible for delivering drinkable water to Fremont the median Fremont wage? What is wrong with covering their medical expenses? Do we want to be the kind of employers who are trying to drive wages down…"
Jan 18
Hugh&Mary94536-3251 posted a discussion

Stand Up 4 Fremont Speech @ FCC Meeting on 12/13/2016

Tuesday 12/13/2016 Fremont City Council Meeting -- Stand Up 4 Fremont's Topic for Agenda Item 4A - Oral & Written Communications  (1) Stand Up 4 Fremont Mission Statement:  We are a coalition of Fremont residents & community activists who are advocating for more thoughtful development in Fremont, preserving the existing character of the surrounding neighborhoods around infill development sites, and having the right pace of development & the right development projects for the entire…See More
Dec 13, 2016
Hugh&Mary94536-3251 posted a discussion

Update from Stand Up 4 Fremont!

Regarding Sunday afternoon's meeting, after much discussion the group unanimously decided that trying to do a Referendum was not viable, given that we needed 10,500 validated, unique signatures by Jan. 6th, in under 4 weeks, with limited number of volunteers, & with a prohibitively expensive price quote of $60K to do it via paid team of signature gatherers. So the group voted unanimously to explore Litigation as the way to alter the course of the Walnut Residences project. And our Advisory…See More
Dec 12, 2016
JW Peng posted a discussion

BART warm spring extension delay

The BART warm spring extension project has been delayed and delayed so many times. We were told Fall/2015, Fall/2016, and now Winter/2017 or Spring/2017.BART is running an open ended project with no deadline. It is a waste of public fund and resource with no oversight. I emailed to BART and questioned about accountability, they cannot provide an answer.No one knows the project status and no one can provides a solid date. I think it is time to contact our political representatives or media to…See More
Dec 12, 2016
Hugh&Mary94536-3251 posted a discussion

Stand Up 4 Fremont! Group Meeting on Sunday 12/11/2016 @ Parkmont E.S.

Dear Fremont Citizens Network: We had 14 Stand Up 4 Fremont! (SU4F!) members + 3 meeting facilitators come to the meeting Saturday morning at Fremont Library; thanks for the turnout!For the Sunday SU4F! meeting, we cannot have the meeting at Fremont Library because the Library doesn't allow groups to use their meeting rooms on Sundays due to minimal staffing levels.So we are going to move the meeting to Parkmont Elementary School, where there is a covered area with benches, at Arvind's…See More
Dec 11, 2016
Alice Lu posted a discussion

Please Help Sign Petition to Stop Robson Homes from Building 56 more new homes on Mission Blvd

Hi Friends,Traffic on Mission Blvd has become unbearable in recent months and it can only get much worse with more developments built on this street.  Traffic safety has also become a major concern for all residences of Mission San Jose Areas.  In Nov. 2015, a fatal pedestrian accident occurred when an elder lady was hit by a car crossing Mission Blvd at Mission Cielo Ave  …See More
Dec 11, 2016
Ann Lewis shared FCN Admin's discussion on Facebook
Dec 9, 2016
FCN Admin posted a discussion

Please Do Not Use Any More Public Funds to Retain Raiders-

 This is our letter to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors today-We, the Steering Committee representing 1300+ members of the Fremont Citizens Network, would like to go on record opposing the expenditure of any further public funds toward the retention of the Oakland Raiders.   This private enterprise has already benefitted from significant public funding in the last renovation of their stadium.  The obligation will be with us for at least the next decade.  If anything, the team should be…See More
Dec 8, 2016
Dave Jacobs posted a discussion

Walnut Second Reading Results and Next Steps

Thanks to all who were able to attend last nights City Council meeting and especially those who got up to speak in support. Update from last nights City Council meeting...A few last minute surprises from our outgoing mayor and City Staff.  First staff changed the agenda a little and broke up the Walnut vote so that it was just for the rezoning and not the approval of the project.  This confused a lot of people as well as several council members as in the last meeting they had voted on some…See More
Dec 7, 2016


District Elections 2 Replies

Started by FCN Admin in City Government & Planning. Last reply by FCN Admin Apr 17.

Stop ACWD's 30% Water Rate Increase 3 Replies

Started by EW in City Government & Planning. Last reply by bbox231 Jan 31.

Raj Salwan does not seem to get it!!! 1 Reply

Started by Dave Jacobs in City Government & Planning. Last reply by bbox231 Jan 19.

Update from Stand Up 4 Fremont!

Started by Hugh&Mary94536-3251 in City Government & Planning Dec 12, 2016.

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