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Dave Jacobs replied to Dave Jacobs's discussion Fremont new gerrymandered Districts
"Hello Ann,      Actually the last census has us at 214k and about 105k registered voters.  There were a totally of 583 responses to the survey on the Open City Hall.  Of those 251 of them were registered with the site, so…"
Jun 13
Ann Crosbie replied to Dave Jacobs's discussion Fremont new gerrymandered Districts
"Dear Dave, I don't know that I am only selecting data points that suit my purposes. I think it is disingenuous to say that 205 votes (which may include duplicates) represents the community as a whole. I think the lack of response may reflect…"
Jun 13
Dave Jacobs replied to Dave Jacobs's discussion Fremont new gerrymandered Districts
"Anne, it doesn't matter how many responded, it is a statistic  85% is 85% regardless.  I cannot believe that you now thinking like the president and only picking statistics that matter to your own agenda?  So our voices do not…"
Jun 13
Ann Crosbie replied to Dave Jacobs's discussion Fremont new gerrymandered Districts
"85% does seem like a lot of people in favor of C-1a until you realize that that this is only 205 people in a city of 220,000. There will be two new seats which will effect the influence that the current city council members will hold."
Jun 13
Ann Crosbie replied to Dave Jacobs's discussion Fremont new gerrymandered Districts
"I understand why you think choosing this map is self serving but why isn't the concern of Parkmont being split considered legitimate?"
Jun 13
Sarah Morgan replied to Dave Jacobs's discussion Fremont new gerrymandered Districts
"I am also upset about this...The city asked for public input, surveys--85% supported C-1, emails, and yet did NOT respond to any of our concerns. The powers that be--Tri-City Dems, John Smith, FUSD Trustee Ann Crosbie pushed the C-2 maps to suit…"
Jun 10
Dave Jacobs posted a discussion

Fremont new gerrymandered Districts

ger·ry·man·derˈjerēˌmandər/verbgerund or present participle: gerrymanderingmanipulate the boundaries of (an electoral constituency) so as to favor one party or class.achieve (a result) by manipulating the boundaries of an electoral constituency."a total freedom to gerrymander the results they want"If you missed the City Council meeting tonight for Fremont becoming separate voting districts, it semi-ended tonight with Glenmore being gerrymandered into two districts so that Rick Jones and Dave…See More
Jun 6
Sarah Morgan posted an event

RISE AND RESIST--RENT CONTROL, IMMIGRANTRIGHTS at Union City

May 13, 2017 from 11:30am to 2:30pm
The RISE Coalition is hosting a discussion/panel on Immigrant Rights, Housing Justice, Rent Control. You can learn about your immigrant rights and support your neighbors. There will be translators, an attorney to answer questions, and hopefully elected officials. It has been two years since Council Member Bacon asked for a referral to staff about having rent control in Fremont. It is at a standstill--and yet other cities in Silicon Valley have been able to get "just cause eviction" into law.…See More
May 7
Dave Jacobs replied to FCN Admin's discussion District Elections
"So at the meeting last night there was a lot of discussion around a panel discussion that the Chamber Of Commerce had the other week.  I have sat through all of the City Council meetings and listened since the first meeting as well as watched…"
May 3
FCN Admin replied to FCN Admin's discussion District Elections
"The 3rd public hearing for the district-based election system will be held during the Fremont City Council meeting of May 2 (TUE), at 7 PM, City Council Chambers. It is at agenda item 5C--…"
May 2
Dave Jacobs replied to FCN Admin's discussion District Elections
"I just wanted to update you on the fact that the districting maps are being worked on and are open for public comment. If you have not been following this, Fremont is being forced from an outside third party via a potential lawsuit to change voting…"
May 1
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
Apr 21
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 <shapeourfremont@gmail.com>To: Shape Our Fremont <shapeourfremont@gmail.com> 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
 
 
 

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Fremont new gerrymandered Districts 6 Replies

Started by Dave Jacobs in City Government & Planning. Last reply by Dave Jacobs Jun 13.

District Elections 5 Replies

Started by FCN Admin in City Government & Planning. Last reply by Dave Jacobs May 3.

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.

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