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January 14, 2009 > Fremont looks for citizens to fill commission vacancies

Fremont looks for citizens to fill commission vacancies

Mayor Bob Wasserman asked interested citizens to come forward to fill current vacancies in a variety of city commissions. These advisory groups are essential for citizen input to the civic process. Vacancies are listed below. Qualifications are primarily an interest in the area of concern and a willingness to represent the community. Contact Mayor Wasserman (510) 284-4011; or City Clerk Dawn Abrahamson (510) 284-4060; if interested.

Environmental Services Advisory Commission - One voter advocacy group vacancy
Advise the city council on long range policy for environmental services matters. Provide a forum to receive public comment on environmental services management. Provide advisory recommendations as necessary to integrated waste management planning documents and their amendments.

George W. Patterson House Advisory Board - One at-large vacancy
Provides advice, guidance and fundraising for the operation of the George W. Patterson House at Ardenwood Historic Farm.

Human Relations Commission - One vacancy
Advises the City Council on the provision and quality of human services to the City, including coordination of all human services, public and private. Fosters mutual understanding and respect among all racial, religious, and nationality groups, and works to eliminate prejudice and discrimination.

Library Advisory Commission - Two vacancies
Studies, reports, and makes recommendations to the Fremont Library staff, Fremont City Council, and/or the Alameda County Library Advisory Commission on library services in Fremont. Advises the Librarian and the City Council on development and operation of Library facilities in Fremont.

Planning Commission - One vacancy
Recommends to the City Council the adoption, amendment, extension, addition to, and maintenance of the General Plan for the physical development of the City as mandated by State law. Provides discretionary review and approval as provided by the Municipal Code over the subdivision of land, zoning and land use.

Redevelopment agency Relocation Appeals Board - Two vacancies
To hear complaints brought by residents of the various project areas relating to relocation, and determine if the Redevelopment Agency has complied with all applicable laws.

Senior Citizens Commission - One vacancy
Assesses the needs of the elderly community, works with public and private agencies to coordinate senior services, and monitors legislation of interest to seniors. Initiates and encourages educational and other appropriate activities which tend to promote an understanding of the needs and problems of the elderly and of the aging process. Works cooperatively with other senior citizen organizations to establish the Fremont Multi-Service Senior Center as a focal point for the senior community.

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