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August 16, 2011 > Fremont council meetings reduced in September

Fremont council meetings reduced in September

Submitted By Mark Danaj

After the August Council recess, the Fremont City Council Meeting schedule will change from four meetings per month to three meetings per month. The City Council agenda will no longer be published on the third Friday of each month. The Fremont City Council adopted Ordinance No. 09-2011 at its July 12, 2011, regularly scheduled Council meeting; this Ordinance amended Fremont Municipal Code, Sections 2-1100 and 2-1101.1 to adopt this new permanent schedule.

The Fremont City Council will hold meetings on the first, second, and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. On occasion, additional meetings may be needed, and with proper noticing special meetings will be held. This change will eliminate work sessions that used to be held once a month to discuss in-depth issues in a more informal setting. Now, when such in-depth discussions are necessary, they will be part of the regularly scheduled City Council meeting unless that is not possible and a special meeting must be scheduled.

"By eliminating one City Council meeting per month, City staff will have more time to devote to other important projects," said City Manager Fred Diaz. "We do not anticipate this change will negatively impact our customers because we can always schedule a special meeting if needed and then notify the public."

Through the City's website, the public may receive notifications of new City Council agendas and minutes delivered via email or SMS (text) by signing up at www.Fremont.gov/AgendaNotify. Also, City Council meetings are live streamed, as well as archived, via the web. Go to www.Fremont.gov/Webcasts to watch the City Council meetings.

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