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November 4, 2014 > City of Fremont News Briefs

City of Fremont News Briefs

Submitted By Cheryl Golden

FremontÕs Citizens Advisory CommitteeÊ Ê
Now Accepting Applications
Are you a Fremont resident interested in helping low and moderate income families?
Would you like to help determine how the City uses funding to improve our local social service and affordable housing infrastructure?

If you answered ÒyesÓ to both questions, consider applying for the City of Fremont Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC advises City staff on the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, including capital and housing public service funds. It is also responsible for recommending approximately $900,000 in CDBG funds through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process.

The primary purpose of the CDBG program is to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate-income persons.

CAC applications are due on Monday, November 24. To request an application please contact the CityÕs CDBG Administrator Lucia Hughes at or 510-574- 2043. For more information, visit

FremontÕs new Express Permit Counter is ready to serve you!

Have an upcoming permit need, but dreading the thought of standing in a line to get it sorted out? Fret no more!

The Fremont Development Service CenterÕs ÒExpress Permit CounterÓ is now available to the public to solve all your quick permitting needs. Randy Schroeder is your go-to guy for assistance with over-the-counter permits. This includes HVAC and water heater replacements in the same location; window replacements; re-roofs; home occupation permits; termite damage repairs; minor electrical repairs (addition of 1 circuit); gas line repair, new gas line for range or fireplace if direct from meter to appliance, water re-piping, drain line repairs if within the footprint of the home; electrical service upgrades (<200 amps); and processing of re-inspection and overtime inspection fees.

The Express Permit Counter is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. Ð 4 p.m. (counter closed between 12 p.m. Ð 1:30 p.m.) and Fridays from 8 a.m. Ð 12 p.m. ItÕs located on the first floor of the Development Services Center, 39550 Liberty St. in Fremont.

Make sure to have all your paperwork completed in full prior to checking in. Forms include the Building Permit Application; Cal-Certs Forms for mechanical permits; and Business License Application for Home Occupation Permits. To help us keep the express counter extra speedy, please note that there is a maximum of two permits per application and per visit.

For more information on FremontÕs new Express Permit Counter visit

Sponsor boxART!
FremontÕs boxART! program is officially off the ground with artwork popping up around town. Artwork that spans diversity, equality, play, environment, and more is poised to grace our traffic signal control boxes. And we are thrilled that the artists themselves come from the diversity that is our community.

WeÕre excited to see that several civic-minded businesses and individuals have already stepped forward to be the first to support boxART! Ð and we know there will be many more. If you would like to learn how to sponsor a box, please contact Susan Longini at or 510-494-4555.

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2014 Fremont Senior Center Holiday Boutique
Join us for a bit of holiday spirit and shopping at the Fremont Senior CenterÕs Annual Holiday Boutique on Friday and Saturday, November 7-8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

DonÕt miss your chance to purchase beautifully hand-crafted gifts for all your friends and family! This yearÕs Holiday Boutique will showcase jewelry, crafts, pottery, silk scarves, quilts, needlework, and much more.Ê For more information please contact Fremont Senior Center Program Coordinator Tanya Mendoza at 510-790-6602.

California Nursery Historic Park Master Plan
Share Your Feedback on Three Conceptual Park Designs
The City of Fremont, along with their consulting team PGAdesign, is asking for your help to define the next chapter in the California Nursery Historic ParkÕs storied history as we create the California Nursery Historic Park Master Plan.

Originally designated as the California Nursery Company in 1865, the 20.1 acre property in Niles hosts several historic buildings and connections to great personalities like Jose de Jesus Vallejo, John Rock, George Roeding, and Luther Burbank. The property also has associations with historical events including the 1893 Columbia Exposition, development of Golden Gate Park, the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, and the Golden Gate International Expositions of 1939 and 1940.

Based on input received from the first two public meetings held in July and September, PGAdesign has prepared three conceptual park designs. Each design is considered a starting point in discovering the parkÕs full potential. Visit to view the designs and share your feedback.

For more information about the California Nursery Historic Park Master Plan, contact Laurie Rogers at or 510-494-4332 or Kim Beranek at or 510-494-4330.

The City is Hiring
Working in City government is exciting, challenging, and rewarding. Currently, the City is looking to hire people for the following positions:

* Chief Forensics Specialist / Forensics Specialist II
* Facilities and Real Property Manager
* Park Field Supervisor
* Parks / Urban Landscape Manager
* Police Communications Dispatcher
* Police Officer
* Police Records Specialist
* Program Coordinator - Transportation and Mobility Services
* Purchasing Services Manager
* Street Maintenance Manager
* Systems Analyst/Programmer

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