Fremont Open City Hall

City of Fremont's online public engagement forum

Fremont Open City Hall is an online forum for public engagement. Read what others are saying about important Fremont topics the City of Fremont posts, and then post your own statement or complete the survey posted. City officials will read the statements and incorporate them into their decision-making process.

When you post your first statement, you will be asked for your name and home address. This confidential information is only used to identify statements from residents in and near Fremont - so that users know which statements are from local residents.

Open City Hall is run by OpenGov, a non-partisan company whose mission is to broaden civic engagement and build public trust in government. They will keep your information confidential per their strict privacy agreement.

As with any public comment process, participation in Fremont Open City Hall is voluntary; City officials will consider input from this forum along with all other channels for participation. However you choose to participate, thanks for helping us create a better Fremont.

- The City of Fremont

Safe Parking Strategy

Safe Parking Strategy - Topic Closed

To better address the needs of people living in their vehicles, the City of Fremont is launching a Safe Parking Strategy. The Strategy will describe and recommend different programmatic options that the City could pursue to offer safe and sanitary areas where homeless residents residing in vehicles could park.

To start the process of developing a Safe Parking Strategy, the City is seeking the community’s input. Visit this topic to complete a brief community survey. Thank you for taking the time to provide your input!

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Trail Strategy Plan - Topic Closed

The City of Fremont is developing a trail strategy plan and we want your input!

The City’s vision is to encourage the use of trails and pathways as safe, convenient, healthy options for transportation and recreation. The Trail Strategy Plan will identify opportunities to upgrade existing trails and expand the city’s trail network and will prioritize trail improvement projects.

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Engage Fremont: Policing and Race Survey – Topic Closed

As part of the Engage Fremont initiative, the City of Fremont invites community members to answer questions on policing and race in Fremont. Our goal is to understand what you see as the key issues on policing in Fremont, hear ideas, suggestions and recommendations for addressing these topics. We would also like to hear any questions and comments you have. Responses to this survey will help inform the structure of virtual community dialogues this summer.

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Climate Action Plan - Topic Closed

Fremont is now working to update its Climate Action Plan to align with the new 2045 carbon neutrality goal recently established by the Fremont City Council in February 2019. The City is asking community members to share feedback on ways to help identify actions that will make our community a cleaner and healthier place for everyone.

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Name New Center for Older Adults - Topic Closed

The City of Fremont is excited to build a new center to support the growing number of older adults in our community. The new complex, which broke ground on June 7, 2019, will be completed in 2021 and will be located at the new Mission Falls development in South Fremont.

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Temporary Housing Navigation Center - Topic Closed

The Fremont homeless population increased by 27% over the past two years, from 479 to 608 individuals. The Fremont City Council is considering two potential locations for a temporary Housing Navigation Center:

  • Parking Lot at Fremont City Hall (rear area)
  • Decoto Surplus Property (unleased property next to Regan Nursery)

The City is asking community members to share feedback regarding each location. Results of the survey will be shared with City Council at a City Council meeting in September.

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Tobacco Retail License - Topic Closed

In California it is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to purchase or use tobacco products, yet 43% of Fremont’s high schoolers feel it’s fairly easy or very easy to get these products and 1 in 10 Fremont high schoolers have used an e-cigarette device. The Fremont City Council will be voting on whether to establish a Tobacco Retail License Program for all tobacco retailers in the City of Fremont.

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Additional Information

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Community members can stay informed on City of Fremont happenings with the eNews subscription service that sends digital updates via email or text. To sign up, visit and subscribe with an email address and/or mobile phone number. Users can choose from a variety of topics they are interested in, including meeting agendas and minutes, upcoming City events, news, volunteer opportunities, and more.

Additionally, many City of Fremont departments develop individual digital newsletters to provide the community with in-depth information on their current activities. Register at the below links:

Community Development: Updates on developments, affordable housing, permitting services, and more.

Recreation Services: Information about classes, camps, events, volunteer opportunities, part-time recreation jobs, and more.

Fremont Green Challenge: Updates on the City’s sustainability efforts and eco-friendly actions, programs, and events.

Age-Friendly Fremont: Local information on activities, resources, events, and issues impacting older adults and their families as part of Fremont’s involvement in the AARP Age-Friendly City Network. To receive Age-Friendly, send a subscription request to

Family Resource Center: Updates from 20+ partner agencies at the FRC, as well as info about FRC services, classes and special events. To receive FRC News, send a subscription request to


To see past topics posted on Fremont Open City Hall, the City of Fremont's online forum for public engagement, view our Archive.