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December 11, 2012 > Fremont City Council seeks to fill vacancy

Fremont City Council seeks to fill vacancy

Submitted By Nadine Nader

The Fremont City Council announced its plan to appoint one person to fill the City Council seat made vacant when Bill Harrison was elected to serve as Mayor for the City of Fremont. The person appointed will serve for approximately two years, until the results of the Nov. 4, 2014, General Municipal Election are certified.

Those interested in being considered for the appointment to serve on the Fremont City Council are invited to complete a City Council Vacancy Application and Supplemental Questionnaire. The application and supplemental questionnaire can be obtained online at or at Fremont City Hall, located at 3300 Capitol Ave., Building A.

Completed applications and questionnaires must be returned to the Office of the City Clerk or submitted electronically to the no later than Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at 12 p.m.

Once the application period has closed, applications and questionnaire responses will be distributed to the City Council for review and discussion.

A tentative schedule for the process is as follows:

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013
Special Council Meeting at 4 p.m.
City Council discusses applications and reviews possible interview questions, and also decides which process to use for appointment (alternatives below):

*Make a selection based on discussion of the candidates and motion of the Council for one Candidate; or
* Decide to rank the top 3-5 candidates and interview them; or
* Decide to interview all candidates

Monday, Jan. 14, 2013
Special Council Meeting at 6 p.m.
Conduct interviews of top ranked candidates; rank and select preferred candidate.

Interest in serving on the City Council of the City of Fremont is greatly appreciated. All applicants must be a Fremont resident. For more information contact the Office of the City Clerk at (510) 284-4060.

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