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December 17, 2013 > City of Fremont Briefs

City of Fremont Briefs

Submitted By Cheryl Golden

Calling All Fremont Shutterbugs

The City of Fremont is in the process of revamping its website,, which will launch next year. One of the primary goals is to make the site a very visual experience. ThatÕs where you come in.

WeÕre looking for high-quality photos that truly capture the spirit of Fremont, whether that means showcasing a local event, taking a landscape shot of Lake Elizabeth and Central Park, or featuring the faces that make up this wonderful city. ItÕs completely up to you.

You can submit your photos to Please keep in mind that any given email must be less than 10MB. Local photographers may also share their work via a URL. Also, please be sure to include your contact information so we know how to get in touch with you.

If your photo is selected, please be prepared to sign a photo release form. We will, of course, be giving you photo credit on the new website as a token of our appreciation for your contribution.

Thanks for being part of the action! We canÕt wait to see what Fremont looks like from your eyes.

Information Technology Strategic Plan

On Sept. 17, Fremont took a big step toward growing its technological footprint. On this day, Marilyn Crane, FremontÕs director of information technology services, presented the CityÕs first Information Technology Strategic Plan to the City Council.

The Strategic Plan is a roadmap for technology, which outlines how the City will provide technological resources to residents and City employees over the course of five years.
The Plan identifies eight major technology initiatives that will improve delivery of services: open data, mobile applications, enterprise applications, business intelligence, citywide security, IT fiber optic infrastructure, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telecommunications, and citywide broadband (Internet) and wireless access in the community. These eight technology initiatives support the City CouncilÕs goals for an effective and efficient city government, a vibrant local economy, civic engagement, and access to open government.

The IT Strategic Plan marks an important milestone for Fremont. The CityÕs first priority has always been its residents. By proactively embracing new technology, this initiative will significantly improve accessibility and open up the channels of communication between the City and its residents. Plus, itÕs further validation that Fremont is an innovative, tech-savvy city to look out for.

To view the full IT Strategic Plan, please visitÊ

City of Fremont Holiday Closures

Police, Fire Services Not Affected
The City of Fremont is implementing a Holiday Closure for many non-essential City Services from Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, through Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. The Holiday Closure is scheduled for Dec. 23, 26, 27 and 30, 2013, while City holidays are observed on Dec. 24, 25, 31, 2013, and Jan. 1, 2014. City offices participating in the Holiday Closure will re-open for business on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.

This closure will not affect police and fire services.

Offices that are taking part in the Holiday Closure include:Ê
* City Hall, 3300 Capitol Ave., Building A and Building B (Administrative offices)
* Fire Administration, 3300 Capitol Ave., Building A
* Development Services Center, 39550 Liberty St.
* Maintenance Center, 42551 Osgood Rd.
* All Community Centers
Offices and facilities providing limited services during the Holiday Closure include:
* Parks and Recreation, 3300 Capitol Ave., Building B (for enrollment of recreation programs only, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (510) 494-4300 for additional information.)
* Community Centers and Recreation buildings with Holiday Day Camps, Programs, and pre-booked facility rentals
* Life Eldercare (clients should contact (510) 574-2090 for additional information)
* Afghan Elderly Association (clients should contact their caseworker for additional information)
During the Holiday Closure:
* The Fire Department and Police Department will continue to provide public safety services.
* A minimum number of City staff will be available in an on-call status to provide emergency maintenance services such as responding to storm-related issues.
* Animal Services will provide regular services and the Tri-City Animal Shelter, located at 1950 Stevenson Blvd., will be open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Dec. 26-28.
* The Human Services Department will have two crisis counselors available at the Family Resource Center, located at 39155 Liberty St.
* The Parks and Recreation Department will offer camps and other programs.
* Community members with active building permits can call (510) 494-4885 for inspections on Dec. 23, 26, 27, and 30, 2013.
* The Fremont Tennis Center will be open for public play, weather permitting. Some holiday public hours; call (510) 790-5510 for tennis-related information.
Historically, demand for many City services during the December and January holiday season is low. It is anticipated that the Holiday Closure will have little or no impact on service delivery efficiency.

For more information, visit or call (510) 284-4093.

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