May 27, 2014 > City of Fremont news briefs
City of Fremont news briefs
Submitted By Cheryl Golden
The Fremont Police DepartmentÕs top priority is preventing criminals from impacting the city and keeping residents safe. Fremont's residential burglary rate decreased by 27 percent from 2012 to 2013 and, while this reduction is significant, we believe we can do more. In order to make a bigger impact in protecting the community, the Fremont Police Department is constantly looking for ways to fully utilize helpful technology to aid in this effort.
On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, the Police Department will ask the Fremont City Council to allocate funds for a community-based video surveillance camera project within the City of Fremont at their regularly scheduled Council meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at Fremont City Hall, 3300 Capitol Ave., in the Council Chambers. You can also watch the Council meeting on the CityÕs website at www.Fremont.gov/Channel27 or Cable TV Channel 27 if you are a Comcast subscriber.
The initial phase would involve installing 10 to 12 community-based video surveillance cameras and license plate readers at some of the CityÕs most commonly frequented entry and/or exit points.
Please take a moment to answer the following question in regard to the newly anticipated technology: Do you think community-based video surveillance cameras would enhance public safety and make our community safer? You can voice your opinion on www.Fremont.gov/OpenCityHallCameras.
New ÒDowntown Fremont-On the RiseÓ Logo
Fremont community members voted between April 25 and May 16 for their favorite ÒDowntown Fremont Ð On the RiseÓ logo using Fremont Open City Hall, the CityÕs online civic engagement forum. Three logos were unveiled on Friday, April 25 at the kick-off of Fremont Street Eats, in which the community was able to vote live on iPads for their favorite logo. The poll remained open for three weeks, closing Friday, May 16.The new logo will be featured in all downtown marketing materials, so stay tuned!
City Budget Hearing
The CityÕs proposed operating budget for next fiscal year, which runs from July1, 2014, through June 30, 2015, was presented to the Fremont City Council at their regularly scheduled Council meeting on May 20. The first public hearing to comment is June 3 and the second one, June 10. Both public hearings are part of the Council meeting and begin at 7 p.m.