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April 10, 2018 > Fremont News Briefs

Fremont News Briefs

Submitted By Cheryl Golden

Rent Review, Landlord Fee to be Discussed
In response to the rapidly rising cost of rent in the Bay Area, including the City of Fremont, the Fremont City Council voted to replace the previous rent review process on October 3, 2017. The Rent Review Ordinance went into effect on January 1, 2018 and provides a process for tenants and landlords to address concerns about rent increases in the form of consultation and/or mediation. In addition, if the rent increase is more than five percent in any 12-month period, either party may request a public hearing before the Rent Review Board. Unlike rent control, the recommendations resulting from the rent review process are non-binding.

On December 5, 2017, the Fremont City Council authorized the setting of an annual per unit fee on all residential rental units in order to cover the costs of administering the new ordinance. On April 10, 2018, the Fremont City Council will consider the adoption of a $24 per unit fee for Fiscal Year 17/18 at their regularly scheduled Council meeting that begins at 7 p.m. at Fremont City Hall, 3300 Capitol Ave., in Fremont. For more information on the new Rent Review Ordinance, please visit www.Fremont.gov/RentReview. If you have any questions, please call (510) 733-4945, or email rentreview@fremont.gov.

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City Council to Study Homelessness
Homelessness is a complex societal issue, not just for Fremont, but for the entire State of California. The Fremont City Council will hold a study session on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. to discuss homelessness in our community. The Council study session will be held at Fremont City Hall, 3300 Capitol Ave. in the Council Chambers. The public is invited to attend. If you have any questions, please call (510) 574-2050.

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Upcoming Age-Friendly Community Events
Fremont strives to be an inclusive and age-friendly community for all residents, and we canÕt do it without your help! Please join the City of Fremont Human Services Department for two free community events to talk about important topics for aging residents, including:
¥ Transportation
¥ Health and Wellness
¥ Outdoor Spaces and Buildings
¥ Social Participation and Inclusion
¥ Volunteering and Civic Engagement
¥ Community Information
¥ Employment and Learning Opportunities
¥ Housing
¥ Dementia-Specific Support

Community Dialogue: A chance for us to share ideas
Wednesday, Apr 25
9:30 a.m. Ð 1 p.m.
Teen Center
40000 Paseo Padre Pkwy.

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Health Expo: Resources for Adults 50+ and Their Families
Saturday, May 12
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Senior Center/Fremont Community Center
40204 Paseo Padre Pkwy.
For more information: visit www.Fremont.gov/AgeFriendlyEvents or contact Karen Grimsich at kgrimsich@fremont.gov or (510) 574-2062.

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Startup Grind Fremont Ð Meet Sramana Mitra
Startup Grind Fremont is back for another fireside chat. This time, join us on Thursday, April 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. as we hear from Sramana Mitra, founder of One Million by One Million (1Mby1M), a global virtual accelerator that aims to help one million entrepreneurs worldwide to reach $1 million in revenue and beyond. Please note the new location at Peerbuds Innovation Lab, located at 4580 Auto Mall Pkwy. #121 (on the back-side of Unitek) in Fremont.

Sramana has a masterÕs degree in electrical engineering and computer science. As an entrepreneur and CEO, she ran three companies: DAIS, Intarka, and Uuma. Sramana is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and strategy consultant, writes the blog Sramana Mitra On Strategy, and is the author of the Entrepreneur Journeys book series and Vision India 2020. In 2015, she was named one of LinkedInÕs Top 10 Influencers.

Startup Grind Fremont is the Silicon Valley East chapter of the international business startup community that has hosted more than 2,000 fireside chats across 200 cities and 85 countries! Every month or so, we get our local entrepreneurial community together to mix and mingle, hear from a featured speaker, find mentorship, pursue funding, and gain new customers.

CanÕt make it to this event? DonÕt worry. We have many more events scheduled for the near future. You can find additional information and purchase your tickets at www.startupgrind.com/fremont.

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Annual Compost Giveaway
Participants in the CityÕs curbside organics program can pick up two free bags of compost on Sunday, April 8 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Fremont Recycling and Transfer Station located at 41149 Boyce Rd., while supplies last. The event will be held rain or shine.

Residents must bring their most current Republic Services garbage bill to show their householdÕs participation in the curbside organics program. Residents will be directed to the loading area where crews will place bags of compost into vehicles. Residents may pick up compost on behalf of a neighbor or family member who is unable to attend by bringing their respective Republic Services bill.

The Compost Giveaway event is brought to you by the City of Fremont, in partnership with Republic Services and the Fremont Recycling and Transfer Station. For more information, please contact Republic Services at (510) 657-3500.

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