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June 5, 2018 > Fremont News Briefs

Fremont News Briefs

Submitted By Cheryl Golden

Planning of Irvington BART Station
We need your help planning the Irvington BART Station! The City of Fremont and BART would like feedback from community partners, businesses, and residents regarding the design of the Irvington BART Station. Please take the online public survey available at www.Fremont.gov/IrvingtonBARTSurvey.

A consultant team has created three different station site layoutsÑAlternatives A, B, and CÑthat include different design elements. Certain design elements are fixed, such as the station platforms and preservation of the historic Gallegos Winery site, but each alternative has some unique elements as well. The final Station Site Plan will combine preferred elements from all three of these alternatives. The City and BART will use the feedback to help develop a draft Station Site Plan. In the fall, the project team will seek input on this draft Station Site Plan, as well as the companion Station Area Plan.

The City recommends that community members take some time to familiarize themselves with the three alternatives. Visit the project website, www.Fremont.gov/IrvingtonBART, to view a study evaluating the three alternatives and exhibit boards and a handout used to explain the alternatives.

The Irvington BART Station will be located at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Osgood Road, approximately halfway between the existing Fremont BART Station and the Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station.
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Town Fair Plaza Grand Opening
Mark your calendar for the grand opening of the new Town Fair Plaza in Downtown Fremont on Saturday, June 16, 2018! From 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., experience the Tri-City Night Market, a new and exciting Asian night market featuring 50 of the best eateries and culinary creators in the Bay Area. To learn more about the Tri-City Night Market, visit www.tcnightmarket.com/home. This event is produced by Public Space Authority and Moveable Feast.

Along with hosting community events, the Town Fair Plaza will feature family-friendly game areas with everything from huge building blocks to table tennis and mini golf. Other features include a stage for live performances, a beer garden, a maker space, event space, and food trucks. Town Fair Plaza is located at 39100 State St. along Capitol Avenue. For more information, including upcoming events, visit www.TownFairPlaza.com.
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Break up with Plastic
Think globally, act locally. Tuesday, June 5 is World Environment Day, and itÕs the perfect time to break up with plastic! Join your neighbors in the growing trend of reusing and refusing plastic to help create a healthier environment.

Plastic production burns fossil fuels, creates air pollution, releases greenhouse gases, and can take an entire lifetime to break down. Since the majority of plastic is used for convenience, preparation is key. DonÕt leave home without these reusable items: bag, straw, water bottle, coffee mug, utensils, and containers.

Using reusable items can make a huge difference, especially with the changing international recycling laws. The Fremont Recycling Program is no longer able to recycle loose or bundled plastic bags. Therefore, plastic bags must be thrown in the trash bin instead of the recycling. This change is in response to export restrictions and recycling policies that limit what recyclables can be shipped to international markets. While these changes are causing a rippling effect worldwide and are impacting Fremont as well, the answer and solution is easy: letÕs use less plastic.

To make a change this World Environment Day, the City of Fremont is encouraging residents to take the Bay Area Recycling Outreach CoalitionÕs ÔReuse To GoÕ pledge at www.Fremont.gov/PledgeToReuse. By taking the pledge, you will be entered to win your own zero waste kit!

Bay Area Recycling Outreach Coalition is a City of Fremont partner and represents over 40 Bay Area cities, counties, and public agencies working together on waste reduction and behavior change media campaigns.
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Fremont Budget Hearings Coming Up
The City of FremontÕs proposed operating budget for the next fiscal year, which runs from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, was presented to the City Council at their regularly scheduled Council meeting on May 15 at 7 p.m. The first public hearing to comment is on June 5, and the second hearing and adoption is on June 12. The upcoming public hearing is part of the Council meeting and will begin at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 3300 Capitol Ave., Building A. To view the Fiscal Year 2018/19 proposed operating budget, visit www.Fremont.gov/1819ProposedOperatingBudget.
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Discovery Cove: Drop-in Childcare Center
Do you need time for yourself? Are you in need of emergency childcare and your day care is closed? Do you have errands or appointments you would rather do without your kids? If so, Discovery Cove is the drop-in childcare you need!

Discovery Cove offers drop-in, hourly childcare up to 12 hours per week at $7 per hour. You can relax and enjoy your outing knowing that your children are safe and supervised. Children ages 2 to 10 years old will experience a wonderful time filled with structured activities. Discovery Cove is located at the Family Resource Center, 39155 Liberty St., Suite H850, in Fremont, and operates Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For parents attending an FRC appointment, childcare is free during that time only (for children ages 2 months to 12 years).

For more information, call (510) 574-2010 or (510) 494-4381.
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