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Fremont, California

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Fremont, California
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General information
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Mayor:Bill Harrison
Last mayoral election:2012
Next mayoral election:2016
Last city council election:2014
Next city council election:2016
City council seats:5
2014-2015 FY Budget:$238 million
City website
Composition data
Population in 2013:224,922
Gender:50.3% Female
Race:White 32.8%
African American 3.3%
Asian 50.6%
Native American 0.5%
Ethnicity:Hispanic or Latino 14.8%
Median household income:$99,169
High school graduation rate:90.5%
College graduation rate:49.5%
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Fremont is a city in Alameda County, California. As of 2013, its population was 224,922.[1]

City government

See also: Council-manager government

The city of Fremont utilizes a council-manager system. In this form of municipal government, an elected city council, which includes the mayor and serves as the city's primary legislative body, appoints a chief executive called a city manager to oversee day-to-day municipal operations and implement the council's policy and legislative initiatives.[2]

City manager

The city manager is the city's chief executive. The responsibilities of the city manager include overseeing the city's day-to-day operations, planning and implementing the city's operating budget and appointing departmental directors and other senior-level positions.[3]


The mayor is a member of city council. He or she presides over council meetings and official city ceremonies. The mayor also represents the city on the state, national and international levels. Bill Harrison is the current Mayor of Fremont.[2][4]

City council

The Fremont City Council is the city's primary legislative body. It is responsible for adopting the city budget, approving mayoral appointees, levying taxes and making or amending city laws, policies and ordinances.[2][4]


The Fremont City Council is made up of five members, each of whom is elected by the city at-large.[4]

A current list of council members can be found here.

Boards and commissions

A series of advisory boards and commissions that are made up of non-elected citizens, whom city council members have appointed and approved, advises the Fremont City Council. The roles of these boards and commissions are to review, debate and comment upon city policies and legislation and to make recommendations to the city council.[5]

For a full list of Fremont city boards and commissions, see here.



see also Fremont, California municipal elections, 2014

The city of Fremont, California held elections for city council on November 4, 2014. The candidate filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was August 8, 2014.[6][7]

Two at-large council seats were up for election. The only incumbent in this race was Raj Salwan, who was appointed to the council in January 2013. A total of nine candidates filed for election.[8]


Fremont's proposed operating budget for fiscal year 2014-2015 was $238 million.[9]

Contact Information

City Hall
3300 Capitol Ave.
Fremont, CA 94538
Ph: 510-284-4000

To contact the mayor and/or individual council members, see here.


Main article: California government sector lobbying

As of August 11, 2014, information on Fremont's federal lobbying related expenses is unavailable.

Ballot measures

See also: Alameda County, California ballot measures

The city of Fremont is in Alameda County. A list of ballot measures in Alameda County is available here.

Initiative process

Population as of 2013: 224,922.[1] Fremont is a charter city.

Fremont's initiative process follows state law (see Laws governing local ballot measures in California for details) for both charter amendment and ordinances.

The Fremont City Code

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