|Last mayoral election:||2012|
|Next mayoral election:||2016|
|Last city council election:||2012|
|Next city council election:||2014|
|City council seats:||5|
|2014-2015 FY Budget:||$238 million|
|Population in 2013:||224,922|
Hispanic or Latino 14.8%
African American 3.3%
Native American 0.5%
|Median household income:||$99,169|
|High school graduation rate:||90.5%|
|College graduation rate:||49.5%|
|Related Fremont offices|
|California Congressional Delegation • California state legislature • California state executive offices|
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Fremont City Council is made up of five members, each of whom is elected by the city at-large.
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.
For a full list of Fremont city boards and commissions, see here.
Fremont's proposed operating budget for fiscal year 2014-2015 was $238 million.
3300 Capitol Ave.
Fremont, CA 94538
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.
Fremont's initiative process follows state law (see Laws governing local ballot measures in California for details) for both charter amendment and ordinances.
- Fremont official website
- U.S. Census "State and County Quick Facts
- Office of the Mayor
- Fremont Municipal Code
- U.S. Census Bureau, "State and County Quick Facts," accessed on August 11, 2014
- City of Fremont, "About City Government," accessed on October 29, 2014
- City of Fremont, "City Manager," accessed on October 29, 2014
- City of Fremont, "Mayor and City Council," accessed on October 29, 2014
- City of Fremont, "Boards and Commissions," accessed on October 29, 2014
- City of Fremont, "Election Information," accessed March 10, 2014
- City of Fremont, "Basic Steps In Running For Office," accessed May 16, 2014
- Alameda County Registrar of Voters, "Election Information," accessed on October 8, 2014
- City of Fremont, "FY 14-15 Proposed Operating Budget," accessed on August 11, 2014