Fremont elected officials admonished Councilmember Teresa Keng at a meeting Tuesday night for issuing a proclamation without the city and council’s knowledge. Fremont Mayor Lily Mei also raised the possibility of censuring Keng. The severity of Keng’s actions, meanwhile, were… Read More ›
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Fremont Councilmember Rick Jones is making a shocking allegation against one of his council colleagues, according to a referral on next Tuesday’s agenda. “It has come to my attention that a councilmember presented a proclamation of support regarding an international… Read More ›
Fremont Councilmember Teresa Keng actively encouraged members of a social media chat group to stage protests at Mayor Lily Mei’s home, in a series of messages posted in late July. The online conversation on WeChat includes hundreds of members who… Read More ›
Fremont Mayor Lily Mei networked and mingled with California Democratic Party officials and activists two weeks ago at its convention in San Francisco. Her appearance turned some heads among the East Bay insiders at the weekend-long event since the first-term… Read More ›
Fremont Police will ask the City Council Tuesday night to accept a $182,000 Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) grant for four solar-powered security camera trailers outfitted with 30-foot telescopic cameras. The cameras “will allow the Police Department to provide… Read More ›
Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon may soon attempt what no other has been able to accomplish in the East Bay for more than a generation–unseat an incumbent countywide elected official. Bacon told the East Bay Citizen Tuesday night that he is… Read More ›
The Fremont City Council acquiesced to concerns from small business owners and unanimously approved a two-tier schedule Tuesday night for accelerating an increase in the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour for all businesses by 2021, with exemptions for… Read More ›
When Fremont councilmembers resume a discussion next week for raising the city’s minimum wage to $15, they will be presented with a new wrinkle intended to protect small business owners. Under a two-tiered schedule, which the council directed staff to… Read More ›
David Bonaccorsi, the former Fremont councilmember who lost his seat during last month’s election, admitted to violating the state’s Election Code by failing to report income of $10,000 or more to his law firm on four separate occasions. The complaint… Read More ›
Vote leader has changed three times since Election Night on Nov. 6.
Fremont logo was featured prominently on a letter endorsing Bonaccorsi by a former Fremont mayor and the spouse of another.
A mailer sent to Fremont voters last week slammed council Yang Shao for disparaging MLK during a 2016 school board meeting.
Fremont City Council candidate Yang Shao has faced a gauntlet of criticism, almost unmatched in its ferocity in the East Bay this election season. Beginning with his vote as a Fremont school board president earlier this against a sex education… Read More ›
The video is quickly making the rounds in Fremont and appears destined to go viral.
Shao expressed opposition last week to nearly every phobia, leaving out germs, height, and the number 13.
Bonaccorsi says Kassan is an attempting to distract from her own conflict of interest.
Fremont teachers say school board president Yang Shao has repeatedly disrespected its union membership. The teachers’ union has been in contract talks with the school district since March 2017. Last week, they fought fire with fire and protested Shao’s fundraising… Read More ›
FREMONT After the Fremont school board voted early Thursday morning to eliminate sex education for the district’s fourth through sixth graders, the controversial decision, which has roiled the city since March, is now attracting Rep. Ro Khanna on the side… Read More ›
The FPPC will decide this week if Fremont Mayor Lily Mei will pay a $1,406 fine for violating campaign finance rules. FREMONT CITY COUNCIL Fremont Mayor Lily Mei violated state election law after failing to report almost $24,000 in late campaign… Read More ›
Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon said last week that a city rent board ordinance will do nothing for renters. He supports rent control. FREMONT CITY COUNCIL–PUBLIC COMMENT–Appointed Fremont Councilmember David Bonaccorsi hid behind modest change while striking populist tones. His collegaues… Read More ›
FREMONT CITY COUNCILFremont’s potential move from at-large to district-based elections represents the most stunning change to how the city chooses its elected leaders since its founding, said Fremont City Attorney Harvey Levine. The switch is also occurring at “lightning speed,”… Read More ›
Significant changes for how Fremont chooses its elected officials could be on the horizon over the next few years. FREMONT CITY COUNCILFremont’s use of “at-large” elections violates state law, says a Southern California attorney who has successfully sued other cities by… Read More ›
Dublin Councilmember Abe Gupta offered likely the most vociferous opposition to sanctuary cities of any official in Alameda County. SANCTUARY CITIESFremont became the sixth East Bay city to declare it a sanctuary city and become the fourth to do so… Read More ›
Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon FREMONT CITY COUNCIL |When Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon appeared to be gloating last week about the city’s most recent electoral results that flew under the banner of an insurgent call for slow-growth, Councilmember Raj Salwan couldn’t… Read More ›
Appointed Fremont Councilmember -elect David Bonaccorsi will be sworn-in on Feb. 7. FREMONT CITY COUNCIL |Before taking a vote on choosing its next member, Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon mildly joked about flipping a coin in case of a tie among any… Read More ›
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Fremont Planning Commissioner Roman Reed is one of eight possible candidates to fill Mayor Lily Mei’s council term. FREMONT CITY COUNCIL |Twenty-seven Fremont residents applied to fill out the remaining two years of Lily Mei’s council term, following her election… Read More ›
FREMONT CITY COUNCIL | Fremont councilmembers will now earn $2,118 a month in salary, after approving an increase last week. In addition, the City Council approved bumping up the mayor’s monthly pay to $3,764. But Mayor-elect Lily Mei said she… Read More ›
Fremont Mayor Bill Harrison trails Councilmember Lily Mei by 929 votes. FREMONT | MAYOR |ELECTION 2016 |With thousands of ballot still uncounted as of Friday morning, the Fremont mayor’s race remains too close to call with Councilmember Lily Mei maintaining… Read More ›
Fremont Mayor Bill Harrison is facing a challenge from first-term Councilmember Lily Mei. MEET THE CANDIDATESFremont Mayor BILL HARRISON was elected four years ago in a tough three-way race with Republican Steve Cho and his then-City Council colleague Anu Natarajan…. Read More ›