Newark City Council meeting slated 5pm Thursday to discuss general plan update

The Newark City Council and Planning Commission have scheduled a special meeting Thursday evening to discuss updates on the city’s general plan. The meeting will be from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room at the Silliman Family and Acquatic Center, at 6800 Mowry Ave.

A regular City Council meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m. at Newark City Hall at 37101 Newark Blvd.

The city’s general plan is the document that lays out the city’s vision for future land-use decisions for the next two decades. The next general plan work session is scheduled for May 9.

For more information, go to www.newark.org or call 510-578-4266.

Chris DeBenedetti


  1. The Newark Politicians needs to fix Newark.
    Industry has been leaving Newark for years.
    Now, retail is leaving Newark,at alarming numbers. Newpark Mall is becoming a ghost town.
    The blame rest squarely on the local Newark City Council Members. Who else has control of the

    planning commission.

    They are spending all there energy on Developing and destroying Wetlands, to build a golf course?

    They are in court now defending there decision to destroy wetlands in the what is called Area 4.

    Spending taxpayers money, that they have left.

    Newark’s only hope is to annex itself to Fremont, if Fremont will have them.

    I feel sorry for the residents in Newark, but they are part of the problem, voting these

    people into office…..

  2. I’d be in favor of incorporating Newark into Fremont, but only if we call it “East Fremont”. Not because of location, but because of the connotation is fitting.

  3. Marty #2,
    You are right but to make the people of Newark feel good about incorperating into Fremont. It should be called Newark District like Mission, Niles Warms Spring, Centerville.
    Fremont would have six districts instead of five.

    It wiil probably never happen. The Newark City Council and Mayor are to small minded and will not give up there power.
    The Fremont City Council can be increased to seven, including the Mayor, that may make easier for Newark residents to accept the incorperation…
    What do you think?

  4. Newark was known far and wide as a crappy little town until the day NewPark mall was built and Newark began gloating. About what?
    Newark is still a crappy town.

    Somehow, until now, all that “tax revenue” made it easy to overlook that Newark never stopped being a crappy little town.

    Sorry Newark, Fremont doesn’t want you.

    But we’ll take the mall off your hands.

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