Fremont city offices closed Dec. 23 to Jan. 1

From the city of Fremont:

Non-essential city services and offices closed Dec. 23 to Jan. 1  (Police, Fire Services Not Affected)

The City of Fremont is implementing a Holiday Closure for many non-essential City Services from Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, through Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. The Holiday Closure is scheduled for Dec. 23, 26, 27 and 30, 2013, while City holidays are observed on Dec. 24, 25, 31, 2013, and Jan. 1, 2014. City offices participating in the Holiday Closure will re-open for business on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. This closure will not affect police and fire services.

Offices that are taking part in the Holiday Closure include:

  • City Hall, 3300 Capitol Ave., Building A and Building B (Administrative offices)
  • Fire Administration, 3300 Capitol Ave., Building A
  • Development Services Center, 39550 Liberty St.
  • Maintenance Center, 42551 Osgood Rd.
  • All Community Centers


Offices and facilities providing limited services during the Holiday Closure include:

  • Parks and Recreation, 3300 Capitol Ave., Building B (for enrollment of recreation programs only, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (510) 494-4300 for additional information.)
  • Community Centers and Recreation buildings with Holiday Day Camps, Programs, and pre-booked facility rentals
  • Life Eldercare (clients should contact (510) 574-2090 for additional information)
  • Afghan Elderly Association (clients should contact their caseworker for additional information)


During the Holiday Closure:

  • The Fire Department and Police Department will continue to provide public safety services.
  • A minimum number of City staff will be available in an on-call status to provide emergency maintenance services such as responding to storm-related issues.
  • Animal Services will provide regular services and the Tri-City Animal Shelter, located at 1950 Stevenson Blvd., will be open Thursday,Friday, and Saturday, Dec. 26-28.
  • The Human Services Department will have two crisis counselors available at the Family Resource Center, located at 39155 Liberty St.
  • The Parks and Recreation Department will offer camps and other programs.
  • Community members with active building permits can call (510) 494-4885 for inspections on Dec. 23, 26, 27, and 30, 2013.
  • The Fremont Tennis Center will be open for public play, weather permitting. Some holiday public hours; call (510) 790-5510 for tennis-related information.

Historically, demand for many City services during the December and January holiday season is low. It is anticipated that the Holiday Closure will have little or no impact on service delivery efficiency.

For more information, visit www.Fremont.gov/HolidayClosure or call (510) 284-4093.


Chris DeBenedetti


  1. I wanted to respond to a article in this mornings paper. It was about Farber donating money to various charity’s and being reimbursed by Washington Hospital.
    The President of the Board, said that He is not worried that people trust Washington Hospital. I wanted to send him a email… guess what, it is impossible to contact anyone at Washington Hospital, talk about hiding and not being transparent. There are no Email addresses for the board of Directors. I thought they were elected officials, what is with all the secrecy and hiding. I think they are living in a imaginary bubble.
    Publish there email addresses, please…..

  2. It’s a worthwhile topic of discussion, Bill.

    This morning at 11:11 AM I posted a response to this very same article. It was immediately held for moderation.
    It’s now a little before six PM and my original post isn’t yet released.

  3. Bbox,
    Bang Newsgroup is a for profit Organization. Washington Hospital is a non profit Organization except for Ms. Farber.
    Is Bang Newspapers in cahoots with Nancy Farber CEO of WTH. Maybe that is why you are being censored. Corporations stick together. They are the 1%

  4. Interesting notion, Bill – but, I doubt that this is a result of a conscious collaboration between BANG and WTH.

    I prefer to think that the message which is still being held is just another one in a series of really bad administrative or design decisions we’ve seen within this venue.

    It’s too bad, too, because in large measure, I was attempting to go out of my way to compliment Ashly McGlone for her fine work and coverage of WTH.

    But for whatever reason – it needed to be held for “moderation”. . . . go figure!

    P.S. – To your original point – we still haven’t seen McGlone’s original article added to the TCB. . . . why is that ????

  5. I went to the WTH website and I could not find anyway of contacting the Board Of Directors, there are no email addresses. I thought they were elect officials but Here is WTH face book page. Please tell them what you think….


  6. Somehow, we found the time to write an article announcing dates and times of city haul holiday closure.

    At the same time, we haven’t made the time to simply cut and paste McGlone’s article re an apparent lack of transparency on the part of WTHS.

    Now ask yourself, which of these two topics is of greatest value to our community.
    A year from now, will anyone care about the 2013 holiday schedule?
    A year from now, is it possible someone may be questioning Farber’s historical track record?

    In this instance the quality of coverage important to our community has nothing to do with availability of resource and has everything to do with a choices made.

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