City Launches Online Forum for Residents

Officials said they hope the platform will encourage residents to participate in city government.

From the City of Fremont

With access to a computer or a mobile device, sharing one's opinion just got easier for Fremont residents.

Today the City of Fremont continues to strengthen its leadership as a distinctive Silicon Valley city by introducing, Fremont Open City Hall, the city's new online forum where residents are encouraged to provide input and feedback about key topics and issues facing the city, including land use decisions.

To kick off this new online forum, the city is asking, 'How do you receive your news and information about what is happening in Fremont?'

This is the first of many questions the City will pose to Fremont residents as it looks to shape and grow Fremont together. City officials will read the statements and incorporate them into their planning processes.  

"Local government is recognizing how people want to interact with their City leaders, and that is online," said Fremont Mayor-elect Bill Harrison. "This new forum is an incredibly cost-effective way to empower residents to participate in City decisions from the privacy and convenience of their own home."  

Fremont Open City Hall is an innovative online public comment platform. Peak Democracy, a non-partisan company whose mission is to broaden civic engagement and build public trust in government, created the forum for the City of Fremont.

To share your opinion about how you receive your news and information about what is happening in Fremont, go to www.Fremont.gov/OpenCityHall.

Have you joined Fremont Open City Hall? What do you think of the new tool? Share your thoughts in our comments section below.

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