Please join us by participating in one or more virtual discussions on policing and race in the Fremont community. At the June 10, 2020 Policing in Our Community Town Hall hosted by Mayor Lily Mei and Police Chief Kimberly Petersen, staff committed to continuing the conversation through additional discussions. Over 800 community members participated in the Town Hall, reflecting strong community interest and passion for this important and timely topic. The opportunities described below are designed to allow for a dialogue between city staff and the community, and to hear from a wide variety of stakeholders.
How do I get involved?
Tell Us What You think in an Online Survey
- Take our online survey to share your views. Like the other discussion activities, we are especially interested in hearing what you see as the key issues and topics on policing in Fremont, and ideas, suggestions and recommendations for addressing these issues and topics. There is also an opportunity for you to ask questions and provide any other comments you would like to share. Results from the survey will be summarized and posted here on this webpage. Take the survey now!
Participate in a Virtual Discussion Group
Public Virtual Group Discussions: Two public interactive discussion group meetings will be convened to provide opportunities for community members to engage in facilitated discussion and dialogue with each other and with City staff. The majority of the meeting time will be spent in virtual breakout groups with facilitators to enable in-depth discussion and dialogue. For that reason, each meeting is limited to 50 participants. Registration is first come first served.
- August 3, 2020 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- August 4, 2020 - 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (please note this is an updated time to better accommodate community availability)
Stakeholder Virtual Group Discussions: Four discussion groups were held with a diverse mix of invited community stakeholders. These meetings follow the same format as the two meetings described above. These meetings have some open space for general public participation. Registration is now closed.
- July 16, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- July 20, 2020 - 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- July 22, 2020 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- July 23, 2020 - 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Participate in a Virtual Public Meeting
A virtual public meeting will be held on August 11, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. using Zoom. The purposes of the meeting are to (1) share the results of the discussion groups and the online survey, (2) elicit responses and questions from the community, and (3) engage in a prioritization or assessment of the suggestions and recommendations. Results from that meeting will also be posted on this webpage.
- August 11, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. (Zoom conference details will be posted on this webpage when available.)
The discussion groups, public meetings and online survey are being facilitated and monitored by the Public Dialogue Consortium (PDC), an independent, non-profit organization committed to fostering high-quality communication in the public sphere. For more information about these community discussions, email Public Dialogue Consortium.
- Serving Our Community - Police Department Brochure (2020) (Where we stand on use of force and #8CANTWAIT)
- Fremont Community and Police Dialogue Report (2017)
- City of Fremont Community Investment Budget
- City of Fremont Police Department Budget
- Screen Reader Friendly Version (Text Version) of Budget Related Information
We have answers to many commonly asked questions asked during the discussions. Please visit our Accountability FAQ page for more information.
- June 10, 2020 Virtual Town Hall Meeting
A conversation with Fremont Mayor Lily Mei and Police Chief Kimberly Petersen about Policing in Our Community, Other speakers include City Manager Mark Danaj, Police Captain Sean Washington, and Pastor Bryan Murphy of South Bay Community Church. This virtual town hall meeting was conducted on Zoom. Please see recording below.
Link to June 10, 2020 Virtual Town Hall Meeting Recording on YouTube