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Please provide your feedback to help develop a Safe Parking Strategy for Fremont.

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1. According to the 2019 Alameda County Point-in-Time Count, 50% of homeless people in Fremont live in a recreational vehicle, car, or trailer. Do you know or have you seen anyone living in a vehicle in Fremont? (Select all that apply.)

Response Percent Response Count
I have currently or previously resided in a vehicle as my primary residence. 4.5% 7
I know someone who has lived in their vehicle as their primary residence. 18.1% 28
I have seen people in Fremont living in their vehicle as their primary residence. 87.1% 135
I have not seen anyone in Fremont living in a vehicle as their primary residence. 9.0% 14

2. To what extent are you concerned about the needs of people living in vehicles in Fremont? (with 1 being "not at all concerned" and 5 being "extremely concerned") (Select one.)

Response Percent Response Count
1 – not at all concerned 2.6% 4
2 – slightly concerned 2.6% 4
3 – somewhat concerned 10.3% 16
4 – moderately concerned 26.9% 42
5 – extremely concerned 57.7% 90

3. What is your most important concern regarding the needs of people living in their vehicles? (Select up to three.)

Response Percent Response Count
Vehicles are not stable housing. 37.6% 59
People are living in vehicles with unsafe or substandard conditions. 61.8% 97
People living in vehicles are vulnerable to crime. 46.5% 73
People living in vehicles do not have enough access to waste or sanitation services. 86.6% 136
I do not have any concerns about this. 1.9% 3
Other 24.2% 38

4. To what extent are you concerned about how inhabited vehicles are impacting nearby residents, businesses, or traffic? (with 1 being "not at all concerned" and 5 being "extremely concerned") (Select one.)

Response Percent Response Count
1 – not at all concerned 8.3% 13
2 – slightly concerned 19.7% 31
3 – somewhat concerned 16.6% 26
4 – moderately concerned 21.0% 33
5 – extremely concerned 34.4% 54

5. What is your most important concern regarding inhabited vehicles on nearby residents, businesses, or traffic? (Select up to three.)

Response Percent Response Count
Traffic safety 19.7% 31
Parking availability 28.0% 44
Public health and sanitation 82.2% 129
Safety concerns 57.3% 90
I do not have any concerns about this 7.0% 11
Other 20.4% 32

6. What additional services do you think are important to have at a safe parking site?

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7. As the City explores the development of a Safe Parking Strategy, what would be the top three types of locations that you would like us to consider for safe parking? (Select up to three.)

Response Percent Response Count
Community-based organization and non-profit parking lots 59.0% 92
Faith-based organization parking lots 47.4% 74
City, county, and/or state government parking lots 62.8% 98
City or regional park parking lots that are not in residential areas 35.3% 55
Closing off dead-end streets that are not in residential areas for parking 28.8% 45
Other 22.4% 35

8. Are you part of an organization that may be interested in providing safe parking, or do you have any ideas for parking lots where safe parking could be located?

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9. Please tell us any other ideas that you have about a Safe Parking Strategy in Fremont.

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January 25, 2021, 10:49 PM
  • 1. According to the 2019 Alameda County Point-in-Time Count, 50% of homeless people in Fremont live in a recreational vehicle, car, or trailer. Do you know or have you seen anyone living in a vehicle in Fremont? (Select all that apply.)
    • I have seen people in Fremont living in their vehicle as their primary residence.
  • 2. To what extent are you concerned about the needs of people living in vehicles in Fremont? (with 1 being "not at all concerned" and 5 being "extremely concerned") (Select one.)
    • 5 – extremely concerned
  • 3. What is your most important concern regarding the needs of people living in their vehicles? (Select up to three.)
    • People living in vehicles are vulnerable to crime.
    • People living in vehicles do not have enough access to waste or sanitation services.
    • Other - They dont have addresses and therfore cannot vote/apply for social services
  • 4. To what extent are you concerned about how inhabited vehicles are impacting nearby residents, businesses, or traffic? (with 1 being "not at all concerned" and 5 being "extremely concerned") (Select one.)
    • 1 – not at all concerned
  • 5. What is your most important concern regarding inhabited vehicles on nearby residents, businesses, or traffic? (Select up to three.)
    • Other - They dont have addresses and therfore cannot vote/apply for social services
  • 6. What additional services do you think are important to have at a safe parking site?

    Union Representatives to help people apply for UNION jobs. City leaders responsible for implementing Tenants Unions, and Renters Rights legislation. Whats the point of getting people INTO housing, when all of the slumlords (yes, I checked the legal definition) in Fremont raise rents faster than employers increase working class peoples' wages? City of Fremont is setting working class people up for failure.

  • 7. As the City explores the development of a Safe Parking Strategy, what would be the top three types of locations that you would like us to consider for safe parking? (Select up to three.)
    • City, county, and/or state government parking lots
    • Other - Where people WANT to park, like in front of Tesla. You EVICTED people from there & just now ask "where should people park?". City of Fremont leadership is inhumane.
  • 8. Are you part of an organization that may be interested in providing safe parking, or do you have any ideas for parking lots where safe parking could be located?

    Right in front of Tesla, where City of Fremont previously evicted people from. That was entirely inhumane, and now this survey is a Public Relations stunt. How about you enact rent control, and force all of these landlords to create SAFE living conditions, while charging rent that matches the lowest paid workers' wages? This forced gentrification has done more harm to Fremont in the last 10 years, than Covid-19 has done in 1 year.

  • 9. Please tell us any other ideas that you have about a Safe Parking Strategy in Fremont.

    How about you enact rent control, and force all of these landlords to create SAFE living conditions, while charging rent that matches the lowest paid workers' wages? You cite and ticket people for living in their vehicles, tow their vehicles away with ALL of their belongings locked inside, and then send out an ONLINE SURVEY to ask "where should homeless people park"? Your cognitive dissonance is foul.

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Basic Services for Safe Parking Areas

Safe parking areas typically provide basic services to participants including water, power hook-ups, security, restrooms, and waste collection. Most programs provide access to additional services such as wraparound support services, housing assistance, and assistance with vehicle repair and licensing.

City staff have interviewed people living in their vehicles and asked them what types of services they would like to have at a safe parking site. The following list shows the most popular services that people living in their vehicles would like to have at a safe parking site:

  • Utility hook-ups (electrical, water, etc.)

  • Health and sanitation facilities (showers, laundry, restrooms, handwashing stations, etc.)

  • Waste disposal and management

  • Additional storage

  • Cooking space (grills, outdoor picnic tables, etc.)

  • Recreation areas such as a dog run

  • Maker space or workspace

  • Internet connection and/or Wi-Fi for work and distance learning

  • Support services and housing placement assistance

  • Vehicle repair assistance

Locations for Safe Parking Areas

Many developed parking areas already exist around Fremont that could potentially be used (exclusively or shared) for safe parking. There are many variables that might affect the suitability and feasibility of any potential location.

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