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Name not available outside Community Plan Areas August 4, 2020, 4:54 PM

What trails do you currently use in Fremont?
Alameda Creek Trail, Bay Trail


How often do you currently use trails?
2-3 times per week


How do you currently use trails? (select all that apply)
To get appointments such as shopping or errands, For recreation/fun


Are there issues or concerns you have with trails?
Not enough


How would you like to use trails? (select all that apply)
To get to appointments such as shopping or errands, For recreation/fun


What are the three most important efforts for our park trail system?
Trails in parks are prioritized for biking


Which are your highest priorities for trail improvements in Fremont?
Develop new bicycle/pedestrian bridges over major barriers such as freeways and creeks, Develop new regional trail corridors that connect across the City


Which trail corridor in Fremont is your highest priority for improvement?
Bay trail

Name not available outside Community Plan Areas August 3, 2020, 6:40 PM

How aligned is the information above on the City of Fremont’s budget with your priorities?
Not at all


Please tell us more about your priorities and how you would like the City of Fremont to allocate funds:
Allocate funds to affordable housing, mental health services, unhoused people services, and other human services. THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY POLICE FUNDS--IF IT IS HOUSED IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT THEY ARE POLICE FUNDS, EVEN IF YOU SAY IT IS NOT.


What questions, concerns, and issues do you have about policing in Fremont? (Check all that apply)
The Police Department’s budget, Police response to crime, Police response to non-criminal matters, Police race relations in our community, Police and LGBTQ+ relations, The School Resource Officer Program, Police transparency and accountability, Investigations of police misconduct, Use of force (training and tactics) vs. de-escalation, Other - Abolish the police, Other - Abolish the police, Other - Abolish the police


Please provide more detail on your questions, concerns and issues:
Policing is inherently violent and only serves to protect property and the interest of property owners. They do not protect the vast majority of us and Fremont police are no exception. In the last 5 years, Fremont police has murdered 2 individuals, and they also disproportionately enact violence on Black and Brown communities. Abolish this terrorist and violent force in the city of Fremont.


What questions, concerns and issues do you have about social services in Fremont? (Check all that apply)
Access to after school programs for youth, Access to programs for teens, Services and programs supporting families, Justice Diversion programs for youth (Substance Use Intervention), Multi-lingual information, Mental Health Crisis Intervention, Mental health services for adults, Mental health services for youth, Homelessness, Other - Affordable housing, Other - Other health resources


Please provide more detail on your questions, concerns and issues:
NO social services should include cops and the police should not be responsible for any of those above services--ESPECIALLY not mental health services, substance abuse programs, and youth programs.


The Fremont Police Department would appreciate guidance and recommendations on the priority level of the following list of crimes, quality of life issues, and community engagement. Please rate the following issues as a “high priority,” “medium priority,” “low priority,” or “not a policing issue.”



Please provide more detail on your responses:
We should no cops for any of these services.


What suggestions and recommendations do you have to address the question, concerns and issues you have identified?
Abolish the police.


What do you appreciate and value about policing in Fremont?

Nothing.


What suggestions and recommendations do you have to build on and enhance what you appreciate and value?
Abolish them


Provide any additional comments or questions here:
Abolish the police.


Are you a Fremont resident or business owner? (check all that apply)
Yes – resident


What is your age range?
18-25


What is your ethnicity?
Asian or Asian American


Have you ever had an interaction with a Fremont police officer?
Yes


If yes, please tell us more about your interaction:
They harassed my family and racially profiled my parents. SRO followed my parent from our house to the school and then accused my father of running into a child--despite no evidence of this happening. He targeted my parents because he already had a prior relationship with them.

Other Fremont police also accused my parents of emotional abuse (again based on racial factors, not actual evidence), making me scared that they were going to take me away from them.


Have you ever attended an event or participated in a program hosted by the Fremont Police Department?
Yes


If you have attended an event, which one have you attended? (Check all that apply)
Other - They came and spoke with us at school (where they SHOWED THEIR TASER AND SAID "IF YOU DO BAD THINGS WE WILL USE IT" in a "joking" way)


Have you visited the Fremont Police Department’s website at fremontpolice.gov?

Yes


Do you subscribe to Nixle, or receive information from the Fremont Police Department via social media (Nextdoor, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter)? (Check all that apply)

Yes – Twitter

Name not available inside Mission San Jose August 2, 2020, 5:42 PM

How aligned is the information above on the City of Fremont’s budget with your priorities?
Not at all


What questions, concerns, and issues do you have about policing in Fremont? (Check all that apply)
The Police Department’s budget, Police response to crime, Police response to non-criminal matters, Police race relations in our community, Police and LGBTQ+ relations, The School Resource Officer Program


The Fremont Police Department would appreciate guidance and recommendations on the priority level of the following list of crimes, quality of life issues, and community engagement. Please rate the following issues as a “high priority,” “medium priority,” “low priority,” or “not a policing issue.”



Provide any additional comments or questions here:
None


Are you a Fremont resident or business owner? (check all that apply)
Yes – resident


What is your age range?
15-17


What is your ethnicity?
Asian or Asian American


Have you ever had an interaction with a Fremont police officer?
Yes


Have you ever attended an event or participated in a program hosted by the Fremont Police Department?
Yes


If you have attended an event, which one have you attended? (Check all that apply)
National Night Out, Neighborhood Watch


Have you visited the Fremont Police Department’s website at fremontpolice.gov?

Yes


Do you subscribe to Nixle, or receive information from the Fremont Police Department via social media (Nextdoor, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter)? (Check all that apply)

Yes – Nextdoor

Name not available inside Centerville July 31, 2020, 2:00 PM

What trails do you currently use in Fremont?
Alameda Creek Trail, Bay Trail, Central Park Trails, Mission Creek Trail


How often do you currently use trails?
2-3 times per month


How do you currently use trails? (select all that apply)
For recreation/fun


Are there issues or concerns you have with trails?
Only that I wish there were more of them.


Is there anything else you would like to share about your current trail usage?
I find them generally clean and very safe. I would love to see the city organize a volunteer community to walk the trails providing support and light clean-up similar to what the East bay Regional Park District does.


How would you like to use trails? (select all that apply)
To travel to work, To travel to school, To get to appointments such as shopping or errands, For recreation/fun


What are the three most important efforts for our park trail system?
Park trails connect to street transportation system, Parks have a walking loop within the park, Improved or expanded trails at other City parks


Which are your highest priorities for trail improvements in Fremont?
Develop new regional trail corridors that connect across the City, Develop new pathways that connect within neighborhoods


Which trail corridor in Fremont is your highest priority for improvement?
The Mission Creek trail – I wish that it continued south all the way to Mission Blvd.


Is there anything else you would like to tell us about new or improved trails you would like to see in Fremont?
I wish that Fremont, like Berkeley did, would convert the concrete canals and culverts back to a natural setting and install trails along them. They would provide nice safe pathways free from vehicles.
I also wish that the existing and proposed trails were better advertised and marked.


What is your primary mode of transportation for getting to work or school?
Do not commute to work or school


In what neighborhood do you live?
Parkmont


What is your age?
60-74

Melissa Avery inside Irvington July 30, 2020, 7:38 PM

What trails do you currently use in Fremont?
Alameda Creek Trail, Bay Trail, Central Park Trails, Mission Creek Trail, Sabercat Creek Trail, East Bay Greenway Trail (connects between Central Park and Irvington area)


How often do you currently use trails?
2-3 times per week


How do you currently use trails? (select all that apply)
To get appointments such as shopping or errands, For recreation/fun


Are there issues or concerns you have with trails?
East Bay Greenway Trail has a lot of transient people living in the bushes.


Is there anything else you would like to share about your current trail usage?
Central Park Trails get very congested.


How would you like to use trails? (select all that apply)
To travel to school, To get to appointments such as shopping or errands, For recreation/fun


What are the three most important efforts for our park trail system?
Park trails connect to street transportation system, Trails can allow for biking and walking, Improved or expanded trails at Central Park


Which are your highest priorities for trail improvements in Fremont?
Develop new bicycle/pedestrian bridges over major barriers such as freeways and creeks, Develop new regional trail corridors that connect across the City


Which trail corridor in Fremont is your highest priority for improvement?
East Bay Greenway


Is there anything else you would like to tell us about new or improved trails you would like to see in Fremont?
We need more separated bike trails connecting throughout the the city. We could be using all the washes as trails, not the actual wash (water drainage) but the trails up above them to connected neighborhoods.


What is your primary mode of transportation for getting to work or school?
Bicycle


In what neighborhood do you live?
Central –Downtown


What is your age?
30-44

Name not shown inside Centerville July 29, 2020, 4:54 PM

How aligned is the information above on the City of Fremont’s budget with your priorities?
Somewhat


Please tell us more about your priorities and how you would like the City of Fremont to allocate funds:
Less high density housing. Less confusing and very difficult street changes downtown.


What questions, concerns, and issues do you have about policing in Fremont? (Check all that apply)
Other - I am very satisfied with our police department


Please provide more detail on your questions, concerns and issues:
Overall I have had very good experiences with the police department and the outreach the department has initiated.


What questions, concerns and issues do you have about social services in Fremont? (Check all that apply)
Mental Health Crisis Intervention, Homelessness


Please provide more detail on your questions, concerns and issues:
I am very unhappy with the location of the navigation center. It should have been away from the city center. The location will lead to many problems in the future. Mental health services are almost non-existent in the city.


The Fremont Police Department would appreciate guidance and recommendations on the priority level of the following list of crimes, quality of life issues, and community engagement. Please rate the following issues as a “high priority,” “medium priority,” “low priority,” or “not a policing issue.”



Please provide more detail on your responses:
mental health treatments will go a long way to solving many of the problems.


What do you appreciate and value about policing in Fremont?

Presence and willingness to be visible and helpful in wide variety of situations. General professional demeanor.


What suggestions and recommendations do you have to build on and enhance what you appreciate and value?
Perhaps more social training.


Are you a Fremont resident or business owner? (check all that apply)
Yes – resident, Yes - business owner


What is your age range?
70+


What is your ethnicity?
White


Have you ever had an interaction with a Fremont police officer?
Yes


If yes, please tell us more about your interaction:
Participated in "Night Out" several times. Also minor traffic collision. Attended and supervised community events.


Have you ever attended an event or participated in a program hosted by the Fremont Police Department?
Yes


If you have attended an event, which one have you attended? (Check all that apply)
National Night Out, Other - Mayor luncheons and breakfasts.


Have you visited the Fremont Police Department’s website at fremontpolice.gov?

No


Do you subscribe to Nixle, or receive information from the Fremont Police Department via social media (Nextdoor, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter)? (Check all that apply)

No - I do not follow the Fremont Police Department

Name not available inside Central July 28, 2020, 11:41 PM

How aligned is the information above on the City of Fremont’s budget with your priorities?
Not at all


Please tell us more about your priorities and how you would like the City of Fremont to allocate funds:
The budgets for Homeless, Human, and Housing Services need to be drastically increased, at least a quarter of the city budget (ideally more -- such pie charts need to explain what counts as "other government services" to help us make an informed decision). In order to do that, the police budget should be cut by at least 50%


What questions, concerns, and issues do you have about policing in Fremont? (Check all that apply)
Police response to non-criminal matters, Police race relations in our community, Police and LGBTQ+ relations, The School Resource Officer Program, Police transparency and accountability, Investigations of police misconduct, Use of force (training and tactics) vs. de-escalation


Please provide more detail on your questions, concerns and issues:
The police is the only branch of the Fremont government that is legally allowed to use force, so their role should be limited to situations that require force. The Police should not handle homelessness, should not handle public disturbances, should not handle discipline at schools, should not handle traffic stops, etc. The police should only handle violent crime; everything else should be handled by trained mental health professionals and social workers.


What questions, concerns and issues do you have about social services in Fremont? (Check all that apply)
Access to after school programs for youth, Access to programs for teens, Services and programs supporting families, Justice Diversion programs for youth (Substance Use Intervention), Mental Health Crisis Intervention, Mental health services for adults, Mental health services for youth, Homelessness


Please provide more detail on your questions, concerns and issues:
How can a city morally spend less than 1/6 of its budget on social services combined? We need a budget that shows that the city prioritizes its people -- all the aforementioned social services need drastically more funding, at least a quarter and ideally a half of the city budget. If Fremont does not have enough money for this, it must raise taxes on big businesses, developers, and the wealthy.


The Fremont Police Department would appreciate guidance and recommendations on the priority level of the following list of crimes, quality of life issues, and community engagement. Please rate the following issues as a “high priority,” “medium priority,” “low priority,” or “not a policing issue.”



Please provide more detail on your responses:
The police is the only branch of the Fremont government that is legally allowed to use force, so their role should be limited to situations that require force. The Police should not handle homelessness, should not handle public disturbances, should not handle discipline at schools, should not handle traffic stops, etc. The police should only handle violent crime; everything else should be handled by trained mental health professionals and social workers.


What suggestions and recommendations do you have to address the question, concerns and issues you have identified?
Drastically increase funding for social services, create partnerships and funding opportunities for community organizations that serve marginalized communities with social workers and mental health professionals, and drastically defund the police.


What do you appreciate and value about policing in Fremont?

Fremont has given the responsibility of far too many social needs to the police. The police needs to be drastically defunded, and Fremont must use those funds to fund social workers and mental health professional to handle all current police duties that do not explicitly require force or violence.


What suggestions and recommendations do you have to build on and enhance what you appreciate and value?
Defund the police and fund social services.


Are you a Fremont resident or business owner? (check all that apply)
Yes – resident


What is your age range?
18-25


What is your ethnicity?
Asian or Asian American


Have you ever had an interaction with a Fremont police officer?
Yes


If yes, please tell us more about your interaction:
The SRO at Mission San Jose High. He had good intentions, but his fun always terrified me. It was hard for me to focus when he was around. Armed police officers should not be on school campuses!


Have you ever attended an event or participated in a program hosted by the Fremont Police Department?
No


Have you visited the Fremont Police Department’s website at fremontpolice.gov?

Yes


Do you subscribe to Nixle, or receive information from the Fremont Police Department via social media (Nextdoor, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter)? (Check all that apply)

Yes – Facebook

Name not shown inside Mission San Jose July 26, 2020, 3:52 PM

How aligned is the information above on the City of Fremont’s budget with your priorities?
Not at all


Please tell us more about your priorities and how you would like the City of Fremont to allocate funds:
First of all, the charts are a little confusing with the categories being split out the way they are, and it's unclear whether the pie chart is constructed based on all of the available funding or just out of the General Fund. These details could have a dramatic impact on how large of a pie slice FPD spending is represented by. To be clear, police get about 44% of the general fund, which is what I was expecting to see on the pie chart. In general, I would like to follow Berkeley's example in cutting the police budget in half and using that money to fund a new unarmed community safety coalition. Berkeley cops are also police no longer responding to homeless outreach and mental health crisis management calls; the MET team we've set up is moving in a great direction but we have to invest more and hopefully reach a point soon where the police officers on the MET team are no longer necessary. Due to the nature of financial limitations, the only way to properly fund these new programs is to take money away from the obscene spending we do on our police, who are overmilitarized and also tasked with far too many responsibilities that have nothing to do with their job.


What questions, concerns, and issues do you have about policing in Fremont? (Check all that apply)
The Police Department’s budget, Police response to crime, Police response to non-criminal matters, Police race relations in our community, Police and LGBTQ+ relations, The School Resource Officer Program, Police transparency and accountability, Investigations of police misconduct, Staffing issues for police, Use of force (training and tactics) vs. de-escalation


Please provide more detail on your questions, concerns and issues:
We need to move towards a more preventative rather than a reactive model. The calls to "defund the police" are not a personal attack on everyone who works as a police officer, they're pointing out the vast budget imbalance. For the most part, police react to crime, they do not necessarily prevent it. Preventative measures would look like more affordable and middle-income housing in Fremont to prevent further gentrification and homelessness, better mental health support via our social services, and no cops on campuses where almost half their arrests are of Latinx students and all they do is escalate in situations that could have been handled without a cop.


What questions, concerns and issues do you have about social services in Fremont? (Check all that apply)
Access to after school programs for youth, Access to programs for teens, Services and programs supporting families, Justice Diversion programs for youth (Substance Use Intervention), Multi-lingual information, Mental Health Crisis Intervention, Mental health services for adults, Mental health services for youth, Homelessness


Please provide more detail on your questions, concerns and issues:
This is more of a school district issue, but when I was at MSJ there were only 3 counselors working with over 2000 students. That's an absurd ratio that's ultimately caused by a funding issue. Reallocating even just a *small* percentage of the police department's budget could make a HUGE difference in terms of hiring more nurses, counselors, and custodians for our schools. The SRO program itself is costing the city and the school district 1.6 million combined; even ONLY reallocating that money could make a difference here and would be an important first step towards investing in preventative rather than reactive measures.


The Fremont Police Department would appreciate guidance and recommendations on the priority level of the following list of crimes, quality of life issues, and community engagement. Please rate the following issues as a “high priority,” “medium priority,” “low priority,” or “not a policing issue.”



Are you a Fremont resident or business owner? (check all that apply)
Yes – resident


What is your age range?
25-29


What is your ethnicity?
Asian or Asian American


Have you ever had an interaction with a Fremont police officer?
Yes


If yes, please tell us more about your interaction:
Most recently, my dad was suspicious of a pickup truck parked on our neighbor's driveway and called FPD, by the time a few officers showed up the truck was gone. They stopped a few trucks nearby but weren't able to learn much, my dad eventually reached our neighbor's construction contractors by phone and confirmed that they had stopped by to deal with some work in the backyard without notifying the owners (who weren't home).


Have you ever attended an event or participated in a program hosted by the Fremont Police Department?
No


Have you visited the Fremont Police Department’s website at fremontpolice.gov?

Yes


Do you subscribe to Nixle, or receive information from the Fremont Police Department via social media (Nextdoor, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter)? (Check all that apply)

Yes – Twitter

Name not available inside Irvington July 26, 2020, 3:11 PM

How aligned is the information above on the City of Fremont’s budget with your priorities?
Not at all


Please tell us more about your priorities and how you would like the City of Fremont to allocate funds:
defund the police


What questions, concerns, and issues do you have about policing in Fremont? (Check all that apply)
The Police Department’s budget, Police response to non-criminal matters, Police race relations in our community, The School Resource Officer Program, Police transparency and accountability, Investigations of police misconduct, Staffing issues for police


Please provide more detail on your questions, concerns and issues:
Police do too much


What questions, concerns and issues do you have about social services in Fremont? (Check all that apply)
Access to after school programs for youth, Access to programs for teens, Services and programs supporting families, Justice Diversion programs for youth (Substance Use Intervention), Multi-lingual information, Mental Health Crisis Intervention, Mental health services for adults, Mental health services for youth, Other - public housing


Please provide more detail on your questions, concerns and issues:
these need to be funded better


The Fremont Police Department would appreciate guidance and recommendations on the priority level of the following list of crimes, quality of life issues, and community engagement. Please rate the following issues as a “high priority,” “medium priority,” “low priority,” or “not a policing issue.”



Please provide more detail on your responses:
Non-criminal matters shouldn't be dealt with by cops. I want police to adopt a Berkeley model where cops arent involved in traffic enforcement,homelessness & mental health crises. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/east-bay/city-of-berkeley-approves-police-defunding-plan/2326874/


What suggestions and recommendations do you have to address the question, concerns and issues you have identified?
Adopt the Berkeley model


What do you appreciate and value about policing in Fremont?

nothing really


What suggestions and recommendations do you have to build on and enhance what you appreciate and value?
n/a


Are you a Fremont resident or business owner? (check all that apply)
Yes – resident


What is your age range?
18-25


What is your ethnicity?
White


Have you ever had an interaction with a Fremont police officer?
No


Have you ever attended an event or participated in a program hosted by the Fremont Police Department?
No


Have you visited the Fremont Police Department’s website at fremontpolice.gov?

Yes

Name not shown outside Community Plan Areas July 26, 2020, 3:06 PM

How aligned is the information above on the City of Fremont’s budget with your priorities?
Not at all


Please tell us more about your priorities and how you would like the City of Fremont to allocate funds:
It would be unconscionable for Fremont to cut city programs and social services due to the hardships brought on by COVID-19 while continuing the fund the police, especially SROs. The community needs housing, domestic violence shelters, and food, not violence. Fremont should not cut a single cent from important social services before taking money from the police department.


What questions, concerns, and issues do you have about policing in Fremont? (Check all that apply)
The Police Department’s budget, Police response to crime, Police response to non-criminal matters, Police race relations in our community, Police and LGBTQ+ relations, The School Resource Officer Program, Police transparency and accountability, Investigations of police misconduct, Staffing issues for police, Use of force (training and tactics) vs. de-escalation


What questions, concerns and issues do you have about social services in Fremont? (Check all that apply)
Access to after school programs for youth, Access to programs for teens, Services and programs supporting families, Mental Health Crisis Intervention, Mental health services for adults, Mental health services for youth, Homelessness


The Fremont Police Department would appreciate guidance and recommendations on the priority level of the following list of crimes, quality of life issues, and community engagement. Please rate the following issues as a “high priority,” “medium priority,” “low priority,” or “not a policing issue.”



Are you a Fremont resident or business owner? (check all that apply)
No – Bay Area resident or business owner


What is your age range?
18-25


What is your ethnicity?
Asian or Asian American


Have you ever attended an event or participated in a program hosted by the Fremont Police Department?
No


Do you subscribe to Nixle, or receive information from the Fremont Police Department via social media (Nextdoor, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter)? (Check all that apply)

No - I do not follow the Fremont Police Department