Check out the following excerpt of an article written by Chris De Benedetti, The Argus.
Fremont council: Eight challengers, one incumbent contesting two seats
By Chris De Benedetti The Argus
Updated: 10/01/2014 02:32:23 PM PDT InsideBayArea.com
FREMONT -- Nine candidates are campaigning for two council seats in a thriving city that boasts low crime, a budget surplus, and a growing stable of tech companies.
As most candidates express excitement over the city's growth -- including plans for a 110-acre downtown and the 880-acre Warm Springs Innovation District -- they also note its challenges.
Fremont's planned increases in housing and population might strain public safety services and further crowd aging schools, unless resources are used to alleviate that problem, several candidates said.
…David Bonaccorsi says Fremont brims with economic opportunities, which should invite city leaders to act boldly.
Bonaccorsi, a planning commissioner since 2007, would expand the 110-acre downtown area to include the nearby BART station, renaming it "Downtown Fremont."
He also suggests forming a committee with city and school district representatives to "make recommendations on issues of common concern."
"It would give residents another point of contact to effect change for the better," Bonaccorsi said….