Was glad to see that my referral to have the City support the Fremont Fourth of July Parade successfully passed.

We had two options. One was to simply not charge the Fourth of July parade for some of the police and other city services that are used by the parade. The parade committee has been billed about $13,000 in recent years. The second option was to have the City be an official sponsor of the parade. We decided on the latter option and will be sponsoring the parade in the amount of $25,000 going forward.

The City used to host the parade but stopped doing so a few years back when there was a downturn in the economy. I feel it’s appropriate for us to now help make this happen.

Finally, I want to thank all of the volunteers that make the parade happen. Without their hard work the thousands who enjoy watching and participating wouldn’t be able to do so.