Last year the Newark City Council voted to join the East Bay Clean Energy (“EBCE”). The EBCE is a Joint Powers Authority that consists of most cities in Alameda County. The EBCE procures energy on behalf of Newark residents and businesses, at a rate lower than PG&E and the source of the energy is more environmentally friendly. Newark’s transition to EBCE should occur in 2021. For more information, please visit https://ebce.org/
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Every ten years, since 1790, the Census Bureau counts everyone living in the country. Starting in March of 2020, everyone will be asked to complete the 2020 census online, by phone, or by mail. The Census give us data about our community, informs the allocation of billions of dollars in federal funding, and determines the number of decision-makers representing us. Participation is critical as the Census helps bring funding back into our community. Visit Census 2020.
Newark has a lot to offer from a variety of housing developments, businesses, and recreation venues. We invite you to visit Newark Video Tour to learn more about the City of Newark and why it's a great place to live, work, shop, and play.
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The City of Newark is in the midst of constructing a new Newark Civic Center that will be home to a new Library, City Hall, and Police Station. City Hall, Police, and the Library will remain open during construction. Limited parking is available along Civic Terrace Avenue. Anyone planning to visit either facility will want to allow ample time to get to their destination.
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Mel Nunes Sportsfield Park Grand Opening August 24, 2019 (Video credit: RockView Video)
Clean Cars for All offers money for income qualified Bay Area residents to retire their older car and replace it with a hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric, or battery electric car, or to get a Clipper Card for public Transit. Your household income and the clean transportation option you choose will determine the amount of money you can receive from this program. To learn more, visit Bay Area Air Quality Management District - Clean Cars for All.
Alameda County Water District wants you to create a 30 second video about WATER! Visit: ACWD WaterClip Contest for information and details to enter!
For someone experiencing homelessness, keeping themselves and their clothes clean can be incredibly challenging, and can greatly impact their ability to get and keep a job, or simply participate in society. To meet this need, the City of Fremont, City of Newark, and several community partners developed the CleanStart Mobile Hygiene Program to provide much needed shower and laundry services to our homeless neighbors. The CleanStart Mobile Hygiene Unit visits several locations throughout Fremont and Newark. For individuals in Newark interested in utilizing the mobile hygiene unit may come out to the Salvation Army location, located at 36700 Newark Blvd., Newark, on Tuesday mornings between the hours of 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. For updates on available locations/times, call (510) 574-2222 or visit www.fremont.gov/cleanstart.
The Tri-City Resources: for the Homeless and Hungry (PDF) provides contact information for individuals in need.
Winter Shelter for the Tri-Cities:
Alternate Beverage Container Redemption Centers
Do you have aluminum cans, plastic, or glass bottles that you are trying to redeem and are experiencing difficulties finding a redemption center? We are aware that the reduction in State fees, depressed pricing of aluminum and PET plastics, and rising operating costs have caused the closure of many beverage container redemption centers. The closure of these centers have left Tri-CED in Union City as one of the few remaining redemption centers open in the area. This limitation is greatly impacting Tri-CED's service times with an influx of customers waiting over an hour in line/and or in lines of over 50 vehicles.
Individuals interested in alternate locations to redeem their beverage containers may visit InStore Redemption Centers for a listing of various locations. It is strongly recommended that individuals call the locations on the list prior to arriving to ensure the store is a current, participating CRV redemption location.
The City of Newark was selected as a 2019 California Park & Recreation Society Award of Excellence recipient for the Mel Nunes Sportsfield & Skate Park in the Excellence in Design - Park Planning category.
The CPRS awards program recognizes outstanding achievement in the areas of facility design, park planning, marketing and communication, and community improvement and programming through demonstrating the principals of challenge, resourcefulness, execution, accomplishment and alignment with the parks and recreation mission.
Give a shout-out to Newark for receiving the highest standards for achieving excellence!
The City has won another award for the design and construction of the all-weather turf fields and skate park at Mel Nunes Sportsfield Park! The latest award was presented by the Northern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) in the 2019 “Structures” category. As part of the award ceremony, the APWA selection committee noted the extensive community engagement process completed with both the Citywide Parks Master Plan and the excellent detailed designs for the two project elements.