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.
Republic Services offers FREE holiday tree collection and recycling to Newark residents! From January 13 to January 24, 2020, you may place your tree in the street at the curbside for pick-up on your regular collection day. Just remember to remove all ornaments, tinsel, tree stand, and other decorations before placing your tree at the curb. Tall trees must be trimmed down to 5 feet or less. Trees may also be cut into small pieces and placed in your green organics cart (black trash cart if flocked). Trees may also be dropped off between December 26, 2019, through January 31, 2020, at Republic Services located at 42600 Boyce Road in Fremont at no cost for green trees or $5 fee for flocked trees. Check in with the receptionist; proof of Newark residency is required.
This May, the City of Newark will host their annual Volunteer Awards Program. The program consists of two components; recognition of individuals who volunteer directly at the City of Newark and individuals nominated for the prestigious Viola Blythe Awards (named after Viola Blythe, the iconic Newark volunteer who dedicated her life to helping other).
Click on the links below for additional information. We are currently accepting nominations. We encourage you to nominate that special individual or organization for their dedication to the Newark community.
This year, low income Utility Users Tax exemptions are up for renewal. To assist with the renewal, the City of Newark will send registered exempt residents renewal notiﬁcations beginning February 3, 2020. Residents will have until February 28, 2020, to respond. All exempt residents who do not respond by that date will be automatically removed from exempt status effective April 1, 2020. If you are a registered Utility Users Tax exempt resident and do not receive a renewal notiﬁcation by February 20, 2020, we ask that you contact Assistant to the City Manager Laurie Gebhard at
510-578- 4392 or by email at email@example.com. As a reminder, low income exemptions require the applicant’s enrollment in the PG&E CARE Program. A copy of the most recent PG&E bill must be included with the renewal response. If you are enrolled in the PG&E CARE program and are not registered for exemption and would like to be, you will need to complete an exemption application. Applications and information about the exemption are available in the Finance Department, located at 37101 Newark Boulevard, Newark, or may be accessed from the City’s webpage at www.newark.org.
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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.
Completed or in-process projects:
Mel Nunes Sportsfield Park Grand Opening August 24, 2019 (Video credit: RockView Video)
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.
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!