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TBC&Co. is proud to have partnered with the City of Fremont, Calif., on the recruitment that successfully brought new City Attorney Rafael Alvarado, Jr., to the City!

The City Council approved Alvarado’s contract on Jan. 11, and he will officially begin his new duties on Feb. 22., making him only the fourth city attorney since Fremont was incorporated in 1956. He comes to Fremont after five years as city attorney for East Palo Alto, and prior experience as deputy city attorney and assistant city attorney in Hayward, as well as an undergraduate degree from the University of San Francisco and J.D. from Santa Clara University

“The City of Fremont shares a warm welcome to Rafael Alvarado and will certainly benefit from the vast
experience he brings to our organization,” Mayor Lily Mei said in a media release. “His past legal work overlaps with many of our City priorities, including affordable housing, public-private partnerships that provide community benefits and more. Our City team, including my fellow Councilmembers look forward to working with Rafael for years to come.”

In East Palo Alto, Alvarado’s experience included land use and development (affordable housing residential, and commercial office projects); the acquisition of 1.5 MGD (million gallons per day) of new water supply; land use and election litigation; and negotiation of an agreement with a prominent technology company to create a $10 million housing fund, a $2.5 million traffic improvement fund and approximately $1 million in other community benefits for East Palo Alto and its residents.

“I am honored to have been selected to serve the City of Fremont as city attorney,” said Mr. Alvarado. “I would like to thank the Mayor and City Council for their confidence in me, and I look forward to working with the Council and staff to serve the residents of Fremont.”

Congratulations to both Mr. Alvarado and the City of Fremont!