March 10, 2017
Fremont will be updating part of the city’s code to require all new residential developments to include locking mailboxes, a step the city hopes may stem the tide of recent mail thefts.
In an interview last week, Fremont Community Development Director Jeff Schwob described the change as a common sense move.
“You’re going to buy a new mailbox anyways, you might as well buy one with a lock for five bucks more, right?,” Schwob said, adding that the change wouldn’t significantly alter how developers and contractors do their work.
Jeff Fitch, a spokesman for the San Francisco division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, said there’s been a rise in mail thefts over the past year or so in Fremont and Union City.
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