Hayward officials extended a $75,000 pilot program for a surveillance robot that has roamed a parking garage across the street from City Hall for the past year. But while Hayward city staff argued the white, bullet-shaped robot had successfully decreased… Read More ›
Hayward City Council
Over the past year, East Bay cities such as Oakland, Richmond, Livermore, Alameda, and San Leandro have moved toward some type of restriction on the sale of flavored tobacco products, including those used for vaping. “We have all seen it… Read More ›
A 37-acre parcel of hillside land near Cal State East Bay in Hayward, long ago envisioned by CalTrans as part of a freeway extension, moved closer to development on Tuesday, but not without concerns the future neighborhood will cater to… Read More ›
A new rent stabilization ordinance in Hayward was formally approved Tuesday night. But the ordinance does not come into effect until July 25. In order to prevent potential rent gouging in the interim by Hayward landlords, the Hayward City Council… Read More ›
After decades of landlords slowly whittling away the number of units protected by a city rent ordinance to as low as 1,000 through vacancy decontrol, the Hayward City Council voted late Tuesday night to repeal and replace the ordinance with… Read More ›
With frustrations from the family of the man slain by Hayward Police last November running high, the Hayward City Council unanimously, but cautiously, approved a referral asking city staff to prepare an independent investigation policy for instances when deadly force… Read More ›
For six months, Agustin Gonsalez’s family has made impassioned pleas for Hayward elected officials to, at minimum, express words of sorrow for the loss of their son, who was shot and killed by Hayward Police last November. At most, the… Read More ›
Hayward Councilmember Aisha Wahab said Tuesday night that she will ask for an independent investigation of deadly force used by Hayward police officers in the Nov. 15 death of Agustin Gonsalez. Wahab made the announcement prior to a Hayward City… Read More ›
Hayward is set to approve eight more cannabis permits on Tuesday night and may rid itself of one previously approved commercial distribution permit. Three of the eight proposed permits also received permits from the city during a previous round of… Read More ›
A cannabis business previously approved for a commercial distribution permit in Hayward could have the license rescinded next week after city officials learned of the applicant’s alleged connections to a man arrested by Hayward Police earlier this year for running… Read More ›
Some Hayward councilmembers showed growing pains with new council rules for offering and debating referrals.
With an eye toward limiting the displacement of Hayward residents, Councilmember Aisha Wahab wants Hayward residents to have the first crack at housing and home ownership opportunities that are backed by the city. Wahab plans to offer a referral on… Read More ›
The atmosphere inside the Hayward City Council chambers last Mar. 19 was unlike any public meeting in recent memory, Mayor Barbara Halliday said last week. Since last December, family and throngs of police accountability advocates have spoken out vociferously against… Read More ›
The tension at Hayward City Hall has been building for months between some elected officials and the insurgent councilmember appearing to set a new paradigm in the city’s politics. The mean-spirited comments and backbiting that have been evident in the… Read More ›
Since taking office, Hayward Councilmember Aisha Wahab has suggested legislation for raising the city’s minimum wage, rent control, police de-escalation training, a recyclable dining and utensil ordinance, and equal pay for equal work. Many came within the first two months… Read More ›
Earlier in the day, landlords asserted in a letter that Hayward’s emergency ordinance violated the Brown Act.
Vote next Tuesday night would stop evictions without cause, perhaps, up to one year.
After several years of incremental action to limit the rise of rents in Hayward, the City Council last week indicated a preference for enacting a number of rent protections, including binding arbitration to resolve rent increase disputes, an end to… Read More ›
Overflow council audience erupts in anger after Hayward Mayor Halliday tells them to see the matter from the police officer’s POV.
Nearly half of all Hayward tenants spend 35% or more of their monthly income on rent.
Despite a new law, police departments are denying public records requests.
Hayward’s General Fund reserves estimated last June to fall below 20 percent of its expenses, a threshold mandated by the City Council.
The Hayward City Council chambers erupted in chants of “Shut it down!” and “What are you hiding?!” after the family of Agustin Gonsalez, the 29-year-old father of two killed by Hayward police officer was again denied answers following the shooting… Read More ›
Hayward Councilmember Aisha Wahab is proposing a citywide equal pay for equal work ordinance. She made the referral at the end of the council’s first meeting of the year Tuesday night. “To me, we need to pursue any form of… Read More ›
The Hayward City Council’s decision in 2014 to place an across the board 5 percent wage cut on over 300 of its city employees, roiled the labor movement and for years poisoned the relationship between City Hall and its workers…. Read More ›
With heartfelt words, defiance, and a vow to stay true to her values, Hayward Councilmember Aisha Wahab was sworn-in Tuesday night, becoming the first Afghan American elected official in the United States. “I ran because I believed the people of… Read More ›
Hayward City Manager Kelly McAdoo’s new contract runs through June 2023.
Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday is a winner again. She continued a personal electoral winning streak Tuesday night spanning more than a decade, by registering a resounding re-election victory over Councilmember Mark Salinas. Halliday’s second term as mayor will include Councilmember… Read More ›
HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL PREVIEW