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 ›
Koller, 55, was hired in August 2016
Hayward police shooting: Family says, months prior, Oakland officers aided similarly distressed Gonsalez
Hayward PD killed Agustin Gonsalez, who had battled depression, last November after receiving a call that he was brandishing a knife.
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.
Video released Friday shows primary officer waited 7-8 seconds before discharging his weapon. (Body-camera footage begins at 16:45 mark.)
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 residents, for some time, have griped about the level service provided by AC Transit. Last month, Hayward city leaders attempted to open a dialogue between them and the bus transit authority. A letter sent by Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday… Read More ›
Hayward City Manager Kelly McAdoo’s new contract runs through June 2023.
National Association of Realtor have spent nearly $150,000 to stop Hayward’s Measure T real estate transfer tax increase.
Developer who recently gained approval for project in Hayward bundled $12,816 in contributions to Mark Salinas’ mayoral campaign
When the Hayward City Council first heard a proposal to transform a downtrodden parcel on 26601 Mission Boulevard into a mixed-use project that includes 35 market-rate town homes and 39 market-rate apartment units, the plan was derided by city officials… Read More ›
Measure T would double Hayward’s existing real property transfer tax from $4.50 per $1,000 of property value on residential and commercial buildings to $8.50.
Hayward landlords used coded racial language during a meeting in May, says the author, and the Hayward City Council ‘did not bat an eye’
Hayward councilman asked prospective planning candidate, if chosen, would she end bid for city council
When the Hayward City Council interviewed a slate of candidates for openings on the planning commission and other boards last month, a common question probed whether prospective appointees intended to fulfill their entire four-year term. In recent years, there are… Read More ›
Aisha Wahab’s $42,000 haul may entirely change the calculus of the Hayward City Council race this fall
Year-end campaign finance reports last February showed groups and individuals associated with landlords and property owners had contributed to three Hayward elected officials expecting to run for office this November. Two were not exactly surprising since they bend politically toward property… Read More ›
The proposed Real Property Transfer Tax would add roughly $2,000 to the price of $500,000 property, the city said.
Salinas, who is running for mayor this fall, called the City Council opportunistic for welcoming the cannabis industry into Hayward
Hayward elected officials wanted their new city manager to live in Hayward, so they gave her a favorable home loan to do it amid a brewing housing crisis in the city
Hayward councilmembers unanimously approved moratoriums on vacancy decontrol and added just cause protection to nearly 15,000 rental units.
Also: San Leandro’s own city manager scandal could be heating up again on Tuesday night.
Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday had another council meltdown
EBC AGENDA: May 11-17 — A’s-Oakland Coliseum ENA; Budget talks all over the East Bay; ALAMEDA revamps council rules
–OAKLAND– Regular council meeting, Tuesday, May 15, 5:30 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE] –A’S COLISEUM ENA– The Oakland City Council is about to move on Mayor Libby Schaaf‘s pledge last month for the city to enter into an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with the… Read More ›
A 25-acre, 472-unit housing transit-oriented development in South Hayward was approved by the Hayward City Council Tuesday night. But despite evidence the city is in the grips of an affordable housing crisis, the project includes just 48 units of affordable… Read More ›