HAYWARD approves ‘Sohay’ large market-rate development with just 48 affordable housing units

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 housing--20 set aside for low-income rentals and 28 units for sale to buyers with moderate … Continue reading HAYWARD approves ‘Sohay’ large market-rate development with just 48 affordable housing units

Hayward accepts new anti-discrimination plan, but still has ‘Commitment’ issues

Hayward's Community Task Force on anti-discrimination during a meeting in April.HAYWARD CITY COUNCILA community task force's list of nearly 50 recommendations to help foster equity and equality in Hayward was accepted by the council Tuesday night, although three of its most controversial items were set aside for further examination.Hayward councilmembers unanimously voted to accept the … Continue reading Hayward accepts new anti-discrimination plan, but still has ‘Commitment’ issues

Hayward City Council tells city manager to begin accepting applications for cannabis permits

HAYWARD CITY COUNCILHayward was originally one of the first cities in the East Bay to allow medical cannabis dispensaries. But after concerns over the safety of its dispensaries, including one instance when the current mayor toured one such establishment while it was being robbed, the Hayward City Council closed them down and placed a moratorium … Continue reading Hayward City Council tells city manager to begin accepting applications for cannabis permits

Hayward City Council approves 240-unit downtown housing development

A partial rendering of the 240-unit Maple & Mainhousing development approved by the HaywardCity Council Tuesday night.HAYWARDMaple & Main, a 240-unit housing development in North Hayward, which city leaders hope will help kickstart improvement in the downtown and provide much-needed foot traffic, was approved late Tuesday night by the Hayward City Council.The development also includes … Continue reading Hayward City Council approves 240-unit downtown housing development

As Hayward’s $25 million education grant winds down, future funding is uncertain

Hayward Councilmember Al Mendall suggestedthe future administrative costs for Hayward Promise Neighborhood was deliberately omitted.HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL |The Hayward Promise Neighborhood program, born out of a 5-year, $25 million federal grant to improve education outcomes in Hayward’s impoverished Jackson Triangle neighborhood, is due to run out this month.But the future of its programs and legacy appear … Continue reading As Hayward’s $25 million education grant winds down, future funding is uncertain

Hayward may seek greater campaign finance transparency

Hayward Councilmembers Greg Jones andAl Mendall may be targeted by unions for theirvote to impose a wage cut on city workers.Some CMs may fear union reprisal in 2016 electionHAYWARD CITY COUNCIL | With an eye toward a likely contentious municipal election next year, the Hayward City Council is exploring a proposal, its backers say, will bring … Continue reading Hayward may seek greater campaign finance transparency

Hayward City Council to Forego Pay Raise; Swear-In New Mayor Tuesday

HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL | At least, the Hayward City Council puts its money where its mouth is.As the city continues its hard line against some of its public employee labor groups, the Daily Review reports, the new City Council will again turn down a 2.6 percent cost of living increase and continue paying half the cost … Continue reading Hayward City Council to Forego Pay Raise; Swear-In New Mayor Tuesday

Halliday Wins Hayward Mayor’s Race; Peixoto Re-Elected to Council, Lamnin Finally Breaks Through

Barbara Halliday: Hayward's mayor-electHAYWARD | Councilmember Barbara Halliday is the next mayor of Hayward after winning a clear victory Tuesday night over fellow council members Mark Salinas and Francisco Zermeno. Councilmember Marvin Peixoto also won re-election to the City Council and community activist Sara Lamnin finally broke through after snagging the second open seat on … Continue reading Halliday Wins Hayward Mayor’s Race; Peixoto Re-Elected to Council, Lamnin Finally Breaks Through

Primary Questions: Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council chambers. Which two of the seven candidates will take a seat at the dais this summer?THE CANDIDATES Councilmember Marvin Peixoto is seeking re-election to the City Council. Hayward holds at-large June elections with the top two vote-getters winning seats on the council. Four years ago, Peixoto received the most votes following a … Continue reading Primary Questions: Hayward City Council

Why is Bob Wieckowski Talking About His Own Sex Tape?

Free Credit in San Leandro | Who Will Win In Hayward? | Swalwell's First Political ConsultantCHAPTER 17 | Here’s the thing about Bob Wieckowski. He’s not who you think he is and whatever you might think about him is probably based on scant information, notably that he isn’t Mary Hayashi. Apparently, that's good enough for some, … Continue reading Why is Bob Wieckowski Talking About His Own Sex Tape?

Union Vows to Influence Hayward’s June Election, Now They Just Need to Find Some Liberal Candidates

BANG Blackmails Honda | Wife of Oakland Candidate Gets Arrested | Duh-Saulnier | #EricLiesCHAPTER 3 | So, know that we know the Hayward City Council is the most conservative group of public officials outside of your local sanitary board, the Service Employee International Union Local 1021 is vowing to unseat the whole lot of them. … Continue reading Union Vows to Influence Hayward’s June Election, Now They Just Need to Find Some Liberal Candidates

Hayward Moves Ahead With Regulations On Free Food Sharing

Portuguese Park on C Street, one of the sites of free food sharing events in Hayward.HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL//FOOD SHARING | Despite an uproar Tuesday night from homeless advocates over the Hayward City Council’s attempt to regulate outdoor food sharing programs for the poor, the council showed little sign of turning afoot on the ordinances and … Continue reading Hayward Moves Ahead With Regulations On Free Food Sharing

Hayward City Manager Hints Its Gang Injunction Program May Not Have A Case

HAYWARD//GANG INJUNCTIONS | During a tense exchange Tuesday night, Hayward City Manager Fran David denied her staff is ignoring the council’s priorities when it comes to gang injunctions, but hinted its efficacy may not be affirmed by any court in Alameda County.“Until we have a situation which a gang injunction, which is an injunctive action with the … Continue reading Hayward City Manager Hints Its Gang Injunction Program May Not Have A Case

Hayward Finds Sobering Stats Signalling Trouble For Federal School Grant

HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL//EDUCATION | In Hayward's impoverished Jackson Triangle neighborhood, just 16 percent of ninth graders attended class on a daily basis and just 34 percent of seniors at Tennyson High School graduated last year, according to a report this week.The Hayward City Council held a hearing on a one year update on the Promise … Continue reading Hayward Finds Sobering Stats Signalling Trouble For Federal School Grant

Hayward Looking At $14 Million Budget Shortfall This June

HAYWARD | Mar. 7, 2012 | "Thanks, I guess," Hayward Councilwoman Barbara Halliday drolly said Tuesday night as the city's finance director again forecasted a budget shortfall of nearly $14 million for the next fiscal year.The grim news follows a steep round of cuts last year to employee wages and benefits used to shore up a $20 … Continue reading Hayward Looking At $14 Million Budget Shortfall This June