In a bind, Hayward tables long-standing plan for city to boot Bunker Hill tenants from homes

HAYWARD CITY COUNCILFor a Hayward City Council that has voiced strong support over the past few months for helping stave off its burgeoning affordable housing crisis, the optics of evicting up to 40 families from their homes put city officials in a political bind Tuesday night. Instead, the council voted, 5-2, to postpone for one … Continue reading In a bind, Hayward tables long-standing plan for city to boot Bunker Hill tenants from homes

Up for re-election, three Hayward officials seek to help renters as landlords fund their campaigns

Powerful landlord interests are making early bets on Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday, Councilmembers Mark Salinas, Sara Lamnin.HAYWARD CITY COUNCILThree Hayward officials received nearly maxed-out contributions from the powerful pro-landlord California Apartment Association (CAA) and affiliates last year, according to campaign finance reports released earlier this month.At a special Hayward council meeting last week focusing on rental housing … Continue reading Up for re-election, three Hayward officials seek to help renters as landlords fund their campaigns

Despite sanctuary city status, Hayward approves DOJ grant funding for police, but not really

HAYWARD CITY COUNCILA U.S. Department of Justice grant allocated to the Hayward Police Department worth $42,491 is likely at risk after the Hayward City Council instructed its staff to not sign a controversial new certification that runs opposed to its recently approved sanctuary city status.Although Hayward councilmembers unanimously voted last week to approve receipt of … Continue reading Despite sanctuary city status, Hayward approves DOJ grant funding for police, but not really

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

Hayward to form 22-person task force to combat discrimination

Hayward Councilmember Francisco Zermenoraised the subject of sanctuary cities duringTusday night's council meeting.HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL |On the same night Alameda and Emeryville, with some urgency, declared themselves sanctuary cities, the Hayward City Council set the stage for creating an up to 22-person task force to combat discrimination in the city. One of the possible outcomes, … Continue reading Hayward to form 22-person task force to combat discrimination

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

EBCampaign: Did FREMONT’S MAYOR get left hanging? ALAMEDA COUNTY DEMS slam grand jury for racial bias

42 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY |Fremont's City Hall chambers--not really much of a hall, really, nor a chambers--was packed Friday night to hear from mayoral candidates Mayor Bill Harrison and Vice Mayor Lily Mei. Growth, whether smart, dumb, or ravenous, is definitely on the minds of Fremonters this November. When Harrison, a first-term mayor, said … Continue reading EBCampaign: Did FREMONT’S MAYOR get left hanging? ALAMEDA COUNTY DEMS slam grand jury for racial bias

Luis Reynoso to Hayward City Council: ‘Clean your house first’

There is no love lost between Hayward school board member Luis Reynoso and the city's elected officials.HAYWARD | A local advocacy group that includes several Hayward city councilmembers, has designs on one day replacing the entire five-person Hayward school board. But, one school trustee has news for the City Council: People who live in glass houses … Continue reading Luis Reynoso to Hayward City Council: ‘Clean your house first’

Hayward struggles to find funding for proposed youth center

The current Eden Youth and Family Center islocated at Tennyson and Ruus Road in Hayward.County supe has $15m lined up; support from KaiserHAYWARD CITY COUNCIL | Hayward is looking to provide a replacement to the aging Eden Youth and Family Center building on the corner of Tennyson and Ruus Road, but it may not have … Continue reading Hayward struggles to find funding for proposed youth center

Five Will Interview for Hayward Council Seat, Including One Who Just Lost Seat

HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL | Hayward may have a new council member Tuesday night. On Friday, the City Council narrowed to 5 the list of 18 applicants hoping to fill out the remaining two years of Barbara Halliday's council term. Halliday, a council member, was elected mayor in June.Mark Salinas' council seat is still warm.All five … Continue reading Five Will Interview for Hayward Council Seat, Including One Who Just Lost Seat

Halliday Takes the Helm in Hayward

Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday takesthe oath of office Tuesday night.HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL | Hayward said goodbye to one mayor and welcomed a familiar face. Mayor Barbara Halliday took the oath of office Tuesday night and urged residents to join her in moving Hayward forward. “I’m ready to get to work and I hope everyone else … Continue reading Halliday Takes the Helm in Hayward

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

Lamnin Leapfrogs Peixoto to Top Hayward Council Race; Both Win Seats

Sara LamninHAYWARD | CITY COUNCIL | Community leader Sara Lamnin is now the top vote-getter in Hayward's City Council election after an update by the Alameda County registrar. Two spots on the council were available to the top two finishers. Lamnin, though, had trailed Councilmember Marvin Peixoto for the top spot since the June 3 … Continue reading Lamnin Leapfrogs Peixoto to Top Hayward Council Race; Both Win Seats

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