A new day for the Hayward City Council includes a quartet of recognizable faces

Councilmember Francisco Zermeno takes theoath of office Tuesday night in Hayward.HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL |Hayward was in a self-congratulatory mood Tuesday as it celebrated the inauguration of four city council members and said goodbye to another.Councilmembers Francisco Zermeno, Elisa Marquez and Mendall were sworn-in for four moreyears, while Mark Salinas, a former councilmember who eschewed certain … Continue reading A new day for the Hayward City Council includes a quartet of recognizable faces

Union spent $140k to get Hayward’s Measure C on ballot; city’s old guard balks at labor’s intrusion

Some of the 13,000 signatures SEIU Local 1021submittted last January to the Hayward city clerk.HAYWARD | MEASURE C | It’s one thing for a group to file a local ballot measure and other to fund the fees and people power needed to gather enough signatures for qualification on the ballot.A truly grassroots effort like the … Continue reading Union spent $140k to get Hayward’s Measure C on ballot; city’s old guard balks at labor’s intrusion

Vanquished Hayward Councilman Says Residents Need to Start Voting

Mark Salinas: looking ahead to 2016?HAYWARD | Former Hayward Councilmember Mark Salinas suffered two political defeats within the same month last July. He lost his bid for mayor, the race he chose to run instead of seeking re-election to his council seat and weeks later was passed over for an appointment back to the dais. … Continue reading Vanquished Hayward Councilman Says Residents Need to Start Voting