Hayward settles dispute with SEIU over illegal wage cuts, will repay workers $2 million

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. But the controversial imposition was later deemed illegal by the state Personnel Employment Relations Board … Continue reading Hayward settles dispute with SEIU over illegal wage cuts, will repay workers $2 million

HAYWARD: Aisha Wahab sworn-in as first Afghan American elected official in U.S.

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 Hayward were hurting and struggling," Wahab said after taking her seat on the council dais. … Continue reading HAYWARD: Aisha Wahab sworn-in as first Afghan American elected official in U.S.

HAYWARD: Halliday wins another term as mayor; Lamnin, Wahab win council seats

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 Sara Lamnin, who also won re-election Tuesday night, along with a new colleague--Aisha Wahab, the … Continue reading HAYWARD: Halliday wins another term as mayor; Lamnin, Wahab win council seats

HAYWARD: Council incumbent loans his campaign $18,000, adds to already large debt

Hayward Councilmember Marvin Peixoto's re-election coffers received a boost Tuesday after he loaned $18,000 to his own campaign. The quick injection of cash, however, only adds to Peixoto's already significant campaign debts. Following council campaigns in 2008, 2010 and 2014, Peixoto had amassed $50,300 in loan debts, an amount uncommon for local politician, especially one … Continue reading HAYWARD: Council incumbent loans his campaign $18,000, adds to already large debt

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 for its lack of affordable housing. The backers of the project, Robert Telles of DNS … Continue reading Developer who recently gained approval for project in Hayward bundled $12,816 in contributions to Mark Salinas’ mayoral campaign

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 have been a number of mid-term resignations, councilmembers noted. Aisha Wahab, who interviewed for a … Continue reading Hayward councilman asked prospective planning candidate, if chosen, would she end bid for city council

First-time Hayward council candidate posts eye-popping finance report

Aisha Wahab's $42,000 haul may entirely change the calculus of the Hayward City Council race this fall

HAYWARD: Donation from landlords group may hinder councilmember from receiving progressive support

Year-end campaign finance reports┬álast 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 owners. Mayor Barbara Halliday and her opponent for re-election this fall, Councilmember Mark Salinas, received … Continue reading HAYWARD: Donation from landlords group may hinder councilmember from receiving progressive support