The new Hayward City Council and Mayor will be sworn into office this evening, Dec. 13, at a special meeting of the City Council starting at 7 p.m.

The swearing-in will be preceded by a special recognition of Mayor Barbara Halliday, who did not seek reelection.

In its only legislative business of the evening, the new Council will elect one of its members as Mayor Pro Tempore. By charter, the Mayor Pro Tempore performs the duties of Mayor during an absence or in any circumstance in which the Mayor is unable to perform the duties of office.

The meeting will be followed by a public reception in the City Hall rotunda.

Questions related to the Dec. 13 special meeting can be directed to City Clerk Miriam Lens by calling (510) 583-4400 or emailing

The hybrid meeting will take place in the City Council Chamber at City Hall, as well as broadcasted online via Zoom and YouTube. 

View the meeting live on our YouTube channel:

Details for the Zoom meeting will be posted soon.

Hayward City Hall
777 B Street
Council Chambers and Rotunda
Hayward, CA 94541
(510) 583-4400