City Government, City Services, Community

People’s Budget: Let the voting begin

April 12, 2022

A grey map of the City of Hayward with images of people

The lineup of proposed projects for the Hayward People’s Budget, the City’s first participatory budgeting process, is set and available here with voting set to take place May 1 to May 15.

The Hayward People’s Budget will award a total of $350,000 to fund community-generated, community-led projects.  The City has been divided into six sectors, and each sector will be allocated between $50,000 and $70,000, depending on population size and income level.

Visit the project website to look up your sector.  Save the date to vote for your neighborhood proposals.  And the project team will be adding more details about each of the proposals and how to vote in the coming weeks.

Over the past five months, neighborhood delegates and other community members have conducted outreach to solicit ideas and have used these ideas to create project proposals.  In each sector, the top two top-voted projects will receive funding and the next highest-voted project will receive any remaining funds.

There will be voting stations in parks and high schools throughout Hayward as well as online.  Any Hayward resident age 10 or older can vote.  No registration or identification is needed.  If you have questions about the proposals or voting, email, or call (510) 583-4227.