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Ideas for relaxing food-sale requirements for Hayward restaurants with licenses to sell alcohol to be presented to City Council committee July 28

July 12, 2022

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The City of Hayward Planning Division is developing potential rule-changes for consideration by the City Council to provide more flexibility for local restaurants serving alcohol by reducing the share of revenue that must come from food sales.

Restaurateurs, other local businesses and members of the public interested in this topic are encouraged to attend the next virtual meeting of the City Council Economic Development Committee starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 28, on Zoom during which there will be an opportunity to provide input.

Additionally, the City Planning Division is evaluating potential changes to allow bars, microbreweries and other alcohol-serving establishments that lease their kitchens to food service providers rather than operate their own food service to be considered full-service restaurants.

The agenda for the Committee meeting, including information on how to attend online or by phone, a staff report and related materials will be available here on the City’s legislative website at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.

Questions, comments and requests for additional information can be directed to Associate Planner Steve Kowalski in the Department of Development Services at or (510) 583-4210.