Application period for appointment to City commissions and task forces closing June 30
The application period for appointment to City commissions and task forces closes on June 30—with the opportunity to serve on these bodies now open to residents regardless of immigration status.
Passage of Measure OO in the November 2020 municipal election amended the Hayward City Charter to remove language restricting appointment to City commissions and other bodies to registered voters. The change opened service on City Council-appointed bodies to City residents who are not registered or eligible to be registered, including non-citizen immigrants.
As of 2018, about 38 percent of Hayward’s resident population of approximately 158,000 was born outside of the United States and 19 percent were non-citizens and therefore ineligible to register to vote in federal, state and local elections, according to Data USA.
The application period for appointment in 2021 to City boards, commissions and task forces is open until June 30—with current and potential vacancies on the Community Services, Library and Planning commissions and the Keep Hayward Clean and Green Task Force.
For more information—including a list of all City boards and commissions, terms of current members, updated eligibility and service requirements and an application—go to the appointed bodies webpage on the City of Hayward website. Or contact the City Clerk’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (510) 583-4400.