City Government

Input sought on Hayward half-cent sales tax

The Stack | March 2024

March 12, 2024

Hayward Hills with the Measure C Logo

The City of Hayward is seeking input on future use and potential renewal of its half-cent sales tax that funds core municipal services, roadway improvements, and modernization of community-serving facilities and emergency-response systems and infrastructure.

Since voters passed Measure C in June 2014 to establish the Hayward half-cent sales tax, the City has used the revenue to build the new downtown Hayward Public Library and Heritage Plaza, upgrade and seismically retrofit five fire stations, and construct a new regional Fire and Rescue Training Center and Fire Station #6.

The funds also have been used to carry out the largest annual road improvement project in City history, reduce graffiti and illegal dumping citywide, and add 14 positions at the Hayward Police Department.

Now, the City wants your input on future uses of the half-cent sales tax—now that projects prioritized in 2014 have been completed—and on a potential no-increase extension beyond 2034 to meet remaining and emerging City facility and infrastructure needs.

To learn more about Hayward’s half-cent sales tax, go online here to the Hayward Listens project website. To provide input on future uses of the half-cent sales tax revenue and on a potential no-increase extension of the tax beyond 2034, click here to complete the survey.

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