City Government, City Services, Community

Deadline extended to May 20 to vote in Hayward’s first People’s Budget participatory budgeting process

May 10, 2022

Grey map of Hayward with people doing activities

Hayward’s People’s Budget voting is being extended through May 20 due to increasing interest among residents in having a say on the allocation of $350,000 to fund community-proposed neighborhood projects.

The People’s Budget is Hayward’s first participatory budgeting process and, by voting, residents can indicate which proposals they would like to see implemented in their neighborhood.  Any Hayward resident age 10 and older can vote.  No registration or identification is required.

Vote online here or in person at one of these locations:

  • Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Hayward Farmers Market, 777 B Street.
  • Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Southland Mall, the main entrance near the movie theater.
  • Sunday May 15, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kennedy Park, 19501 Hesperian Blvd.
  • At Hayward, Mt. Eden and Tennyson High Schools for students only.

Under the People’s Budget, 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 you sector and see your sector’s voting guide.

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 voted projects will receive funding, and the next voted projects will receive any remaining funds.  If you have questions about the proposals or voting, email or call (510) 583-4227.