Community Task force (dissolved)

City of Hayward community members

Purpose of the Task force

Recent increased tension nationwide have created concerns locally for residents, elected officials and others about human rights, civil rights, and the safety of community members who face increased discrimination based on their political affiliation, economic status, place of origin, immigration status, religion, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation and other personal characteristics.

On January 17, 2017, City officials established a limited term Community Task Force to address these concerns. The task force is comprised of community members who represent our diverse Hayward community. The Community Task Force members will assist staff with reviewing, evaluating, and updating the 1992 Hayward Anti-Discrimination Action Plan (ADAP) and will also play a key leadership role in facilitating community conversations to gather insights and experiences from our community about human relations issues. 

See The Commitment as accepted by City Council here.

Resources for People Facing Discrimination     Know Your Rights Webpage

We want to hear from you

Make sure your voice is heard by participating in one of the forums below. Your input will inform task force members as they formulate their recommendations for updating the ADAP.

Online Survey: Give us your comments and stories. The survey is anonymous, but please be aware that answers will be shared publicly. Take the survey in English ► Tomar la encuesta en español See the current survey responses 

Social Media: Follow us on FacebookTwitter & Instagram and let us know your ideas, thoughts and feelings using the hashtag: #ThisIsHayward

Task force meetings

See Agendas and Meeting Materials
All Meetings are held in 2A at City Hall from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
• Wednesday, February 22, 2017
• Monday, March 13, 2017
• Wednesday, April 19, 2017
• Monday, May 8, 2017
• Wednesday, May 31, 2017
• Monday, June 26, 2017
• Monday, July 17, 2017
• Monday, August 14, 2017

Sanctuary City Subcommittee Meetings

• Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 6-7 pm
• Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 5-6 pm
;Monday, July 24, 2017 - 6-8 pm
• Monday, July 31, 2017 - 6-8 pm



"We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race"
- Kofi Annan, seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations

Task force members Who are Leading Conversations: Download the full Community Conversation Toolkit the questions in English and Spanish.
When you are done, please summarize the results of your conversation in this survey. See all the summarized results from your fellow Taskforce Members. Thank you for all your work.