City Council

The City Council is responsible for the legislative function of the City, such as reviewing public policies and adopting policies responsive to the community. All of the council members serve at large, which means that each member represents the entire city.
City of Hayward Council Chambers

City Council Meeting Update

The City Council has begun holding in-person/virtual hybrid public meetings. People wishing to participate in-person should be ready to present the following prior to entry: a photo ID, proof of full vaccination. All in person attendees will be required to properly wear a mask over the mouth and nose during the entire time and observe social distancing. Non-compliance will result in removal from the meeting.

For remote participating instructions, please visit https://bit.ly/3jmaUxa or see the agenda for the meeting, which is available on the City’s website and through the Office of the City Clerk.

If you would like to reach all of the members of the City Council at once, please use this email link: Mayor and City Council.

City Council Members are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file statements of economic interests with the City Clerk's office. Copies of the statements of economic interests filed by the above elected officers may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or the City Clerk.

The physical address of the FPPC is:
1102 Q Street
Suite 3000
Sacramento, CA 95811
 

The physical address of the City Clerk's office is:
777 B Street
Hayward, California 94541

The statements of economic interests for some state and local government agency elected officers may be available in electronic format on the FPPC's website at www.fppc.ca.gov.

Strategic Roadmap:

On December 17, 2019, staff presented a draft three-year Strategic Roadmap to the Council. The draft Roadmap incorporated feedback from two Council work sessions, as well as staff and community feedback gathered from May through December 2019. Staff returned to Council on January 14, 2020, to present an updated Roadmap responsive to and inclusive of Council’s feedback. Council adopted the original FY 2021-23 Strategic Roadmap on January 28, 2020.

On January 29, 2022, Council held a full day retreat to review the status of projects and provide feedback on recommended updates to the strategic priority titles, racial equity framework, and year three work plan. On April 26, 2022, Council adopted an updated version of the Strategic Roadmap, which is reflected in the summary here.

We have identified six (6) strategic priorities that are critical focus areas to achieve the vision.

These priorities are

  1. Enhance Community Safety & Quality of Life

  2. Preserve, Protect & Produce Housing for All

  3. Confront Climate Crisis & Champion Environmental Justice

  4. Invest in Infrastructure

  5. Grow the Economy

  6. Strengthen Organizational Health

Learn more about the Strategic Roadmap and View Project Lists