Cannery Neighborhood Partnership Meeting #1
December 16, 2013

The Great Wall of Hayward

Hayward Police Dept. - CALEA ASSESSMENT
Public Information Session at City Council Chambers
Monday, December 9, 2013
7:00 p.m.
[FLYER - English]
[FLYER - Spanish]

Hayward Community Members Needed to Implement a Neighborhood Survey in November!
Hayward Promise Neighborhood (HPN) is an initiative led by California State University-East Bay (CSUEB) in partnership with many other community organization partners. The HPN Initiative is working to improve the academic success of students (from cradle to career) living in the Jackson Triangle Neighborhood of Hayward.

In order to learn from the families living in the Jackson Triangle Neighborhood, the HPN Initiative will be conducting a neighborhood survey in early November.  We are seeking to hire (at $12/hour for each hour worked) - on a temporary basis - fifty (50) people who:
  • Are 18 years of age or older;
  • Can read in English well enough to accurately track their contacts with households; and
  • Can commit to participating in eight (8) paid hours of training (to be conducted in two 4-hour training sessions over two days); and up to 10 paid days [each day = 6 hours, for a total of 60 hours] conducting a door-to-door survey in teams of two people.  

Those with Spanish or Vietnamese language abilities - in addition to English - are strongly encouraged to apply!
Here is how to apply…

Eligible candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting a completed Surveyor Application Form as soon as possible by:
Deadline: October 25, 2013
  • Mailing completed forms to: HPN Survey – 2560 Ninth Street, Suite 211, Berkeley, CA  94710; or
  • Hand Delivering completed during regular business hours to:
    1. Hayward Day Labor Center (at the Eden Youth and Family Center) – in South Hayward
      680 West Tennyson Road, Room 19

      Hayward, CA 94544; or

    2. David Korth, Neighborhood Services Manager, c/o
      Hayward City Hall – Office of the City Manager, 4th Floor

      777 B Street, Hayward, CA  94541.
More information can also be obtained:

HPN Surveyor Job Description - PDF Download

On the Hayward Promise Neighborhood Website:, or

By contacting: Ms. Kendall Heaton, Associate , at:

Become A Literacy Tutor!
Literacy Plus is accepting applications for volunteer tutors to assist adults improve their basic literacy skills, increase their knowledge, and develop their potential. New tutor orientations will be held on Jan 13 and Jan 21, 2014.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. For information and application, call (510) 881-7910.


Join fellow gardeners on Saturday, October 26 (note new date) for an informative class on edible gardening through the seasons. Class is free and pre-registration is required.

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New Water Rates Effective October 1st
The Hayward City Council has adopted water and sewer rates for FY 2014 and FY 2015. The first rate adjustment, which affects water rates only, will be effective on October 1st.

[Click Here] for new rates. The Council also approved a new rate structure for multi-family and mobile home communities. More information about this new structure, and the applicable rates, can be found [Here].

Note that sewer rates will not change this year.


Rep. Eric Swalwell Honors Dr. Emily Ruffo of the Hayward Police Department

First West Nile Virus Positive Birds for 2013 Found in Alameda County
HAYWARD – The Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District is reporting 2 dead birds that tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). This is the County’s first indication of active virus transmission this year. The birds were both American Crows, one was picked up in the City of Pleasanton (Zip Code 94588) and the other in the City of Oakland (Zip Code 94602).

Since West Nile Virus is a mosquito-transmitted disease, controlling the mosquito population is paramount. District staff routinely inspect and treat all known mosquito sources, including but not limited to storm drains, catch basins, and neglected swimming pools. “Mosquitoes must have standing water to complete their lifecycle,” said District Manager Chindi Peavey. “We need all residents of the county, especially those in the positive bird areas, to check their own front and backyards for any standing water and dump it.” Peavey said, “Personal protection measures are also very important. Use mosquito repellent containing either DEET, picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus and wear long sleeves and long pants when going outside; put screens on your windows and doors.” Residents may contact the District if they are being bothered by mosquitoes or know of a potential mosquito breeding source.

As part of an on-going surveillance program, the Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District is asking the public to report any dead tree squirrels or wild birds, especially crows, ravens, jays, magpies and birds of prey that have been dead less than 48 hours (and show no signs of decomposition), to the California Department of Public Health. Their website address for reporting the dead birds is: They can also be reached by phone: (877)WNV-BIRD/(877)968-2473.

The public can access information about mosquitoes, West Nile Virus, and mosquitofish on our website: Residents can also pick up FREE mosquito-larvae eating fish at our District office from 7:30-4:30pm for their ornamental ponds, horse troughs, or neglected swimming pools. We are located in Hayward at 23187 Connecticut St. Our phone number is (510)783-7744.

Erika Castillo
Environmental Specialist

Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District
23187 Connecticut St., Hayward, CA 94545
phone (510)783-7744 fax (510)783-3903 |

The Department of Public Works - Engineering and Transportation recently launched the Citywide Streetlight LED Conversion Project, which will upgrade more than 7,700 streetlights throughout the City to energy efficient fixtures. Installation of the new fixtures began in early July and is expected to be completed by October.

Major benefits of the project include a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, a potential of sixty percent reduction in energy costs and a major savings in maintenance costs. The project is funded through a California Energy Commission (CEC) loan which will be repaid with the energy savings, resulting in no upfront costs to the City.

For a Project Map and Installation Schedule: CLICK HERE
For Weekly Installation Maps in completed areas: CLICK HERE
For Weekly Installation Maps in proposed areas: CLICK HERE
For FAQs about the project: CLICK HERE

Extension of Interim Moratorium Ordinance on the Development, Establishment and Operation of Computer Gaming and Internet Access Businesses in the City of Hayward

State of the City - Spring 2013

Neighborhood Alert - State of the City January 30, 2013


Alameda County Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Member Recruitment

Governor Brown signed into law SB-1186
On September 19, 2012 Governor Brown signed into law SB-1186, which adds a state fee of $1 to each application for a local business license or similar instrument or permit, or renewal thereof. The purpose is to increase disability access and compliance with construction-related accessibility requirements and to develop educational resources for businesses in order to facilitate compliance with federal and state disability laws, as specified.


Hayward Takes Leadership in Streetlight Energy Savings

Energy Upgrade California - Rebates for Energy Efficiency
Get up to $1,500 for making energy efficiency improvements such as insulation, programmable thermostat, and low flow fixtures.


Incentives for Businesses
Energy Efficiency for Local Businesses: The City of Hayward is working with the Business Energies Solutions Team (BEST*) Program to offer free facility energy assessments and incentives for energy efficient lighting retrofits, select refrigeration equipment, controls, and other proven technologies. Hayward businesses can cut their utility bills while improving light quality, product appearance and the workplace environment. Call (800-576-6405) or e-mail ( today for your free energy assessment and save!

*The BEST Program is a member of the East Bay Energy Watch (EBEW) Partnership, which is a joint project of Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), participating cities in the East Bay, and local energy efficiency experts. This program is funded by California utility customers and is administered by PG&E under the auspices of the California Pacific Utilities Commission (CPUC).

Firearm Safety Kits
The Hayward Police Department has a limited supply of firearm safety kits (gun locks) available to any firearm owner in the City of Hayward.

We are really encouraging residents to pick up a safety kit so that they can securely store their firearms. The goal of distributing the gun locks is to prevent a child or any other unauthorized person from getting a hold of a firearm in your home. We urge all gun owners—especially those with chil-dren in their homes—to use safety locks on their firearms and keep them out of sight, and secured in a gun safe.

The gun-lock program is sponsored by Project ChildSafe, which is organ-ized and managed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and funded by the firearms industry and grants from the U.S. Department of Justice.

The safety devices are short cables with locking ends that are looped through the cylinders of revolvers, the bolt-holding devices of bolt-action rifles, and the ejection ports of automatic pistols and pump-action shot-guns. They open with a key.

Only car accidents and cancer cause more deaths among children and young adults than accidents, suicides and homicides involving firearms. Studies have linked ease of access to guns as a contributing factor to the high firearms death rate.

If you are interested, please contact
Crime Prevention Specialist
Gale Bleth at 293-7151 or
Officer J. Smith at 293-3469
Lieutenant D. Lundgren at 293-7296


Junior Giants Baseball Field Makeover!

Green Business Certification Information
On June 15, 2012, the City of Hayward Main Library and Weekes Branch Library received certifications as Green Businesses. To achieve this status, the City Libraries had to successfully implement green business practices in Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling, Energy Conservation, Water Conservation, Pollution Prevention, and sustainable Purchasing and Procurement practices. The City is actively working to show its responsible environmental stewardship to the community by:
  • Complying with all applicable environmental protection and enhancement regulations and striving to exceed compliance
  • Conserving energy, water, materials, and other resources
  • Developing and implementing practices that prevent pollution and waste
  • Conducting and fostering environmentally responsible business practices within the community
We encourage other Hayward businesses to strive for these goals. Please visit for more information.