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Hayward launches new web portals for requests for information under the California Public Records Act

January 23, 2019

HAYWARD, Calif., Jan. 23, 2019—The City Clerk announced today the launch of two new web portals that allow for online submission and tracking of requests for information from Hayward city government under the California Public Records Act.

The new online public records platforms—one for city records generally and one for records held by or specifically related to the Hayward Police Department—are intended to ease the process of making Public Records Act (PRA) requests and for checking the status of those requests.

They also provide access to and the ability to search archives of prior PRA requests and materials released in response to prior PRA requests.

The portals can be reached through the website of the Office of the City Clerk under Key Resources.

For more information on the new web portals and making requests for public records from the City of Hayward, contact the Office of the City Clerk at (510) 583-4400 or by email at

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