City Government, News Release

Planning Commissioner Dan Goldstein Appointed to City Council

January 10, 2023

HAYWARD, Calif., Jan. 10, 2023—Planning Commissioner Dan Goldstein was appointed to the City Council on Monday night to complete the unexpired term of the Council seat vacated by Mark Salinas following his election and swearing-in as Hayward Mayor.

Goldstein was appointed on a 5-0 Council vote with one member abstaining and after having finished third among eight candidates for two open Council seats in the Nov. 8 election.  He joins newly elected Councilmembers Julie Roche and George Syrop on the seven-member Council.

Prior to his appointment, Goldstein, a civically active 17-year Hayward resident and father of two teenagers, had served on the Planning Commission since September 2015.

A cyber security professional, Goldstein is an investor in and consultant to Voluntas, a provider of volunteer management software systems to public school districts.  He is a member of the board of directors of the Hayward Education Foundation, a Hayward Rotary Club member, a participant in the East Bay Section of the Amateur Radio Relay League, and an emergency communications radio team volunteer to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services.

Prior to appointing Goldstein, the Council winnowed a list of 45 qualifying applicants to a list of five finalists who were invited to answer questions and make opening and closing statements during a special public meeting of the City Council on Monday.

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