Hayward seeks community input on potential emission reduction measures

July 26, 2022

The City of Hayward is seeking additional community input as it updates its Climate Action Plan (CAP) for reducing community-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and mitigating the effects of climate change.

On April 13, the City hosted its first public workshop to discuss community-identified priorities for inclusion in the updated CAP. This feedback was used to develop draft measures aimed at reducing local emissions in transportation, building, waste and water services, and other areas.

On July 19, the City hosted its second public workshop to introduce the draft measures to the community. Examples of draft emission reduction measures include:

  • Develop electrification-ready requirements for home sales, such as installing electric panels with sufficient amperage to support an electric vehicle and other home electric appliances.
  • Implement a tree-planting program focusing on the least-covered portions of the City.
  • Require that food service providers charge customers a fee for disposable utensils, cups and other single-use food ware.
  • Establish e-scooter and e-bike hubs in downtown and commercial areas.

We invite community members to provide input on draft measures by taking this survey.

For more information and the full list of draft measures, visit the project website here or email