Public workshop July 19 to discuss potential emission reduction measures for Hayward

July 12, 2022

Solar panels near the Hayward Shoreline

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 others areas. 

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.

These and additional potential measures will be further discussed during the second public CAP workshop taking place online on the Zoom platform starting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19.  Attendees may register for the event here.

For more information and other ways to provide input on the Climate Action Plan update, visit the project website here or email