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Hayward City Council to act Tuesday on eviction moratorium, minimum wage increase delay

March 22, 2020

HAYWARD, Calif., March 22, 2020—The Hayward City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a 90-day moratorium on evictions for failure to pay rent due to the coronavirus pandemic and for no-fault evictions that otherwise would be allowable under the City’s residential rent stabilization ordinance.

Additionally, the Council will consider delaying by six months implementation of the Hayward Minimum Wage increase—scheduled to take effect July 1.  A vote on such a move would take place at a later meeting.

To reduce exposures and transmission of the virus, the City Council meeting chambers will be closed to the general public—and mechanisms were being put in place to instead allow Council members to meet remotely using teleconference technology.

In either event, the meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., will be broadcast live on Comcast Channel 15 and available via live stream on the City website,

Written comments on items appearing on the meeting agenda can be sent by email to Council members at, or online until 3 p.m. on Tuesday via a new eComment tool available at the Meeting & Agenda Center.

Telephone comments on items appearing on the agenda can be delivered during the meeting by calling (510) 583-4400.  Callers will be placed on hold until the public comment period for the agenda item is opened and will be transferred into the meeting one at a time by the City Clerk.

To use eComment, go online to the Meeting & Agenda Center and click the eComment link for the upcoming meeting’s agenda.  Users will need to create an account the first time. They can then review the agenda, indicate their position on agenda items (support/oppose/neutral) and add comments related to that particular item or leave general comments.

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