Mayor Pro Tempore Francisco Zermeño

Mayor Pro Tempore Francisco Zermeño was first elected to the Hayward City Council in 2008 and re-elected in 2012, 2016 and 2020.

Councilmember Francisco Zermeño

Mayor Pro Tempore Francisco Zermeño
Hayward City Hall
777 B Street
Hayward, CA 94541
Phone: (510) 583-4352
Fax: (510) 583-3601

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Current Council Appointed Bodies & Standing Committee Assignments:

Sustainability Committee (CSC) — Reviews and considers policy recommendations related to: alternative energy generation and conservation, including commercial and residential types of energy sources and uses; green building policies for new developments; programs to generally improve green building renovation throughout the City; and productive steps to reduce global warning on the local level.

Meetings are typically held bi-monthly on the 2nd Monday of odd months at 5:00 p.m. in Conference Room 2A at Hayward City Hall, 777 B Street. View our calendar of events for upcoming meetings ⇒

Meeting Agendas & Reports Your Environment

Current Intergovernmental Agency Assignments:

AC Transit Inter-Agency Liaison Committee — 

Alameda County Waste Management Authority (ACWMA) —Responsible for preparation of the Alameda County Integrated Waste Management Plan and Alameda County Hazardous Waste Management Plan. It manages a long-range program for development of solid waste facilities and offers many programs in the areas of source reduction and recycling, market development, technical assistance and public education. Funding is provided by per-ton disposal and waste import mitigation fees.

Unless otherwise noted, the Authority Board and Energy Council meetings are held at 1537 Webster St., Oakland  at 3:00 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month.  View their calendar for upcoming board meetings ⇒

Meeting Agendas & Reports Board Information

Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) — mission is to strengthen cooperation and collaboration across local governments to build healthier, stronger communities ABAG is part regional planning agency and part local government service provider. We accomplish our goals by providing planning services and cost-effective ABAG member services to local governments struggling with rising costs and diminishing incomes.

Meetings typically happen biannually in April and October in the Bay Area Metro Center Board Room, 375 Beale Street, San Francisco. Get more information about meetings on the ABAG website. 

Meeting Agendas & Reports

Hayward Area Shoreline Planning Agency (HASPA)— Coordinate agency planning activities and adopt and carry out policies for the improvement of the Hayward Shoreline for future generations.

Meetings are held quarterly. Locations & meeting times may vary. Check the HASPA website for updates and meeting information. 

2024 Meeting Memorandum Meeting Recordings

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  • M.A., Spanish and Portuguese, 1978, UC Santa Bárbara
    • B.A., Spanish and Portuguese, 1975, UC Santa Bárbara


  • Professor of Spanish, Chabot College, Hayward
  • Business Owner, Terlingua Translation, Hayward

Elected Office

  • Re-Elected – Hayward City Council, 2020
  • Re-Elected - Hayward City Council, 2016
  • Re-Elected - Hayward City Council, 2012
  • Elected – Hayward City Council, 2008

Community Service

  • Hayward Planning Commission – 1999-2007
  • Hayward Library Commissioner – 1998
  • Task Force on the Hayward Public Library - 1996

Community Awards

  • John Pappas Humanitarian Award, Hayward, 1996
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Community Award, January 2005
  • Teacher of the Year, SWCOLT (Southwest Coalition of Language Teachers), 2005
  • Alameda County Arts Leadership Award, 2007

Professional Activities & Community Involvement

  • ROTC, 1971-1973.
  • 35 years at Chabot College, Hayward, teaching Spanish 
Presenter at CLTA, FLANC, AATSP, SWCOLT (and other non-language) conferences
  • FLANC’s Newsletter Editor, 1999 -
  • Faculty Advisor of MECHA at Chabot College, 1980 -
  • La Alianza de Hayward co-founder and Director, 1991 -
  • St. Bede’s School Board Member (1992-95)
  • PUENTE Project Mentor, 1982 -
  • Faculty Union Officer & Negotiator, Chabot College, 1988 – 1998
  • CABE of Hayward (California Association of Bilingual Educators)
  • CLEA (Chicano Latino Education Association) of Chabot College co-founder, 1985 -
  • Columnist of the Hayward Daily Review newspaper on 
(Latino issues, every Wednesday ¬ Oct. 2004 – Jan, 2007)
  • Co-author, AZ Spanish Study Guide, 2000
  • Chabot Faculty Senate member, 2005-2008
  • Author, Café Chronicles (Floricanto Press, 2007)
  • Co-Founder of Café con leche monthly newsletter, 2007.
  • Master Day of the Dead Altar Builder, 1980 –
  • Faculty Adviser to the Ballet Folclórico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno, 1985 –
  • Co-organizer of El Cinco de Mayo Festival, Downtown Hayward, 1986-
  • Hayward Time Capsule Task Force member, 1994
  • Co-founder of the Hayward Youth Mariachi Program, with Héctor García, in 1996
  • Faculty Adviser to Grupo Tlapalli dance troupe, 1996-
  • Task Force member on the Hayward Public Library, 1996,
  • Hayward Arts Council Board Member, 1996-2001. Introduced the idea of Murals in Hayward for a future Mural tour.
  • Co-founder of the Annual César Estrada Chávez Celebration, 1998 -
  • Hayward San Felipe Sister Committee – member and officer, 1998 – 2006.
  • Register of Voters, 1999 -
  • Return of the Swallows Festival of Chabot College Annual Festival founder/organizer, 2000 -
  • Greater Hayward Democrats Member, 2000 -
  • Greater Hayward Democrats President 2008-2010, 2013-
  • St. Rose Foundation Board Member, 2004-
  • CALDO (Alameda Latino Democratic Organization), co-founder and Vice President, 2004 – 2006,
  • Founder of and Producer of The Best of the Best, Lo Mero Mero (Chabot College TV show for our students) 2006.
  • Organizer of the Chabot College/Hayward Mariachi Festival, 2006 –
  • Chabot Green Team founder – 2007 -
  • Council Adviser to the Hayward Youth Commission, 2008-
  • Participant of the Adopt a Block Program (Sleepy Hollow Avenue), 2008
  • Committee member of Save St. Rose Hospital, December 2012 –
  • Member of Hayward Rotary, 2013 -
  • M.A., Spanish and Portuguese, 1978, UC Santa Bárbara