City of Hayward Departments & Divisions

Our municipal organization, led by Interim City Manager Dustin Claussen and Assistant City Manager Regina Youngblood and Acting Assistant City Manager Adam Kostrzak, consists of 13 separate departments, which includes public safety departments such as police and fire. Together, under the guidance of accomplished department directors and with the support and mandate of the City Council, we do the City's work.
From left: Councilmember George Syrop, Councilmember Dan Goldstein, Mayor Mark Salinas, Councilmember Ray Bonilla Jr., Councilmember Angela Andrews, Councilmember Julie Roche, Councilmember Francisco Zermeño

The Mayor and six Council members represent the residents of Hayward, review public policy, and adopt policies responsive to the community. The City Council meets the first, third and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, 2nd Floor of 777 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541.
Appointed Bodies

Participate in Hayward's government processes. Commissions & Task Forces are established for the purpose of advising the City Council and providing ongoing input into policies and issues affecting the future of the City of Hayward.
Hayward City Hall

The Hayward City Council has six standing committees that explore new policies and programs, and develop recommendations to present to the full City Council.
Codes & Regulations

We all have to play by the rules; it's called living in a civil society. For a comprehensive rundown of what those rules are, check out our Municipal Code, traffic code and regulations, as well as our building, fire, electrical, mechanical and plumbing codes.
Documents & Reports

From the City's annual operating budget to the City Charter, and from the Capital Improvement Program to our master fee schedule, a number of key documents underpin the City's decision making process and tell a story about where we've been, where we are and where we're going.

The City Clerk's Office manages the deadlines, requirements and procedures related to local elections. The City's next General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2024.
A project white board

From time to time, the City undertakes special projects and studies in an effort to make Hayward an even better place to live, work, and play. Learn more about current and upcoming City projects on this page.
Working for Hayward

Looking for an opportunity to work for a big organization that moves as quickly as a startup? Ready for a job that will challenge you and provide opportunities for professional growth? Do you like helping people? Do you like helping 150,000 of the best people on earth?
City Council Meeting, Hayward

You don't have to come to City Hall to watch your municipal government at work. Watch meetings live online, or scan quickly to specific agenda items when the footage is posted to our website.
Organizational chart & visiting City Hall

Your guide to finding the right office or department during your visit. 

Hayward City Hall

Our organizational chart outlines the different departments and their locations, making it easier for you to locate the right place to address your needs efficiently. Whether it's paying utility bills, getting permits, or seeking information, we're here to help you find your way around City Hall.

Special Announcement:

City of Hayward Transition to District-Based Elections Information

We're initiating a process to move from at-large to a district-based system of elections for City Council starting in 2026.

This change in the election process will benefit from feedback from residents who know the community best, and the City is launching an outreach process to engage residents in the district formation process. 

To facilitate the sharing of information and gathering of input and feedback on the drawing of district-election maps, the City has established a website accessible by clicking the button below. Community members can also ask questions and provide input and feedback by calling (510) 583-4444 or by sending an email to