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 districting@hayward-ca.gov

City Council

The City Council is responsible for the legislative function of the City, such as reviewing public policies and adopting policies responsive to the community. All of the council members serve at large, which means that each member represents the entire city.

From left: Councilmember George Syrop, Councilmember Dan Goldstein, Mayor Mark Salinas, Councilmember Ray Bonilla Jr., Councilmember Angela Andrews, Councilmember Julie Roche, Councilmember Francisco Zermeño

City Council Meeting Update

The City Council is now holding in-person/virtual hybrid public meetings.

For remote participating instructions, please visit https://bit.ly/3jmaUxa or see the agenda for the meeting, which is available on the City’s website and through the Office of the City Clerk.

If you would like to reach all of the members of the City Council at once, please use this email link: Mayor and City Council.

City Council Members are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file statements of economic interests with the City Clerk's office. Copies of the statements of economic interests filed by the above elected officers may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or the City Clerk.

The physical address of the FPPC is:
1102 Q Street
Suite 3000
Sacramento, CA 95811

The physical address of the City Clerk's office is:
777 B Street
Hayward, California 94541

The statements of economic interests (Form 700) for members of the City Council are available in electronic format on the FPPC's website at www.fppc.ca.gov or by contacting the office of the City Clerk.

Strategic Roadmap:

On December 17, 2019, staff presented a draft three-year Strategic Roadmap to the Council. The draft Roadmap incorporated feedback from two Council work sessions, as well as staff and community feedback gathered from May through December 2019. Staff returned to Council on January 14, 2020, to present an updated Roadmap responsive to and inclusive of Council’s feedback. Council adopted the original FY 2021-23 Strategic Roadmap on January 28, 2020.

On January 29, 2022, Council held a full day retreat to review the status of projects and provide feedback on recommended updates to the strategic priority titles, racial equity framework, and year three work plan. On April 26, 2022, Council adopted an updated version of the Strategic Roadmap, which is reflected in the summary here.

We have identified six (6) strategic priorities that are critical focus areas to achieve the vision.

These priorities are

  1. Enhance Community Safety & Quality of Life

  2. Preserve, Protect & Produce Housing for All

  3. Confront Climate Crisis & Champion Environmental Justice

  4. Invest in Infrastructure

  5. Grow the Economy

  6. Strengthen Organizational Health

Learn more about the Strategic Roadmap and View Project Lists


Miriam Lens, City Clerk
City of Hayward
777 B St. 4th Floor
Hayward, CA 94541