Complete Communities Strategic Initiative

In November 2016, the City Council held a Council priority setting retreat where they identified three strategic initiatives for the next two years: Complete Streets, Complete Communities, and Tennyson Corridor. On June 20, 2017, the City Council adopted two-year action plans for each initiative. The full plans and staff report can be viewed here.

The purpose of the Complete Communities strategy is to create and support structures, services and amenities to provide inclusive and equitable access with the goal of becoming a thriving and promising place to live, work and play for all.

Below is an overview of the Complete Communities two-year action. See the full version here. Status updates will be routinely presented to the Council on a biannual basis and to the City Management Team on a quarterly basis. 

Goal 1: Improve quality of life for residents, business owners, and community members in all Hayward neighborhoods.

  • Objective 1: Increase neighborhood safety and cohesion
  • Objective 2: Foster a sense of place and support neighborhood pride
  • Objective 3: Increase collaboration with businesses, non-profits and neighborhood groups on placemaking projects
  • Objective 4: Create resilient and sustainable neighborhoods
  • Objective 5: Actively value diversity and promote inclusive activities
Performance Measures
a. Percentage change in concentration and distribution of neighborhood/business participation (GIS Heat Mapped)
b. Percentage change in Homework Support Centers and Literacy Program participation/improvement
c. Percentage change in clients served through Community Agency Funding process
d. Percentage change of employees employee engagement survey question "my workplace prioritizes equitable and socially just principals and policies"

Goal 2: Provide a mix of housing stock for all Hayward residents and community members, including the expansion of affordable housing opportunities and resources.

  • Objective 1: Centralize and expand housing services
  • Objective 2: Facilitate the development of diverse housing types that serve the needs of all populations
  • Objective 3: Conserve and improve the existing housing stock
  • Objective 4: Increase supply of affordable, safe and resilient housing in Hayward
Performance Measures
a. Annual increase in affordable housing units created in conformance with RHNA
b. Percentage change in eligible housing units assisted through Housing Division programs
c. Percentage change of new housing development with inclusionary units

Goal 3: Develop a Regulatory Toolkit for Policy Makers

  • Objective 1: Update, streamline, and modernize zoning & codes
  • Objective 2: Identify and design appropriate in-lieu fees to provide community amenities
  • Objective 3: Develop and refine other regulatory tools
Performance Measures
a. Percentage change of eligible projects that implement the Complete Communities checklist 
b. Percentage change of eligible properties submitting ADU permit applications
c. Percentage change of investment/tenancy resulting from new allowable land uses
d. Percentage change improvement in permit turnaround