Council Standing Committees

The Hayward City Council has six standing committees, each comprised of three members of the Hayward City Council. Prior to Council action, standing committees review, consider, and make recommendations on items within their brief.

The Council Airport Committee (CAC) reviews and considers policy recommendations related to: airport rates and charges for hangar rental, storage rental and operating permits; land use changes on Airport property; and other matters that affect airport users or the community at large.

The Council Appointed Officers Committee (CAOC) reviews and considers recommendations related to the recruitment, hiring, oversight, evaluation, accountability, and termination of the three directly appointed corporate officers: the City Manager, the City Attorney, and the City Clerk.

The Council Budget and Finance Committee reviews and considers items related to: investment policy, budget updates, and revenue measures.Matters of this nature have a direct impact on the community, and warrant additional consideration before they are presented to the full City Council.

The Council Economic Development Committee (CEDC), which in addition to members of the Hayward City Council includes a group of Community representatives, advises Council on factors affecting businesses in Hayward and the economic health of the community, including but not limited to business retention, business attraction, business development and design, growth of and activity in the Downtown and other business areas, and other factors affecting economic growth and vitality of Hayward.

The Council Sustainability Committee, established by the City Council on September 25, 2007, 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.

The Council Technology Application Committee (CTC) reviews emerging technologies, considers technological infrastructure initiatives and provides guidance on issues involving information technology.