Year in Review | January 2023

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New Hayward mayor, council members elected in 2022

Councilmember Mark Salinas took the oath as Mayor and Planning Commissioner Julie Roche and community organizer George Syrop were sworn in as new City Council members in 2022.

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City’s environmental leadership shown through in 2022

From energy production to water conservation to pollution control, Hayward stood out again in 2022 as an environmental leader among Bay Area cities.

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Progress housing the unsheltered, creating affordable homes in 2022

City expansion of transitional programs contributed to a decline in the number of unsheltered people in Hayward. Meanwhile, dozens of new below-market housing units received crucial financing approvals, came under construction, or became available for purchase and lease in 2022.

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Addressing racial equity took priority in 2022

From exploration of the fairness and effects of past decision-making to how core municipal resources are deployed today, the City of Hayward in 2022 sought to elevate racial equity in how it operates as a local government.

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Small business recovery an economic development focus in 2022

The City of Hayward stepped up economic support and added new marketing and promotional activities to help small businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic in 2022.

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