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Provide your input on sidewalk vending in Hayward 

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The City of Hayward is updating local rules related to sidewalk vending of food and merchandise in the City and invites community members to provide input on the topic a new online survey available in English, Spanish and Chinese. 

The update is needed to bring the City’s Municipal Code into alignment with 2019 state legislation, SB 946, which protects the right of sidewalk vendors to sell from unmotorized carts, wagons, and displays on public sidewalks and pathways, and gives local governments limited authority to regulate the activity. 

The update also provides an opportunity for the City to hold discussions and better understand how to support sidewalk vending while also responding to concerns expressed recently by some community members about the impact of sidewalk vending on local restaurants. 

To learn more about the Sidewalk Vending Ordinance Update Project, go online here to the City of Hayward’s website. 

If you would like to submit additional comments or be added to the project’s interest list, you may do so by sending an email to  If you have questions, please contact Senior Planner Rozalynne Thompson by email at or by telephone at (510) 583-5552. 

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