The Land Use and Community Character Element establishes goals and policies to strategically accommodate future growth while preserving and enhancing the qualities and characteristics that make Hayward a desirable place to live, work, learn, and play.
Like most urban communities in the San Francisco Bay Area, Hayward’s safety challenges range from protecting people and property from crime, to responding to fires, medical emergencies, and natural disasters.
While it is impossible to completely avoid natural and man-made hazards, the Hazards Element establishes goals and policies to protect life and minimize property damage during future disasters and emergencies.
The City shall coordinate with Alameda County, the cities of Fremont and Union City, the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, and the East Bay District to develop and adopt a comprehensive Habitat Conservation Plan for areas within and surrounding Hayward.
Alameda County, City of Fremont, City of San Leandro, City of Union City, East Bay Regional Park District, Hayward Area Recreation and Park District