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 prepare a Creek Daylighting and Restoration study that will identify specific actions to maintain and restore creeks and streams to a more natural state. Based on findings from the study, the City shall prepare and submit recommendations to the City Council on priority actions to maintain and restore creeks and streams.
Public Works – Engineering and Transportation
Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, City Attorney, Development Services, Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, Public Works – Utilities and Environmental Services