PFS-1: Ensure the provision of adequate and efficient facilities and services that maintain service levels, are adequately funded, accessible, reliable, and strategically allocated.
The City of Hayward and other agencies and organizations maintain a variety of public facilities and provide many public services to meet the needs of residents and businesses, including water supply and delivery, wastewater collection and treatment, stormwater drainage and flood control, solid waste collection and recycling, energy distribution, and communications.Policies in this section guide the overall provision of public facilities and services in Hayward. Maintaining necessary levels of service with adequate funding for all facilities is paramount to meet the demands of existing and future residents and businesses.
The City shall maintain the to ensure the implementation of the General Plan and the adequate and timely provision of public facility and municipal utility improvements.
The City shall give high priority in capital improvement programming to funding rehabilitation or replacement of critical infrastructure that has reached the end of its useful life or has capacity constraints.
The City shall maintain and implement public facility master plans to ensure compliance with appropriate regional, State, and Federal laws; the use of modern and cost-effective technologies and best management practices; and compatibility with current land use policy.
The City shall, through a combination of improvement fees and other funding mechanisms, ensure that new development pays its fair share of providing new public facilities and services and/or the costs of expanding/upgrading existing facilities and services impacted by new development (e.g., water, wastewater, stormwater drainage).
The City shall ensure that public facilities, such as utility substations, water storage and treatment plants, and pumping stations are located, designed, and maintained so that noise, light, glare, or odors associated with these facilities will not adversely affect nearby land uses. The City shall require these facilities to use building and landscaping materials that are compatible with or screen them from neighboring properties.
The City shall promote the clustering of public and quasi-public facilities (e.g., schools, parks, libraries, child care facilities, community activity centers), the joint-use of these facilities, and agreements for sharing costs and operational responsibilities among public service providers.
The City shall monitor expected impacts of climate change on the city’s infrastructure and services and make appropriate adaptive facility and service modifications and upgrades.