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 review and update (as necessary) the General Plan every five years.
City Attorney, City Manager, Fire, Information Technology, Library and Community Services, Maintenance Services, Police, Public Works – Engineering and Transportation, Public Works – Utilities and Environmental Services
The City updated the Hayward 2040 General Plan to reflect new Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) thresholds for CEQA and new Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) reduction targets in 2020 and will be updating the Housing Element in 2022. For more information, please contact the Planning Division at 510-583-4200.