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 develop and implement a community outreach program to identify various types of complimentary and supporting uses that are needed and desired in each Hayward neighborhood. Based on the findings of the outreach program, the City shall develop an implementation program to facilitate desired changes within local neighborhoods.
Development Services, Library and Community Services, Public Works – Utilities and Environmental Services