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 a program to encourage the installation of Home Energy Monitors in existing homes. The City shall evaluate and report to the City Council annually on the community’s participation in the program, and any additional reductions in energy use that result from implementation of the program.
Public Works – Utilities and Environmental Services
City Manager, Development Services, Library and Community Services, PG&E