The City of Hayward and its Council has a strong track record of keeping past promises. During the Great Recession in 2008, the Council proposed Measure A and promised that if it passed, then no police or fire personnel would be laid off despite the deep recession. Measure A did pass and the City kept its promise by maintaining police and fire staffing levels without layoffs. In 2014, the City proposed Measure C to fund a new library, repair roads, renovate every fire station, build a new fire training center and to hire more police and maintenance personnel. Measure C passed and the City Council kept its promise when it hired more police, 911 call takers and maintenance workers in 2015/16; performed the largest road repair in its history in 2016/17; renovated all its fire stations in 2017/18; will break ground on the new fire training center in 2019; and will open the new library this October 27th.